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Advent Devotions

Next Sunday, as Advent begins, we will begin a series of daily Advent devotional messages. These messages will be sent out by email each morning. If you are not currently receiving the church’s Mid-Week Message, but would like to receive this Advent series, please write your email address clearly on this morning’s attendance pad, or send an email to info@campbellunited.org. For those who do not have access to email, you can pick up each week’s messages on Sunday morning from the table in the Narthex entry where written sermons are displayed.

Elmwood Advent Meditations

Elmwood Advent Meditations Are Here! Partnership: God with Us, an Advent booklet containing art and writings by Elmwood inmates, is available for a donation of $10. Your donation will also provide a copy of these meditations to an inmate. These booklets are sponsored and produced by CIC (Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy) Ministries serving our county jails. Stop by the Art & Spirit Ministry table after worship services on Nov. 16th, 23rd, & 30th to obtain these beautiful gifts. For more information, please contact Sue Foyle (suefoyle@sbcglobal.net).

Sunday Morning Umbrellas

Thanks to a generous donation, we have a supply of Campbell United Methodist Church umbrellas on campus to use Sunday mornings. They will be available to assist worshippers going between the Sanctuary and the parking lot on rainy mornings. (And let’s pray for lots of rainy mornings to use them!)

Bright Days Bake Sale [Return to top]

Last month, $1,000 worth of plants, planters and equipment belonging to Bright Days was stolen from the patio outside the Asbury Room. This morning during Fellowship Hour, Bright Days will hold a Bake Sale to help raise money to replace the items. ($1,000 is the amount of the insurance deductible, so there is no insurance compensation for the theft.) This is a great chance to stock up on baked goods for the holidays!

Giving Tree [Return to top]

Put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas! Gift Tags will are available on our Giving Tree, which is in the foyer of Fellowship Hall. Choose a gift tag from the Giving Tree, and purchase that toy or item for a child in need. Bring the item to the church office by December 8th. Please do not wrap the gift, but please tape the gift tag to the gift.

Alternative Gift Faire Begins Next Sunday [Return to top]

On Sunday, November 30th, our annual Alternative Gift Faire begins. This is an opportunity for your Christmas giving to be aligned with your beliefs. Instead of spending time and money in a commercial frenzy, give hope and help to the world by donating to charitable organizations in honor of family and friends.

During Fellowship Time, browse the available organizations and Advances. Decide what gifts you want to give to whom, then go to the cashier’s table for your gift cards. Write one check to Campbell UMC – we tally the donations to each organization and forward the funds when the Alternative Gift Faire ends . Shopping lists will be in your bulletin, as well as at the cashier’s table. After November 30th, the gift cards will be in the office through December 24th.

Giving Tuesday [Return to top]

A more compassionate and rational alternative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, allows you to give online to help and heal the world, and have your generosity extended through matching funds.

When you give through General Board of Global Ministries, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1 million dollars!

On Tuesday, December 2nd, visit www.umcmission.org/give to find Advance Special projects.

Last year, United Methodists around the world collectively raised 6.5 million dollars. 11,000 individuals and 34 churches gave 16,300 gifts to the mission and ministries they believed in.

It was a wonderful sign of commitment and extravagant generosity, maximizing the impact of thousands of United Methodists coming together on one day to transform the world.

UMC Giving Tuesday is part of an international movement to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season. It offers an opportunity to start off the holiday season by giving instead of getting by supporting organizations that are transforming the world.

Church Charge Conference [Return to top]

On Wednesday, December 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room, Campbell UMC will present its annual “State of the Church” report. As part of the Conference this year, we will vote on new officers. All Church Members are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Women of the Manger [Return to top]

What is the true gift you want for yourself for Christmas? What gift will you take from the manger? Come join the United Methodist Women on Thursday, December 4th, in the Fireside Room, as we journey to the manger to renew our faith in the hope, joy, and love of Christmas. All are welcome! General meeting at 9:30 a.m., with Refreshments at 10:30 a.m., and Program at 11:00 a.m.

Tickets to Holiday Peace Fair [Return to top]

Tickets are being sold to the Holiday Peace Fair on December 6th for a donation of $2.00. Your donation will help buy food for the Stop Hunger project that will take place March 14th, 2015.

Stop Hunger Now is a global humanitarian aid organization that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger since 1998. Every year, Stop Hunger Now provides millions of nutritious meals and other life-saving aid to children and families all over the world. Stop Hunger Now collaborates with existing development efforts in vulnerable communities to provide meals to places such as schools, orphanages, nurseries and medical clinics.

Stop Hunger Now started its meal packaging program in 2005. Each six-serving bag produced by Stop Hunger Now volunteers includes rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix with 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Each meal costs only 29 cents and has a shelf life of two years. $5.00 will provide over 17 meals, $20.00 provides 69 meals. Our goal is to package 20,000 meals on March 14th, 2015.

Amazon Smile ☺ [Return to top]

Do you shop at Amazon? How often do you go to amazon.com to order something? Most of us use amazon.com pretty regularly. Next time you order, go to www.smile.amazon.com, so that the church will get a percentage of your purchase. Select “Campbell United Methodist Church” as the organization receiving the percentage. It’s a painless and easy way to contribute to the church’s income!

Ewaste4Good Recycling [Return to top]

If you have old electronics, video games, computers, laptops, printers, appliances, televisions and more, let Ewaste4good clear the clutter for you. Ewaste4good will come to your house and collect your unwanted electronic waste. They will securely shred the items and recycle the components they can, reducing our landfill.
Best of all, you can designate CUMC as the donation recipient. When you call or go online, select CUMC as the charity you want to sponsor. It’s a win-win situation! You have a clean and clutter-free house, and CUMC gets a donation. Call 1-800-317-3112, or go online to www.ewaste4good.com.