Communion Offering –December 1 The offering will go to the Methodist Children’s Home. Your gift enables us to provide the highest quality of care and facilities for children and youth. Today, MCH serves more than 1,400 children and youth daily through residential programs on the Waco campus and Boys Ranch, and through foster care, transition services and a variety of services in communities throughout Texas and New Mexico.
Dates to Remember:
December 1, 1st Sunday in Advent 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service, Communion
December 3, 10:00 a.m. TLC2 Vicki’s House
December 8, 2nd Sunday in Advent 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service
December 10, 10:00 a.m. TLC2 Vicki’s House 6:00 p.m. Crochet Club December 11, 6:00 p.m. OK Chorale December 13, 4:30 p.m. Board Meeting
December 15, 3rd Sunday in Advent 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
December 17th, 10:00 TLC2 Vicki’s House
December 18th, 9:30 a.m. Ministry Safe
December 21st, 11:30 Christmas Luncheon
December 22, 4th Sunday in Advent 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Christmas Worship Service Fast for the Hungry 2:00 p.m. Christmas Caroling for Shut-Ins
December 24, 10:00 a.m. TLC2 Vicki’s House Christmas Eve Service 6:00 p.m.
December 25, Christmas Day
December 29, Combined Church Service 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Combined Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Potluck Bring a dish and enjoy
December 31st, New Year’s Eve
The OCC Boxes were delivered this week. We had 52 boxes. Thank you for your hard work at preparing them
for delivery and donations for postage and contents.
We will have caroling on December 22nd at 2:00 p.m. The Carolers will be singing for our homebound members and the firemen.
Thanks to those who donated to the Crop Walk. We were able to raise $340.00. a special thanks to Ivy
Hernandez for participating in the 5K. She ran most of the way.
The OK Chorale meets on December 11 at 6:00 p.m. They will sing on Sunday, December 15th. If you love to
sing – this is the place to be – and oh the fun you will have.
Practice 6:00 pm on the second Wednesdays of the month
If you would like to join in the fun of singing and fellowship, please join OK Chorale on the second Wednesday of the month.
TLC2 (Think Like Jesus)
Our small group, will be meeting weekly on Tuesdays, at 10:30 am at Vicki's Home. All are welcome!
Invite someone to church this Sunday. Guests are also invited to M.O.S.S.
Tell your Faith Story
Have you experienced God's blessings to you or your loved ones in some special way? If so, would you like to share the good news with your church family? Your story will be sure to inspire others. You may also want to tell a bit about your background, family life, school life, how you became a Christian, and what you want to tell others about Jesus and God's love. Contact the church office about writing your faith story and have it printed in our Newsletter.
VOLUNTEERS, HELPERS, & OUTREACH
Wanted and Needed
Person(s) to help with coordinating all our "Gathering" meals.
Please note: We have ample plastic bags. Please do not send more to LSUMC but thank you for your support.
Campbell Soup Labels
Please don't forget to save your Campbell soup labels. There is a basket in the Fellowship Hall for the collection of the labels that will benefit the McCurdy School in the purchasing of equipment and vans for the school.
If you are interested and able to volunteer, our veterans need our help.
The 1st Wed. of each month from 8:30-11:30am rain or shine Central TX. Food Bank provides groceries to vets in need. Volunteers hand out produce, meats, etc. See centraltexasfoodbank.org/volunteer (For more info.) You will be blessed to have the opportunity to thank each man and woman who has served our country and to see their faces light up in response. See Marilyn for any questions.
We have an ongoing collection of food to donate to Caritas. Bring non-perishables to the church and it will be taken to Caritas to feed those in need.
The church offers a recycling bin for all who do not have carts at home. You are invited to bring your paper, newspaper, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans and put them in the blue container outside the back door. We now have recycling for used ink cartridges and used cell phones as well.
Mats for the Homeless
The Crochet Club is still meeting every other Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. We are still making mats and plarn. We welcome anyone who likes to cut plastic bags and visit.