November 29th News

Advent Festival This Saturday!
Celebrate the season at our all-church Advent festival this Saturday December 1st from 10:30am to 3pm. We will worship, hang decorations, enjoy fellowship, make an Advent Wreath and decorate cookies. And we’ll EAT! EAT! EAT! All are welcome! Children, parents, grandparents and friends – all of us together enjoying the magic of Advent.

2012 Advent Devotional
Advent is the season of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. In order to help in your preparation, an Advent Devotional has been produced with devotions written by members of our church. Our 2012 Advent Devotional will be available to pick up at the Advent Festival on Saturday and on Sunday at the Welcome Table or at a table in the Church Parlor at Coffee Hour. The Devotional is available as a printed booklet and a daily devotion email. Members will receive one printed copy – additional copies will be available for a $2 suggested donation. Click HERE to see a sample page.

Family Life News
>Advent Festival is this Saturday, December 1 – We’ll decorate
the church, sing hymns, eat lunch, and make lots of fun kids Christmas crafts from 10:30am – 3pm. Check out http://fumcboulder.org/familylife for more information.

>Christmas Pageant Dress Rehearsal is December 8 – We will have a required dress rehearsal for all children and youth participating in the Christmas Pageant on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10am-12pm in the Sanctuary. Parents – please email Betsy at blay@fumcboulder.org if you are available to stay during the rehearsal to help with costumes and staging.

>Don’t miss out on Children’s Sunday School! – Guest Family Life blogger Jennie Elliott writes about the great things happening during Sunday School and she doesn’t want your children to miss out on all the fun. Read more at the Family Life Blog.

World AIDS Day Concert December 2nd

The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus and Resonance Women’s Chorus are performing a World AIDS Day benefit concert this Sunday December 2nd at 2pm in our Sanctuary. Pastor Pat will open the concert will a statement of welcome and support for this critical cause. Visit our website to purchase tickets. Click HERE.

Adult Forum
Our Advent Study begins this Sunday, December 2. Pat will be sharing the meaning of Advent. As part of the Advent Study, some of our Advent Devotional writers will share their work. Come join us to prepare yourself for this meaningful season at 9:00 am in the Church Parlor.

Sacred Bites on 12/4
Sacred Bites will meet this Tuesday December 4th at the Lazy Dog Saloon (on the Pearl Street Mall at 14th and Pearl) to discuss the Scripture of the week over buy-your-own-lunch. We gather around 11:45 am for catching up and ordering food and then meaningful discussion of the week’s scripture passage begins at noon. All are welcome!

UMW News
The world renowned Holiday Bake Sale is December 16! Get your ovens ready! Proceeds will go to supporting mission projects for women, children and youth around the world. Upcoming events are: Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday, December 5 at 9:30 am in the Church Parlor; Quilters will meet on Friday, December 14 at 9:30 am in the UMW Work Room contact Ginny Wells; Ruth Circle will meet on Wednesday, December 19 at 9:30 am in the Church Parlor contact Beth Hayward; and Sarah Circle will meet on Tuesday, December 18 at 10:30 am for their Christmas pot luck at the home of Bonnie Harms contact Joan Nordgren. Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 am will be a General Meeting and will deal with some of the new changes to the organization, plus election of officers and our Memorial Service.

Hurricane Relief
Thank you to all who contributed supplies and money and helped pack Health Kits. We will continue to collect supplies and will have another packing session soon. We especially need nail clippers or nail files and hand towels. Contact Connie for more information.

November Grocery Card Sales
The grocery gift card sales in December will go to Outreach Committee in support of the Heartfelt Cafe. We also have some cards in $25 denomination for holiday gift giving.

Support the Arts!
Denver Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert
On Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 pm, the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus will present their Holiday Concert in our Sanctuary. Included will be both sacred and secular pieces. Tickets are $30 and may be obtained in advance by calling 303-325-3959 or click HERE to purchase online or they can be purchased at the door.

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