Check out Sarah's weekly
Service of the Longest Night
Saturday, December 20 at 6 p.m.
Join us for a time of prayer, singing,
and remembering, as we name our human loss
and receive God's gift of healing through Jesus Christ.
Children's Choir Rehearsal
For 5 p.m. Christmas Eve Service
Sunday, December 21 immediately after worship service.
All are Invited to
our Christmas Eve Services!
5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Both services will worship with
Carols, Communion, and Candlelight.
Imagine No Malaria
2014 Advent Prayer Calendar
Malaria is a global health problem, with over 200 million infections and killing more than 600,000 people every year. Every 60 seconds a child dies of malaria. Malaria disproportionately affects young children and pregnant women. The people of The United Methodist Church have the unique opportunity to put discipleship into action to make a difference. Malaria is a treatable and preventable disease and it is a fight we can win.
Achieving this goal requires an integrated strategy against the disease. As a life-saving ministry, Imagine No Malaria aims to empower the people of Africa to overcome malaria’s burden. INM fights malaria with a comprehensive model that includes prevention (insecticide-treated bed nets, draining standing water, residential spraying), treatment (Rapid Diagnostic Tests, geographic-specific medication), education (what malaria is and why you must protect your family), and communication (UMC radio stations and mobile technology spreading information about malaria).
To add our prayerful and practical support to the growing INM initiative, TUMC’s Leadership Team invites you to participate in this Imagine No Malaria 2014 Advent Prayer Calendar and consider being one of 100 giving units at our church that will support the Conference’s INM Campaign with $1/day during this season. If we have 100 units give $1/day during Advent, we will raise $2500, which will save 250 lives! What a Christmas gift to our neighbors in Africa! Please join us in prayer and giving during this season as we celebrate Christ’s gift to the world and join him in gifting health to our global community.
Click this link to download your copy: INM 2014 Advent Prayer Calendar.
Youth Sunday School Begins Sunday, December 7!
Family First Sundays Begin November 2!
On November 2, TUMC begins a new initiative called Family First Sundays that encourages families to worship as a whole on the first Sunday of every month. Children’s Church will not meet on these Sundays; however, nursery care for infants through 4 years of age will be offered. Wonderful Worship Packs will be available in the Narthex for children to pick up and engage with throughout the worship service. Also, beginning November 2 the Children’s Moment will be relocated to a later time in the service so our children may experience a greater portion of the worship service before being dismissed to Children’s Church on the other Sundays of each month.
Invitation to the New Testament
Pastor Pastor Sarah will begin teaching Invitation to the New Testament, an eight week Disciple Bible Series, on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. In this study, participants will explore the writing of the New Testament using the story of Jesus as a starting point. This study then looks at how the early church took ownership of and was shaped by the story of Jesus and how the church learned to develop as disciples and create communities of faith. Sign-ups for this study will be available in the Narthex beginning Sunday, November 16 or by emailing the Church Office at email@example.com. Participant books are $14.00 each.