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Friday 12.08.2017
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
*ALL-CHURCH ADVENT DINNER THIS SUNDAY 12/10 @ 5PM!
THIS SUNDAY, December 10, 2017 @ 5:00PM | Dinner cost: $5/person. Join us for our annual all-church Advent Dinner this 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!

This year we will be offering  Valley Forge Brewing Co. decaf and regular coffee after dinner, brewed and served by our own Ian Wilson! Ian, part-owner of this brand-new, locally-roasted coffee co., will also be offering GIFT BAGS of his coffee for purchase to serve or give at Christmas! Part of the proceeds will support our Chosen 300 ministries. So plan to enjoy some great coffee after a delicious dinner, and maybe buy some to take home!

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!
W O R S H I P
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - New Members & baptism!
SEARCHING FOR JESUS | An Advent Sermon Series
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 10 @ 10:30AM we will be welcoming new members and witnessing the baptism of Sydney Sherretta!

December 3 | King Herod
THIS SUNDAY | The Wisemen
December 17 | Simeon & Anna
December 24 | The Shepherds

Scripture : Matthew 2:1-12
Preaching : Pastor Tom Ebersole

Participating this Sunday
Head Host : Dan Cushing
Hospitality Team : Claudine Estrade, Beth Lindgren, & Paul Taylor
Hospitality Greeters & Fellowship Hour : Quigley, Ambler, & Hand
Director of Music : Eric Cui
Special Music :
  • Worship through Music - Wesley Choir, "Will You Be Ready?"
  • Offertory - Chancel Chorale, "The Morning Star Will Rise"
 
Children's Message : Pastor Tom Ebersole
Worship Childcare Volunteers : Paige LeGrand, Julia Fisher, & A. Glanzmann
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 MUSIC SUNDAY IS NEXT SUNDAY 12/17!
Join us for our annual service of worship through musical performances from our choirs and instrumentalists! Celebrate with us next Sunday as we anticipate the coming of our savior in this Christmas season!
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
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
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE & YOUTH VOLUNTEERS
  • 12/10 - Paige LeGrand, Julia Fisher, & A. Glanzmann
  • 12/17 - Denise Carmichael, Kirby Brislin, Kate Buckley, Temmi Kallick, & Mason Brislin
  • 12/24 - Ellen Cushing, Kimm Ebersole, Kristen Schrader, Kaelyn Schrader, & Emily Brown
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & FELLOWSHIP HOUR
  • 12/10 - Quigley, Ambler, & Hand
  • 12/17 - Mackey, de Leon, & Klingerman
  • 12/24 - Ebersole & French
HOSPITALITY HOSTS UPCOMING
  • 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
  • 12/24 Family Service (10:30AM) - Tom Ford (head host), Jamie Layden, Jarrod Quigley, & John Wannenburg
  • 12/24 Candlelight Service (10/10:30PM) - Steve Bell (head host), Bob King, Ron Kirch, & Anne Mackin
YOUTH EVENTS!
  • 12/15 - Middle School Christmas Party
  • 12/17 - Senior High Christmas Party
  • No confirmation or Sunday School on 12/24 or 12/31!
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!
WOMEN'S EVENING BIBLE STUDY COMING UP!
Our next evening Bible study will be starting up again in January and March with a 6-session study of Ruth using the book, A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Kaziarz. All women welcome! This is a very casual evening Bible study; come when you can and leave when you need to, attend as you are able. We will meet two evenings per month at Kimm Ebersole's house. Exact dates TBA. QUESTIONS? Email Kimm – ebersolekimm@gmail.com 
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.
SERVICE AT CRADLES TO CRAYONS!
Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 1:00-3:00PM Ladies, please consider joining us at Cradles to Crayons as we help provide children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive. Children are invited to serve as well. Space is limited and every volunteer must pre-register using the link below.

Be sure to use our access code: a0RC000000ImtpT

All volunteers are encouraged to bring along donations of children’s everyday essential items. They are always in particular need of brand-new socks and underwear for girls and boys (up to size 14/16)! Click below for a list of items they do and do not accept. This is a rewarding way to engage in their mission and model from start to finish. Please remember to wear closed-toed shoes. Comfortable clothing is recommended. QUESTIONS? Contact Michele Leonard – micheleleonard24@gmail.com
UMATTER: EMPTY BOWLS! HELP END HUNGER!
Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 5:00-8:00PM Radnor High School’s Umatter, is thrilled to announce their third annual Empty Bowl fundraising event to help end hunger! This event will be held in our very own Gathering Place (lower level) on February 2, 2018 starting at 5:00PM. Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement to end hunger. You are cordially invited to come participate with us in this effort. Handmade bowls will be sold for $10 each. $10 will buy you a bowl, dinner, and will help to fill another’s empty stomach! All proceeds will benefit our church’s food pantry and the ABC house in Wayne! RSVP or QUESTIONS? Contact Amy Wildey – ianandamyw@msn.com 
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
ALL-CHURCH CAROLING NEXT FRIDAY 12/15 @ 6:30PM!
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!)
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).
THE RUMMAGE TEAM THANKS YOU!
The Rummage Team once again sends out a BIG THANK YOU to all whose hard work, cheerful service, generous donations, and shopping resulted in another successful Rummage Sale! We were able to create lots of community cheer, get donations to Chosen 300, Cradles to Crayons, a shoe charity, the Salvation Army toy drive, keep many things out of the landfill, AND raise upwards of $1400 for our own outreach and giving! We feel very blessed to now use these proceeds to enable Wayne Church to be a blessing to others.
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
2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES ARE HERE!
Please find your box of offering envelopes for 2018 and take them home with you! They are on a table in the narthex in alphabetical order. If you are unable to find your name and you would like to request envelopes for the year, contact Linda Sands at L.sands@wayneumc.org or call (610)688-5650 ext. 1006.
WAYNECHURCH | A United Methodist Community
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