Advent DevotionsNext 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 MeditationsElmwood 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 (email@example.com).
Sunday Morning UmbrellasThanks 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!)
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.
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.
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.