Announcements

Mon, Jan 7 6pm Trustees

Tue, Jan 8 7pm Ad Council

Wed, Jan 9 7pm Worship planning

Thu, Jan 10 4:30pm Communications Committee

Fri, Jan 11 9-11am Food Pantry/King’s Closet

Sun, Jan 13

Greeters: Need volunteers
Scripture reader: Need volunteer
Music: Need volunteer
Usher: Need volunteers
Acolytes: Need Volunteers
If you are available to fill any of the volunteer spots needed for January 13th, please let me or Pastor Binu (binu.peniel@gmail.com) know. Thank you.

Adult Sunday Morning Group (9:15)

Pastor Binu is leading an Alpha bible study. The Alpha course is an evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is described by its organizers as “an opportunity to explore the meaning of life”.

5 THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR DISASTER RESPONSE

1. Pray for those whose lives have been impacted by this disaster. Please also pray for Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators and the many volunteers who are working tirelessly to provide relief.

2. Make relief kits. Download the packing list and shipping label at umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies.

3. Give to UMCOR’s relief and recovery efforts at umcor.org/donate (U.S. Disaster Response, Advance #901670; International Disaster Response, Advance #982450; Undesignated, Advance #999895).

4. Donate requested items only. To keep relief supplies in stock, give to Material Resources, Advance #901440 at umcor.org/donate.

5. Please wait for an invitation to volunteer.

Sunday School Christmas Program

Any youth interested in participating in the Christmas program, ‘Crazy, Busy, Peaceful, Holy Night’, come join in rehearsal each Sunday morning in Nov at 9am. The tentative performance will be 2 nd service Dec 9.

Nursery – Paid Position

Need an adult to assist/oversee the nursery on Sunday mornings. See Matt Freeman or Ron Call if you are interested or know of anyone that might be.

Our Military Personnel

Please check the following list for any updates of our friends and family who are involved in the military: Tori Call (Lackland Airforce Base, TX), Daniel Maxwell (Ft Drum, New York), Brian Rezak, Tyler (graduated from boot camp), Alex Bigelow (Iraq), Jordan Doty (Jacksonville, FL), Kyle Rummel (Florida), Pastor Kristi Hopp, Tyler Graves (Afghanistan), Isaiah Herzog

2nd Service Volunteers

There is a sign-up sheet on the stand in the back of the sanctuary for you to sign up to be greeters, ushers and acolytes. Please help Phil out and sign up.

Urgent Need for Flood Buckets or monetary donations

The Midwest Missions Distribution Center, a caring ministry of the United Methodist Church, is requesting donations to help victims of disaster.  Monetary donations or supplies bought through the “DollarDays” link on the MMDC website would be the best way to donate, as they are shipped directly to MMDC at the Center’s bulk prices.   Monetary donations may be sent to:  MMDC at PO Box 56 in Chatham, IL  62629.  For more information about the Distribution Center, you may go to the website:  www.midwestmissiondc.org, or office@midwestmissiondc.org or phone 217-483-7911

Would You Like to Join the Choir?

Choir rehearsal will be on Wednesdays at 7pm as announced.  There is plenty of room for new people.  If you haven’t tried it and don’t think you are good enough, come anyway and learn from those who have had experience.  This year we will try 5th grade on up.  Let us worship in song.

RiversEdge United Methodist Church

RiversEdge United Methodist Church