Sunday, December 24
4:00, 7:00 and 10:00 P.M.
At the 4:00 pm service we will have a traditional Christmas pageant featuring the Sunday School children and families, with carols and candlelight. At 7:00 pm we will have a family candlelight service. The 10:00 pm service will feature candlelight and communion. Both services will have special music to celebrate Christmas.
There will be one service at 10:00 am on Christmas Eve morning.
The Monday morning Bible Study Group meets at 6:00 a.m. Monday mornings for our study of Rob Bell’s book, “Love Wins.” In the book, Bell addresses one of the most controversial issues of faith—hell and eternity—asking, would a loving God send people to eternal torment forever? Bell advances a hope filled message: eternal life doesn’t start when we die, it starts right now. And ultimately, Love Wins. If you are interested in joining, please contact Bill Trench or Tim Swartz.
The altar flowers are doing God’s work in the world. We want to thank Busy Bee Florist in East Greenwich for providing the always- beautiful flowers on our altar and the people within our church family who sponsor them. Following the service, these arrangements are often delivered to church members who are not able to attend. The flowers are a tangible and lovely reminder to people that they are in our thoughts and prayers. If you are interested in sponsoring the altar flowers, please sign the book in the Narthex or contact Cheryl in the office. If you would like to deliver the flowers to a member, please speak to Steve or Leslie Huikko or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Shawl Ministry meets once a month: Please join us for our next gathering on Tuesday, January 2, at 2:00 p.m. Find out about Prayer Shawls. Consider sharing your knitting and crocheting talents while gathering with others to create simple squares and shawls that are made with love and prayer. Our shawls will give comfort and uplift the recipients of our handiwork. Please contact Polly Erickson at 885-1388 or email@example.com for more information.
Heaven Sent Choir Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm for one hour. This choir sings at the 10:00 am service. Chancel Choir meets Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm for one hour. They sing at the 8:30 am service. All church members are welcome in any choir. David Jakobsen, Music Director. He may be contacted at DMJ2@outlook.com.
Our annual Volunteers in Mission trip to John’s Island, South Carolina, was held February 17-25, 2017. Videos from last year’s trip may be viewed from our web site’s home page. Click here
The EGUMC Volunteers in Mission is an intergenerational group comprised of adults and High School youth. The Volunteers in Mission traveled to John’s Island, South Carolina during February school vacation week. The Rural Mission, Inc. was started by five rural United Methodist Churches in the Sea Islands south of Charleston, South Carolina during the mid 1960’s to meet the needs of the migrant worker community and residential aged and poor of this area. Today’s issues are multiple and in direct consequence of poverty, illiteracy and little public transportation. Our focus is on housing repair. Our volunteer group raises the funds for materials and provides the labor to complete reconstruction and repairs. The mission has been successful, educational and rewarding.