|2018 is almost history. 2019 is almost here! We at the church wish you and your loved ones a healthy and happy New Year! Here are things you will want to be aware of as we begin 2019:
Thank you – from Pastor John and Terri
Terri and I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful Christmas love gift! What a blessing you all are! Thank you for your thoughtfulness! ~ John and Terri Gill
Jerald Smith to Preach this Weekend
Pastor John and Terri are spending time with family in this week. Rev. Jerald Smith, chaplain at Parrish Medical Center, will be our guest preacher for the services this Saturday and Sunday (12/29-30). Please make him feel welcome!
Children’s Home Offering this Weekend
This Sunday is a “Fifth Sunday.” Twice a year, our church collects a special offering to support the work of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. Offering envelopes will be in the bulletins this weekend.
De-Hanging of the Greens, January 6
After the 11:00 a.m. service on January 6, we will undecorate the campus, putting away “Christmas” for another year. We will order pizzas for lunch. Thanks for your help!
New Sermon Series Begins on January 13
Beginning January 13, Pastor John will begin a new sermon series on the Beatitudes of Jesus – the “Blessed are….” sayings. Join us as we explore the counter-cultural priorities of the Kingdom of God.
Pastor’s Study Resumes January 7
Beginning Monday, January 7 (10:00 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.), Pastor John will lead an eight week study of “Christianity’s Family Tree.” Each week we will consider one of our sister Christian traditions to explore where they come from, what they emphasize about the Christian faith, and how we can learn from them. Many have already signed up. If you wish to sign up, respond to this email with your name and the fact that you want to participate.
Memorial Garden Work Days
Saturdays, January 5 and 12, we will hold workdays to refresh our memorial garden on the north end of our campus. Please join us at 8 a.m. and bring your work gloves and gardening tools.
Death: June Woodward
We are sad to share that June Woodward passed away on Dec. 20. There will be a memorial service for her at Newcomer Funeral Home on Saturday, January 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Death: Mary Bashlor
Mary Bashlor passed after a long battle with cancer. There will be a memorial service for Mary in our church on Saturday, February 2 at 10 a.m.
Other Prayer Requests
Ellie McCoskey – currently in Parrish, soon to be moved to Royal Oak for rehab
George Neven – Royal Oak for rehab
Blanche Porter – Royal Oak
Gary Stoner – Courtney Springs in Merritt Island for rehab
Bink Griffis – pacemaker and shoulder surgery – Parrish
Pat Coleman – broken hip