UM4GI This Week – 12/6/16


Good afternoon!
Take a look at church events happening in the coming week and the days ahead! 

Worship ::

Come to First-Faith on Sunday for the 9:30 a.m. service and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Trudy will continue preaching on the “Redemption of Scrooge” sermon series.

Pastor Russ will be preaching about “The Gift” at Trinity during the Saturday, Dec. 10 worship at 6 p.m. The Children’s Christmas Choir performance will substitute the sermon during Sunday’s services.

Mark your calendars ::

The Trinity Chancel Choir will be performing a Christmas Cantata, “The Promise of Light,” on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m.

Please contact the First-Faith office for further information on holiday services and events!

Opportunities & Information ::

The “Baskets of Love” bidding will continue through this week for Trinity & First-Faith! All proceeds benefit UM local & global HIV AIDS funds. There are over 60 baskets overflowing with goodies so if you have your eye on a basket, keep checking on it! Bidding closes Sunday, Dec. 11 before the 11 a.m. service at Trinity.

A rehearsal for Trinity’s Children’s Christmas Program will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. in the Sanctuary. They will perform at Riverside afterwards at 10 a.m.

Hats & mittens decorate the tree in the Trinity Parlor to be donated to local children — feel free to add a few more! You can also choose a tag off the Children’s Ministries tree near the Sanctuary and drop off your donation at the office or place underneath the tree. The third tree is also by the Sanctuary, as a mission in partner with the Hassan Fund — you can pick up a stocking and make a donation!

Youth Activities ::

Footprints UMYF welcomes all 6th-12th graders to experience a deeper walk with God as we gather every Sunday evening from 5:45-7:30 for food, fun, and fellowship in the First-Faith Fellowship Hall!

Join us for Trinity’s Zone (K-5th) on Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. in Rooms 7 & 8. We have a blast engaging in the story of God through bible study, games, creative projects and fun. Youth Ministries (6-12th) meets on Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. in the youth room. Come gather for experiential worship and prayer, creative bible study, and formative community activities.

Sudanese Youth meet on Sundays at 1 pm in the Trinity Gathering Place.

Study Groups ::

The Mathètè’s group meets on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Youth Room.

ReCharge young adult group meets Tuesdays at 6:30 in The Gathering Place at Trinity.

Mom’s Group meets at 7:00 on Wednesdays in the Parlor.

The Men’s Study meets at 7:00 a.m. on Fridays at Tommy’s.

Prime Timers is meeting Dec. 20. Games are at 10 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. The cost of this month’s meal is $5. Please RSVP with the office by Dec. 16.

A December newsletter will be released in the coming weeks… If you have an article you’d like to submit or have any questions, feel free to email Kate Laing at

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