News for the Week

This Friday, December 2, we will continue a five-part Advent program, “The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem” using the book by Adam Hamilton.  Each week we will watch a short DVD segment and then have a discussion on the weekly focus.  For week four, we’ll explore the Journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem.

All the Emmaus Children have been sponsored for Christmas gifts – all 81 of them, thanks be to God!  The Friday Morning Moms took 23 of the children.  You are welcome to bring your gifts to the meetings on Dec. 2 or 16.  If you need to make other arrangements to return your gift, please let me know.  The gifts will be delivered to Emmaus on Monday, December 19, leaving Jonesville UMC at around noon.

We recently purchased a supply of Fair Trade coffee for our use on Friday mornings.  If you would like to make a contribution toward the coffee, please see Becky, who is managing the collection.

The Book Group, open to both men and women, will begin a new book in January.  Ideas for the book are welcome, and all are welcome to attend.

UMW Christmas Luncheon – Dec. 3, noon – 2 pm at the Vista.  Pastor Dee will speak of Mary & Elizabeth’s bond in miraculous pregnancies, and other stories about empowered women. Reservations & $20 check can be mailed to S. VanTine, 39 Grroms Pointe Dr., CP, 12065 by 11/26

A Harp-Felt Christmas Concert, December 16, 2011, 7:00 – 8:00 pm.  Please join us for a magical musical celebration featuring an ensemble of talented harpists, including Karlinda Caldicott, Janine Mika and Ann Carter-Cox.  The  Kasheweta Ringers will round out the evening.   The doors open at 6:30 p.m.   Light refreshments will be served following the concert.  A free-will offering will be collected for the benefit of two of our mission projects:   Things of My Very Own, Inc. (an agency which provides basic necessities for children who are victims of abuse and/or neglect), and the refurbishment of the SUMC Hearth Room.

Snow pants and boots – Schoharie County is in need of snow pants and winter boots in sizes infant through adult.  There is also a need for sheets and blankets.