Posted by: deercreekcharge | November 29, 2012

Give Us Light, Guide Our Feet

This Sunday, and for the three following weeks, we will be celebrating Advent, the beginning of the Christian year in which we prepare for the coming of Christ. Our scripture

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is Luke 1:67-79, which follows the birth of John the Baptist. John’s father, Zechariah, was prophesying how his son would prepare the way for Jesus. He proclaims: “By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet in the way of peace.”

At Deer Creek, we are beginning with a celebration of this new year, and after worship you are invited to join us for a time of food and fellowship as we decorate the church for Christmas! At Mt. Tabor, we are having a hanging of the greens service! Join us in the celebration!

CHURCH HAPPENINGS

We raised over a thousand dollars for Hurricane Sandy Relief. We raised $155 for the Board of Child Care and a lot of food for the Day Shelter during our Thanksgiving Eve service!

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: Dec. 21 (MT) and Christmas Eve (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.

Advent begins on December 2:

*Our Advent study begins Tues. Dec. 4 with lunch at noon at Tamberinos!

Regular bible study will follow on Mondays at 10 at Deer Creek Dec. 10 and 17, and we will wrap up Mon. Jan. 7 and 14th at 10 at Deer Creek. Please join us, even if you can only make one or two of the days!

*Donations to Mt. Tabor’s “Magic Jar” from Dec. 2-16 will go to purchase clothing for Hickory and Forest Hill Elementary Schools.

*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 2 pm on Sunday December 9!

*Sunday December 16:Bring socks (men’s, mostly), long underwear, boxers (large, extra large), sweatpants/sweatshirts (large/extra large) gloves, hats, or money to donate to the Day Shelter in worship!

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.

Prayer for the beginning of Advent:

Here I am, God. In this season of waiting and wondering, I open myself to you. Let us share our strength as we embrace each day. Amen. (Jan Richardson)

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