Prepare for Worship
November 28, 2021
Homer United Methodist Church
We're opening the doors for Advent!

In person worship will resume on November 28 for the first Sunday of Advent. The worship service will also be livestreamed so you can participate from home. 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
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
  • November 28: First Sunday of Advent
  • 9:30 am: Zoom Fellowship
  • 10 am: Handbell Choir rehearsal in sanctuary
  • 11 am: Worship in person or online
  • 1 pm: All the Good Advent Study
  • November 30, 5 pm: Informational Webinar re: Boy Scout Bankruptcy case on Zoom
  • December 4, 4 pm: Special Joint Charge Conference on Zoom
  • December 5, noon: Trustees Meeting
  • 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
Advent-at-Home Kits will be available for pickup after Worship on Sunday, 11/28. If you are unable to pick up your Advent kit, please contact the church office to make arrangements. Some parts of each of the two devotions will be included in your Advent Kit.
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 refections, coloring pages, and activities are appropriate for all ages.
Click here for today's Children's Bulletins and here for the answer sheet.
Prayer Requests
Please reply to this email with your prayer requests.

  • 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 Mary Williams: healing from surgery.
  • Travel mercies for those traveling on land, air, and sea
  • Prayers of thanksgiving for grandchildren
  • Prayers of healing and strength for Teresa, a parent with young children, who is undergoing cancer treatments.
  • Prayers for Amy Biggs: healing and recovery from surgery
  • Prayers for Tom Early: healing and patience (hand surgery)
  • Prayers for Joyce & Edward Smith (Ola Mullikin's parents): Healing for Edward, patience and strength for the family.
  • Prayers of healing for Lucy Kunkler's sister, Mary
  • Prayers for Barbara (Joe's mother)
  • Prayers for family of Gary Rehberg (Joe Talbott's good friend who died recently)
  • Prayers of healing for Geraldine Young (Eric Young's Aunt)
  • Prayers for Glenn & Marilyn Green: patience, strength, healing and endurance
  • Prayers of healing for Pat McBride
  • Prayers for Dottie Holten: strength and endurance
  • Prayers of thanksgiving for new babies and the hope they inspire
  • Prayers of healing for Ashley Hanson
  • Prayers of healing for Katy Adams
  • Prayers of healing for Kathy Van Sandt
  • Prayers for those facing difficult decisions
  • Prayers for the end of divisiveness in our country
  • Continued prayers for Martha Ellen, Rieta, and all those who grieve
  • Prayers for Bernadine Jackson: patience and strength
  • Alaska Conference prayer focus: Ola Toe Fuataina United Methodist Samoan Fellowship, Fa'atafa Fulumu'a, Pastor.

Please reply to this email with your prayer requests!

GNW Disaster Response and Preparedness Sunday
This Sunday is GNW Disaster Response and Preparedness Sunday. Click here for resources related to this Awareness Sunday, including a video which gives a short introduction to the work of disaster response and preparedness in the episcopal area.
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:

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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