First United Methodist Church
Monday, November 30, 2015
CANDLELIGHT ADVENT EVENING PRAYER SERVICES
Beginning on Sunday, November 29th at 6PM, and continuing through December 20th, First UMC will be offering Evening Prayer Services for Advent. Our sanctuary, bathed in candlelight and dressed for the season, will serve as our gathering place. Each of these services, slated to last about 45 minutes, will differ slightly in style, but will include common elements of prayer, song, and scripture. We hope you will join us!
November 29th – Worship following the model of United Methodist Evening Prayer
December 6th – Worship in Song , Scripture, and the Advent skit, Veni Immanuel
December 13th – Advent Vespers: A Service of Evening Prayer in the tradition of the Taize’ community
December 20th – A Service of Lessons and Carols with choir and handbells
Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship Service - 7 & 11 p.m.
This year’s Advent study will use a new book, Awaiting the Already, written by Magrey deVega. This thematic study is designed to help us apply the Biblical narrative to our lives, especially during the Advent/Christmas season. The study will be four weeks in length, and will take place on Wednesday evenings at 6:30, beginning December 2nd. We will also offer a second session on Thursdays at 12:15, beginning on the 3rd. Participants are invited to purchase the book on their own
Word Seekers Bible Study
This bible study meets weekly in the library. The book they are studying is “How to get into the Bible.” Anyone interested in joining them on Sundays at 4 p.m beginning September 13 should come as you are. You can either share books or Sandy Skammels will order you one. Her number is 603-948-8133.
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