Mondays, December 1-22
Meeting Room A
This Advent study, led by Pastor Ray is based on the book “Not a Silent Night: Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem” by Adam Hamilton. Imagine Jesus from Mary’s point of view—proud of her son, in awe of his gifts and mission, guided by love for him as a person and so much more. In this book, Adam Hamilton begins at the end, with Mary at the crucifixion and resurrection; travels back in time as she witnesses his life and ministry; and ends at the beginning, with the Christ child born in a stable, Mary’s beautiful baby. This year, experience Advent and Christmas with Mary.
We have pre-purchased a number of books which are available at the church for $12 each. Child care is available.
Christmas Eve Worship Times
Service geared towards families with children
Contemporary Praise Service
Led by the praise band
Traditional Worship Service
Led by the LUMC Choir
Special Folk Music Service
Led by guest musician Terry Carter and Friends
*Child care is available for the 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00 services.
Tuesday, December 2
10:00 am & 6:30 pm
We have formed small groups called Women Together. These women gather for fellowship, to pray for one another, to share their lives, encourage and support each other. Women Together will meet on December 2, at 10 am and 6:30 pm. Please contact Elizabeth Edmiston (firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-563-8840) if you are interested in joining a group.
Hosted by the Mary Martha Circle
Tuesday, December 9 | 11:00 am | Fellowship Hall
ALL ARE INVITED! Bring an appetizer, snack or dessert to share and a wrapped gift if you want to participate in the gift exchange. Husbands, friends, family members are all invited to this wonderful time of celebration.
WOMEN’S TOPICAL BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday, December 9 | 6:30 pm
All women are invited to a topical Bible study, “Faith, Fear and a Fistful of Chocolates”. This book, written by Debora Coty is tailored to your everyday fears—financial, health, relationships, loss, pain, the unknown, the what-ifs—both real and imagined. In an age of uncertainty, inspirational humorist Deb Coty promises peace and hope for a better future. You’ll come away refreshed, renewed, and ready to conquer your worries!
Childcare is available.
Family FUN Night!
Saturday, December 13 | 6:00 pm | Fellowship Hall
Everyone is asked to bring a bag or two to use to decorate the gingerbread houses. We will provide the icing, graham crackers and bases for the fun that is sure to ensue. We will be serving soup and sandwiches, drinks and chips before the building starts. While you are building your house with your family, we hope and pray that you will talk about what you want Christmas to be for your family this year.
Tuesday, December 16 | 10:00 am | Upper Room
At our December Crafter’s meeting, we will be working on baptism plaques. You will want to wear clothes you can paint in, and be prepared to be a blessing to the church. Crafters is open to all women who enjoy crafting and great fellowship. No experience required!
LADIES NIGHT OUT
Tuesday, December 16 | 6:30 pm
The next Ladies Night out will be on Tuesday, December 16 at 6:30 pm at the home of Nancy Eckert (2205 Adriane Drive, in Leander). We are going to have a ton of Christmas fun with a potluck dinner and white elephant exchange. Please keep your white elephant gift to a price of under $5. Nancy will be providing the dessert in the form of a s’mores bar. If you need directions, contact Nancy at (512) 983-7292. There will be childcare at the church.
MARY MARTHA CIRCLE
Tuesday, December 9 | 11:00 am
Topic: Christmas Party
Bring a finger food or dessert and a wrapped gift if you want to participate in the gift exchange.
All women interested in participating in work towards the ministries of our church are invited to come to and learn more.
Please Note: We do not have a Food N Fellowship in December.
The Book Club will not meet in December. We will meet on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10:00 am and 6:30 pm, to discuss “Redeeming Love” by Francine Rivers. This is a powerful retelling of the story of Gomer and Hosea. “Redeeming Love” is a life-changing story of God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. In January we will be discussing Parts 1 & 2 of the reading guide. The book is available in the following formats: paperback, hardback, Kindle, audio, mass market paperback. It is also available at local libraries and used bookstores.
The Book Club is open to anyone who loves to read and wants to share with others. If you would like more information about the LUMC Book Club, please contact Laureen Sutton at email@example.com.
We will not have a Parent’s Night Out in December. We will resume in January.
Parent’s Night Out is open to children ages 2 to 10. The cost is $10 per child for the night and reservations are required. We will play games, sing songs, eat snacks and do a fun craft before settling down for a “G’ rated movie. Children arriving before 6:30 pm are invited to bring their dinner and eat together. Pajamas and socks are encouraged, but not required. Bring a blanket, pillow and mat or something to lay on during movie time.
Pre-registration is required. To register, please contact the church office or see the sign up sheet in the fellowship hall.
BLAST! KIDS PLAY & PRAISE OUR GOD
Saturday, December 6 | 9:00-11:00 am
Saturday, December 13 | 9:00-11:00 am
TOPIC: We will be learning parts for the Children’s Christmas Play which will be presented to the congregation on Sunday, December 14 at 5:00 pm. All children who attend BLAST will be able to participate in the play.
BLAST! is open to children ages 3 (potty-trained) through 5th grade. We do crafts, sing songs, play games, and hear stories all designed to help children learn about our Savior and loving those around us.
UNITED METHODIST MEN
FELLOWSHIP | COFFEE | BREAKFAST
And Service to the Community Around Us
Open to men of all ages
The Methodist Men will not meet in December due to the Christmas holidays.