This coming Sunday, November 24, 2019, will be a busy day at McFarland UMC. There are several things happening that day. Here is a list:
- This is pledge Sunday. Please prayerfully consider your gifts to the church for the coming year, fill out your pledge card for the General Budget, and turn it in at the end of the service. If you cannot be at the service this Sunday, please mail the card that you received to the church so that we can have a record of your pledge.
- We will celebrate the end of the church year with a meal in the Fellowship Hall after worship. The church is supplying the meat. Plan to bring a side dish or a dessert.
- During Children’s Time, we will dedicate the shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. If you are putting together a shoebox, please be sure to bring it to church on Sunday.
- Please plan to pick up an Advent Devotional and coin bank to collect money for the Society of St. Andrew. You can find information at this link. The Society of St. Andrew feeds the hungry by working with food banks throughout the country. We invite you to drop your spare change into the coin banks and bring them to the church by Epiphany Sunday on January 5, 2020. Our Christmas Eve offering will go to help this vital ministry.
In addition to all of this, this Sunday marks the end of the Church Year with Christ the King Sunday. We will combine Christ the King and Thanksgiving in our worship service for what I hope will be a meaningful time of worship.
Decorating the Church for Advent
The first Sunday of Advent will fall on December 1. This upcoming week is Thanksgiving week. To accomplish what we need to accomplish, we will decorate the church for Advent on Monday, November 25 beginning at 1:00 p.m. If you can help with the decorations, please plan to come to the church to help out. We will take care of all of the decorations EXCEPT the placing of the wreaths at the entrances. The wreaths will go up on Sunday morning, December 1.
As we prepare to enter into the Advent Season, my prayer for us is that we may continue to seek God’s will as we minister to our community. As we prepare for Thanksgiving, I am thankful to be serving you.