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Weekly Announcements for 12/4/2022
Announcements usually change on the previous Wednesdays:

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CHRISTMAS SERVICES: Christmas Eve; 4p Family Service, 6p Traditional Christmas Day; 9a Breakfast & 10a Combined Service.

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QUILT AND CRAFT SALE: Love in Stitches will be finishing up their Holiday Craft and Quilt Sale today from 10a-1p to raise money for the Food Pantry.

COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR: Join us today at 12:15pm in the church lobby for a Pastor and staff meet and greet. Come hear about First Church and learn about its ministries. Childcare is provided.

THE SCIENCE OF CHRISTMAS MEETINGS TODAY: The Science of Christmas event is almost here! All volunteers, and potential volunteers, please meet Suzi in the Lobby after the service for a very brief meeting to go over assignments. Thanks for helping to share the Christmas story with families in our community!  You can still register your child HERE.

ADVENT DEVOTIONALS: An Advent Calendar of Devotions is available in the lobby. If you are willing to read a devotion a day, this is for you! There are limited copies, so one per family please. Suggested donation is $1. Word Servants hope you will enjoy this Advent activity.

DEC. DINNER CHURCH 12/6 @ 6p: Twas a month before Christmas and all through the land, an invitation is given and you get it first hand. Come join us for dinner at the great place Half Wall, Where the entrees & sandwiches stack up real tall. No reservations are needed to join in the fun. Bring family and friends together, it’s for everyone. Good food, good fun, good Fellowship makes sense, And we will conclude with a blessing and the sacraments!

2022 CHRISTMAS CANTATA: Come hear the combined choir from 4 local churches perform “Follow the Star, Follow the King,” a musical journey from spiritual darkness to light, here at First Church on  December 11th at 3:30pm

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT FEATURING GINA CUCHETTI: On, December 18th at 6pm, get ready for Christmas Week with a concert by local artist, Gina Cuchetti.  There will be music and refreshments.  The concert is free but we will be taking a love offering.

CAMPFIRE CAROLING: How about a night sitting around the campfire signing Christmas Carols with your Church Family?  Let’s do it on December 22nd at 6:00pm.  We’ll cozy up with cocoa and cookies.  Don’t forget to bring a chair.

SMILE! 2023 PLEDGES ARE STILL NEEDED: Make sure you turn in your 2023 pledge card in the Amazon Box up front.  You can also fill out your card digitally at www.firstchurchpo.org/pledge.  Remember to include your 2022 Christmas Smile Gift to your box when giving to pay off the church debt.

STAFF LOVE OFFERING: The ability of any organization to carry out its mission rests with the people who serve. We are blessed at First UMC to have gifted and dedicated employees and leadership. Won’t you please join us as we plan to recognize this wonderful team? Simply identify any contribution you make as designated for the 2022 Love Offering campaign for our staff. Blessings!                                         -Your Family Staff Servants Team

ALPHA IS COMING BACK:  It will be a great start for your new year! Save Wednesday nights starting January 11th. We have dinner, discussion, and dessert. To sign up, please call (407)928-4929 or (407)729-3187.