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WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
NEW SERMON SERIES STARTS SUNDAY!
Did you know the best Christmas gifts are not found under the tree? The true gifts of Christmas are already yours… waiting to be opened, shared and enjoyed. These gifts reveal a deeper significance to this special time of year that has been lost for many. Join us this holiday season as we re-discover the gifts of Hope, Joy, Peace and Love.
This Sunday
December 8
December 15
December 22
December 24
| Bearers of Hope
| The Gift of Shalom
| A Recipe for Joy
| Christmas: A Love Story
| Light of People
W O R S H I P
Participating in Worship this Sunday
Head Host : Steve Bell
Hospitality Team : Tom Gross, Anne Mackin, Rich Switzer

Communion Preparation : Juan de Leon

Lector : Bob King

Hospitality Greeters & Refreshments : Jordan, Gardiner, Klingerman

December Counters : Sue Scott, Agnes Fischer (captains) John & Anne Sly
Music this Sunday
Minister of Music: Eric Cui
9:15am Gathering Place
"God So Loved"
"Revelation Song"
"Reckless Love"
"Come to the Altar"
"Do it Again"
10:30am Blended Traditional Service:
Offertory:
Chancel Singers: "The Morning Star Will Rise" by Lee Dengler
Worship Through Music:
Natalia Schafer: "Light of the World"
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
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!

COOKIE CALL!
Like baking? We need your help! Our goal is 500 cookies ready to be served to the congregation & community as we decorate the sanctuary and extend hospitality to those waiting for the carriage rides. Cookies can be dropped off Thursday & Friday, December 5 & 6. Thank you for your baking support!
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)!  We are also looking for volunteers to help with this special evening. Please sign up below.
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

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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.
O U T R E A C H
CAROLING AT THE WAYNE CENTER
Please join us on Friday, December 13 th , as we bring holiday cheer to the residents of the Wayne Nursing Center.   We will meet at Wayne Church at 6 pm for pizza and snacks. We will leave church at 6:30 and walk through the festive streets of Wayne to the Center. Otherwise, please meet at the Wayne Nursing Center at 6:45. All are welcome! RSVPs are most helpful. Please contact Debbie Ealer below.
THE TOY TRAIN HAS ARRIVED!
This year we are changing things up a bit with what we are going to fill the Train with. We are collecting WRAPPED & LABELED toys and games for children (ages 3 to 13 years old) and we have the added option of supplying (unwrapped) mittens, gloves, hoodies and coats for all ages and warm hoodies for men. We will take the gifts to the Chosen 300 ministry in Pottstown for Christmas to spread joy to those in need. The coats, hoodies, gloves, hats, etc. will be distributed during our next evening of service on December 28.
CHOSEN 300 IS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28
Every other month, Wayne Church provides a home-cooked meal for the homeless at Chosen 300’s Pottstown location. We have many opportunities for involvement: shopping, cooking, scooping and running so click the button below and sign up! Questions? Email Kimm Ebersole & Agnes Fischer below. Thanks for supporting this important ministry!
A FOOD PANTRY THANKSGIVING
A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated turkeys, certificates and trimmings for our recipients. Our Food Pantry distributed 35 turkeys along with everything needed for a special meal. Special thanks to Radnor Elementary and Agnes Irwin who held food drives for us & Save A Lot for turkeys and pre-made trimming bags. Our food pantry helped 35 families have a blessed Thanksgiving and it wouldn’t have happened without your support.
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 December 1 & 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.
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!!
IHN TRAINING IN JANUARY 2020
Save the date now! Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) will be coming to Wayne Church on January 19, 2020 to conduct a one-hour training session after worship to anyone who is interested in serving in that ministry. IHN, an interfaith organization, enables volunteers from local congregations and the  community, to provide compassion, meals, and temporary shelter for homeless families.   A light lunch will be served. The Wayne Church family has opportunities six times a year to cook and serve meals, and serve as overnight chaperones when IHN guests are staying at Central Baptist Church in Wayne.
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
ATTENTION AMAZON SHOPPERS!
Tis the season of gift giving, and Amazon will donate a portion of what you spend to Wayne Church! Just click below, choose Wayne United Methodist Church as the charity you'd like the donation to go to and start shopping. In the past year, Wayne Church received $157.34 just from folks shopping on Amazon!!
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
  • 12/8 - Ambler, Hand, Ealer
  • 12/15 -
  • 12/22 - A. Scott, S. Howard
WORSHIP HOSTS (USHERS)
  • 12/8 - Brian Ivey (head host) Anne & Jack Childs, Brian Hamilton
  • 12/15 - Dan Cushing (head host) Juan de Leon, Claudine Estrade, Ellen Green
  • 12/22 - John Wannenburg (head host) Liz Howley, Bob & Sue Kirkpatrick
LECTOR SCHEDULE
  • 12/8 - Katie McNabb
  • 12/15 - Bill Gardiner
  • 12/22 - Lowell Gustafson

COMMUNION PREPARATION
  • 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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