Weekly newsletter from WCUMC Dec. 1, 2013


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Weekly newsletter from WCUMC Dec. 1, 2013

  1. 1. Weekly News from WCUMC12/01/2013 Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world. “Preparing to Live As God Intended A Wake Up Call" “Advent is a season for waking up to all the ways Christ comes to us. Yes, the themes of Advent help us celebrate and commemorate his first coming in the Incarnation. They encourage us to anticipate his second coming in glory—of course! But there is also such a thing as the third coming of Christ: that is, all the ways in which Jesus comes to us now, bringing light for our darkness, peace for our turmoil, hope for our fear.” Ruth Haley Barton Whoever loves another person has fulfilled the Law. The commandments, Don't commit adultery, don't murder, don't steal, don't desire what others have, and any other commandments are all summed up in one word: You must love your neighbor as yourself. Love doesn't do anything wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is what fulfills the Law. As you do all this, you know what time it is. The hour has already come for you to wake up from your sleep. Now our salvation is nearer than when we first had faith. The night is almost over, and the day is near. So let's get rid of the actions that belong to the darkness and put on the
  2. 2. weapons of light. Let’s behave appropriately as people who live in the day, not in partying and getting drunk, not in sleeping around and obscene behavior, not in fighting and obsession. Instead, dress yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ, and don't plan to indulge your selfish desires. Romans 13:8-14 If we live a life that is seeking only self-centered goals, we are not living in the expectation of the One who is coming again... Jesus Christ. TODAY is the time to live for Christ!! When we cease to live for ourselves, and instead live for God, we discover the amazing irony that by losing ourselves in Jesus, we become fully and wholly a complete child of God. Advent is the time for a wake up!! To prepare to live as God Intended for us to live!! Questions for Personal or Group Reflection: 1. Reflect on Romans 13:10 that says, “love is what fulfills the Law.” What does that mean to you? 2. What does it mean that God is calling you to “wake up” from your sleep? How is He doing that in your life? 3. Have you thought about the “end times” and what that means to you right now? How does it affect your daily life? 4. Reflecting on Romans 13:13 are you “behaving appropriately as people who live in the day...? What does that mean to you? Where do you need God’s strength to change how you’re living? 5. How are you “dressing yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ”? Next Week: “Preparing the Way for Jesus”, Matthew 3:1-12 Pastor Rick Vinther preaching
  3. 3. THIS WEEK AT WCUMC Sunday - 12/01  Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room Monday - 12/02  Talk Time. 7:00 PM, Rooms 10 and 11 Tuesday - 12/03    Women's Bible Fellowship, 9:20 - 11:45 AM, Room 10 Men's Bible Study, 9:20 - 11:30 AM, Sanctuary Sewing Group, 6:30 PM, Memorial Room Wednesday - 12/04     Wed. Women's Bible Study, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, Memorial Room Children's Christmas Pageant Rehearsal, 6:00 PM. Sanctuary Youth Group/Crossfire, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Crossfire Room Choir, 7:15 - 8:30 PM. Sanctuary Thursday - 12/05   Staff Parish Relations Meeting, 6:00 PM, Room 9 Church Annual Charge Conference, 7:00 PM, Sanctuary Friday - 12/06  Outdoor Adventures Planning Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 11 Saturday - 12/07   Men's Group Study, 7:30 AM. Celebration Hall Outdoor Adventures - Woodland Park Zoo Lights Sunday - 12/08    Adult Sunday School Classes, 9:00 AM Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing during worship 10:30 AM Worship Service Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer Room
  4. 4. Annual Charge Conference Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:00 PM Our Annual Church Business Meeting will be held this Thursday, December 5, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary. All church members are encouraged to attend. Remember to bring all Angel Tree gifts by next Sunday, December 8.
  5. 5. Woodland Park Zoo Lights Saturday, December 7 Join the Outdoor Adventures group for this seasonal display of Christmas Lights, featuring wild animals and wild places creasted in hundreds of thousands of sparkling LED lights. Meet in Chrch Parking lot at 3:30 PM to join us for dinner prior to the Zoo Lights. Meet at the Zoo entrance on 50th St. by the Gift Shop if you are not going to dinner. Our group rate is Adults (13+) $9, Children 3 - 12 $6, Toddlers 0-1 FREE. Prime Timers Christmas Dinner December 13 - Celebration Hall
  6. 6. Appetizers at 5:30 PM Catered Dinner at 6:00 PM European Christmas Music by Phillip & Birgit Ages Tickets are $10 each and available at the Display Table in the foyer. Save The Date - Mark Your Calendar Tenth Annual Nibble of Nicaragua Dessert Auction Saturday, December 14 Please join us for a evening of good food, great fun and delectable desserts on Saturday, December 14 from 6 - 8 PM. All proceeds go to support Alongside Ministries, Halle and Kathy August, missionaries in Nicaragua.
  7. 7. Church Administrative Assistant Position Available At the end of 2013, Denise Caldwell will be leaving her position as Church Administrative Assistant. We are grateful for her five years of dedicated service to this church, and will be having a reception in her honor in December. We will soon begin interviewing for a replacement. This is a part-time position of approximately 25 hours per week. An applicant needs to be a Christian who supports the vision of Woodinville Community United Methodist Church and its leadership team. Job requirements include: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Ability to be hospitable, caring & helpful to callers and visitors to the office. Demonstrated ability to organize multiple tasks concurrently and be detail oriented. Ability to work in team situations as well as independently. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, with correct grammar and spelling. Proficiency in basic computer skills plus a willingness to learn new computer programs (knowledge of In-Design is a plus). An eye for layout and design. Basic bookkeeping skills. Applications are available in the church office. Applicants may also submit a resume to Evelyn Carlson, ecarlson@wcumc.org. The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank is looking for 25 volunteer bakers to bake 50 dozen cookies for our clients. That's only 2 dozen per baker.
  8. 8. The cookies will be collected on or before Sunday, December 15. We also need volunteers to help in the Food Bank on Christmas Eve for 3:00 4:30 PM. No experience is necessary. This is a great opportunity for families to volunteer together. Please contact Della Haug at 425-4831391 or dellahaug@hotmail.com to bake cookies or help on Christmas Eve. This Week's Needs:    Spaghetti sauce Cereal Peanut Butter Thank you for your continued support. www.woodinvillestorehouse.org Financial Snapshot General Fund Income, week ended 11/24/13 Income, weekly average, year-to-date Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date Weekly average, budgeted expenses $ 6,145 $ 9,632 $ 9,625 $ 10,413
  9. 9. Faith Promise Total Faith Promises pledged Faith Promise beginning balance Received as of 11/24/13 Disbursed as of 11/24/13 $ 90,560 $ 12,439 $ 8,693 $ 9,580 Prayer Chain Requests Prayer Chain requests call Barbara Clark 425-483-3885. After 6:00 PM call Mary Harvey at 425-827-2883 or call the church at 425-483-5252 during office hours. 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 our members, friends and all who love Jesus. Our vision is "To Share the Transforming Love of Jesus Christ Across the Street and Around the World". If you are looking for a church home with loving, devoted followers of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we invite you to attend our Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 each Sunday. We are located at 17110 140th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072. Learn more at www.wcumc.org.