PASTOR MOON MEMORIAL FUND
Advent Bible Study - Starts Tuesday, December 3rd at 12:00PM and Wednesday, December 4th at 7:00PM
We will start our Advent Bible Study this week the Community Room. We will be studying from Max Lucado’s Advent Study, “Because of Bethlehem" Small Group Bible Study. We will have both a daytime and an evening study. The daytime study will be meet Dec. 3rd, Dec. 10th, and Dec. 17th at 12:00PM with lunch provided. The evening study will meet Dec. 4th, Dec. 11th, and Dec. 18th at 7:00PM. Please sign-up in the Atrium, if you’d like to attend so we can make sure we enough study books.
Combined Service - December 15th at 10AM
On December 15th, we'll have a combined 10AM service and sing Christmas carols. We're also giving Christmas stockings to our parish children and are collecting small items to stuff in the stocking! There will be a donation box in the Atrium to collect small toys, socks, hats, mittens, wrapped cookies & candy. Get ready for the Ugly Sweater Contest after the service - don your gaudiest, most festively hideous Christmas sweater and enjoy finger food, friends and fun.
Queen Esther Bus Trip in 2020!
Join us on a pilgrimage to see "Queen Esther" at the Sight & Sound Theater in PA in 2020. We are interested in organizing a bus trip to enjoy this inspirational epic in historic Amish county. Story, song and spectacular staging bring each Sight & Sound show to life. The trip will be September 30, 2020 to October 1, 2020. Travel will be by bus and the cost will be $350.00 (or less) per person. Hotel is double occupancy and a $100.00 deposit is due December 15th. More info is available at the church office.
We are asking that all committees/groups participate in our monthly newsletter. The newsletter is both fun and informative! Submissions from your group could be an article written, an article read, a recipe, a joke, committee/group news, etc. Please submit to the church office by the 20th of each month.
We are in need of supplies weekly for our Food Pantry. Supplies needed are PB&J, spaghetti sauces, dry and canned milk, tuna, mayo, canned beef stews, canned meats, soups, pasta, canned tomatoes, cereal, canned veggies and fruits, and macaroni and cheese. Dollar Tree is a great resource for cereal and bread. Dollar General sells Clover Valley brand, which is very affordable for vegetables, pasta, sauce, and others items as well! If you are in need of a bag of food for your family, simply call on Monday's by 11:00AM, please your name on the list for pick up on Wednesday's between 9:30AM-10:30AM.
Electronic giving is now available at SWUMC. No more having to write a check or remembering offering envelopes! Sign up forms and instructions for the eTithes program are available in the atrium or from Vicki Barnes. Or, you can download the form here. Simply fill out the form, attach a voided check, place them in the envelope provided and put the envelope in the offering plate or give to Vicki. Or, you can mail it directly to the church office at P.O. Box 427, Ordinary, VA 23131. For more information, or if you have questions, please see Vicki Barnes or Julia Barnes.
Thank you for all the great support of the plastic recycling project. Our SECOND bench has been ordered! We will start collecting in November for another bench that will be donated to the G.U.E.S.T. program. We will have six months to collect 500 pounds of plastic bags. PLEASE, NO plastic bottles and NO plastic food containers. The collection box is located in the atrium close to the women's restroom. Questions? See Ginny Miller.