Church at Work

 

The Church at Work

The week of

 

Sunday, December 5, 2021

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Pastor Becky Cuddeback                                                                                      e-mail: rcuddeback@susumc.org

Rev. Ronald French                                                                                                        e-mail: rfrench@susumc.org

Every Member a Minister             1640 Main Street, Bloomsburg                                 Church Phone:  784-9271

Web page:  www.LightstreetUMC.org                                           Church secretary’s e-mail:  lightstumc@ptd.net

Like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LightstreetUnitedMethodistChurch  

Our Vision – “Shining Christ’s Light with Worship, Missions, Education, Connections”

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Thought for the 2nd Sunday of Advent: John 20:21. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I am sending you.”

 

The rose on the altar is presented to the glory of God, celebrating the birth of Marcus Alexander Parko, son of Matthew and Ange Parko, grandson of Norm and Tawna Parko. 

 

The Youth Group is offering to help any church or community members with outdoor holiday decorating.  Please call Alycia Fairchild. This is their service to the community; no charge.

 

 

Christmas cards for our limited members:  These dear ones love to see the artwork of handmade cards, but they appreciate the sentiments of purchased cards as well.  We have 9 limited members.  Cards should be given to Beth Snyder or dropped off in the church office by Sunday, December 19.  Thank you for encouraging and sending love to our limited members. 

Tuesdays through December 14Advent study, All I Want for Christmas.  10:00 am and 6:30 pm sessions.  Classes will meet in the church building social hall.  Daily readings for week 4 are in the book. 

 

Wednesdays, 9:30 amCrafters meet in the church building social hall. If Wednesday morning does not suit your schedule but you would still like to make prayer shawls, lap robes or hats for oncology, see any of the crafty ladies for patterns and yarn. 

 

Thursdays, 6:30 pmChancel Choir practice.  They are preparing to sing December 19, 10:30 am and Christmas Eve at the 7:00 pm service.

Special Church Conferences for the Lewisburg District to discuss the ongoing lawsuit with Boy Scouts of America.  LUMC will be represented by Pastor Becky and one of our church leaders.

Sun., Dec. 5, 2:00 pm  Wesley UMC, Nescopeck, PA  This is the meeting Pastor Becky will attend.

 

Angels for KidsPeace foster children:  Thank you for taking the angel tags.  Reminder that wrapped gifts should be here by Sunday, December 5 with the angel tag and the angel number on every gift

 

Wed., Dec. 8Church Christmas Party.  Join your brothers and sisters in Christ for a Christmas dinner at the Country Cupboard restaurant near Lewisburg.  Dutch treat.  Leave from the church parking lot at 3:30 pm.  All are welcome. If you cannot find the reservation sheet, please call Regina Dent.

 


John Buck Memorial Community Food Pantry.  Lightstreet Church will be collecting boxes of “Band-Aids” for the Food Bank beginning this month. Please place your donation in one of the shopping carts located at the front entrance of the church and the front and rear entrances of the Lighthouse. Financial donations are greatly appreciated by the Food Bank, and can be included with your regular offering. Please save your plastic bags for future donations as we currently have all we need. Thank you for your continued support of this outreach project.  LUMC liaisons:  Rev. Ron French, Donna Winn, Jeff Wolfe.  The only food distribution in December is the 11th

 

ScripPro gift cards:  Either purchase before and after the 8:30 am worship service or give one day’s notice and pick up your cards at Dent Plumbing & Heating.  With shipping issues, Christmas orders should be placed by Sunday, December 12. 

           

Sun., Dec. 12, 5:00 pmChurch Conference Annual Business meeting.  This is our time with District Superintendent, Rev. Gary Weaver.  Annual business includes Church Leadership positions, staff salaries and visioning what LUMC is and should be doing in our community and our world.

 

Mon., Dec. 13, 6:30 pmTrustees meeting in the church building social hall.  Brian Snyder (ch), Larry Creasy, Frank Dent, Don Sutton, Sally Chamberlain, Barb Savage, Nelson Creasy, Tom Gensemer. (and new trustees:  Terry Dent and Cheryl Dent)

 

AA – Al-Anon – Alateen If you know someone who needs help, help is available.  Be the lifeline. Check websites for contacts, meeting dates and sites, and additional support.  www.aa-intergroup.org.  Do not go it alone.   

www.aa.org  www.al-anon.alateen.org  www.na.org  www.nar-anon.org

Al-Anon is meeting in person in The Lighthouse Mondays, 7:00 pm. 

AA is meeting in person Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:00 pm in the church building lounge. 

 

 

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