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First Methodist's Weekly Newsletter

by Ann-Marie McLain
First Methodist's Weekly Newsletter

We have many activities happening on our campus making our Newsletter longer than normal. Please take a moment to read through the many ways you and your family can take part in serving our community and church this Christmas season!

We are celebrating The Perfect Gift with a variety of Christmas services to fit your families worship style. We also need ushers and greeters to help welcome out-of-town guests and members. To register your availability to volunteer and see the complete list of services and descriptions, please visit our website.

Starting Point
All guests interested in joining First Methodist are invited to learn more about our church, our mission and what we believe at our next Starting Point on Sunday, December 10 at 5 pm in the Chapel. You will meet our pastors and staff members to ask questions and fellowship. Snacks are provided and childcare is available upon registration. To register your attendance, please visit the website. For more information, contact Amy Jeter.

Nursing Home Party
2:30 PM • DECEMBER 12 • Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
Our church has the heart to serve and do we have an opportunity for you! This Christmas we need your help with the Nursing Home Angel Party. We need help bringing over the gifts donated by our congregation and then celebrating with the residents by sharing refreshments and passing out the presents to them. To offer your services and get information on meeting location, please contact Vicky Hale.

Serving @ First
6:30 PM • DECEMBER 13 • C 9
Are you being called to take a next step and serve within the church? We invite you to join us for one of the next sessions of Serving @ First. This one-hour class prepares you to serve, teaches the basics of our church's mission, guidance for spiritual leadership, and provides Safe Sanctuary training. Following the class, those seeking a place to serve will receive guidance for next steps. You may register for the class on our website.

Student Christmas Worship
We have a special Christmas worship for our students in grades 6-12 along with their families. Together we invite you to celebrate with the United Student Ministry family at one BIG Christmas Worship service in the Sanctuary. We will conclude the evening with Christmas cookies in the Atrium. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Cookies for the Troops
Help bring a taste of home to our troops serving overseas this Christmas! We will be collecting homemade cookies to be transported overseas by the Air Force. Place one dozen cookies in a gallon Ziploc bag and bring to worship December 16/17. Bring as many of these bags of your favorite cookies to show our support for our soldiers. If you have any questions, please contact Vicky Hale.

Creative Bible Journaling
Come explore the joy of Creative Bible Journaling— a great way to spend mother and daughter time!! By combining scripture along with art, everyone can bring biblical verses to life with their own unique interpretation. Everyone can do this and art experience is not required! This class is a great opportunity to bring friends, meet new ones, and for mother/daughter quality time in a Godly environment. Please note that childcare will not be available for this event. Visit our website to register your attendance, or contact Anne Rabjohn with any questions. 

Boomers and Beyond Luncheon
11:30 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.

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.