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Advent Reading Plan

Advent Reading Plan
During this 22 day season I encourage you to read the scriptures related to the birth of Jesus.  I have put together a reading schedule for each day of the season.  Take some time to read the daily passage asking these 3 questions:
1. What does it tell us about God?
2. What does this say about us human beings?
3. What has God done about this and what does he expect of us?

Perhaps you can do this as a family using an easy to read translation, e.g. the “New Living Translation.”  Whether alone or with others, seek to make this a practice during this special season. - Pastor Kurt

01-Dec Jeremiah 33:14-16
02-Dec Isaiah 2:1-5
03-Dec Zephaniah 3:14-20
04-Dec Isaiah 35:1-10
05-Dec Luke 1:5-25
06-Dec Malachi 3:1-4
07-Dec Luke 1:26-38
08-Dec Isaiah 7:10-16
09-Dec Genesis 1:1-2
10-Dec John 1:1-5
11-Dec Isaiah 9:2-7
12-Dec Luke 1:39-45
13-Dec Luke 1:46-56
14-Dec Luke 1:57-66
15-Dec Luke 1:67-80
16-Dec John 1:6-9
17-Dec Matthew 1:18-25
18-Dec Isaiah 11:1-10
19-Dec Luke 2:1-7
20-Dec Micah 5:2-5
21-Dec Luke 2:8-14
22-Dec Luke 2:15-20
23-Dec John 1:10-13
24-Dec John 1:14

Christmas Ushers Needed

Christmas Ushers

Volunteers are needed for ushering during the 5 Christmas Eve Sanctuary services.

Please consider serving your congregation, and meeting new people, by ushering! A sign-up sheet is at the Sign Up table the next four Sundays.

If you are interested, but have further questions, please contact Chris Meldrum at (440) 220-0824.

Training sessions are available in the Narthex at 7PM on Thursday, December 14th and Tuesday, December 19th.

Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve Services 


Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday.  Because Sunday is a day for worship and Christmas Eve is a special day to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we are keeping our regular Sunday morning worship schedule and Christmas Eve schedule. 


Sunday morning
9:00 AM Sanctuary and iConnect worship
11:00 AM Sanctuary and iConnect worship
  
Christmas Eve*
3 PM    Traditional Service, Communion Served
5 PM    Traditional Children’s Service Led by Children Featuring Children’s
        Choirs and a Special Reading of “It’s a Wonderful Life”
7 PM    Traditional Service Featuring the Charter Members Choir
7 PM    Modern Service iConnect Worship Team
9 PM    Traditional Service Featuring Chancel Choir and Canticle Bells
11 PM  Traditional Service Featuring Chancel Choir
 
*All Christmas Eve services will have candle light with the option
of candles or glow sticks.

Giving Trees

Giving Tree

The Christmas trees in the Gallery and outside the Chapel are decorated with different giving ornament tags.  Select an ornament and show Christ’s love.


Donations are due Sunday, December 10 at noon.

Green Trees: GIVING Gifts for children in need. Gifts are due back by noon on December 10 and should be wrapped with the tag securely attached. There is a 2-part tag. Please fill out one and place it in the box below the tree. This gives us your contact information. The second tag is to be placed on the gift. 

If you would like to shop for a whole family, please contact Betsy Iskra as soon as possible at Iskra5@aol.com or call/text 440-283-6524.

Red Hearts: SHARING Monetary donation to a charity may be placed in the envelope provided and placed in the box at the Welcome Center. Charities are Forbes House, Ohio Guidestone and Salvation Army.

Yellow Angels: PRAYING Pray for the name or group throughout the holiday season.

Blue Bells: CARING Suggestion for something you can do to help others.

White Churches: MISSIONS Donations for Camphor Mission in Liberia

Tree of Forgotten Toys

Donations of unwrapped toys/clothes or gift cards for ages birth through high school can be placed under the tree in the office.  These are used to ensure all the needs of the Giving Tree are met. Gifts are due December 10.  Contact Joan Sadler with any questions at 440-257-5522.

Advent Wreath Sign Up

ClickHERE to sign up to light the Advent Wreath in Sanctuary or iConnect!

Advent Wreath

Cornerstone logo

Cornerstone

Cornerstone is a new take on fellowship.

Cornerstone is for all ages and all stages of faith-life here at MUMC,
from children to teens to grown-ups (and not-so-grown-ups)!

Cornerstone provides opportunities for fun, spiritual fulfillment and service to others
in an atmosphere of Christ-centered discipleship.
That’s our mission.


On December 10, we will be attending the Lakeland Civic Chorus performance and visiting the Historic Kirtland Nativity Exhibit.  Cost for a group is $5 each for tickets to the concert and the exhibit is free.  Click Here for information on the Nativity

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Check out Cornerstone for upcoming events for all ages!
For more information, contact: Larry Hoon or Jo Ann Greiner

See our trip to the Warther Museum below:

 

Monthly Prayer Focus

December Prayer focus


Each day of Advent, sing a Christmas Carol such as Hark the Herald Angels Sing, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Joy to the World, etc. 

Think about the truths the words convey; ask Jesus to show you the truths in the carols about Himself.  Allow your hearts to be filled with joy and thankfulness for “God’s inexpressible gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15).

2017 East Ohio Annual Conference

2017 East Ohio Annual Conference

Watch the recap from Annual Conference

Bishop Tracy S. Malone presided over her first Annual Conference when 656 clergy members, and 742 lay members gathered at Lakeside Chautauqua on the shore of Lake Erie. This 48th session was the first with the new four-year quadrennial theme Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, and Connected. Using John 15:1-17 as our guiding scripture.

Text Giving

Now you can text your offerings too.
In less time than it takes to write a check, you can now make your contribution to Mentor United Methodist Church with a quick text message.


To get started, simply text 440-210-9089 with the dollar amount you would like to contribute, complete the registration, and receive verification by text and email. For future giving simply text the amount you want to give, verify and receive a receipt. We hope you find this option convenient for those days that you forgot the checkbook.


 

Shop Amazon and donate to MUMC

Mentor United Methodist Church is now registered with AmazonSmile Foundation as a charitable organization.
When you shop at AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com 0.5% of the price of the eligible purchases are donated to Mentor United Methodist Church.
There is no cost to the church and no additional cost to you. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit of a donation to Mentor United Methodist Church.


It is easy to get started visit smile.amazon.com and select Mentor United Methodist Church.
Each time you shop remember to start at smile.amazon.com and 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to Mentor United Methodist Church.

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Sermons Podcast

Sermons are now available as a podcast on the Sermons page

Gingerbread House Craft Show

Click HERE to view the website for the Gingerbread House Craft Show. 

Sunday Morning Prayer

Join us every Sunday morning in the Chapel at 8:45 and 10:45 for a time of prayer.  All are welcome to come and pray aloud or in your heart for our church and community.