This is the first week of Advent, the season when we prepare for and anticipate the coming of Christ. This past Sunday (11/29) we lit the first purple candle on the Advent wreath, which symbolizes hope.

Spend some time this week thinking about what gives you hope. Take your hopes to God in prayer. Ask God to either bless your hopes or give you a hope worthy of God's blessing. If you are feeling hopeless at this time, ask God to help you experience the hope that comes with faith in Christ. For as the apostle Paul wrote, faith in Christ gives believers peace with God as we stand in God's grace. Our hope comes as we "confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory." (Romans 5:2, NLT)

My prayer for you is that you are filled with the hope of Christ as we prepare for his arrival and his return.

~ Pastor Amy

"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God." (Romans 5:1-2, NIV)
Join us online as we start an Advent Bible study, O Come, O Come Emmanuel. Everyone is welcome. Books can be purchased on Amazon.

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CUMC Missions has many giving opportunities for this Christmas Season. Please contact Kitti Mann if you would like additional information.
Nov 30 - 1 Corinthians 9-11
Dec 1 - 1 Corinthians 12-14
Dec 2 - 1 Corinthians 15-16
Dec 3 - 2 Corinthians 1-4
Dec 4 - 2 Corinthians 5-9
Dec 5 - 2 Corinthians 10-13
Dec 6 - Romans 1-3
Dec 7 - Romans 4-7
Mon. Nov. 30
  • 7pm - Bible Study (Zoom)

Wed. Dec. 2
  • 2pm - Bible Study (Zoom)

Sun. Nov. 29
  • 9:30am - In-person Worship (Sanctuary)

Dec 3 - Grayson Peterson
Dec 6- Chuck & Stephanie Brady (Anniversary)
Dec 7 - Claire Kent
Did you miss the November 29th Service?
  • Melissa Ainsworth (niece of Karen Dorsey)
  • Bret Badalucca (son of Lisa Downs)
  • Judy Baker (Rich Baker's mother)
  • Kenny Berryman (Joyce Black's nephew)
  • Franci Boehl (sister of Kate Skovira)
  • Mary Boyd (mother of Candy Pleasant)
  • Ellis Brown (great-niece of Nancy Sindy)
  • PAC Cawthorne (friend of Heidi Hull)
  • Wayne Craig
  • Karen Dorsey
  • Craig Dresser (son-in-law of Dottie Nickerson)
  • Jennifer Fitzgerald (sister of Pastor Amy)
  • Doug Frazier
  • Elizabeth Garrett (friend of Amy Grant)
  • Sandi Gianniny (daughter of Bob & Alma Gianniny)
  • Eric Grant (brother of Ken Grant)
  • Harold & Barbara Kelshaw (friends of Dottie Nickerson)
  • Jennifer Lewis (friend of Lisa Downs)
  • Erin Merhar (daughter of Ken & Linda Merhar)
  • Linda Merhar
  • Anna Nichols
  • Dottie Nickerson
  • Carl & Adalene Peters
  • Candy Pleasant
  • Mabel Powell
  • Patricia & Jack Schultz (cousins of Betty Meyer)
  • Sandy & Emerson Shelton
  • Theresa Shifflett (daughter of Mabel Powell)
  • Chris Tingle & family (niece of Richard Payne)
  • Bill Whyte
  • The Worldwide United Methodist Church

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