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Schedule highlights this week, December 7 – December 14

Sunday, December 2 worship times

8:00 a.m.  traditional worship in the Sanctuary
9:30 a.m. traditional worship in the Sanctuary
11:00 a.m. SonSpirit contemporary worship in Heritage Hall

The Worship Team would like to give a huge thank you

to everyone that turned out to help decorate our beautiful church for the Advent Season.  It was overwhelming to see the number of people here to help decorate.  You can sit back now and appreciate the hard-work put in every year to accomplish this.
Thank you and have a blessed holiday.

UMW’s annual Pecan & Cookie fundraisers this Sunday!

Look for us in Cokesbury Lobby and/or the Welcome Center. For just $9/bag you can buy Halves or Pieces for baking or snacking, or gift bags of Cinnamon Glazed (Sorry, chocolate is sold out!).  All pecans are available to buy in the office during the week.  Thank you for helping us support missions locally and globally.
UMW’s Home Baked Cookies Fundraiser is coming Dec. 9. $10.00 for a fun, yummy filled container.

Advent Mid-Week Dinner & Worship

December 12th 
Dinner at 6 pm in Heritage Hall – Service to at 7 pm Follow in the Chapel
The Advent mid-week worship service is in the style of “Taize.”

Taize worship originated in the small village of Taize, which lies in the southern part of Burgundy, France. Prayer, song, and silence are at the heart of the Taizé experience.  Its peaceful, contemplative nature provides a centering experience during the season of Advent.
We have limited space for this special service.  Please contact Ned Perwo with your interest so we can determine food needs and or call 368-8774 ext. 220  or sign up here.

Advent Sermon Series:
The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem by Adam Hamilton

Pastor Tina will lead us through The Journey beginning Dec. 9th.
Why not purchase the book and follow along?

Youth Group!  7th-12th Graders – come be a part of this fun and important ministry!

Sunday, December 9th   6 – 8 pm
We will be wrapping Christmas gifts for our Angel Tree Ministry

NUMC Carol Festival

Sunday, December 16th @ 3:00pm

Followed by a Cookie Reception

Featuring Chancel Choir, Choristers, First State Ringers, Winds, Harp, Organ & Piano

Join us for an afternoon of great music and fellowship.
Sing some of your favorite carols and listen to the sounds of the season fill our beautiful sanctuary.
Please bring cookies to share.

Jesse Spear Pickles Are Here!  $5.00/jar

The famous Jesse Spear pickles are back again and are available in the office now.
Lovingly made by her daughter-in-law, Bonnie, for us each year at this time, every jar is filled with Jesse’s delicious recipe for Bread and Butter Pickles.  All proceeds go to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund!

Food Cupboard Needs Juice & Soup!

Please drop your donations in the Main Office.

Join Us On Social Media!

We are now on Facebook AND Twitter!
Find us on Facebook here.  Once there, follow us, “like” us, share us.
Find us on Twitter here.  Once there, follow us, retweet us – our handle is @Newark_UMC.

It’s Never Too Late to join our Fall Choir Program!

Carol Choir (Grades K-3): Rehearsals resume on  September 16th at 10:40 a.m. in the Dining Room
Choristers (Grades 4-8): Rehearsals resume on Sunday, September 16th at 5:00 p.m. in the Choir Room
High School Youth: Please consider joining us in Chancel Choir!

Fall Sunday School Registration has started! Register here


WE NEED TEACHERS!  Please prayerfully consider joining this important ministry.  Our recent surveys revealed that the congregation feels that Christian Education is one of our most important ministries!  Let’s show the children we meant it!

Sunday School begins September 9th at 9:30 am.
Dave Timmons:
Julia Peoples:


Additional notes of interest:

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