12.15.23 FUMC Announcements

December 15, 2023

Sunday, December 17
Rev. Dr. Michelle Morris

Mary, Did You Know?

Luke 2:25-35; 8:19-21; John 2:1-12 
How does Mary navigate the knowledge she has of who Jesus is, and the understanding of the sacrifice it will take for him to live that mission? We look at her special knowledge and how that reframes Jesus for all of us.  


Youth Christmas Party - Sunday, December 17
Children's Christmas Party - Wednesday, December 20

Urgent announcements

Join us for our special worship times on Christmas and New Year's Eve:

Sunday, Christmas Eve (all services are in the Sanctuary and include candle lighting)

9 a.m. - No Service
11 a.m. - Traditional Service
3 p.m. - Family Service
5 p.m. - Gathering Service
7 p.m. - Traditional Service

Sunday, New Year's Eve
9 a.m. - No Service
11 a.m. -  Gathering Service in Hines Hall
12 p.m. - Noon Year's Eve in Hines Hall

Personal Care Bags for Second Street Pantry

Help care for our neighbors this Christmas season. Please pick up a Second Street Pantry Missions personal care sack to fill and return by December 17. The personal care sacks will accompany the Christmas grocery box each pantry family will receive on December 19. Make it even more personal by adding a Christmas card to the completed sack.

2 - Toilet Paper 
1 - Paper Towel 
1 - Kleenex 
1 - Shampoo 
1 - Bar Soap 
1 - Stick Deodorant 
1 - Toothpaste 
4 - Toothbrushes 
A card with Christmas wishes❤️

Holiday Poinsettias

Our worship spaces are decorated with poinsettias during the holiday season again this year. If you would like to purchase one in honor or memory of a loved one, click here.
Poinsettia sales end this Sunday, December 17.

End of Calendar Year Giving
As the 2023 calendar year draws to a close, we remind you that you have until December 31 to give to the church for credit on this year's taxes (though you have until June 30, 2024, to fulfill your pledge). You can give online, in the offering plate, or by mailing a check. You can also donate stock by transferring it to our Arvest Wealth Management account or distribute it from a retirement account to fulfill your required minimum distribution and reduce your taxes. Contact Toni if you need more information. If you want to drop something by the church, remember the church offices are closed December 25-January 1. Pastor Michelle and Toni are around some that week if you need to bring something by - contact them to determine a time.

Family Ministries

Sunday, December 17th | 4-5:30pm
2300 NW Willow St. in Bentonville

Youth, grades 7-12, are invited to celebrate with us for a Christmas party at the Tilley home on December 17th. Be sure to bring a pair of Christmas/winter socks wrapped and ready to exchange!

We have fourteen 6th grade students going through confirmation class this year. They have already been learning about the History of Methodism, the Holy Trinity, and how to access scripture when they need somewhere to turn. Now, they will need our help this spring as we dig deeper into Sacraments, Social Principles, Grace, and more.

If you feel a call to help a young adult on their faith journey this coming spring or would like more information on what being a mentor entails, please contact Allison Earhart.


Pastor Michelle's Wednesday night looks at the Proto-Gospel of James
Ever wonder where some of the things we hear about Mary came from when you can't find them in the Bible? This Wednesday, Pastor Michelle's Wednesday night Bible study will be looking at the Proto-Gospel of James, a non-canonical Gospel that contains Mary's backstory. Join us in person or through Zoom anytime from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Click Here

The office will be closed Tuesday, December 19th at 11:30 a.m. for staff party
The church is closed December 25-30

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