Weekly Update for November 24, 2017

My prayer for you this morning is that each and every one of you had a blessed and fulfilling Thanksgiving Day!  Some of you may have been surrounded by family, friends and a lot of dirty dishes, including that “good china” that you only pull out for holidays.  Others of you may have had to work, or were not otherwise able to be near your family, and went through the McDonald’s drive-thru for you Thanksgiving Day meal.  Either way you spent your day, or anywhere in-between, I truly pray that you experienced at least one special moment during the day that the presence of God took your breathe away and you paused and gave thanks for what you have and for who you are.  Who knows, maybe that was the every moment someone was praying for you!
 
Since Brad and I have been living with family since early August, we have come to realize that Thanksgiving for us is more than one big meal, but living a life of gratitude for every day.  And now our family has been extended to include each and every one of you, and we are eternally grateful for your love of God and acceptance of us into your lives.  As we (you, Brad and I) look toward this season of Advent, I am exceedingly confident that the we will begin again to see and hear the angels among us! See you all Sunday!
 
Here are some things coming up in the life of CMUMC that you WILL want to add to your calendars:
 
November 26 (Sunday):
     9:45a – Adult Sunday School (childcare available)
     10:30a – Holy Grounds – coffee and donut
     11:00a – Worship, Praise and Celebration of the Word
     12:00p – “Hanging of the Greens” – annual decorating of the Church
              (Plan to hang around and help for a little while)
 
November 30 (Thursday)
     7:00p – Advent Study “Angels Among Us” #1
          For youth and adults (childcare available)
 
December 1 (Friday)
     9:00a – “Bible Talk” – Genesis 24
     5:00p – Christmas Parade line-up at Middle School
     6:30p – City of Caddo Mills – Christmas Parade
 
December 3 (Sunday) – First Sunday of Advent!
 
December 6 (Wednesday)
     Senior Adult “KIDS” outing to Commerce and serving lunch to Wesley Group
 
December 7 (Thursday)
     7:00pm – Advent Study “Angels Among Us” #2
 
December 14 (Thursday)
     7:00pm – Advent Study “Angels Among Us” #3
 
December 15 (Friday)
     “Parent’s Night Out” – Polar Express!  Email Teresa Whitney at kids@cmumc.org for details and to reserve a spot for you
 
December 17 (Sunday)
     11:00am – Children’s Christmas Play during worship
     5:30pm – C.R.E.W. Christmas Party
 
December 18 (Monday)
     6:30pm – FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
 
December 21 (Thursday)
    7:00pm – Advent Study “Angels Among Us” #4
 
December 24 (Christmas Eve – Sunday)
     11:00am – Worship
     5:00pm – Community Candlelight Service and Open House
 
December 31 (New Year’s Eve – Sunday)
     FIFTH SUNDAY Potluck!
 
I know, I hear you now . . . that is a lot!!  Yet I believe we will be so much stronger through our commitment to Christ and each other!