You are invited to worship this Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Advent. We are replacing our traditional format with a cantana, where scripture readings and choir performances dominate the worship. Come sing and be merry with at Mt. Washington United Methodist Church, 6365 Corbly Road.
12 days of Christmas..
.1. The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ
2. Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments
3 Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love
4.The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
5. The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament
6. The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation
7. Seven swans a-swimming represented the seven fold gifts of the Holy Spirit- Prophecy,Serving, Teaching, Encouraging, Contribution, Leadership and Mercy
8. The eight maids a milking were the 8 beatitudes (blessed are) from Jesus sermon on the Mount in the Bible, New testament, book of Matthew 5th chapter
9. Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit- Love, Joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and Self Control
10 The ten lords a-leaping were the 10 commandments found in the Bible, Old Testament, the book of Exodus, chapter 20
11. The eleven pipers piping were the eleven faithful disciples
12. The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles Creed.
Enjoy Christ this Christmas! Pastor Penny Magee
Every Sunday is special at church, but this Sunday is EXTRA special.
The children of the church and the CEC will perform their Christmas Pageant, and after worship we will have cake to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.
Watch the video to get a 90 second preview from Pastor Penny. Worship starts at 10AM at 6365 Corbly Road. See you then!
It’s Giving Tuesday! It’s the day non-profits ask for money after you have already exhausted your checking account on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But we have a special request, better than all the other requests.
The carpet in the Sanctuary is not pretty. We move area rugs around to try to conceal this, but you know what we’re doing.
The good news is we have planned to address this. We have estimates that place the cost of replacement at $22,000. And we have raised, get this, over $17,000 towards replacement!
Can you help us get over the top? We have a site up and running for online giving. Go here
https://tithe.ly/give?c=161637 to give today!
Be sure to select Renewal Capital Campaign from the “give” section.
Thank you everyone for taking care of our church building and ensuring it will be around for generations to come.
Being grateful for the present makes us able to fully experience life’s best moments.
What Are You Thankful For?
Studies have shown that people who practice gratitude report experiencing more joy, express more compassion and generosity, and are even less likely to get sick. But how do you nurture a spirit of thankfulness when busy-ness distracts you from the joy around you?
Remember our,” I thank God for…” moleskin notebooks? Did you get one? It’s not too late. Stop by the church and nourish your thankfulness to God! Here are a few of the things that I’m thankful for that happened yesterday at church.
I Thank God For…
I thank God for the family that appeared after worship to drop off coats for the homeless. They had seen on our church sign that we are accepting winter coats for the homeless and I quickly explained that the Kingdom Warriors ministry serves the about 200 homeless each Monday. Cheryl agreed to deliver the coats right away to Betty Richard so that tonight some people will be warm.
I thank God for the 160 cans we’ve collected to go to the food pantry and the for the church member who challenged us with their match of 50 cans. Some people won’t be hungry now.
I’m thankful for Dennis’s beautiful music. He can play anything! Music really helps us worship God! We had the privilege of worshiping Almighty God!
I’m thankful for my husband who prepared a good Bible study for the men’s prayer group and for Randy who cooked the breakfast. We are thankful for godly men.
What are you thankful for? E-mail me and/or the whole church and let us know.
Joy in gratitude to Christ, Pastor Penny
Mt Washington UMC is looking for new choir members and others to come out and share their gift of music with others. Practices are at 7:00pm on Wednesday nights. There are great opportunities for traditional and contemporary music. A Christmas Cantata is being prepared for December 22 in the morning. Cannot commit to a whole season of sing…consider being a part of this year’s cantata. Who knows you might find you want to stay longer!!!