Keep reading to find out about everything going on at WAYNECHURCH!
Friday 12.01.2017
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
DECORATE THE CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS & SHOW HOSPITALITY TO OUR NEIGHBORS, TONIGHT @5:30-8:30PM!! *PARKING NOTICE!
*TONIGHT, December 1, 2017 @5:30-8:30PM Come for hot cider, cocoa, cookies, and fellowship as we come together in beautifying our sanctuary for the Advent season this evening between 5:30 and 8:30PM! We will be extending hospitality to those waiting in line for the carriage rides too (as we did last year)! Drop by any time, before or after the Wayne Tree Lighting, to help us decorate and greet our community with Christmas cheer! Don’t miss it! 

*Please be aware, the roads that lead to our parking lot will be closed around 5:00/5:30PM to accommodate the carriage rides. Those who arrive after this time will need to park in the municipal lot across the street or be directed by police officers to the Radnor Middle School lots. The police have been notified of our event, and are happy to direct you to where you may park (so let them know you are from Wayne Methodist Church). Our doors will be open to the officers who will be working the carriage event, so please give them a warm welcome and your thanks for the services they perform every day!
CHRISTMAS RUMMAGE SALE CONTINUES TOMORROW!
Come shopping yourself to find some wonderful, one-of-a-kind bargains!
  • SALE HOURS: Friday, December 1 @ 8:30AM-1:00PM; Saturday, December 2 @ 9:00AM-Noon
EASTERN UNIVERSITY CHOIR ADVENT WORSHIP & COMMUNION THIS SUNDAY 12/3 @ 10:30AM!
THIS SUNDAY, December 3, 2017 @ 10:30AM, we welcome to our worship and communion service the choir of Eastern University—under the direction of Dr. Ronald A. Matthews. This marks our 10 th year of celebrating Advent with their accompanying voices and talents!
W O R S H I P
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - NEW SERMON SERIES! Eastern University Choir Advent Worship & communion!
SEARCHING FOR JESUS | An Advent Sermon Series
*STARTS THIS SUNDAY, December 3! Sleigh bells, tinsel, wrapping paper, and reindeer are all familiar sights of the Christmas season. During this special time of year that is meant to celebrate his birth, we are often left searching for Jesus. This Advent season, join us each week as we rediscover the stories of those who searched for him on that very first Christmas. Their stories may help you find him too.

*THIS SUNDAY, December 3 @ 10:30AM! The Eastern University Choir will be with us for worship in their 10 th annual Advent performance with our church! Come and enjoy their wonderful voices joining alongside ours in a morning of worship and communion as we anticipate the celebration of our Savior’s birth during the Advent season!

THIS SUNDAY | King Herod
December 10 | The Wisemen
December 17 | Simeon & Anna
December 24 | The Shepherds

Scripture : Matthew 2:13-16
Preaching : Pastor Tom Ebersole

Participating this Sunday
Head Host : Dan Cushing
Hospitality Team : Liz Howley, Stan Lindgren, & Jarrod Quigley
Hospitality Greeters & Fellowship Hour : Strattion, Morris, Sherretta
Guest Director of Music : Dr. Ronald A. Matthews
Special Musicians :
  • Prelude - Eastern U Choir, "Sing, Be Glad"
  • Offertory - Eastern U Choir, "We Shall Light a Thousand Candles"
  • Worship through Music - Eastern U Choir, "Mary, Did You Know"
  • Communion/Meditative Music - Eastern U Choir, "The Lamb" & "All Is Well"
  • Ministry of Music - Eastern U Choir, "Silent Night"
  • Benediction Response - Eastern U Choir, " Joy to the World"
 
Children's Message : N/A (communion)
Worship Childcare Volunteers : Katie Quigley, Kate Buckley, & Meghan Buckley
LADIES' ADVENT COMMUNION TEA 12/12!
Tuesday, December 12 @ Noon! During these days of uncertainty and recent tragic events, the Advent season helps us remember and reaffirm the messages of Faith, Hope, Joy, Love, and Peace. Come and bring your friends—from this church, from other churches, or from no church—to share in this festive and seasonally-meaningful annual event . Come for the whole worship service and elegant tea, or for a portion of the event, if necessary!

TO HELP WITH THE WORSHIP SERVICE:

FOOD AND SET-UP HELP NEEDED! Set up begins at 11:30AM and we are looking for those willing to contribute some tea-type foods (i.e. cookies, tea sandwiches, and tea breads).

NEED CHILDCARE? We will be providing it in the preschool room, but we need your childcare RSVP!

A special UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) collection for the Disaster Response Fund to benefit women and children from the recent hurricanes has been selected for this event and you can add your support by your presence and/or your gift.
CHRISTMAS SERVICE SCHEDULE!
Sunday, December 24, 2017
  • 10:30AM - Family Service
  • 10:00PM - Christmas Music Prelude
  • 10:30PM - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
N U R T U R E
PARENTS' CHRISTMAS POTLUCK TOMORROW NIGHT @ 6PM!
*TOMORROW, Saturday, December 2, 2017, 6:00 PM   @ the Whitman's!   You are cordially invited to the Wayne Church Parent Christmas Potluck at the home of Brad and Christy Whitman. This annual gathering of   parents of children newborn to 12 th   grade   (though ALL are welcome to attend)   is a festive and casual night of food and fellowship.   Please bring your favorite holiday dish to share (appetizer, side, salad, or dessert).
ALL-CHURCH ADVENT DINNER NEXT SUNDAY 12/10!
NEXT SUNDAY, December 10, 2017 @ 5:00PM | Dinner cost: $5/person. Join us for our annual all-church Advent Dinner on Sunday, December 10 at 5:00PM in the Gathering Place (lower level). We will be serving a hot meal with china and candlelight followed by dessert and crafts for the kids! Help is needed for set-up, cooking/serving, and clean-up so click below to sign up or RSVP!

If transportation is a concern for those not able to drive at night please let us know and we'll be happy to make arrangements for you.

Any questions or interested in volunteering to help, please reach out to: Emily Quinones or Janet French!
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE & YOUTH VOLUNTEERS
  • 12/3 - Katie Quigley, Kate Buckley, & Meghan Buckley
  • 12/10 - Paige LeGrand, Julia Fisher, & A. Glanzmann
  • 12/17 - Denise Carmichael, Kirby Brislin, Kate Buckley, Temmi Kallick, & Mason Brislin
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & FELLOWSHIP HOUR
  • 12/3 - Stratton, Morris, & Sherretta
  • 12/10 - Quigley, Ambler, & Hand
  • 12/17 - Mackey, de Leon, & Klingerman
HOSPITALITY HOSTS UPCOMING
  • 12/3 - Dan Cushing (head host), Liz Howley, Stan Lindgren, & Jarrod Quigley
  • 12/10 - Dan Cushing (head host), Claudine Estrade, Beth Lindgren, & Paul Taylor
  • 12/17 - Brian Ivey (head host), Juan de Leon, Danny Scott, & Rich Switzer
YOUTH EVENTS!
  • 12/1 – Middle School Toy Shopping
  • 12/3 – Senior High Toy Shopping
  • 12/15 - Middle School Christmas Party
  • 12/17 - Senior High Christmas Party
  • No confirmation or Sunday School on 12/24 or 12/31!
SENIOR LUNCHEON 12/14!
Thursday, December 14 (*2nd Thursday) @ Noon! : December’s speakers, our very own Jen & Paul Shillingford, will be speaking to us about the Wayne Church food pantry. Please bring a plate of Christmas cookies to be distributed to our food pantry recipients! 

Below are the next date's speakers & topic. Click on the button below for the full schedule!

  • January 18, 2018 | Charlie & Weezie Baker| Founders of Baker Industries that provides work training for those who traditionally have difficulty holding jobs - mentally & physically handicapped, homeless persons, & ex-offenders.

*YOU MUST RSVP TO THE CHURCH OFFICE BY THE TUESDAY BEFORE THE LUNCHEON SO THAT WE MAY PLACE OUR CATERING ORDER ACCORDINGLY! RSVP to Laura Koch - L.santamaria@wayneumc.org or call (610)688-5650.*

QUESTIONS? Email Marge & Art Miller at ammiller12@aol.com
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS!
SUNDAYS @ 9:15AM in the Parlor! Our Methodist tradition comes through England.   Increasingly, the Christian traditions of many in the United States come through Latin America and Spain.   Please join us in the parlor for a Sunday School class on this topic.
SUNDAY SCHOOL AND CHILDCARE OVER CHRISTMAS!
There will be no Sunday school (for children or adults) on Christmas Eve morning, Sunday, December 24, 2017 or New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, 2017. For the 10:30AM service on Christmas Eve, we ask that you bring your whole family to our child- and family-friendly Christmas Eve worship service in the sanctuary at 10:30AM.
PIZZA & UN-DECORATING OF THE SANCTUARY 1/5/2018!
Friday, January 5 @ 5:30-7:30PM | Come for pizza, fellowship, and the breakdown of our Christmas decor in the sanctuary! Lend a helping hand to our staff in safely storing away our beautiful Christmas decorations for next year! Drop by anytime between 5:30 and 7:30PM!
THE BOOK OF ACTS DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY! (starting in mid-March)
*8-week study starting in mid-March! Tuesdays @ 7:00PM in the Parlor | Rev. Galen Black will be teaching a Bible study on the Book of Acts (the Acts of the Apostles) from mid-March through mid-May. Precise dates are TBA. It will be an 8-week study meeting Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:45PM.
JOIN ONE OF OUR ONGOING STUDIES!
*Ladies' Morning Bible Study (Conference Room) - TUESDAYS @ 10:15AM
 
* Peculiar Treasures Bible Study (Art Room) - WEDNESDAYS @ 9:15AM
 
*Ladies' Evening Bible Study (Kimm Ebersole's house) - Meets twice per month. Email Kimm for upcoming dates!

*Coming soon! The Book of Acts Disciple Bible study - TUESDAYS @ 7PM
O U T R E A C H
SIGN UP NOW! CHOSEN 300 UPCOMING MEAL 12/23!
*Saturday, December 23 | Every other month, Wayne Church provides a home-cooked meal for Chosen 300’s Pottstown location (150 N. Hanover Street). This ministry was launched with great success on Christmas Eve last year, and we are looking forward to partnering with Chosen 300 in serving the homeless again this Christmas! There are many ways you can support this project, from planning the worship service, to shopping for groceries, to cooking the food, to serving it on site on the night of Saturday, December 23. We will need all church volunteers for this meal! We have many opportunities for your involvement, so check out our many sign-up options by visiting the link below!

If you are interested or have questions, please email Kimm Ebersole or Agnes Fischer! Kimm Ebersole – ebersolekimm@gmail.com; Agnes Fischer - 5fischer.a@gmail.com
CHOSEN 300 TOY DRIVE!
Help bring joy to a child (ages 3 to 13 years old) in need by donating a toy this Christmas! This year you have the option to wrap and label (gender and age) or not to wrap the gift. We will be distributing these gifts on December 23 as we serve the Chosen 300 ministry in Pottstown! Donations are being collected in the toy train in the church office lobby!
5 th SUNDAY WORSHIP THROUGH SERVICE - COMMUNITY SERVICE FOOD SORTING DAY!
*Sunday, December 31, 2017 @ 9:15AM! Every month that has a 5th Sunday, our church gathers at 9:15AM on that day to worship through service - that is, to glorify God through helping our community through a service project. This month, on Sunday, December 31 @ 9:15AM we will come together on the lower level of 210 S. Wayne Ave for a short time of worship and prayer before using our time and talents to sort through recent donations to our Food Pantry, check their expiration dates, and prepare grocery bags for distribution to the needy in our community. Our Food Pantry ministry serves over 35 families (and counting) on a weekly basis! Please consider joining us for this exciting service project! If you are unable to join us for this event, you can still help our food pantry efforts! You can drop off non-perishable goods at the church, spread the word on social media, or make a monetary donation online ( www.tinyURL.com/GiveWayneChurch)! Help us to bless and serve the needy through this vital ministry!
WANTED: COORDINATORS FOR CHOSEN 300!
Chosen 300 has a need for 2 Coordinators!

WORSHIP COORDINATOR
The person in this role is responsible for making sure we have 2-3 volunteers needed for a brief service at each serving (6 times/year).   Volunteers can be booked a year in advance. You do not need to present for each serving date, just secure the volunteers needed.  
Roles to fill each time:
  • Someone to give a 5-minute message
  • Music (can be anything - playing Pandora on phone speakers or a person singing, playing guitar, etc.)
  • Someone to say a prayer

WAYNE KITCHEN MEAL PREP COORDINATOR
We would like to add a volunteer to join the team of 3 coordinators already in place.   The person in this role would work with the team to plan and supervise the cooking in our kitchen the Saturday morning/early afternoon of each serving (6 times/year).  If unable to make it all 6 times, let us know which ones you would be able to make.  

2017/2018 serving dates are:
12/23/17
2/24/18
4/28/18
6/23/18
8/25/18
10/27/18
12/22/18

INTERESTED in filling one of these roles? QUESTIONS? Please contact Agnes Fischer – 5fischer.a@gmail.com or Kimm Ebersole – ebersolekimm@gmail.com.

Thank you for prayerfully considering offering your time and gifts to this important ministry. 
CHOSEN 300 NEEDS KITCHEN SUPPLIES!
Do you have any of the following items that you can donate?
  • Measuring cups
  • Knives
  • Cutting Boards
  • Measuring spoons
  • Peelers
If you would like to donate any of the items above, they will be put to good use by our Chosen 300 Ministry Team to prepare meals for homeless and individuals in need.
2018 SPRING BREAK - COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP!
March 24-31, 2018 | Join us on our next mission trip to Costa Rica—an opportunity to Love and Serve Through Christ by supporting the growth of Methodist communities in Costa Rica and to experience being one global church with Costa Ricans of all ages.
W I T N E S S
CHILDREN'S MISSION PROJECT!
Thank you for your support of this year’s Texas BBQ Rub gift jars which our Sunday School children made to raise money for 2017 Hurricane relief. Due to early great reviews, we sold out in record time! We do however, have a limited number of “refills” for just $2.00 each, which will be available during Fellowship Hour after church (until they are gone).

ALL-CHURCH CAROLING! Friday 12/15
Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:30PM @ Wayne Center! Join with others from our congregation to bring joy to the residents at Wayne Center with an hour of singing Christmas carols. You can meet us at the Wayne Center (30 West Avenue, Wayne PA 19087) at 6:30PM or walk to the Wayne Center with a group from the church (leaving the church at 6:15PM). *New this year!* We will be having a pizza dinner at 5:30PM for those interested. Please RSVP for the dinner by contacting Michele Leonard - micheleleonard24@gmail.com (RSVP deadline: Thursday morning, December 14!)
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
December & January slots are open!  We need YOUR HELP to maintain our food pantry services! We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to help during Food Pantry Distribution Hours (Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am – 1pm). You can even sign-up for a half-shift (9-11am or 11am-1pm)! Duties entail handing out Food Pantry bags and greeting visitors. (You can bring a book, tablet, or laptop to pass the time!) Bear in mind that this is a vital ministry! Our volunteers are the face of our church to those who are in need, and your friendly face can go a long way toward making our recipients feel comfortable and welcome! INTERESTED? Please contact the church office – 610.688.5650 or email Laura Koch - L.santamaria@wayneumc.org
R E S O U R C E S
WANT TO SEE MORE OF WHAT WAYNE CHURCH IS UP TO?
Under the "Following" menu on our Facebook page, set your preferences to "See First." You can check out  this post from Facebook  for more information. We're also on  Instagram ! Use the buttons below to subscribe!
WAYNECHURCH | A United Methodist Community
610.688.5650