Martin Luther King Day is observed every year on the third Monday of January — on January 17th this year. King was an influential civil rights leader — best known for his work on racial equality and ending racial segregation in the United States. His life and achievements are remembered and celebrated on this day.
We will not have Pancake Breakfast this month. We are considering a quarterly or even once a year pancake extravaganza and would welcome your input. Please consider making a donation to our Scholarship fund for students in two schools in Liberia on the third Sunday. We have committed to 6 students at each school and have used the pancake breakfast to fund that gift.
Due to patient confidentiality laws, if you or a family member are hospitalized, please let the Pastor or Kara Ade know. When you check into the hospital, let them know that your church is Bethel Wesley UMC and/or have a friend or family member call the church to inform us. Also, if you know someone who is home-bound and needs a visit, please let us know and we will make sure that you (or they) are visited.
There are 9 pounds of pecans left. $10 a bag. See Mary Ann Harvey
Please join us on Friday, December 24th at 6:00 pm for our Christmas Eve Service.
WHAT IF you could walk with Mary and Joseph on the road to Bethlehem? Join a group for learning and discussion on Wednesday’s in December, starting December 1st at 5:30.
This season we will be collecting a special Christmas offering. Contributions are accepted in two ways, listed below. All proceeds will be split between the 180 Ministry and Humility Homes and Services.
- Memory Ribbon This year, instead of purchasing poinsettias, you can purchase a Memory Ribbon for a $10 donation in honor or memory of a loved one. Ribbons will be sold Sunday morning’s before worship. The ribbons will be displayed on the Christmas tree in the hallway.
- Christmas Offering Envelopes are available at the Ushers’ Station outside the Sanctuary. Also offering envelopes were included with the mailed December Chimes.
Due to the slow reopening of the Learning Center, the number of Angel Child gifts will be smaller this year. Therefore, we would appreciate a monetary donation and we will do the shopping. Please mark the envelope “angel child” and have it here by December 12.
Want to dig deeper? Join a Wednesday Bible Study at 5:30-6:30 pm to watch a video and discuss the world-changing event of the birth of Jesus Christ led by Pastor Stan. The group will meet on four Wednesdays beginning December 1. You may wish to read the companion book The Journey, Walking the Road to Bethlehem by Adam Hamilton which can be ordered on Amazon or by calling the church office (764-0619). Bring a sack supper to eat together at 5:00 for some fellowship before the study!
Look for Pecans for sale in November. $10 per pound (halves and pieces). Perfect for your Christmas baking!