“God Has Chosen YOU to Reign”
Pastor Barbara Marks
Children's Sermon by John Blossom
Please join us for worship
Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
The Elk’s Lodge
44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT
Pageant Rehearsals Continue THIS SUNDAY. Calling all grandparents, parents, children, and friends! We need you to participate. You are never too old to be a shepherd or an angel! Join the fun. See Megan Camp or Becky Godwin for details.
Sunday Breakfast – Join us for breakfast the second Sunday of each month at the Elk’s Lodge. Breakfast will be served THIS Sunday, December 13th. A great breakfast is served downstairs from the ballroom, starting at 8:00 a.m. for just $6.00. Join us for fellowship and breakfast and then come upstairs to worship.
Be an Angel and Reach for the Stars…Children and families in Middletown are asking for our help. Won’t you please consider taking a star and purchasing a gift for someone in need? Stars with needed items and age/gender of recipients are available at the greeting table during church service.
*Please bring your items to worship by December 20th.
Thank you and bless you for your help!
Advent Study SENT Continues THIS SUNDAY - As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them - John 17:18. God sent Christ into the world as our Savior. That’s what Christmas is all about. In turn, Christ sends us into the world. But do we really understand how, where, and why we are sent? This church-wide Advent study challenges us through story, art, and Bible study to discover what it means to be Christ’s hands, feet, head, and heart.
Service of Blue Christmas: A Service of Blue Christmas is a special service of remembrance for those grieving a loss during the holidays. Christmas can be a time of loneliness, sorrow, alienation, and sadness. This service offers a way for people to claim those feelings and acknowledge they are real and painful while still feeling surrounded by the compassionate love of God and the support of community. The service of song and prayer will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Rd, North Haven CT, THIS Monday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Jerry & PastorBarbara will be officiating. It is open to anyone regardless of religious affiliation. All are welcome and there is no need to RSVP. Refreshments to follow. Please ask Pastor Barbara if you have any questions.
Christmas Eve Service will be held at 5 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Elk’s Lodge.
Charge Conference is January 5th. Charge Conference Reports are NOW DUE. Please send an electronic copy of your report to Cyndi in the church office at email@example.com. All committee chairs and church leaders are expected to provide a charge conference report. Please contact Cyndi in the church office with any questions at 860-346-3689.
Thank You to all of our church members who participated in Habitat for Humanity. The Middlesex Habitat for Humanity family thanks you for following their accomplishments, and investing your time, treasure, and talent in their work! Your support, dedication and willingness to volunteer has allowed them to begin construction on the 15th home for a partner family. Because of your contributions, together we are changing the future for our newest partner family.
Email Correction - Pastor Barbara’s correct email isBarbara.firstname.lastname@example.org. It is listed incorrectly in the directory.
Amazing Grace Donations can now be brought to church anySunday. In addition to tuna and cereal, they are looking for donations of oatmeal, coffee and soup. The Missions committee will collect these items every Sunday and deliver to Amazing Grace. Please contact Marsha Judson with any questions at 860-346-0005.
The Coordinator of Rides to The Elk’s Lodge in Middletown is Jill Bennett. Please contact Jill at 860-345-7382 if you are in need of a ride to our new location.