December 1, 2023

As Methodists, we are called to cultivate more disciples and deeper disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our community and world. You are invited to join us on the journey.

This week

Christmas Concert

Make plans to attend our annual Christmas Concert featuring the PUMC Choir with orchestra this Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4pm.

Usher in the Christmas season with a

Christmas Carol Concert, performed by the PUMC Worship Choir, handbell duet, and accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra.

Brimming with fresh arrangements of favorite carols, the concert has reflective moments,

both triumphant and tender, that celebrate the Christmas story.

Join Us For Worship

The word Advent means coming or arrival, and is the season we prepare for Jesus to arrive on Christmas Day! Each Sunday in Advent we'll prepare our hearts for Jesus by remembering that he will come again, that he comforts his people, that he invites us to participate in what he's doing in the world, and that he was born in a stable in Bethlehem.

This Week's Bulletin

This year, the fourth Sunday of Advent is also Christmas Eve. In lieu of morning services, we will email a recording of last year's Lessons and Carols service, and we hope you will join us at the Fair Barn at 3, 5, or 7pm.

Connections Play List

  1. I'm Going Free/Jailbreak—Benji Cowart, Tyler Miller, Jacob Sooter
  2. Open Up The Heavens—Meredith Andrews, Stuart Garrard, Jason Ingram, James McDonald, Andi Rozier
  3. In Christ Alone—Keith Getty, Stuart Townend
  4. Good To Be Alive—Jason Gray, Brandon Heath, Jason Ingram

Email requests to Tom Bernett.

Family Advent Workshop

You are invited to join us for our Family Advent Workshop this Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3:30pm. We will have food, games, and all the supplies needed to make an Advent wreath for your family to enjoy this season.

*A parent or other adult must stay for this event to help with making the advent wreath*


Angel Tree Gifts Due Dec. 3

All of the angels have been sponsored. Thank you for your generosity! Gifts are due at the church by Sunday, December 3. Please be sure to wrap all of your gifts and label each gift with your angel's name and number.

Volunteers Needed for Christmas Eve Services

Sign up this Sunday to volunteer to make the Fair Barn Christmas Eve services successful. There's a place for everyone! Sign up using the insert in Sunday's bulletin or contact the church office with your preferred service time and job (usher, greeter, communion server, or parking attendant).

Looking Ahead

UMM Habitat Workday

There is one more UMM Habitat Build day for 2023 scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8am-1pm. We need 10-12 volunteers. Men, women, and youth (over age 16) are encouraged to volunteer. No experience neccessary.

To sign up, contact UMM President, Bob Mustard.

Parents' Night Out

When: Friday, Dec 15 from 5:30-8pm

Parents, drop off your kids to have dinner and fun at church while you shop or have a quieter dinner or take a nap! Please use the link to sign up so we have enough food and volunteers.

Sign Up

Christmas Eve at the Fair Barn

Make plans to join us for one of the Christmas Eve services at the Fair Barn. There will be a Family Service at 3pm and Communion & Candlelight services at 5pm and 7pm. The Christmas Eve offering will go to Habitat for Humanity of the Sandhills this year.

Please note: There will be no Sunday morning services at PUMC on Sunday, December 24.

Holiday Office Hours

Please make note that the church office will be closed on the following dates:

Monday-Friday, Dec. 25-29

Monday, Jan. 1

If there is an emergency and you need to get ahold of a staff person, please call the church and leave a message. Voicemails left in the general mailbox (option #4) will be checked daily.

Staying Connected

Reflections on An Unlikely Advent

An Unlikely Advent guides readers through the themes of hope, love, joy, and peace by sharing the stories of Elizabeth and Zechariah, Herod, the Magi, and the shepherds. Watch the video to hear a PUMC staff member reflect on this week's material.

It's not too late to join in this self-guided study of An Unlikely Advent by creating an account on Amplify Media with our church access code, HXJRBD. Click link below.

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December Birthdays
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Pinehurst UMC has a Hearing Loop. The system provides clear sound directly to hearing aids with a t-coil. If you do not have a t-coil, a limited amount of headsets are available during worship.

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