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Friday 11.23.2018

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WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
ADVENT SERMON SERIES STARTS DECEMBER 2!
CHRISTMAS LIGHT
One of the first signs of the Christmas season is the appearance of lights on trees, houses, and lit candles in windows.   Christmas lights are one of the best parts of the holiday season. These lights bring so much hope and excitement because they remind us that Jesus is the light of the world!    Join us this December as we rediscover what Christmas is all about – Jesus, God’s antidote for darkness in a fallen world -- Christmas Light!
December 2  
           December 9  
           December 16  
           December 23  
December 24
Last Things First
The Kingdom Comes Near
Rejoice Always!        
What Kind of King?
The Story Remains the Same
CHRISTMAS RUMMAGE SALE!
SALE HOURS: Friday, November 30 @ 8:30AM-1PM & Saturday, December 1 @ 9AM-12 noon
DROP-OFF: Donation drop-off is accepted after services, Sunday, November 25 through Wednesday, November 28
Our last Rummage Sale of the calendar year comes the weekend after Thanksgiving, which is a perfect time to give your best no-longer-used treasures for others to enjoy!  Ideal things to donate for this sale are Christmas/winter decoratives, WARM winter clothing, shoes and boots, kids’ snow gear, and as always, jewelry,  DVDs, clean and working household goods, kitchenware, CDs, tools, smaller furniture, and your best and latest-print books (no encyclopedia or worn items pls., and NO older computers or TVs - we CANNOT accept CRT's). Also, please hold Halloween and fall decor for future giving.   Gently used Children’s books and toys, especially newer or classic, sell well too.  Think brand-name and vintage - what you would want to buy/receive or could sell on eBay if you had the time.    And it’s also a great time to come shopping!  Think of the money you could save by Christmas shopping at Rummage and put toward Pastor Tom’s Christmas Challenge!  All proceeds go to church missions and our community, and leftovers go to other charities to keep things out of the landfill, so it is a win, win, win!   We received a lovely thank you  from GreenDrop for our September donations, because they benefit too.   Volunteers for set-up and to work on Friday and Saturday are also always needed.
W O R S H I P
Participating in Worship this Sunday!
Head Host : Ron Kirch
Hospitality Team : Stan & Jack Lindgren, Danny Scott

Hospitality Greeters & Refreshments :
Morris, Sherretta

Worship Childcare Volunteers :
Marie Taylor, Deborah Brown, Tacy Phillips

November Counters:
Jeannie Fleck (Captain), Liz Howley
Music this Sunday
Minister of Music: Eric Cui
9:15am Gathering Place
"Overwhelmed"
"Open the Eyes of My Heart"
"Draw Me Nearer"
"We Fall Down"
10:30am Blended Traditional Service:
Worship through Music:
Praise Ringers: "Exultation" by Matthew Compton
Offertory:
Chancel Singers & Thomas Gross, cello: "A Prayer for Peace" by Karissa Dennis
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE
  • 12/2 - Elizabeth Sedunov, Jeanne Zelli
  • 12/9 - Betsy Hemphill, Paige LeGrand, Jacy Rider
  • 12/16 - Haley Nelson, Katie Quigley, Hallie Ambler
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & REFRESHMENTS
  • 12/2 - Quinones, Buckley
  • 12/9 - Ambler, Hand
  • 12/16 - Jordan, Chaplin, Klingerman
WORSHIP HOSTS
  • 12/2 - Head host still needed, Michele Leonard, Jarrod Quigley, Elissa Schoenlank
  • 12/9 - Hosts still needed
  • 12/16 - Hosts still needed
LECTOR SCHEDULE
  • 12/2 - Sarah Sperling
  • 12/9 - Juan de Leon
  • 12/16 - Betsy Hemphill
COUNTING TEAM FOR DECEMBER
  • Joe Fisher & Agnes Fischer (Captains), John & Anne Sly
N U R T U R E
LADIES' LACUNA BOOK DISCUSSION!
When: Wednesday, November 28 at 7 pm
Where: Kristin Stitz's home (email for or check the church directory for address!)

Calling all ladies' who read The Lacuna! We are getting together for a fantastic Mexican feast before discussing the book at Kristin Stitz's home. She will be providing the main course and all are welcome (but not required) to bring a Mexican inspired side. RSVPs are not necessary but always helpful!
DECORATE THE CHURCH FOR CHRISTMAS!
When: Friday, November 30, 5:30-8:30PM
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!
ALL-CHURCH ADVENT DINNER!
When: Sunday, December 2, 2018 @ 5:00PM
Where: Fellowship Hall
Dinner cost: $5/person. Save the date for our annual all-church Advent Dinner in Fellowship Hall. We will be serving a hot meal with china and candlelight followed by dessert and crafts for the kids (maybe an adult craft too!) Help is needed for set-up, cooking/serving, and clean-up so sign up below!
LADIES’ ADVENT COMMUNION &TEA - DECEMBER 4 @ 12PM!
When: Tuesday, December 4 @ Noon!
Where: The Well
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. We need some help with the worship service and food. Please consider being part of this lovely event!
BRING ON THE CHRISTMAS COOKIES!
When: Thursday, December 13 at 12 pm
Where: Fellowship Hall
December’s Lunch & Learn speakers, our very own Jen & Paul Shillingford! They will be speaking to us about the Wayne Church food pantry. Please bring a plate of Christmas cookies to be distributed to our food pantry recipients. Donation of $10 to cover lunch. You must RSVP to the church office by the Tuesday before the luncheon!
YOUTH EVENTS!
· 11/25 – Middle School & Senior High Go-Karts!
·  12/2 – Senior High Toy Shopping
·  12/7 – Middle School Toy Shopping
·  12/16 – Senior High Christmas Party
·  12/21 – Middle School Christmas Party

CHECK OUT ONE OF OUR ONGOING STUDIES OR CLASSES!
ADVENT STUDY: THE JOURNEY BY ADAM HAMILTON
When: Sundays, December 2, 9, 16 & 23
Where: The Theater (Top floor of Education wing)
This book may be the greatest Christmas present of the year. Adam thoughtfully, movingly walks us through what really happened when God touched this planet. The richness of the story will touch your life as well.
YOUNG ADULT CONNECTIONS STUDY!
When:   Sundays at 9:15am
Where: The Upper Room (2nd floor, across from Pastor's office)
In Between: Click on the link below to share information/ updates and stay connected with one another.

Join us as we go through Max Lucado’s study on “Anxious for Nothing”.   Our study is very casual, come as you can.   Grab your coffee from the Well, come, relax and talk with us.   You do not need to be present for all 5 weeks. Nothing to purchase, everything needed will be supplied.
 
"The news about our anxiety is enough to make us anxious," says   Max Lucado. But there's a prescription for dealing with it. In   Anxious for Nothing, Lucado invites readers into a study of Philippians 4:6-7.  
EXPERIENCING GOD'S PRESENCE BIBLE STUDY
When: Every other Tuesday evening at 7pm, 11/27, 12/11
Where: Kimm Ebersole’s home (check church directory for the address)
All women of the church are welcome to this study to experience God's presence. We will be following the Jesus Calling Bible Study Series, where you are encouraged to lay down your cares and just spend time each day with your heavenly Father. Study Books are $9 each. It's very casual, come as you can, arrive late, leave early. Wear something comfy!
"FERRETING HOPE FROM FAILURE" BIBLE STUDY!
When: Wednesday mornings from 9:15am-11:15am
Where: Art Room, located on the top floor of the Education building.
This year we are looking at Israel's prophetic legacy by studying the "Former" and "Latter" prophets, starting with Joshua and working through Malachi. As a text we'll be using Katie McNabb's book, Does It Really Say That in the Bible? Come explore with us the history of Israel's monarchy that began in glory with the hey day of King David but ended in the destruction of Jerusalem and the Exile of the Jews.
MEN'S BREAKFAST
When: Thursday, December 6 at 6:15am
Where: The Well
In the church today, many men find themselves confused about what it actually means to be a man. Our culture does little to help. The result is a generation of men who struggle to embrace their responsibilities, roles, and the purpose for which God created them. Join the Wayne Church Men’s Breakfast in The Well as we tackle this subject using Mark Batterson’s “Play The Man.”   Each lesson provides practical truths for immediate application so that men everywhere can be the brothers, husbands, fathers, and leaders God created them to be.
O U T R E A C H
2018 KID'S MISSION PROJECT!
We are very excited to announce that this year’s Children's Mission Project is the ever popular Dried Bean Soup Mix!   The mix includes a spice packet, instructions and, as always, comes tagged for gift giving (Christmas OR Thanksgiving tags). Cost remains just $5 each.   They make perfect gifts for grandparents, teachers, neighbors, co-workers, etc. The children have made 180 packages.   We will be donating all proceeds to "The Shoe That Grows,” an organization which provides an amazing shoe (it expands 5 sizes!) for children in third world countries who (incredibly) have no shoes.   Also, we are in negotiations for our own Wayne Church Costa Rica Mission Team to hand carry the shoes our kids purchase for personal distribution to needy children in Costa Rica!
CHRISTMAS CHOSEN 300
The next Chosen 300 service will be on December 22, the Saturday before Christmas. This dinner is typically much larger than others, with as many as 200 people attending. We will need all hands on deck to prepare the food, wrap gifts, and serve. Since this is a busy time of year, we are sending out the date in advance so that you can put it on your calendar if you are able to help. The official signup will be coming soon.
 
Please also look for our "Toy Train" in the church lobby at the beginning of December. We welcome your donations of toys, wrapping paper, and tape. The toys collected will go to the children at the Chosen 300 dinner. As always, we are so grateful for your support of this important Mission.
INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK (IHN)
When: December 9 – 16
Guests will be at Central Baptist Church from December 9 -16. Meals will be needed the evenings of December 9 th & 10 th and overnight hosts are needed for all nights.
Wayne Church will be serving alongside Central Baptist and other local area churches. If you are interested in helping overnight, contact Becky Douglas at becdoug76@gmail.com or for other questions contact Jenny Wannenburg at jennyp1014@gmail.com.
R E S O U R C E S
THE WAY FORWARD DIALOGUE
Monday, December 3 rd , 7:00 p.m. at Berwyn UMC, 140 Waterloo Ave. Berwyn, Pa. 19312
The Commission on a Way Forward was proposed by the Council of Bishops and approved by the 2016 General Conference to do a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph of the United Methodist Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and explore options that help to maintain and strengthen the unity of the church. February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, MO a special session of General conference will meet to receive and act on the report from the commission. On Monday December 3 rd members and clergy from UM Churches on the Mainline will gather to discuss the impact of the commission and what it means for the future of the church. Everyone is invited to attend this dialogue and hear from two of our local delegates to the 2019 General Conference, Jeff Raffauf and Judy Ehninger. If you have questions or would like to know more, please plan to attend this special event.
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