Weekly News from WCUMC-12/02/2012Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world. "Advent 2012 The Hope of Christ"The first Sunday of Advent 2012 is acknowledged by Rev. Lindsay Eklundand her family as she lights the first candle of Advent - the candle ofHope.Pastor Rick Vinther led an inspiring service as he spoke of the "comings"of Christ. Advent indicates that something remarkable is coming, butGod is always coming into our life as evidenced by:
His earthly birth 2,000 years ago. His continually coming to us through the Word. His coming in final victory (the Second Coming).The reality of Gods presence and "comings" into our lives is proven bythe historical evidence and celebration of Christs coming to fulfill thelong awaited promise, the personal transformation He brings to ourlives, and Gods promise of the Second Coming.These realities combine to affect our daily lives in many ways. The give us a solid foundation for our faith. They give us power and confidence to live a life free of fear and filled with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. They give us joy and hope in knowing that God fulfills His promises and that we will live with Him forever.That is the HOPE OF CHRIST. And that is the HOPE OF ADVENT. THIS WEEK AT WCUMCSunday - 12/5 Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer RoomMonday - 12/3 "Eight Fundamental Truths" Bible Study for Men and Women, 2:00 PM, Memorial Room (Last class in Dec.) Talk Time - 7:00 PM, Crossfire Room Men of Integrity -7-9 PM, Memorial RoomTuesday - 12/4 Womens Bible Study (BSO), 9:30 - 11:30 AM, Sanctuary Mens Bible Study, 9:45 AM, Room 10Wednesday - 12/5 Choir Practice - 7:15 PM, Sanctuary Prison Ministry meets in Church parking lot at 5:40 PM Youth Group 7:00 PM, Crossfire RoomThursday - 12/6
Friday - 12/7Saturday - 12/8 Mens Saturday Morning Group, 7:30 AM, CHSunday - 12/9 Sunday School classes 9:00 AM Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing 10:30 AM Worship Service IMPORTANT NEWS AND EVENTS EAGLE OUTREACH MINISTRIES Caring for Children and Families of Inmates Angel Tree Christmas 2012Join us for Sort Night on Friday, December 7, 6 pm.Everyone in your family can get involved in showing kids unforgettablelessons about the real meaning of Christmas. Help us sort over 1500 giftsto be delivered to inmate children. at Eastside Foursquare Church,Bothell, WA. Children under 12 must be accompanied by parent.Volunteers are also needed for our Delivery Team on Saturday,December 8.
Prime Timers Dinner Friday, December 14All are invited to join us for a special Catered Dinner and ChristmasProgram featuring a brass quartet on Friday, December 14 at 6:00 PM inCelebration Hall. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased atthe sign-up table in the foyer or by calling the Church office. You are warmly invited to join Halle & Kathy August for Nica Night Saturday, Dec. 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Celebration Hall There will be a Nibble of Nicaragua and a Dessert Auction. Proceeds benefit Alongside Ministries Scholarship Program
Outdoor Adventures Christmas Outing Saturday, December 15Join us on our next adventure to watch the Christmas Ships and thenvisit the Bellevue Botanical Gardens on Saturday, December 15. ContactBob or Sandy Clemence at 360-668-9002
Woodinville Storehouse Food BankThis Weeks Needs: Tomato sauce Peanut Butter Tuna Canned FruitPLEASE NOTE that The Storehouse Food Bank will be providing adozen cookies to our clients for Christmas. If you would like tobake cookies, we need them by Dec. 17th. Dont like to bake?You can hire our youth to bake them for you. Two dozen cookiesfor $25. It will help the youth and be a treat for our Food Bankclients.We are also getting a large quantity of hamburger on Dec. 7 andwe need a crew to package it for freezing. We will meet in thekitchen in Celebration Hall at noon on Dec. 7th.Contact Della at email@example.com or 425-483-1391 withquestions or to sign up. Thank you for your continued support.www.woodinvillestorehouse.org
- Financial Snapshot General Fund: Income for week ended 11/25/2012 $ 7,274 Income, weekly avg. year to date $ 9,292 Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,392 Expenses, weekly avg. budget $ 10,214 Faith Promise Monthly Support: Beginning Balance 11/1/12 $ 17,593 Total Pledges 2012-2013 $ 90,342 Received to date $ 6,208 Disbursed to date $ 7,150Prayer ChainPrayer Chain requests call the Church Office at 425-483-5252 or emailyour requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.We hope to see you in church this Sunday and God Bless.Have a great week!This newsletter is published by Woodinville Community United Methodist Church for ourmembers, friends and all who love Jesus. Our vision is "To Share the Transforming Love ofJesus Christ Across the Street and Around the World". If you are looking for a church homewith loving, devoted followers of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we invite you to attend our SundayWorship Service at 10:30 each Sunday. We are located at 17110 140th Ave NE, Woodinville,WA 98072. Learn more at www.wcumc.org.