Keep reading to find out about everything going on at WAYNECHURCH!
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
DON'T FORGET YOUR PLAN-FOR-GIVING CARD THIS SUNDAY!
NEW SERMON SERIES FAITH & MONEY CONCLUDES SUNDAY
Why are we here? Where do we place our trust? What are we afraid of in this life? Sometimes it seems that we live each day trusting more in what we have than we trust in God, and we fear most what we need tomorrow. God has a purpose for us, our money and the things we fear. Join us for the next two Sundays as we explore Faith & Money.
November 17
This Sunday
In God We Trust
What Am I Afraid Of?
W O R S H I P
Participating in Worship this Sunday
Head Host : Brian Ivey
Hospitality Team : Bob King, Elissa Schoenlank, Bill Tickner

Lector : Sarah Sperling

Hospitality Greeters & Refreshments : Morris; Sherretta; Melchiore

November Counters : Sue Scott (captain) Jeanie Fleck, Liz Howley, Joanna Hurst
POINSETTIA ORDERS ARE DUE SOON!
Help us beautify our altar this Christmas season by contributing a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one. Click on the link below, fill out the order form and submit to the church office to make your poinsettia donation. The cost is $10 each. ***Orders are due THIS SUNDAY!!***
THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE AT VALLEY FORGE UMC
Wednesday, November 27 at 7:30PM
This is a joint service with (and hosted by) Valley Forge UMC.
1890 Valley Forge Road, Valley Forge, PA 19481
Music this Sunday
Minister of Music: Eric Cui
9:15am Gathering Place
"This is Amazing Grace"
"Way Maker"
"Worthy is Your Name"
"Here I Bow"
"It is So"
10:30am Blended Traditional Service:
Worship through Music:
Praise Ringers: "Come Ye Thankful, Gather Together"
Offertory:
Chancel Singers: "Come to Jesus" by Chris Rice
W I T N E S S
ONE SPOT LEFT ON AN AMAZING TRIP!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually follow the steps of Jesus?   Here is your opportunity but it’s almost gone.   We have one spot left to go on an inspirational journey that will strengthen your faith and bring you closer to God as we travel to Israel! The 9-day tour includes round-trip airfare, first-class hotel accommodations, breakfast & dinner every day, professional tour manager and full sightseeing.   While final airfare costs cannot be confirmed until 11 months prior, our estimated per person cost (sharing a twin room) is just $2,999!   JOIN our Incredible Wayne Church group on this incredible walk through time!   Travel Dates: November 21-29, 2020.   For full details and to snap up this last remaining seat, please immediately contact our tour leader, Sue Scott.
N U R T U R E
LEADERSHIP UPDATE!
In early November, John Sedunov addressed the congregation regarding Children's Ministry at Wayne Church. The following is his message:
St. Augustine wrote: “The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.” When we think about our children, this excerpt resonates in two ways. 
           First, when we envision the future of our children, we hope that they will be pillars of faith. This faith needs a strong foundation if it is to grow. We are all here to help our children build that foundation of faith. They can’t do it themselves, and they look to all of us for guidance. 
           Second, when we envision the future of our church, we hope that it will continue on long beyond our years and be a beacon of faith and hope for our community at large. The only way our structure continues to grow taller, in the words of St. Augustine, is with a foundation that continues to grow stronger and deeper. The foundation of our church family grows stronger when the faith of the youngest among us is nurtured by all of us. 
           With this idea in mind, the leadership council invites the entire congregation to be a part of our children’s faith foundation. One way, among many, that you can do this is through volunteering to be a part of children’s church, which is one of our new children’s ministry activities. This service happens every Sunday during the second half of our main service. At children’s church, the kids learn about our faith traditions, sing new songs, and receive a message that is based on the same Scripture that we hear about in this service. Christine welcomes participation from every child in the room and invites questions about any topic. This service, without a doubt, is strengthening the faith foundations of our children and our church. 
           We encourage everyone here to volunteer just one Sunday – that’s just one half of a worship service – to help with Children’s church. In so doing, you can share your faith and any other gift you have with our youth. Developing our children’s faith foundation is an important responsibility that we all bear, and we hope you’ll consider this invitation seriously. 
           Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of our leadership team or with Christine to further discuss all the new developments in our children’s ministry, and the ways you can be a part of it.  
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR CONCLUDES SUNDAY
For Inquirers & those considering Membership to Wayne Church
Sunday, November 24 @ NOON in the Upper Room. 
There are few greater joys in the life of the church than receiving new members. WAYNECHURCH will be adding to our church family in the coming months. This time together is designed to get to know the Pastor, explore personal faith, Methodism, and how we seek to express these beliefs here at Wayne. If you wish to explore the possibility of membership or wish to attend and learn more about the church, please email Pastor Tom. Childcare will be provided in Room #E105. The Upper Room is located on the 2 nd floor of the Admin. Building. Signs will be posted .
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE COOKIES!
When: Thursday, December 12 @ 12 noon
Where: The Well
December’s Lunch & Learn speakers, our very own Jen & Paul Shillingford, will be updating us on the Wayne Church food pantry. Please bring a plate of Christmas cookies to be distributed to our food pantry recipients. Suggested donation of $10 to cover lunch. Please RSVP by the Tuesday before the luncheon.
DECORATE THE CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS!
Friday, December 6, 5:00 – 8:00pm Come for hot cider, cocoa, cookies, and fellowship as we come together in beautifying our sanctuary for the Advent season! We will be extending hospitality to those waiting in line for the carriage rides too (as we did last year)! Drop by any time, before or after the Wayne Tree Lighting, to help us decorate and greet our community with Christmas cheer! Don’t miss it!
CHURCH FAMILY ADVENT DINNER
Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 5:00PM | Dinner cost: $5/person. Plan to come to the all church Advent dinner in the Gathering Place (lower level). We will be serving a hot meal with china and candlelight. A very special event to celebrate the holidays for our church family. Crafts for the kids (and maybe an adult craft too)!  .
CHRISTMAS ADVENT COMMUNION & TEA
Tuesday, December 10 @ Noon! Come and bring your friends— from other churches, or from no church—to share in this festive and seasonally-meaningful annual event Come fill your cup and feed your soul. Childcare will be available!
 
WORSHIP SERVICE HELP NEEDED! Contact Marge Miller or Nancy Brown
 
FOOD AND SET-UP HELP NEEDED! Contact Lynn Videon

Just click on their name to send them an email!
O U T R E A C H
WAYNE KIDS - MISSION PROJECT
This year’s Children’s Christmas Mission Project is Blessing Jars.   Each $5 Mason Jar contains 52 colored strips of paper with blessings; 26 Scriptures and 26 quotes.   They will be sold after 10:30 am worship November 24, December 1 and December 8 in the Narthex.   Proceeds will benefit orphaned children in Sierra Leone.   If you would like to reserve one or more jars, please email Christine by December 1.   Contact Sue Scott or Christine Garton for more info.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD WAS A SUCCESS!
44 boxes were filled, blessed and sent on their way across the globe to tell children the Good News. Thanks to everyone who filled a shoebox to make the heart of a child smile.
APPLE PIES - GET EM BEFORE THEY'RE GONE!
The youth’s famous apple pies are going quick. Be sure to get yours before they are all gone!   Cost is $10 per pie. They're great for Thanksgiving or Christmas! All proceeds will go toward buying gifts for Methodist Service’s Secret Santa in Philadelphia.
RUMMAGE SALE FINISHING TOMORROW!
Sale hours: Saturday, November 23, 9-12
If you haven't stopped by yet, there is still time! Last day of the sale is tomorrow so come on out and find some treasure!
SPECIAL EBAY SALESPERSON NEEDED FOR RUMMAGE!
A few times each year a generous donor gives us something small and lightweight but of high monetary value, such as costly jewelry or a camera lens.   Good stewardship dictates that we sell these items away from Rummage to obtain fair value.   We could sell locally, but we can get much better prices if we market to a national audience via eBay or similar.   Therefore, we are looking for someone who has time and expertise (or is willing to obtain that expertise) to sell items like this on eBay for the church.   This effort would translate to, most likely, less than 10 hrs. per year; it all depends on what we receive.   All the work can be done from home on your own time.   Please consider helping Wayne Church raise significant funds for our local ministries by volunteering for this fun and independent task.   To do so, contact the church office or Bill or Virginia Gardiner.   THANK YOU!!
STUDIES AND CLASSES
MEN'S BREAKFAST - BOOK OF EPHESIANS
When: 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6:15am
Date: December 5
Where: The Well
God knew before the world began that his people would face hardship, so he gave us his Word. The Book of Ephesians is a survival manual—it equips believers to thrive in a world that turns away from the message of Jesus Christ. In 9 sessions, we will dig into the text of Ephesians verse-by-verse and be challenged to live out the Gospel. If the people around us are going to hear the Gospel, it's going to be from our lips.
BOOK OF JAMES STUDY
When: Sundays @ 9:15am
Where: The Upper Room (#A204, Floor 2)
This is a video-based study, written and shared by the incredible Francis Chan. Come to one, come to all.   You won’t be disappointed, and you will always be welcome! True faith produces fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. The Book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. James writes to believers who know suffering, who've faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relationship with God.
HISTORY OF THE BIBLE
When: Sundays @ 9:15am
Where: Counters Room (#E101, Floor 1R)
Have you ever wondered how the Bible came to be? Join us as we study the story of the world's most influential book. This class is led by Lowell Gustafson.
A STUDY OF THE APOCRYPHA
When: Wednesdays @ 9:15-11:15am
Where: Upper Room (#A204, Floor 2)
All are welcome to the Wednesday morning Bible Study as we tackle the Apocrypha. What's the Apocrypha? It's a series of 15 books written during the time between the Old and New Testaments. This class is led by Katie McNabb.
LADIES TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
When: Tuesdays @ 10:15
Where: Conference Room
PRAYER 101
When: Wednesdays @ 7pm
Where: Upper Room ( #A204, Floor 2)
After taking this class, expect to be a transformed person: comfortable, confident and bold in praying. Based on " Praying to Change Your Life" by Pastor Suzette Caldwell, this class will help you gain a greater understanding of why we pray and how to pray over any topic on earth and most importantly, to be effective in praying. This class will be led by Charles Caristan.
R E S O U R C E S
ADD YOUR PHOTO TO THE CHURCH DIRECTORY!
We want to see your candid shots, now is the perfect time to send us a current picture of you and your family for the church directory!   Simply follow this link to easily upload your photo! own photo.
S C H E D U L E S
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & REFRESHMENTS
  • 12/1 - Jordan, Gardiner, Klingerman
  • 12/8 - Ambler, Hand, Ealer
  • 12/15 -
WORSHIP HOSTS (USHERS)
  • 12/1 - Steve Bell (head host) Ben & Janelle Meck, Rich Switzer
  • 12/8 - Brian Ivey (head host) Anne & Jack Childs, Brian Hamilton
  • 12/15 - Dan Cushing (head host) Juan de Leon, Claudine Estrade, Ellen Green
LECTOR SCHEDULE
  • 12/1 - Bob King
  • 12/8 - Katie McNabb
  • 12/15 - Bill Gardiner

COMMUNION PREPARATION
  • December 1 - Juan deLeon
  • January 5 - John & Lindsey McGeehan
COUNTING TEAM FOR DECEMBER
  • Joe Fisher & Agnes Fischer (co-captains) John & Anne Sly
PLEASE PRAY FOR
Abed Adham; Janet Allen & family; Trystan Anderson-Bean; Galen Black; Emily Brown; Cynthia Bukowy; Ben Caldwell; Karine Creamer; Bob Cronin; John Cronin; John Dautrich; Anne Dearden; Janis Downs; Mark Dressel; Ray Euler; Kathy Fastman; Marylou Finlayson; Tom Ford; Marge Galuska; Florence Grafton; Devin Green; Kim Guertin; Nancy & Ed Hagelgans; Linda Hogan & family; Megan Holmberg; Eileen Hooper; Grace Johnson; Matthew & Robert Johnson; Cindy Kerr; Leah King; Jeanne Kirch; Sarah Kirch; Robert Klenk; Sara Knupp; Joe Krush; Allen Lewis; Andrew Lingo; Freda Long; Jason Luther; John Lynch; Maggie McKniff; Boden Miller; Tim Miller; Jane Moore; Donna Murray; Nicole Obenski; Norn Oberholtzer; Laura P.; Karen Pedano; Chris Perkins; Laure Runyon; Beth Schoenlank; Louis Sciotto; Daniel Scott Jr.; Alisha Seeley; Sally Smith; Paul Taylor & family; Meggan Vroman; George Warner; Barbara Wilson; Millie Wilson; and JoAnn Wise.
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