Weekly News from WCUMC-12/09/2012 Sharing the transforming love of Jesus, across the street and around the world. "Advent 2012 Christ the Way"In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar . . . the word of Godcame to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all thecountry around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for theforgiveness of sins. As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah theprophet:“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low.The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all people will see God’s salvation.’”As believers in Christ, we are called to "prepare the way for the Lord" sothat people may come to God through a personal encounter with JesusChrist.We can "prepare the way for the Lord" by: Removing obstacles that get in the way of communicating the Good News of Gods love through Jesus Christ. Recognizing that God calls us to grow every day, in every way of our life. Allowing the presence of the Holy Spirit to be evident in our lives.The 2nd Sunday of Advent reminds us that preparing the way for theLord in the lives of others is our privilege and responsibility as followersof Christ.
THIS WEEK AT WCUMCSunday - 12/9 Evening Prayer, 5:30 PM, Prayer RoomMonday - 12/10 Talk Time - 7:00 PM, Crossfire Room Men of Integrity -7-9 PM, Memorial RoomTuesday - 12/11 Womens Bible Study (BSO), 9:30 - 11:30 AM, Sanctuary Mens Bible Study, 9:45 AM, Room 10 Ministry Steering Team, 7:00 PM, Room 10Wednesday - 12/12 Choir Practice - 7:15 PM, Sanctuary Prison Ministry meets in Church parking lot at 5:40 PM Youth Group 7:00 PM, Crossfire RoomThursday - 12/13Friday - 12/14 Prime Timers Christmas Dinner, Appetizers 5:15 PM, Dinner 6:00Saturday - 12/15 Mens Saturday Morning Group, 7:30 AM, CH Outdoor Adventures - Christmas Ships/Dinner/Botanical Gardens; meet at the Church at 4:15 PM to carpoolSunday - 12/16 Sunday School classes 9:00 AM Nursery Care is available in the Children’s Wing 10:30 AM Worship Service
IMPORTANT NEWS AND EVENTS ANNUAL CHARGE CONFERENCE Thursday, Dec. 20 7:00 PMAll members are invited to attend this important meetingto approve 2013 Lay Leadership and approval of staffsalaries. Prime Timers Dinner Friday, December 14 Appetizers 5:15 PM Dinner 6:00 PMAll 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 at thesign-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 HallThere will be a Nibble of Nicaragua and a Dessert Auction. Proceedsbenefit Alongside Ministries Scholarship Program Outdoor Adventures Christmas Outing Saturday, December 15Join us on our next adventure to watch the Christmas Ships and then visitthe Bellevue Botanical Gardens on Saturday, December 15. Contact Bob orSandy Clemence at 360-668-9002
Woodinville Storehouse Food BankThis Weeks Needs: Spaghetti sauce Hamburger Helper Rice-a-Roni Peanut Butter Tuna & Canned Meat Canned FruitThank you for your continued support.www.woodinvillestorehouse.org
- Financial Snapshot General Fund: Income for week ended 12/02/2012 $ 14,524 Income, weekly avg. year to date $ 9,400 Expenses, weekly average, year-to-date $ 9,556 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 $ 6,523 Disbursed to date $ 7,150Prayer ChainPrayer Chain requests call the Church Office at 425-483-5252 or email your
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 of JesusChrist 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 Serviceat 10:30 each Sunday. We are located at 17110 140th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072. Learnmore at www.wcumc.org.