First Methodist's Weekly Newsletterby Ann-Marie McLain
DECEMBER 2/3 • ATRIUM
DECEMBER 2/3 • ATRIUM
This is the last weekend that United Methodist Women will be selling Poinsettias. The sale of these flowers will benefit the Methodist Children's Home and United Community Centers. The poinsettias will decorate our Sanctuary throughout Advent and may be taken home after the Candlelight Service on December 24. To order poinsettias online, visit our website.
2 PM • DECEMBER 3 • CHAPEL
Holidays can be a tough time, especially when you have experienced a loss. Our annual Remembrance Service is for families who have lost a loved one and wish to honor those cherished relationships. Families are encouraged to bring pictures of loved ones to display at the service along with an opportunity to honor them by lighting a candle during the service. Families may also bring an ornament to place on our Remembrance Tree in the C Building. (We ask that all personal ornaments be retrieved no later than January 7, 2018)
4 PM • DECEMBER 8 •ATRIUM
The Special Needs Ministry is excited to partner with the IDD Council and host a sensory Santa photo opportunity for all ages and disabilities. Sometimes the loudness and excitement surrounding the Christmas season can be too much for children and creates an extremely overwhelming negative experience. This is the perfect setting to come enjoy hot cocoa and cookies and get your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus in a calm and peaceful setting. Visit our website at www.fmcm.org/sensorysanta.
2:30 PM • DECEMBER 12 • Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
Creative Bible Journaling
10 AM • DECEMBER 16 • ATRIUM
We have a perfect activity for mothers and daughters— Creative Bible Journaling! Bible journaling is a way of combining scripture along with art, to bring biblical verses to life with your own unique interpretation. Everyone can do this and no art experience is required. This is a great opportunity to spend time with family members and meet new friends. Note that childcare will not be available for this event. To register, refer to our website and if you have questions contact Anne Rabjohn.
Boomers and Beyond Luncheon
11 AM • DECEMBER 18 • GYM
Come celebrate the 3rd annual Boomers and Beyond Luncheon. We will have a great speaker, entertainment, and fellowship as we celebrate another wonderful year together. Please register to allow us an accurate count for food preparation. Childcare is available with registration and there will be a love offering taken at the event. Register on the website. If you have any questions, contact Sherrie Dodds.
UMW Advent Outreach Project
Did you know the United Methodist Women (UMW) sponsor a special project for the Advent season? Small gifts contributed by church members are sent to homebound members and they open one gift each day of Advent. The gifts serve as a reminder to these special people that their church family is thinking of them. UMW would like to thank Cub Scout Pack #534 for their help in delivering the Advent bags.
First Methodist Mansfield is a church dedicated to loving God, loving others and serving the world. We would love for you to join us for worship this coming weekend. For all worship opportunities and ways to get connected, please visit our website.