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Sunday, December 24, 2017 Services

Join us for any or all of our Christmas Eve services.
8:45 am – Traditional Service (Sanctuary)
9:45 – 10:45 am – Sunday School (The 4th lesson of “Faithful, Christmas through the Eyes
of Joseph.”)
11:00 am – Contemporary Service (Fellowship Hall)
Traditional Service (Sanctuary)

4:00 pm – Candlelight Communion Service (Sanctuary)
Children’s Nativity (all children may participate)
Special Music
7:00 pm – Candlelight Communion Service (Sanctuary)
Special Music

 

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Sunday, December 17 Presentations

The Chancel Choir, in their annual musical presentation, will be singing of the prophets, God’s presence made known to Mary, “the Magnificat” of Mary, and the story of Simeon presented in the “Nunc Dimittis.” The Cantata will be performed once at 8:45 am and again at 11:00 am. Both performances will be in the Fellowship Hall.

The Children will present “The Christmas Story As You’ve Never Heard It Before” at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary. This program is a collection of scripture readings and monologues by different characters of the story.

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December Mission Opportunities

We have several annual missions opportunities coming up for the holidays as well as a new one. As usual, we will be collecting mittens, gloves, hats and scarves on our Mitten Tree in the Narthex. These items will be taken to Trinity Community Meal on December 17 when Sequoyah will be serving. Many of the people who attend this weekly meal are homeless or in need and your donations at this time of year will be a big help to them.

We will also be doing a Reverse Advent Calendar again this year. Instead of getting something each day as on a traditional advent calendar, we are going to give something. In the bulletin is an insert with a calendar which lists items that are distributed at CEO (Community Emergency Outreach). Or click here to view Each time you shop, buy a few of the items listed and place them in your “manger.” At the end of the month, you will have easily filled a box with much needed items for people in our community. All the “mangers” will be distributed to CEO after the holidays.

For the past several months we have been partnering with the Elkins School District to help their families in need. We have agreed to adopt five kids from the Elkins School District for Christmas. Please be watching for more updates and an easel in the Welcome Center that will have post it note needs. You will be able to take the post it note, buy the item and return it by the specified date. Once all the post it notes have been taken and the items returned, we will have helped five kids have a joyful Christmas!

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Mrs. Santa’s Kitchen

Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall there will be cookies, candies, breads and other goodies for sale.  Mrs. Santa’s Kitchen is the United Methodist Women’s biggest fundraiser of the year!  All proceeds go to missions supported by Sequoyah United Methodist Women.

If you would like to help supply some of the cookies, candies, breads, and other goodies it’s easy to participate…

  • Make several dozen of your favorite holiday cookies, bread’s candies or other baked goods
  • Drop them off in the church kitchen on Friday, 12/8 by 8 p.m. or Saturday, 12/9 by 8:00 a.m.
  • Mark what the food item is and whether or not it contains allergens.
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Christmas Decorating Party and Dinner

We will have a party to decorate the church for Christmas on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The boxes of ornaments, garland and bows will be brought in from storage; the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall trees will be set up. We need you to join the party and help finish the decorating (fluff the wreaths; hang the garland; put ornaments on trees.) Come anytime after 12:00 noon and help for as long as you want!  And stay for the Christmas Dinner!

A Christmas Dinner (turkey and dressing) will be served 5:30 – 6:15 pm ($6.00 adults, $4.00 children 12 and under). Please let us know if you are coming for the dinner by Sunday, November 26. There is a sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center or call the church office at 479-442-8677.

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Advent Study

This year during Advent, Sequoyah will be sharing a study during the Sunday School hour by Adam Hamilton, titled, “Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph.”

Beginning November 26, the video lesson will be shown in the Fellowship Hall at 9:50 am. Following the video, participants will discuss the lesson in one of these Sunday School classes: Seekers; Pairs & Spares; YMCA; Young Adult; and Mike Labowsky’s Class. The Jr./Sr. High Youth will also be participating.

Video lessons will also be shown on December 3, December 10, and December 24.

Books are available for $15 each.

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Ingathering 2017

Ingathering is one of the many ways that the United Methodist Church fulfills its mission of helping others at home and around the world. Each year we donate goods to make school supply kits, hygiene kits and much more. Because of the recent catastrophic hurricanes in Texas and Florida, we have decided to concentrate on Flood Buckets this year, as UMCOR’s supply will be depleted. If you can help by providing a Flood Bucket or some of the supplies for one, please be gathering these things and have them at the church by November 13. This is a great project for Sunday School classes to adopt. Each person can be assigned one or two items then everything can be brought together to fill the bucket during class. We would love to see a little friendly competition between classes.

Supply list may be found at UMCOR.org  or click on this link    Cleaning Kit supply list

 

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Youth End-of-Summer Grill Out

All Youth and their families are invited to the End-of-Summer Grill Out, Sunday, July 23, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. We are asking for donations of: hot dog buns, sides, chips, desserts, drinks, and  grill-masters.  We would like all food at the church by 5:30 pm. We will eat at 6:00 pm.

Use the link below to indicate what you can bring.  Thank you!

Sign up for Grill Out

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Ladies Night Out – Painting for a Mission

Join us for our version of “Painting with a Twist” to raise money for our missions, Saturday, July 15, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Participants will make a custom sign to take home. We will provide all the supplies, participants provide the creative touches. Artistic volunteers will be on hand to assist, so don’t worry about your skill level!

At the link below and let us know how many boards you’d like ($25/board) and the finish on the board(s).

Sign up here

The day of the party bring a sweet or savory dish to share and the beverage of your choice. Feel free to invite a friend, but make sure they use the link above to let us know their preferences.  

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VBS – Maker Fun Factory – June 25 – 29

At Maker Fun Factory, kids discover that God made them – and for a purpose!

Maker Fun Factory is for kids from 3 years of age to just finished 4th Grade and will run from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm each day. Sunday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 28. A special closing program is planned for Thursday, June 29. This evening will begin with a cookout/potluck at 6:00 pm and end with a celebration of all that was experienced during the week.

Register Here

Kids participate in memorable Bible learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God sightings.  Each day concludes with the Funshop Finale that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 8:00 pm.

A $10 donation is requested.

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