Christmas in full swing at mumc

Christmas and More @ Mims UMC

Christmas is in full swing at Mims UMC!

Dinner Wednesday Evening

Our Wednesday evening dinner tomorrow, Wednesday (5 p.m.) will be Chicken Cordon Bleu.  Cost is $8.  Come early to be sure to get a ticket!  This will be the final meal for 2018.  Meals will resume on Jan. 9.

Potato Bar Dinner and Carol-sing
We will gather Tuesday, Dec. 18 (6 p.m.) to enjoy a baked potato bar, followed by a carol-sing.  Do you know of someone (elderly or mobility challenged) who can’t easily attend events at our church but would like to?  Pick them up and bring them with you!  That is one of the reasons for this event – to bring Christmas cheer to ALL our members, especially those who may feel forgotten or lonely.

Murder Mystery Dinner
This meal is by advance ticket sale only.  If you have a ticket, don’t forget that the dinner is this Friday, December 14.  Meal is served at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m.  NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

Next Pastor’s Study Begins January 7
Beginning Monday, January 7, Pastor John will lead an eight week study on “Christianity’s Family Tree.”  Each week, we will look at  various Christian traditions: Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Anglican, Baptist, Pentecostal, and Methodist.  Come learn about our sisters and brothers in the faith.  We will offer two session options:  10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Respond to this email to register.

Christmas Eve
We will hold two Christmas Eve services:  At 3:00 p.m. we will hold a family friendly service that is “kid friendly.”  At 7:00 p.m. we will offer our traditional service with candles.  Plan to attend one of these wonderful service, and don’t forget to invite friends without a church home to join you!

Christmas Baskets and Gifts
Our church is providing Christmas Baskets for families identified by the two elementary schools.  If you would like to help, you may make a cash/check donation for “Christmas Baskets.”  We also are looking for folks to prepare homemade desserts to put in the baskets.  Contact Sharon Griffis (321-537-2638).  Also, thanks to your generosity, our church is providing Christmas gifts to children identified by the schools, and others in the community.  In addition, we are providing gifts for four foster children being cared for by a wonderful couple in Mims.  Thanks for all your generosity!

Fundraiser for Mims Fire Victims
You may have heard about the family whose six year old perished in a fire. They also lost everything they owned.  There will be a fundraiser for the Mayo/Rock family at Sonny’s on Saturday, from 12 – 6.  10% of your check will help the family.

Memorial Garden Work Days
Did you know our church has a memorial garden which hold the ashes of several of our members?  It has become overgrown.  We want to return it to it pristine state.  We will hold two work days to accomplish this:  January 5 and 12 (we will start around 8 a.m.).  Bring work gloves and gardening tools.  In case of rain one of those days, we will also work January 19.  You may also contribute to the cost of this project.  Contact Skip Watson for more information.

Don’t forget “the reason for the season!”  Merry Christmas!