Posted by: deercreekcharge | November 24, 2012

Loving God and Loving Our Neighbor

Apologies for the late post, folks! This Sunday is the last in the Christian year, and we will be reading Mark 12:28-34, the greatest commandments: loving God and loving our neighbor. And Jesus reminds us that when we do these two things we are not far from the kingdom of God. So have we gotten closer to the kingdom of God this year as a church? We will be praying for the upcoming year, that we can be a kingdom-building church that loves God and neighbor!

Also, get excited for the next four weeks of Advent! There will be dancing, some trumpet playing by the pastor’s husband, and all around merriment as we prepare for the birth of Christ!

CHURCH HAPPENINGS

Donate to UMCOR for hurricane relief in New York and New Jersey: Make checks out to UMCOR and write #3021787 in the memo line.

Help feed the Homeless at the Day Shelter (New Hope UMC, Edgewood) on the 3rd Friday of the month (MT) and 4th Monday of each month (DC). Next: Nov. 26 (DC).

Knit/Crochet No experience needed— will teach! Make scarves for the homeless or prayer shawls. Meets at 7pm at Mt. Tabor. Next Meeting: December 14.

Choir practice at Deer Creek is at 1:30 on Thursdays!

Advent begins on December 2:

Mt. Tabor Yard Sale! Saturday December 8: Invite your friends!

 Christmas Cookies and Caroling with the Pastor:

Join us at the Parsonage for Cookie Baking and Caroling!

Beginning at 3pm on Sunday December 9!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship: Monday, Dec. 24, 3pm at Mt. Tabor.

Christmas Eve Family Service: Monday, Dec. 24, 7pm at Deer Creek.

Special Events in Our Community:

Dublin United Methodist Church will have a Cookie Sale 11-3 on Sat. Dec. 8.

Emory UMC will host the Old Biddies Comedy show at 2pm also on Sat. Dec. 8.

Emory UMC will have a live Nativity from 4-9 on Fri Dec. 14. Bring your friends!

Grace Episcopal Church in Dublin will have a Longest Night Service on Fri. Dec. 21 at 7.

Weekly Prayer This is a Thanksgiving Day prayer so it is a little late, but we should continually cultivate thankfulness in our lives!

For the wide sky and the blessed sun, for the salt sea and the running water, for the everlasting hills and the never-resting winds, for trees and the common grass underfoot. We thank you for our senses by which we hear the songs of birds, and see the splendor of the summer fields, and taste of the autumn fruits, and rejoice in the feel of the snow, and smell the breath of the spring. Grant us a heart wide open to all this beauty, and save our souls from being so blind that we pass unseeing when even the common thornbush is aflame with your glory, O God our creator, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. (Walter Rauschenbusch)

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