Rev. Patti Walz will be leading a monthly dinner book club named “Eureka Book Club.” The word “Eureka” comes from the Greek word “heureka” that meant “I have found it! “or, “I have made a sudden remarkable discovery!” In the New Testament, Phillip exclaims to Nathanael, “Eureka! We have found him whom Moses and the prophets spoke of.” “Eureka Book Club” participants will meet the 4th Monday of the month (except for December and April) from 6 until 7:30 PM for dinner, fellowship, and discussion in the church’s room #210. Dinner will be catered through a local establishment and the cost will be split among attendees.
Sharon Cook is facilitating a Woman’s Bible Study on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. We will meet at 10:30 a.m. in room #213. The theme is “Pursuing Paul from Paths to Prison”. Please bring your Bible. The reading for November 22 is 2 Corinthians and reading for December 13 is Galations. We will not be meeting in January.
November 29th marks the beginning of the Advent season. All Sunday School classes will join together with the entire congregation for an Intergenerational Event. We will have a lunch of baked potatoes with all the trimmings and then crafts for the children, family activities, and the Hanging of the Greens.
The All Church Events (ACE) Committee would like to ask for help decorating the church sanctuary for Advent following Fellowship Time November 29th. Please stop back upstairs after coffee to help hang the wreaths and boughs for another grand Christmas season!
Please join us for this family event! It’s a great way to usher in the Christmas season.
Don’t rush into Christmas just grasping its true meaning, at the last minute, on Christmas Eve. Set a special time aside to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. There is still time to join a small group for a four-week study beginning Wednesday, December 2, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. using the Upper Room. We will need 8 people to sign up in order to ensure a good group discussion. Let the office or Jan Beall know that you are interested.
The United Methodist Women will meet in the dining room on Wednesday, December 2 at 12:00 p.m. for their Annual Christmas Luncheon. Please bring a dish-to-share; table service will be provided. Following a seasonal program, prayer partners will be revealed. All women of the church are invited.
Santa Claus is coming to Town! Saturday, December 5, 2015, 8-10 a.m.
If your family is looking for a fun way to kick-off the Christmas season, make your reservations today for Baldwinsville Nursery School’s annual Breakfast with Santa event. Come join us here at the church for a delicious all-you-can-eat menu of pancakes, eggs and sausage prepared fresh by the United Methodist Men. There will be activities for young children, a Christmas carol sing-along, and of course, a chance to sit on Santa’s lap.
For reduced price seating ($5.00 a person), call or email the Nursery School before November 30th. Reservations made after that date will be $8.00/person; children 2 and under are free. (635-5723; email@example.com)
December 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Sanctuary.
Please mark your calendars - this service is extended to all people in the Baldwinsville Community.
If you would like to make memorial donations for flowers, candles, cookies, or expenses, please contact Debbie Mott-Lundgren or Lisa (635-6442).
It’s not too early to start thinking about the Children’s Christmas Bazaar! It will be held on Saturday, December 12 and children will be able to shop in secret for family and friends. Each item, regardless of size, will cost 50 cents! We welcome the following donations! Items can be brought to the church office.
- Gift bags – we have plenty of wrapping paper
- Tissue paper, bows, tape, and gift tags
- Gifts for men, women, and children of all ages.
We are collecting material and trim for Christmas Stockings for the next few months. We made no request last year because we had plenty of supplies. However, we are in need of your support again. The material needs to be at least 13” x 18” and we use all colors and designs. We have used scraps, pillow cases, sheets, light curtains, and tablecloths, too. Trim is needed for the top of the stockings. Some trims have been unique and fun in the past. We use just about anything but especially lace and balls. We use all colors! Thank you for your support in the past. We look forward to doing it again. Blessings! Eileen Rice & Debbie Mott-Lundgren
The Men’s Bible Study Group will begin to meet again on Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:30 pm in the conference room. We will start with the second half of the Disciple Bible Study "Jesus in the Gospels". We are at Chapter 16 (of 30) beginning the journey to Jerusalem, and continuing through John). Sometime in January we will begin a six-week Bible study of Hunger, which is from The Society of St. Andrews (the field gleaners) called "The Fast that I Choose".