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Week of 1/6/2019

The Flowers on the Altar are Donated by Simmons Family- Happy Birthday Patricia Simmons

THANK YOU NEW VISION:  Dear church family, thank you so very much for the offering of the many prayers, phone calls, greeting cards and warm hugs in expression of support for me and my family in the loss of my sister.  We appreciate you all!  Much love in Christ.  Eileen Thomas & Family

MEMBER UPDATE REQUEST:   We are asking all members to update their telephone number(s) including cell numbers, update their mailing addresses and also update their email addresses.  We are making a valiant attempt to be in touch with all of our members on a timely basis.

A WORD ABOUT STANDING FOR THE SCRIPTURE READING:  There is no rule in the United Methodist Church to stand or not when any scripture, Old or New Testament, is being read. The act to stand or not is merely a personal preference for each individual.   Also, the correct or appropriate word to use is “rise” as opposed to “stand” because everyone may not be physically able to stand, but everyone can rise in mind, body and spirit.   So, if you are asked to read scripture, please just read it or say, “If you would like, I invite you to rise with me for the reading of the scripture.”

Altar Flower Calendar for 2019:   We have been blessed for 2019 and have a new Florist. The price will remain the same $45.00. The Flower calendar for 2019 will be located at the Welcome Center Desk.  Remember if you share a date the cost is $22.50. The Altar Guild is thanking all of you in advance for your support in beautifying the Altar for 2019. Any questions please contact Karen Brentley, Pat Harper, and Geraldine Harper.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN:  The United Methodist will have their meeting January 12, 2019 at 10:00 am.

HOLD THE DATE:  The Pastor along with your Lay Leader and Lead Team Chairperson would like to meet with Ministry Chairs on Saturday, January 12, 2019.  So please hold the date.  A sign- up sheet is on the hospitality desk.  So please be sure and sign up.

FOOD PANTRY:   Donations for January are Ramen noodles

STEWARDSHIP CORNER:

New Year- Dream Big! – Genesis 37:9

Ask God for a Dream.  “God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.”  Great endings usually start with humble beginnings.  Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God…. If your dream is to prosper financially, it’s in harmony with God’s promises (Dt. 8:18) But there are three scriptural conditions that you must meet in order for your dreams to be fulfilled.  1) You must be willing to honor God with your present income (Mal 3:8-10)   2) You must be willing to share what you have and meet the needs of others (Pr. 11:25)   3) You must practice fiscal discipline rather than squandering what God gives you on reckless spending and impulse buying. (Pr. 21:20).  When you meet these conditions, God promises to bless you and fulfil the dream He has given you for your life. (Word for You Today-Nov-Jan)