EVENTS at First UMC

 
+ Greeters for November 17th. are:    Gary Summers and Matt Leventry

+ November Ushers are:  Katherine Huffman(head), Ricki Green, Marty Kelly, and Christal Taylor 
 
+ HOLIDAY FOOD COLLECTION TO BENEFIT THE UPSHUR COOPERATIVE PARISH HOUSE AND CROSSLINES The Upshur Cooperative Parish house and Crosslines work to ensure that our community neighbors celebrate the holiday season with traditional, healthy Thanksgiving and Christmas Meals. The following items are donated in individual sizes to be included in each basket: THANKSGIVING: stuffing, pumpkin & fruit pie fillings, pie crust mix, gravy, canned green beans, canned corn, and evaporated milk. CHRISTMAS: canned corn, canned yams, canned green beans, applesauce or other fruit, cake mix, frosting, and canned pork n’ beans.
 
+  November is Stewardship Emphasis Month when we renew our stewardship with grateful hearts and Thanksgiving.  
 
Care Packages for FUMC College Students
Contributions of non-perishable snacks or monetary gifts to assist with purchasing goodies and mailing packages due by Nov. 24. Care packages to be mailed Nov. 29.
 
+ Children’s Nativity Celebration Rehearsals Sunday, Nov. 24, 6 PM Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 AM Sunday, Dec. 8, 9:30 AM (during Sunday School hour) All rehearsals in the Sanctuary
 
+If you would like to be a part of the USHER GROUP, four teams that serve the church in wonderful ways, see Pastor Steve, call the church office, or email Pastor Steve: stevowvu@gmail.com.
 
+ The Loose Change Offering and the Micah Meal on November 17th will support our local veterans served by Crosslines. The funds help with needs such as insurance, car repair, utilities, etc. for the families of current military as well as veterans. Bring a generous dish on the 17th and share food and fellowship as we honor those who serve.
 
+The Chancel Choir meets for rehearsals at 7 PM in the Choir Room just off Godwin Fellowship Hall. If you enjoy music and like to sing, you’re invited to come and join the fellowship and joy of bringing music and celebration to Sunday Worship. The Chancel Choir usually warms up every Sunday morning at 10 am. It’s a great group of folks enjoying and sharing the gift of music.
 
+ If you are interested in being a Prayer Buddy, please email: stevowvu@gmail.com or fumc26201@gmail.com or call the church office: 304-472-9494. 
 
+ BIBLE STORY BASICS” SUNDAY SCHOOL
FOR CHILDREN PRE-K THRU GRADE 5
(PRE-READERS AND READERS)
 
+ Everyone is family at First Church. If you would like to place your formal membership by Letter of Transfer or Profession of Faith at First UMC, Buckhannon, or have questions, please see Pastor Steve, or you’re welcome to send him an email: stevowvu@gmail.com.
 
+ Rock Cave Elementary School is starting early this year to make sure some 40 In-need students are adopted for Christmas. If you or someone you know may be interested in supporting this Christmas adoption program at Rock Cave Elementary, please let us know. You can email Renee Warner at refwarner@gmail.com, or call the church office 304-472-9494 during office hours. The First Church family has been blessed by supporting Rock Cave in the previous years. …another wonderful way to take the church to the community! 
 
+   Join us on November 24 at 4 pm in the Sanctuary as we prepare for the Advent and Christmas seasons. We need several people to put up our big Christmas tree and help decorate the sanctuary, Linger Hall and other areas within the church.
 
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FAMILY CHRISTMAS DINNER! DECEMBER 8, GATHER AT 5 PM, EAT AT 5:30 PM Meat, bread and drinks will be provided. Bring a large dish to share (salads, vegetables/side dishes, or desserts). In lieu of a Micah Meal in December, donations will be collected at the Christmas Dinner for Parish House Christmas baskets.

 
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