11/24/15 eHappenings

11/24/15 eHappenings

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New Sermon Series

“Our Coming Savior” • Begins Nov. 29th
Advent is the spiritual season leading up to Christmas. In additions to all the trapping of the season, the most important preparation for Christmas is the preparation of our hearts. Join us Nov. 29th – Dec. 24th as we discover the greatest story of them all with fresh eyes and prepare for “Our Coming Savior”.

Deck the Halls

Plan to stay after worship on Nov. 29th to help Deck the Halls. This is a fun time for kids and families to help decorate the church for Christmas. We will gather in the sanctuary, break into teams, spend about one hour decorating, then gather at 1:15 to welcome the Christmas season with a couple of carols. Snacks to hold you over to a late lunch provided. Nursery provided.

“One Small Child” Christmas Choral Celebration

Sunday, December 6th at 6 PM in the Sanctuary
Dessert social to follow in the Large Fellowship Hall

Celebrate the birth of our King this Christmas with One Small Child, a poignant Christmas musical from one of church music’s favorite arrangers, Tom Fettke. Borrowing from the rich history of Christian music, One Small Child renews classic songs like “When Her Eyes Are on the Child” and “This Child Is,” and also introduces powerful new songs such as “King Jesus Is His Name.”

Children’s Celebration of Christmas

Saturday, December 12th
Children’s Celebration of Christmas is an outreach mission that benefits needy families in our community by providing a turkey dinner, visit & photo with Santa, a Christian Christmas program, gifts, stockings filled with goodies and boxes of non-perishable food items.

How you can get involved:

  • Pick up a grocery sack with a shopping list attached and bring it back filled with the items by December 6th
  • Donate non-perishable food items by December 6th; bins will be in the lobby
  • Sponsor a child by donating cash, check (with Children’s Celebration in the memo line) or online HERE
  • Volunteer to help: look for sign up sheets in the bulletin Sunday; online version coming soon!

Christmas Eve Worship Times

5p – Contemporary Family Worship (Nursery Provided)
10p – Traditional Worship with Communion

Christmas Offering

Everyone connected to RUMC is invited to participate in a special offering with a big purpose. We want to bless God and bless others in the coming year! The idea here is that as we buy gifts for other people, we want to also give a significant and meaningful gift to the work of Jesus on earth. We plan to use the Christmas Offering to honor Jesus in the following ways:

  1. Help those in need:  $5000
    by supporting these crucial ministries: (Children’s Home, Wesley Woods, Homeless Offering, RATL and Action Ministries)
  2. Reach College Students for Jesus$2000
    by supporting the UGA Wesley Foundation (find out more at www.ugawesley.org)
  3. Share God’s love in our community$5000
    with 2016 local mission and outreach efforts.

Goal:   $12,000

On Christmas Eve we will receive the Christmas Offering during both of our worship gatherings – 5:00 and 10:00PM – and celebrate by giving one of our best gifts of the Christmas season to Jesus. A couple of things to know: One, The offering was so successful last year that we wanted to offer again this year, even on the heels of God’s Vision > Our Hope Ministry Growth Campaign. Two, We lowered our goal a little this year knowing that our church family has been incredibly generous in the past few months. Three, When we give to this offering we give one time a year to these causes instead of having several offerings through-out the year.

We are providing special giving envelopes and encouraging everyone to consider how they might be able to participate. If we do it together we can do it again – and be a blessing the process.

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Christmas Reverse Progressive Dinner

Three Courses will be served in reverse order – dessert, main course, appetizers. Yum! Middle and high school students will travel in two separate groups then return to church for the last course (appetizers), games, and a gift exchange. Bring a funny gift (under $5) and a personal hygiene item for homeless youth in our county. Wear an ugly Christmas sweater to make things even more fun. Preregister online here.

Reverse Progressive Dinner Volunteers

Parents and Adults, this event offers a simple one time opportunity to help out with youth ministry at RUMC. Check out the ways you can be involved here.

Resurrection 2016

On January 22-24, we will travel to Pigeon Forge, TN for Resurrection 2016. At this massive youth conference, students will hear from amazing guest speakers and worship with incredible Christian bands (Chris Tomlin) as they engage with thousands of other students. Cost is $100 total. Deposit of $25 is due December 27. Balance of $75 is due by January 20. Register and pay online here.

Sunday Night Youth Helpers

11/29 – Doug Hope, Mallory Hope, Dale Duckett (Snack Supper)

May God Bless You,
Bobby Fleck
bobby@ringgoldumc.org / 423-488-4265

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Mark Your Calendars:

Wednesday Dec. 2nd 6:30: Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal
December 4th:
Downhome Christmas Parade
We need some kids to dress up for a nativity scene on our church’s float.
Sunday Dec. 6th 9:45: Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday Dec. 9th 6:30: Caroling around the Church and Jesus’ Birthday Party

Eagle’s Nest Tween Group is collecting items for “care packages” to be distributed to people in the area that do not have homes.   The following items are what they are collecting: soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, socks, washcloths, packs of snack crackers/ chips, candy, gum, pens and paper.  If you can contribute by giving donations you can give them to Tara Pulliam or Tina Pinkston.  The deadline for collection is Sunday, December 6th.

Christina Ware
Christina@ringgoldumc.org

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Enjoy Fall Break! See you on Monday, November 30th.

Heather Burroughs
heather@ringgoldumc.org

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eHappeningsBlog-07Nicaragua Mission Dinner Update

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Fall Mission’s Dinner. It was quite a success! Thanks especially to Randy and Cindy Smith and their family for the hard work in the kitchen. Thanks to the cooks, youth group servers, cake bakers, bidders, those who donated, table hosts and more. The January Mission Trip focuses on education and will use the $12,000+ raised from the dinner on the teacher’s and students of Leon, Nicaragua. God Bless

January Mission Team

Wednesday Night Dinner

12/2 Menu:
Baked Spaghetti, salad, bread & dessert

New for this year: Preregister and Walk-up options:
Preregister by Sunday: $6 adults, $4 children
Walk-up: $7 adults, $4.50 children

Poinsettias & Greenery for Advent

We will be printing a special Christmas Dedication Bulletin on December 13th.  Your gift of $12/dedication will help to buy the poinsettias, Chrismon tree, and other greenery for the worship spaces during the Advent and Christmas Seasons. You can make a donation electronically HERE, cash or check with Poinsettia in the memo line. Please make your donations by December 6th in order to give us time to prepare the bulletin.  After the Christmas Eve service, you are welcome to take a poinsettia to grace your home or bless another.

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Women of Faith Conference

Atlanta, Philips Arena / January 22 – 23
Premium Seating Tickets are $83 (20 tickets are reserved)
5 rooms are reserved at the Omni Hotel (right beside Philips Arena)
Quad occupancy: $54 per person
To register or for more information please contact Tracy Brown by text or phone at 423-580-8283.

Prayer Requests

Jennifer: Ashley Bray’s sister, major surgery
Trish Schimpf: surgery recovery
Earl Marchbanks: cancer
Roberta Rose: cancer treatements
Family of Angela Fraley in their time of loss
Audrey Hale: cancer
The Family of Bill Foe in their time of loss
Brent Kenney: 2 strokes after surgery, recovering
Tim Hall
Chuch Allred
Christa Lambert
Victims of bullying
Paris, France
Kace Neyman: loss of his mother, Angie Fraley, Friday
The road that lies ahead for RUMC post God’s Vision
Danette: Brain cancer
Terry Kilgore: Pat Brownsey
Beth Hayes: 45 yrs old, 2 children, has stage 4 colon cancer, prayers for healing & strength
Carrie Mae Metcalf: Christ Kilgo’s aunt, in hospice care
Alice Marcus: dementia has taken a turn for the worse
Hutcheson Hospital sale
Joe David: cancer

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eHappenings-Headers-09Recycling: December 5 & 19

49ers Adult Fellowship: Second Tuesday of the month, December 8

United Methodist Women: December 7 • 6 PM

Last Wednesday Night Programing for 2015: December 9

Men’s Club Breakfast: Second Saturday of the month, December 12

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