December 6, 2022

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See what's happening this week.

12/06 - 7:00 PM:


12/07 - 11:30 AM:

Creative Writing Class

12/08 - 5:30 PM:

Women’s Bible Study - ZOOM

12/08 - 6:00 PM:

Covenant Rehearsal

12/08 - 6:00 PM:

Handbell Chorus Rehearsal

12/08 - 7:00 PM:

Chancel Choir/Cantata Rehearsal

12/10 - 7:30 AM:

Men’s Bible Study -

Trinity Lutheran Fellowship Hall

12/10 - 8:45 AM:

Cason Bag Lunch - Fellowship Hall

12/10 - 10:00 AM:

GriefShare - Library

12/10 - 12:00 PM:

UWF Christmas Luncheon at

the McDonough Home

12/11 - 9:15 AM & 11:00 AM:

Children's Sunday School

12/11 - 9:15 AM:

KickStart Worship Service

12/11 - 10:15 AM:

The Upper Room Reflections - ZOOM

12/11 - 11:00 AM:

Traditional Worship Service

12/11 - 3:00 PM:

A Christmas of Poetry & Song - Cantata

12/11 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM:

Bible Buddies - Classroom #1

12/11 - 5:30 PM:

All are welcome at Seekers Dinner & Discussion



With the increase in children attending our services, we are seeking volunteers to staff our Narthex Nursery on Sunday mornings. If you adore small children, love to rock babies, eat goldfish, and would be willing to cover one Sunday a month, Cason's Children’s Ministry would love to have you join their team! Contact Emily Popolizio, Director of Family Ministries, if you are interested or know someone who is interested.


we are looking for an individual or individuals who may be interested in leading these ministries. No formal training is required, in fact all that is needed is the love of kids ages 10 - 18 and the ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages and the ability to work with other adults, youth ministry leaders, and youth.

On Sunday, December 11th at 3:00 pm, come and be enthralled with our Chancel Choir, Ed Krynicki and Elaine Reinhardt as they present a beautiful Christmas Cantata. 


Poignant yet powerful, sentimental yet scriptural, this cantata features 5 original free-verse poems and Scripture readings interspersed with Christmas anthems, including 7 beloved carols. This is a wonderful addition to your Holiday. Bring a friend, your family and sit and be inspired. 


Immediately afterward, meet and greet the performers and enjoy a time of fellowship. See you on the 11th of December. 

Thank you to all of those who brought your pledge cards to the altar on Sunday. We're off to a good start for 2023!

You can complete the card virtually at https://casonumc.org/commitment-card; or contact the church office at 561.276.5302 to have a card mailed to you.


We thank you for your prayerful commitment to the missions and ministries of Jesus Christ through Cason.



Beginning on December 7th, from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM, the Sew N’ Sews will be gathering in the craft room to sew again. We will be creating Aprons for the Seekers class and if interest is shown in quilting, we will do that also. Any ministry of Cason that is in need of specially sewn items, please let us know. We are also willing to teach those who would like to create simple, useful projects. Call Nancy at 757-642-4486 for details. All you need is a good pair of scissors and a desire to create! We hope you will join us for some fun and creative time together. My email is Nancynow62@aol.com. We have machines, fabric and notions on hand. Hope you will join us no matter what your skill level is.

Poinsettia Orders: It is time to place your order for poinsettias to grace the altar during the Christmas Season. You can fill out a form in the office, or on line. You can also call Sharon at (954) 383-1400. 

All orders must be in by December 18th. 

Click HERE to buy poinsettia online


Help and hope as you navigate

the Christmas season.

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?

Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:

·        How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays

·        What to do about traditions and other coming changes

·        Helpful tips for surviving social events

·        How to discover hope for your future

Our GriefShare Surviving the Holidays will be on December 10th from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

For more information call Julie Burton at 561-445-0731 or Cason Church Office at 561-276-5302.

More than two thousand years ago, a star appeared in the East as a beacon and a guide to the newly arrived Messiah, Jesus. We talked a bit last week about the biblical account of the star. It receives a more central role in Christmas pageants than it got in the Gospel accounts of the Christmas story. But despite its brief biblical appearance, it was a star that led people to Jesus, just as the star leads us to Jesus this Advent season.

This week is all about love. As we hear from John, “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” This is true love, and true love is meant to be so overwhelming that we are moved to share it with others. This time of year, the world would have you believe that love is shown by what you buy for someone, and it is measured by the cost of that gift. But Jesus payed the ultimate price for the gift He gave us and there is nothing more precious for us to give than that love He shared with us.

Click here to read more

On Saturday, December 17 at the Christmas Family Festival outside Cason, the Cason Kids Care group will be selling lemonade again! We are raising money for FFTP, “Food for The Poor”, serving islands in the Caribbean and impoverished communities in central America.

Sunday, December 18 at 9:15 AM the Cason Kids Chorus will perform our Christmas hymn, Away in the Manger.

Questions? Call Emily Popolizio 978-337-2690

VBS Event:

“The Nativity, Birthday for Jesus”

Thursday, December 22, 2022

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This is a one-day Vacation Bible School Event: Learn about the Nativity and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

In the afternoon, we will learn songs, wrap gifts for needy children, and have a birthday celebration for Jesus.

Admission is free, but we ask that each child bring one unwrapped, age-appropriate new toy. Lunch will be provided.

Slots are limited and

Pre-Registration is required.

Learn more and Register at Nativity VBS

Staffing: Children will be assigned to a small group of 10, based on age and grade. All staff are vetted through background checks and United Methodist safety training. Teaching staff is current or retired public school teachers. Support staff are members of Cason Church.

Contact: Emily Popolizio, program director (text or call 978-337-2690) 

Betty Crane and her family want to thank everyone for their kindness during their recent bereavement of their granddaughter, Anna Dickerson. Your cards, phone calls, meals, assistance with the reception and your attendance at the Celebration of Life for Anna are things we will remember in our hearts for a long while. 

God Bless each of you.

Yours in Christ, Betty Crane. 

Join us for an End of Year Celebration

Cason Kids Club Graduation

Thursday, December 15th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Catered Dinner

Christmas Carols

Awards for Outstanding Achievement

Review of the Fall Sessions (14 weeks)

The Book Circle will not meet in December due to the many commitments during the holiday season. The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 26, in the Cason Library at 1:30 pm. “This Tender Land” by William Kent Krueger will be presented by Marie Gabrielson. After a terrible crime is committed, four youngsters leave a Native American school in Minnesota to journey down the Mississippi in search of a place to call home. You’ll love reading this heartwarming adventure.

Others coming up:

February 23, 2023          

“The Four Winds”, by Kristen Hannah 

March 30, 2023                 

“The Lincoln Highway”, by Amor Towles 

Mal Bates and Marlene Weir, Leaders

Winter Celebration

Saturday, December 17th

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

342 N. Swinton Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33444

Adults: $10 - Children: FREE

Raffle | Food |Music

Vendors | Nature Play

There will be four very unique holiday worship services this year.


December 24th: Beginning with the Service of the nativity geared to families at 5:00 PM and at 7:00 PM the traditional Candlelight service.


December 25th, at 10:00 AM: Celebrate Christ’s birth with a service of lessons and carols. You will experience the birth of Christ with scriptures and beloved carols. Both Inspirational and moving.


January 1st, at 10:00 AM: Join your Cason family in a renewal of the Commitment service. 

Per John Wesley, "The heart of the service, focused in the Covenant Prayer, requires persons to commit themselves to God. This covenant is serious and assumes adequate preparation and continual response to the covenant." Listen and immerse yourself in the litany which Wesley prepared. Start 2023 walking with Christ on January 1st, and throughout the rest of the year. 


Author, publisher and professor Karina Holosko will be offering workshops in creative writing on Wednesdays, starting October 5th at 11:30 AM.

All writers welcome.  You will learn ways to create, organize and improve your writing during these sessions. 

There is no charge for the workshops.


Cason has partnered with RightNow Media, an online video library that allows you to access more than 6,000 Bible-based resources. Once you create your account and log in, you'll find tons of resources to browse through. Watch these videos from your phone, tablet or computer

Click here to register or log in


These Navy Blue, Sport-Wick Polos keep you cool and dry, and feature our beautiful new logo embroidered on the left chest.

You can place your order on Sunday morning in the Narthex, in the Church Office or online.

 Click Here to order your Cason Polo

Our second episode features Ezra Krieg, the chairman of the Delray Beach Initiative to End Homelessness. 

Worship @ Cason


Sundays at 9:15 AM


Sundays at 11:00 AM

Online worship services are available Sunday mornings for those who are unable to meet in person. Watch us Live, either on Facebook, YouTube, Cason Website or on the Cason App.

Facebook  YouTube  Web

Options for Children During Worship Services

Narthex Nursery

Ages: infant- 3 years

Small room in close proximity to sanctuary with toddler-friendly toys, crib and changing table. Available for self-service or vetted adult. Ask an usher to show you.

Children's Church

Ages: 4-11 years

Children sit with family in sanctuary for first hymn or song, and then leave with a teacher for class held in the Education wing of the building. Your child will be brought to you in the sanctuary after worship. If you are new, ask any usher in the Narthex for assistance.

 Virtual Sunday School

Home Packets Option

Online 10:15-11:00.

Contact the Church office for details and to register.

 If you would like to request a “home packet” for the current week’s Sunday School lesson to do at home, please call the church office.

Parents are always welcome to keep their children with them during the service. There are activity packets available for children who would enjoy some diversion during the service.

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Cason Staff

Contact Information

Cason office - 561.276.5302

Rev. David M. Schmidt - Lead Pastor                                 Marcela Fileto - Assistant to the Pastor

pastor@casonumc.org                                                        mfileto@casonumc.org   

Ed Krynicki - Director of Music                                           Janice Heffernan - Treasurer

organisted@aol.com                                                           finance@casonumc.org

Jo Ann Guertin - Financial Secretary                                Andrea Rawls - Facility Liaison

giving@casonumc.org                                                        arawls@casonumc.org

Sharon Bebout - inSPIRE Resource Coordinator




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