Prepare for Worship
December 5 , 2021
Homer United Methodist Church
We're opening the doors for Advent!

Worship is now both in person and livestreamed, so you can chose how you want to worship each week. Please make the choice that is most appropriate for your health needs.

If you are worshipping in person, wear a mask and maintain appropriate physical distance. We will safely celebrate the joy of the season together.
Special Shared Charge Conference
Special Charge Conference UPDATE

On Saturday, we will vote to empower Annelisa Neely, co-chair of the Homer UMC Board of Trustees, to vote on behalf of the church according the guidance given by The United Methodist Ad Hoc Committee regarding the Boy Scout bankruptcy settlement.

If you would like more information or have questions, please contact Pastor Lisa.

Topic: Special Joint Charge Conference re: BSA Bankruptcy
Time: Dec 4, 2021 4:00 PM Alaska
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Important Message from Superintendent Carlo Rapanut:

Call to Special Joint Charge Conference
I hereby call a special joint session of the charge conferences of the local churches listed above according to the provisions of ¶246.7 and 246.10 of the 2016 UMC Book of Discipline. This special shared session is being called in consultation with, and the consent of the pastors of the aforementioned local churches.

Where and When?
The special joint session will be held virtually via Zoom on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm Alaska Time. Anticipated adjournment is no later than 5:00 pm. The Zoom meeting information will be shared later.

Why?
The purpose of this special joint session shall be limited to receiving information relative to the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case and to vote on the following motion: We the ______________ United Methodist Church (approve) (disapprove) the BSA plan of reorganization and give authority for the chair of the board of trustees to execute the plan ballot document.

While this is special joint session, the votes will be recorded separately by local church.

Read the full letter here.
Important Dates on the Church Calendar
  • December 4, 4 pm: Special Joint Charge Conference on Zoom
  • December 5: Second Sunday of Advent
  • 9:30 am: Zoom Fellowship
  • 10 am: Handbell Choir rehearsal in sanctuary
  • 11 am: Worship in person or online
  • 12 pm: Marimba rehearsal in sanctuary
  • 1 pm: All the Good Advent Study - Chapter 2
  • December 7, 3 - 4 pm: Homer UMW Reading Group
  • December 8, 5:30 - 6:30 pm: Homer UMW Monthly meeting
All the Good
Resources for Children
Click here for today's Children's Bulletins and here for the answer sheets.

Advent-At-Home kits for families are available for pickup now. If you were unable to pick up your Advent kit this week, please contact the church office, or pick them up this week.
Naming Jesus: A
Family-friendly Advent Devotional for families with elementary school and above aged youth. Includes coloring pages for all ages.
Preparing the Way
While this is designed for families with younger children, the reflections, coloring pages, and activities are appropriate for all ages. Click here to download the devotional.
Prayer Requests

Please reply to this email with your prayer requests.

  • Prayers of strength and healing for families struggling with division
  • Prayers of healing for Donna Hinkle
  • Prayers of healing for Scott Lapp
  • Prayers for patience and strength for Crystal Lapp
  • Prayers of gratitude for Advent elves Shirley, Mike, Peggy, and Joe who decorated the church building for Christmas.
  • Prayers for the Early's Fairbanks family: healing from Covid
  • Prayers for Glenn & Marilyn Green: patience, strength, healing and endurance
  • Prayers of healing for Katy Adams
  • Prayers for Bernadine Jackson: patience and strength
  • Alaska Conference prayer focus: Anchorage Korean United Methodist Church. Won Jea Keum, Pastor.

Please reply to this email with your prayer requests!

Help Wanted!
Homer United Methodist Church is in need of someone to shovel the snow from the front steps, front and back ramps, and atrium entryway each time it snows. This position requires someone who can assess the daily weather condition, check the church to see if snow removal is required, and if it is, remove the snow before 9 am each day. This is a paid position. Contact the church office if you are interested.
Ways to Give
Thank you for your consistent giving! Your generosity allows us to continue our ministries with people in need in our community. There are many ways to give:

Give Online
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Send a Check
Homer United Methodist Church
770 East End Road
Homer AK 99603

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Spiritual Wellness Resources
Exploring Spiritual Practices

We practice spiritual disciplines so that when difficult times arise, we have tools to keep us grounded in peace, hope, joy, and love. Click here to watch Pastor Lisa's YouTube channel, Raven Fed.
Pastor Lisa's Current Schedule

Work Days: Sunday - Friday
Day Off: Saturday

Pastor Lisa is now serving as the pastor of Homer UMC 3/4 time and as the Alaska Director of Connectional Ministries 1/4 time. Please call or email to make an appointment.

Over the course of the week, if you are in need of comfort and worship, "visit" some of the other Alaskan United Methodist churches to watch their worship services. Click here to see the list of churches offering online worship.

Contact Us
770 East End Road
Homer, AK 99603
907-235-8528
http://www.homerumcalaska.org
https://www.facebook.com/HomerUnitedMethodistChurchAlaska