Senoia United Methodist Church.... A Missional and Discipling Congregation 
The Weekly Connection 
November 21, 2019
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Worship Connection 
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Sermon:
Trusting God

Scripture:
Isaiah 12

Sunday, November 24, 2019
Christ the King Sunday

Sermon:
Thankfulness

Scripture:
Psalm 100
Sunday, December 1, 2019
1st Sunday of Advent
Sermon:
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Office Hours During Thanksgiving:
Open Monday & Tuesday 9-3pm
In this edition:
  • Video of November 17th Worship Service
  • Decorating the Chrismon Tree
  • Christmas Poinsettias on Sale
  • Parsonage Open House
  • Angel Tree
  • United Methodist Women Jewelry Sale
  • Light Up Senoia
  • Service of Lessons and Carols
  • Family Photos Needed
  • Pajama Drive
  • Get Them Talking: Gratitude
  • On Line Giving
  • Save the Dates
  • Those Assisting in Worship
  • Wednesday Night Supper
  • Calendar
  • Staff Listing
The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ
for the transformation of the world.
Sunday Service
November 17
Decorating the
Chrismon Tree
Please stay after church this Sunday for a short time to help decorate our tree. It goes quickly and is a lot of fun.

Did you know that A Chrismon tree is an evergreen tree often placed in the chancel or nave of a church during Advent and Christmastide. The Chrismon tree was first used by North American Lutherans in 1957, although the practice has spread to other Christian denominations, including Anglicans, Catholics, Methodists, and the Reformed.
Christmas Poinsettias
On Sale Now
Order yours now for $10 in Honor or Memory of loved ones. Flowers will be in the church Sunday, December 8 and may be removed after the Candlelight Service on December 24th. 

Money is due no later than Wednesday night, Dec. 4.  

Forms are available in the Narthex and at the Welcome Center.
Parsonage Open House
You are all invited to the parsonage at 325 Seavy Street, right next to the church, on Sunday, December 1st, from 4-6pm.

Come enjoy the beginning of Advent with the Jenkins family and your church family. The famous chocolate fountain will be ready for your enjoyment! 
The Angel Tree is Up!

The Angel Tree is up in the Fellowship Hall. There are tags on it with the names of children and their desired gift.

Please take a tag and return the wrapped gift with the tag attached. You may place your gifts under the tree.

If you have any questions please contact either Betty Bryant and Carolyn Morris. Sponsored by A Brighter Day.
The UMW has asked Jane Hutchinson Arnold to have a special sale to kick off the gift buying season. Bring your friends, family and neighbors to the Fellowship Hall on Monday, November 25, from 5 to 8pm for 50% off clearance and 25% off current designs.
Light Up Senoia Festivities and Parade
This year Senoia UMC will be decorating the bus for the parade.
Our children, youth and other fun loving members will be either
riding the bus or walking along side of the bus.

Everyone is invited to join us in the parade.

We’ll also be sponsoring a Family Scavenger Hunt that afternoon.
Come join in the fun!

We need you to volunteer to help make this afternoon a success!
Please let Jon Morris know if you are planning to help at (404) 934-6779 
Light Up Senoia is Saturday, December 7th, and starts at 4:00 p.m.
The parade through downtown is at 5:30pm.

So come on out and join the fun during this annual event. This is the ideal opportunity to show our welcoming, loving, Senoia UMC spirit
and invite our neighbors to join us this Advent season in worship. 

Bring in Your Family Photos!
Our Senoia UMC Family: We have set aside part of the bulletin board in the stairwell hallway for us to share family pictures. Please bring in some of your favorites and put them on the board. Take some time to stop and look at our wonderful family.
 
Pajama Collection
Our kids PJ drive has begun. 

All sizes of children’s PJs are needed. Please place in the specially marked bin in the Fellowship Hall. This effort is being lead by Betty Bryant and Carolyn Morris.  
Get Them Talking: Gratitude
Scripture
“Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Common English Bible

Reflection
Parents often teach their children to say thank you at an early age. When the child receives something from a parent, grandparent, sibling or friend, mom or dad will ask, “What do you say?”

As we grow, we learn that gratitude is more than a polite response. It is a way of life. When we live with an attitude of gratitude, we remind ourselves that all that we have – time, faith, family, and more – is a gift from God to be cherished and cared for in the ways God would.

Get them talking
  • Who taught you to say “thank you”? What are some ways to express gratitude without saying it?
  • Our Bible verse says we should give thanks in every situation. Have you ever had trouble saying thank you? Why?
  • How might caring for others be a way of expressing gratitude toward God?

Prayer
Thank you God for all the gifts you provide. Teach us to give thanks in every situation in both our words and actions. Amen.

Activity
Have each member of your family share something for which they are thankful. Plan some things you can do to express your gratitude by serving someone else. For example, if you are grateful for food, how might you share food with someone who is hungry?
Save the Dates!

  • November 24, Start decorating the church for Advent
  • November 25, UMW Sponsored Jewelry Show & Sale
  • December 1, Parsonage Open House
  • December 7, Light Up Senoia Parade & Family Scavenger Hunt
  • December 9, Church Council Meeting
  • December 9, UMW Christmas Celebration
  • December 15, A Service of Lessons and Carols
  • December 19, Ladies Eat Out
  • December 24, Christmas Eve Services
  • 5:00pm Family Service
  • 9:00pm Candlelight Service

Thanksgiving Week Office Hours:
Open Monday and Tuesday 9am to 3pm

For more details about the many Connection activities, see the
'Getting Connected' flyer in the Narthex and hallway
Those Assisting in Worship - 11/24
Ushers: Dorinda Hilbun (9:30)  
Bob Tinsley & Kemp Wright (11:00) 
Acolyte: Riley Morris
Greeters: Ron & Joyce Simpson
 
Those Assisting in Worship Next Week - 12/1
Ushers: Leigh Morgan (9:30)  
Danny Branch & Tray Baggarly (11:00) 
Acolyte: Serenity Severson
  
Wednesday Night Supper - Nov. 27

No WNS This Week
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Wednesday Night Supper - Dec. 4
Teams 1 & 2: Pizza, Salads, Desserts

Sunday 11/24
9:30am Worship
10:00am Adult Sunday School
11:00am Worship
12:00pm Decorate the Chrismon Tree
3:00pm Discipleship Class
 
Monday 11/25
Office Open
6:00pm UMW Premier Jewelry Sale
 
Tuesday 11/26
Office Open
6:30pm Handbell Practice
 
Wednesday 11/27
Office Closed
  
Thursday 11/28
Happy Thanksgiving
7:00pm AA

Sunday 12/1
1st Sunday of Advent
9:30am Worship
10:00am Sunday School
11:00am Worship
3:00pm Girl Scouts
4:00pm Parsonage Open House
  
Tuesday 12/3
6:45pm Handbell Practice
 
Wednesday 12/4
6:30pm Cantaré Choir Practice
6:45pm Advent Study Group
7:00pm Chancel Choir Practice
  
Thursday 12/5
7:00pm AA
 
Saturday 12/7
2:00pm Light Up Senoia Festivities and Parade
 
Rev. Ashley Jenkins , Pastor 

Barb Combs, Director of Programs

Jim Preece , Organist/Choir Master 

Lee Berry , Administrative Assistant & Finance Secretary 

Bereatha Brooks , Nursery Coordinator 

Polly Watson , Housekeeping 

Gail Noble and John Felbinger , A/V Technicians

Office Email:  office@senoiaumc.org 
(770) 599-3245

Office Hours: 9-3
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday