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This Week's Events
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TUE
SWNS Fundraiser - Little Ceasar PIZZA SALES
Little Caesar PIZZA SALES Fundraiser for SWNS. Sales will be until Friday, September 21 (Noon).
Wesley Walkers (WH)
6:00 AM to 7:45 AM
STAFF MEETING
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Meeting in the Gathering Room
Bible Study w/ Pastor Christopher
10:00 AM
Meet in Foundations SS Classroom WH
Thrive - After School Program
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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19

WED
SWNS Fundraiser - Little Ceasar PIZZA SALES
Little Caesar PIZZA SALES Fundraiser for SWNS. Sales will be until Friday, September 21 (Noon).
Wesley Walkers (WH)
6:00 AM to 7:45 AM
Thrive - After School Program
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
UM Men's Wonderful Wednesday Dinner - FISH FRY
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Dinner will be from 5:00 - 7:30pm. Wesley Hall
Bible Study w/ Dr. Mike Rynkiewich
7:00 PM
Group meets in Bible 101 SS Classroom WH
SEP

20

THU
SWNS Fundraiser - Little Ceasar PIZZA SALES
Little Caesar PIZZA SALES Fundraiser for SWNS. Sales will be until Friday, September 21 (Noon).
Wesley Walkers (WH)
6:00 AM to 7:45 AM
CEAB - Appointments
9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Gathering Room
Thrive - After School Program
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Bridges of Hope Store - Open
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chancel Choir - Rehearsal
7:00 PM
Music Room and Sanctuary
SEP

21

FRI
SWNS - Final SALE DAY for PIZZA Fundraiser
All Orders must be turned in today by NOON to SWNS for Pizza Fundraiser.
Wesley Walkers (WH)
6:00 AM to 7:45 AM
Thrive - After School Program
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Bible Search
Christmas Eve Service

Start a new Christmas tradition this year.  Join the congregation of First United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon, IN and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a candlelight service.

As we look at the Christmas story from God's Word, we see varied invitations to the manger.  Mary was invited by Gabriel, sent directly from God to Nazareth to ask Mary to be involved in God's plan of redemption.  Joseph came to the manger because the Emperor, Caesar Augustus decreed a census and a tax.

The shepherds on the country hillside were invited by the angels to find the Christ Child in the manger.  In the middle of another night tending sheep, their normal life was interrupted by the 'Good news of great joy'.

In the Wise Men's case, God used a star to call them to the manger.  They would not have followed a scriptural revelation of foreign Emperor, but God wanted the Eastern Magi at the Nativity, so He invited them to the manger in a way they would understand....the stars.

Consider this your invitation to the manger this year.  Come and worship, Come and celebrate. Come and remember the birth of Jesus that was the beginning of the road to the cross.

This Christmas Eve Candlelight service will be presented with scripture, carols and Sacrament of Holy Communion on Christmas Eve beginning at 11:00pm.  There is no childcare for this family service that will be enjoyed by all ages.

For more information, call the church office 812-838-2640