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First Methodist's Weekly Newsletter

by Shelby Meeks
First Methodist's Weekly Newsletter

Christmas
This weekend we kick off the Christmas Season - by starting our new series This is Christmas! The church campus is filled with many different photo capturing opportunities for you to capture Christmas Moments with your family. This Christmas Eve, we are inviting you to start a new tradition! We 11 different worship services on December 23rd and December 24th. From a family worship service, to contemporary, to traditional, we have a service that's perfect for you and your loved ones. For a complete list of all of the services we offer for Christmas Eve visit our website!

Angel Tree Sort Day
DECEMBER 3
Are you looking for a way to help out with the Angel Trees - beyond buying gifts? We would like to invite you to be part of our Angel Tree Sort Day on Monday, December 3rd at 9 am. Volunteers will sort and prepare all Angel Tree gifts for distribution day on Thursday, December 6th. Register online or email Vicky Hale.

Spark Family Adventure
DECEMBER 2 • 4 PM • GYM
Spark Family Adventure, a special event designed especially for preschoolers (2 yrs- kinder) and their families to have fun together while learning biblical truth. During this one-hour free event, we will sing together, participate in fun activities and have a fun themed snack. All of this will take place at 4 pm in the gym. Registration is required. We hope to see you there! Don’t forget to invite all your friends with preschoolers. We want everyone to EXPERIENCE THE FUN!

Remembrance Service
DECEMBER 9 • 2 PM • SANCTUARY
Our Annual Remembrance Service is for families who have lost a loved one and wish to give remembrance in honor them. Families are encouraged to place an ornament on the Remembrance Tree in the Main Building (Don’t forget to pick it up by Jan. 7, 2019). Families may bring a picture of each loved one to display at the Remembrance Service and can light a candle in memory of loved ones.

Mansfield Philharmonic - Messiah
DECEMBER 9 • 5 PM • SANCTUARY
We hope you’ll join in on this fun evening of music! This all-volunteer string orchestra offers free concert performances in our community and will be performing Handel’s Messiah. The Mansfield Philharmonic was founded on the principles of providing accessible and quality musical engagement for all ages, promoting the cultural arts through communal outreach and education. We hope you will get in the Christmas spirit and will see you there!

Boomer Christmas Party
DECEMBER 17 • 11:30 AM 
Join us for Boomers and Beyond's 4th Annual  Christmas lunch. We will have a speaker, entertainment and fellowship as we celebrate a wonderful year! Childcare is provided upon registration. Contact Erica Uplinger for any questions.