Sunday Worship at the First United Methodist Church of Eugene
We hope to see you tomorrow morning at 9am or 11am for worship at the First United Methodist Church of Eugene!

In 9am worship we welcome a guest appearance from the Oregon Children's Choir , who will be performing some wonderful music for the season. This Sunday our bell choir will be helping with both the 9am and 11am services, and I am really looking forward to hearing their offering of O Come O Come Emmanuel .

In both services we will hear an update on the United Methodist witness at our southern border , where lay and clergy alike have been organizing on behalf of and with our migrant neighbors.

Join us at 10am for book groups in the chapel and in room 19, diving into our Advent study of Brian McLaren's "We Make the Road by Walking." Our Bishop, Rev. Elaine Stanovsky, and her team have made some great resources available to the conference as we work with this book together. You can explore those by clicking here.

A marker for me of our getting closer to Christmas is definitely the arrival of the poinsettias ! We are excited for you to see this latest addition to our sanctuary - and thank you so much to those of you who already filled out a poinsettia dedication card - we will have a few more of those out this Sunday for you if you haven't filled one out yet.

Over the past couple of weeks we have been diving into the prophecies that foretold of Jesus coming. First the prophecy to Zechariah, and then the prophecy to Mary.

Now this Sunday we will look at the word from God that comes to Joseph in a dream, and encourages him to "do the right thing" and stick with Mary through the difficult season ahead. Y ou can check out that reading from the Gospel of Matthew by clicking here . There you will find a good word for us - encouraging us to be righteous, just not SELF righteous. A temptation that all those committed to doing good in the world, might succumb too. And so this season we have the opportunity to be reminded of WHO we are, and WHY we are.

Grateful to be on this
Advent journey with you!
~ Pastor Adam
Children & Youth this Sunday!
Both of our Sunday morning worship services include Godly Play for ages 4 - 12.

Youth group with Wendy will meet at 10am

Our Ring / Sing / Serve program will meet at 10:15am in Room 16 for Christmas Eve pageant preparation :)
The Cookie Walk!

December 16th
Fellowship Hall
10:00 a.m.

$4.00 for a plate of 12
$10.00 for a box
The Christmas Lunch is ALMOST Here!
December 23, 12:30-2 pm

Come and enjoy a Christmas meal where we can spend some time together as a church family. With some great food, cheer, and some singing may we can take a moment to be with one another sharing some Christmas spirit!

We will supply the main dish of ham if you could please bring a dish to share according to your last name:

A-C = Desserts,
D-G = Vegetable Dishes,
H-K = Casseroles,
L-O = Bread/rolls,
P-S = Green Salad,
T-Z = Drinks.
Sunday Morning Men's Group!
The men's group is meeting tomorrow at 8:00am!

This is a great group of guys, and they are particularly good at welcoming first-timers - oh, and they always have great coffee! They meet in the church library!
Creative Ways to Give!
On your green sheets Sunday you will see this image! It is a QR code, and if you have a smart phone, its camera will recognize its unique pattern, and direct you to our giving website! It is a great way to give to the church if you find yourself without a checkbook on Sunday morning! Let the church office know if you have any questions!
Conference-wide Study in December!
This December we have a really incredible resource that is informing our ministry together - a great book by Brian McLaren, “We Make the Road by Walking.”

We have some great Advent reading groups coming together to explore this book together. Right now, we have groups forming up:

  • Tuesday evenings - 7pm at Falling Sky (a short walk from the church)
  • Thursday mornings, 9:45am in the church library
  • Sundays at 10am in the chapel
  • Sundays at 5pm with Restore

Our hope is that these groups will be permeable - one week it may work out for you to join the Tuesday evening group, but another week it may work better for you to attend the Sunday discussion.

All are welcome!
Come Restore at the Bier Stein!
In December the Restore group is reading the Brian McLaren book, "We Make the Road by Walking!"

This Sunday at 5pm we will meet up for some discussion at the Bier Stein, a short walk from the church at 1591 Willamette Street. The appetizers are on us!

You can always find upcoming opportunities to Restore on our MeetUp site, by clicking here.