THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
14 December 2014 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.
*Please rise in body or in spirit.
PRELUDE: Preludes on "Veni Emmanuel" -- H. Statham/P. Lutkin
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
INTROIT: One Candle Is Lit -- text: Mary Parrott
Come surely, Lord Jesus, as dawn follows night,
our hearts long to greet you, as roses, the light.
Salvation, draw near us, our vision engage.
One candle is lit for the hope of the age.
Come quickly, shalom, teach us how to prepare
for a gift that compels us with justice to care.
Our spirits are restless till sin and war cease.
Two candles are lit for the reign of God’s peace.
Come festively sing while awaiting the birth,
Join angels in dancing from heaven to earth.
Wave banners of good news, lift high thankful praise.
Three candles are lit for the joy of these days.
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ADVENT WORSHIP AND PROGRAMS
Sunday, Nov. 30: First Sunday in Advent
8:30 and 10:00am Communion- Rev. Bodden preaching
Nursery care & Church School at 10am.
11:15am Coffee Hour &Harvest Mini-Fair in Fellowship Hall
- Parent Category: Programs and Ministries
PF Events and Fundraisers in the Christmas season, 2014:
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It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we share the news that the Church Council has approved a new Director of Children and Family Ministries.
Our new Director’s name is Rebecca (Becky) Stambaugh. Becky was the unanimous choice of the Search Committee because she possessed the qualifications, experience, and priorities outlined in the position description and articulated through the CE survey.
Becky currently resides in Hollywood, California where she has served as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at the Hollywood United Methodist Church for the past 6 and a half years. Becky holds a B.S. in English Education and a M.S. in Christian Counseling. Prior to Becky taking her current position she was a public school teacher for 7 years.
Becky and her husband are excited about the prospect of moving back to the East Coast, where they have family. Becky and her husband will move to the East Coast in November and her official start date will be January 1, 2015.
The Staff and CE Board will be meeting with Becky prior to her official start date and will offer opportunities for you to meet and get to know Becky as well.
Please read a greeting from Becky:
Hello Guilford! I am so honored and excited to join you as your Director of Children and Family Ministries. I come to you from New Jersey or ‘God’s Country’ as Sarah says, via Hollywood, California where I have served in a similar capacity for the last six and a half years. My ministry career began as a volunteer, with leading teenagers at Christian camps and in my local youth group. After college and during grad school, where I received degrees in English Education and Christian Counseling respectively, I worked in the NJ public school system teaching both middle and high school students until my husband and I relocated out west for his ministry work. It’s been my joy to create, lead and grow the children and family ministries in Hollywood, and I look forward to starting the New Year in Guilford...thank you for inviting me to join your team and share my passion for ministry with you all. See you soon!