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Centerport FD Tree Lighting

11-25 at 7PM


Centerport FD Tree Sale

Dec. 2-4

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PRAYER PARTNERS
Please see the Prayer Requests link in the left navigation bar for additional information on this spiritually uplifting program.
THE MITTEN TREE
Thank you to everyone who donated items for
our Mitten Tree. Linda Avallone was able to deliver
14 pairs of children and 22 pairs of adult gloves and
mittens to Family Service League because of your
generosity!
2015 OFFERING ENVELOPES
 The 2015 Offering Envelopes are now available on
the table in the hallway. If you don’t see a set and
would like one, please call the church office. If you
give electronically, you don’t need a set, as it ers self-improvement programs and United Methodist Voluntary Services community advocacy projects. Your gifts on Human Relations Day will support an outreach program of Theressa Hoover United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Ark. The church sponsors a residential and out-patient program for men and women with addictions. Graduates of the program participate in an eight-week course that provides training for unemployed or underemployed people. The offering also supports Exodus House, a ministry in Oklahoma that helps former prisoners to receive the emotional, spiritual and physical support they need to make it on their own. Please give generously on Human Relations Day. Thank you!



The Joy of Music

Our very own church band, Leap of Faith, has CD’s available.  Suggested donation is $10.  It truly is a joy to hear!  See Ron DiCesare, Christine Jordan, or Philip Jordan to pick up one.

mittens to Family Service League because of your
generosity!
2015 OFFERING ENVELOPES
 The 2015 Offering Envelopes are now available on
the table in the hallway. If you don’t see a set and
Leap of Faith

A number of people have requested the lyrics to the song "Keep On Keeping' On" that Dan Holmes wrote, which was performed in church by Leap of Faith. Please click on the .pdf below

Upcoming Schedule


10 AM




~~~ADVENT SCHEDULE~~~




SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

Advent II - "Peace"

Holy Communion

UM Student Day


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

Christmas Pageant

Cookie Walk

Christmas Caroling (5:30-7:30)


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18

Advent IV - "Love"

Special Message and Music

&

Sunday School Christmas Party

MYF Christmas Caroling 5:30pm


~~~CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE~~~


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24

Christmas Eve Services

5pm and 11pm


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25

10:30am - special time!

The Christmas Celebration continues!


VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR THE 
NORTHPORT FOOD PANTRY
As part of our commitment to the Ecumenical Lay Council (ELC), it is again our turn to provide volunteers for the Northport Food Pantry in December.  This is an outstanding opportunity for all to serve our community and provide food for those who really need it, particularly during this holiday season.  The Northport Food Pantry is open Monday through Thursday from 10 AM to 12 Noon.  In December, volunteers are only needed through Thursday, December 22. We guarantee that you will fully enjoy the experience of meeting the clients and other volunteers who utilize and serve the pantry. A sign-up sheet is on the table in the hallway which will include dates and the location in Northport.  If you have any questions, please contact Frank Lehman. May God bless you in this worthwhile and rewarding ministry. 

UNITED METHODIST STUDENT’S SUNDAY - December 4, 2016

Together, we educate students so they can make a difference in the world.

    Across the country, the people of the United Methodist Church are serving the people God loves in Jesus’ name. We’re doing it at home, but so often we’d like to do more.

· We want to serve those in other places who are suffering.

· We want to offer spiritual words of hope and life.

· And we want to be well-equipped to do both!

    But the reality for most of us is that our responsibilities—home, family, work—don’t allow us to engage with every need we’d like to meet.

Right now there are UMC young people—who might not have had the resources to attend a school of their choice, or, for some, any school at all—who’ve been sent by you into the world God loves because of your giving to United Methodist Student Day. When you give generously you are support these students as they prepare for a life that unites faith with knowledge.

Þ What no one person or congregation can do alone, we’re doing together.

Nurturing Christian Leaders Like Ricky Blue

    The son of two addicted parents, Ricky Blue had grown up without much hope for a future. But when Ricky’s church family—Louisiana’s Luling UMC—raised $4000 for Ricky to begin college, hope was born. Then, the Gift of Hope Scholarship, made possible only by your generous giving to United Methodist Student Day, allowed Ricky to continue. Today Ricky is a certified candidate for ministry in the Illinois-Great Rivers Annual Conference.

Þ What no one person can do, we’re doing together.

Together We’re Raising Up Gifted Christian Leaders

    When you support United Methodist Student Day, you make it possible for more students like Ricky to serve the world God loves. So although you can’t meet every need you’d like to, your giving allows members of Christ’s body, people like Ricky, to do it in Jesus’ name.

    Zack Conover, a UMC student at Judson University, sums up the reason we give: “Without the support of the United Methodist Student Day low-interest loan, I would not have the chance to attend college. And, to be honest, I don’t even want to know the kind of person I would be without my education.”

Will you give to United Methodist Student Day?

FELLOWSHIP


December


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

HOSTING FELLOWSHIP 

 It’s kind of like a small finger food party with family.  Just a few snacks, coffee, tea, and lemonade. See or contact  Cathy McGoldrick.


Requirements:                          


Come to Wesley Hall 45 minutes  early to set up, bring milk and a snack (store bought is fine) and stay to clean up.  If you recruit the help of a friend, is it even more fun!!!   There is a "Coffee" sign-up sheet in the Narthex. 

 

Detailed "coffee hour hosting" instructions are typed up and laminated and posted inside one of the cabinets in Wesley Hall. Barbara Roiland is ready and willing to help you learn all the "ins and outs" of hosting.  The mysteries of the kitchen will finally be unveiled!!

SPONSOR-A-FAMILY 
CUMC will again be sponsoring families this coming Christmas Season. The sign-up board will be available soon for you to choose a gift/gift card or two to brighten a family’s Christmas.  Please DO NOT WRAP the gifts.  All gifts are to be UNWRAPPED with the corresponding family number attached to the gift.  Please remember to include gift receipts whenever possible, so that the gifts may be exchanged if necessary.  Donations of wrapping paper and tape are gladly accepted.             If you have any questions, or would like to help out, please contact Frank Lehmann
College Care Program - If you have a college student, please email their current physical address at school and their most used email address to the church office.  We use these addresses to keep in touch with them while they are at college (even if they are home and commute) through our College Care Program.  This program is headed up by Lynn Murphy, so you can speak with her if you have any questions.  Monetary donations are accepted for this program at any time - it helps to defray the cost of the items we send them, as well as the cost of shipping.

Centerport United Methodist Church • 97 Little Neck Road • Centerport, NY  11721 • 631.261.5222

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