Community News ‘n Notes
December 10, 2023
Washington IN Free Methodist Church
For children newborn through 4 years. The nursery is located just off the Foyer on the north end.
For children 5 years old through the 5th grade. Children will be dismissed prior to the sermon.
8:45 a.m. – Prayer Gathering in the Sanctuary to pray specifically for our Worship Gathering.
5-6:30 p.m. - Roots (K-5th grade); Teens (6th – 12th grade)
HAPPENING THIS WEEK
TODAY - Remembering Loved Ones at Christmas during Morning Worship
6:30 p.m. – Austin Glover Concert.
MONDAY & TUESDAY - Jubilee Christmas at Bethany Church
WEDNESDAY – 10:30 a.m. - Community Group Bible Study
7:00 p.m. – Pray First Gathering
THURSDAY – 6:00 p.m. – SeniorTime at the home of Mike & Sandra Traylor
MESSAGE: The Gift of Peace (John 14:1, 14:27, Philippians 4:6-7)
For Christmas peace, trust must increase.
In prayer release, let trouble cease.
PRAYER: Father God, help us to remember that true peace comes from trusting in You. Thank You for the gift of Your Son, Jesus, who offers us peace beyond comprehension through Your Spirit. Increase our trust in You and grant us peace of mind and peace of heart this Christmas. Amen.
AUSTIN GLOVER CONCERT – TONIGHT
The 6:30 p.m. concert is FREE and everyone is welcome! There will be a Meet & Greet following the concert serving Wassail with Figgy & Bread Puddings catered by M&M catering. Flyers are available with information about the concert. Pick up several and pass them out to family & friends.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – DECEMBER 22, 2023
Appointments are still available for the December Blood Drive from 12 – 6:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please log on the RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: FreeMethodist or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. As supplies last, donors will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt.
Give something that means something - GIVE BLOOD!
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES
Sun 10th Emma Andis
Thur 14th Eastlynne Barker
OUR PRAYER LIST
Church of the Week St. Francisville, IL FMC (Jeffrey Marble, Pastor)
Missionary of the Week Leah Gaulton, Heavenly Treasures Mission Team
Military Person of the Week Ashley Nalin
Students of the Week Jackson Hinderliter (J/S High); Luke Hinderliter (Elementary)
December 17 – Baptism Sunday – See Pastor Adam if you are interested in being baptized.
December 21 – Winter begins.
December 22 – 12–6:00 p.m. - Red Cross Blood Drive. Appointments available now.
December 24 – Christmas Eve - 4:30 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas; 5:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Service
December 25 – CHRISTMAS DAY
December 31 – New Year’s Eve
This Christmas season we are excited to offer a devotional for individuals and families of all ages. Emily Ramsey and Brittany Wilkerson have written and illustrated a 4-week devotional with daily questions and a craft. You can pickup a printed copy at the Welcome Center each week or download it from our Facebook page.
READING THROUGH THE BIBLE IN 2024
We will be systematically reading through the Bible together in 2024. We will have daily Old Testament and New Testament readings and this plan available within the next couple of weeks - both online and in print.
21 DAYS OF PRAYER AND FASTING
Let us prepare to begin 2024 in a season of prayer and fasting; to draw near to God, to eliminate opposition to His will, and to ask Him for spiritual breakthrough. We are encouraged to pray and fast for 21 days, from January 1st through 21st. Begin to pray now as we prepare for this church-wide initiative.
Church Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor’s Email: email@example.com