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Lauderdale United Methodist Church will be a Host Site for the Women of Faith Christmas Simulcast on Friday, November 30, 2012 in the gym. We will have finger foods and fellowship beginning at 6 pm and the simulcast is from 7-9:30 pm. There is no charge to the public for this event; instead, a love offering will be taken for Feed by Faith ministry. This event is for women, men and teens. Click on the picture above to go to the Women of Faith website and see more about the night’s line-up.
If you are interested in helping with this event or for more information, please contact Heather at 601.480.3253 or Jan at 601.917.3209 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for an evening of hope and joy.
Sorry, no nursery available for this event.
Dear Lauderdale United Methodist Church Family & Friends,
A cartoon from a few years ago showed a woman saying to her husband, “Good grief, Henry. Here’s Christmas at our throats again!”
Amid the preparations for Christmas each year, there always seem to be a few voices like hers, proclaiming a “Bah, humbug!” on the whole business. And if the truth be known, some of us may feel less than excited about Christmas ourselves. The expense, the crowds, the overindulgence, the hurried schedules and all the other trappings of modern Christmas celebrations are enough to make all of us to have a Scrooge look at the season.
In the face of the humbug state of affairs, it is helpful to remember that God did not send Jesus to be “at our throats,” but to be “in our hearts.” The difference between those two concepts defines the gap between gloom and glory. There’s a reason we call the gospel good news. As John so aptly put it, “For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him” (3:17).
Jesus is God’s gift to our world — and to our hearts. When Jesus resides within, whether we enjoy or merely tolerate the flurry of seasonal preparations, Christmas itself is a grand opportunity to say thank you to God for the gift of the Son.
My Prayer for you is that you and your family have a Blessed Christmas and remember to let Christ be the center of your life.
In God’s peace & Merry Christmas,
Paul and I went to see Sylvia McMinn Wednesday, November 23rd. She is in Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson and Melody is staying with her most of the time. When we walked in she gave us a big, big smile. Melody said that about 2 hours before we got there she said her first word which was “scrapebook”. She held our hands with her left hand but right now has no use of her right arm. She has feeling down to her elbow but not below. They feel that she will regain use of it though. She has walked some with assistance also. Her speech is slow but that too should come back. They worked her pretty hard on her first day of rehab today and she will fight to regain everything. When I asked her what she felt when she said her first word she said “excited”. She looks great! I believe with prayer and determination she will be back to the Sylvia we know and love very soon. Keep Sylvia and her family in your prayers.
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. November 6th, after the youth lunch, we will be packing over 200 boxes. In order to fill these boxes we are still in need of items. Read More→
September’s Shoebox Need is Small Toys
Bring small toys this month, all month long.
If you don’t want to do the shopping for these toys
you can make a monitary donation and we’ll do the shopping for you!
The annual Hunter’s Lunch will be held, Saturday, November 20th. The Lois Redmond Circle is asking for a $6.00 donation from each family to purchase chicken.
They are also asking every family to bring a vegetable, salad and desert. (The circle will provide turkey, ham, chicken, new potatoes, turnip greens and green beans.)
The past year the Circle has donated to:
Habitat for Humanity
New Stove for Kitchen
Pregnancy Crisis Center
Church Building Projects
Hope Village for Children
Sent Military Care Packages
Please help make this year’s Hunter’s Lunch the best one yet!!
November 20, 2010
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.