NEWS & NOTES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 
 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIGHT UP A CHILD’S LIFE THIS CHRISTMAS?

The Guardian ad Litem Program invites you to assist the children in our community that have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Gifts are needed to ensure that the children have a Merry Christmas. You can help by choosing an ornament from the tree. You will need to purchase a holiday gift for a child listed (age, gender, wish list provided). Please return the gift unwrapped but in a gift bag with the ornament attached to the church in mid-December. (Deadline will be announced as ornaments become available.)

Thank you for supporting the Guardian ad Litem Program.

 



IT’S TIME TO ORDER YOUR POINSETTIAS

You can order your poinsettias right here!  They are $10 each and you can order them in honor of or in memory of someone special.


DECKING OUR HALLS & SOUPER SUPPER

On Wednesday, November 28th, we will gather at 5:45 pm for Soup and Fellowship.  At 7:00 pm we will begin decorating the entire church for Christmas.  ALL ARE WELCOME!  Please sign up for dinner so we know how many are coming.  If you would like to bring a pot of soup, please sign up in the Narthex or call the office.



WEDDING SHOWER FOR SUZANNA TALADA & MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ

December 9th at 3:00 pm at Carlson in the Narthex

Shower hosted by Hannah Mary Perry, Joan Basquin, Linda O’Ferrell, Patty Gruhn, and Kristen Kroll.  The couple is registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Walmart.  Please RSVP to one of the hostesses, or call the office. 



FINANCE UPDATE

The Finance Committee would like to make you aware of some extra needs in our General Fund. In the last few weeks, we have had maintenance expenses as well as some once-a-year expenses that have come due. Also, November is a month that will have three payrolls this year. Would you prayerfully consider giving a little extra to meet these needs. Thank you for giving to the Lord. 



NOONDAY COLLECTION FOR BABY OLIVIA

Here is a link to Noonday Collection which is a socially responsible business that uses fashion to rescue women in brothels, people from sex trafficking and offers people an opportunity to take care of themselves by giving them fair wages for items they make.  Funds from this showing go to Baby Olivia for additional expenses.  Please join us in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, November 10th, from 10 – 11 am.   You can order through Tuesday, November 13th at this link.  Please select Patty Gruhn’s show when ordering.  Noonday Collection – Order Here  



FALL “N” FUN CELEBRATION WINNER

The winner of the “guess the number of candy corns in the jar” is Julie Burke.  There were 671 candy corns in the jar and Julie only missed it by 4 with a guess of 675.  Julie wins the jar of candy corn and a $15 gift card to Dunkin Donuts.  Congratulations Julie!



SUNDAY BULLETIN HAS GONE DIGITAL

Did you know that the Sunday Bulletin is available on the app?  Open the app, click the three bars at the top to access the menu and you will see the Sunday Bulletin as well as the calendar, Wednesday dinner menus and much more!



HURRICANE MICHAEL

The people of the First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach have challenged the Florida Annual Conference to help our brothers and sisters in the panhandle through a matching gift up to the amount of $500,000.  Please mark your donations for Hurricane Michael.



MAYARI PRESCHOOL AND CUBA SISTER CHURCH UPDATES

The Christian preschool at the Methodist Church in Mayari, Cuba has opened.  Carlson will be sending t-shirts for the staff and play parachutes in November.
 
Our sister church in Sagua, Cuba is praying for funding to be sent to replace their console which is beyond repair.
 
Please lift these requests in prayer.  To donate to these projects, designate your funds “Mayari Preschool” or “Cuba Sister Church.”


OLIVIA’S BABY SHOWER

Don’t forget, Olivia’s Baby Shower is this Sunday at 3 pm.  Scroll down to upcoming events to get a copy of the invitation.



Stephen Ministry Training

To learn more about Stephen Ministry training attend the first training session on Sunday, October 21 from 3-5 pm in the Annex. Classes will continue through March 2019 with holiday breaks.

On completion of the 20 sessions, participants will be given the opportunity to be commissioned as a Stephen Minister. Contact Byron Smith, Patty Gruhn, or Margaret England for information.



“Christian Caregiving: A Way of Life” POSTPONED

From January through March the study “Christian Caregiving: A Way of Life” will be offered on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:00 pm for anyone who wants to experience Christian caregiving skills to use at home, workplace or relationships.



“Christian Caregiving: A Way of Life”

This five-week course is for any Christian who wants to be lead through the experience of learning about their Christian caregiving gifts.  Sundays 2:00 – 4:00 pm beginning October 21.  For more information, contact Margaret England, Patty Gruhn or Byron Smith.  You can sign up in the Narthex.  



SAVE THE DATE!

Christmas Tea
December 1, 2018
3:00 pm

More Information Coming Soon!  




 
These are websites that you may find useful.
 
 
The United Methodist Church
 
 
The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
 
 
Chuck Knows Church ~ Cute videos explaining just about everything
you would want to know about the church, but were afraid to ask.
 
 
Weekly Bible crossword puzzles
 
 
The website of the little book you love
Daily devotions and more
 
 
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
Child Protection Training Class
This is mandatory training for anyone working with children or youth in our church, including VBS.
Next class date to be announced.