First UMC Sealy Digest

A look at happenings at First United Methodist Church Sealy

This Sunday, Dec. 14: 4th Sunday of Advent & Healing Service

The four weeks of Advent are coming to an end. God is waiting with eager anticipation to see our reaction and our joy as we receive the baby born in a manger in Bethlehem. Join us this last Sunday as we continue to be changed by the Greatest Gift-giver EVER. Keep your hearts open to receive the Gift and grab hold of the hope he brings!


A Service of Christmas Healing: THIS Sunday, Dec. 21, at 7 pm

Join us this Sunday evening at 7 pm for a Christmas Healing Service. It will be patterned after the "Longest Night Service" as described in this article. http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/sad-at-christmas-advice-for-coping-with-holiday-blues

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Around the Church:

Upper Room Devotions for January-February will be available in the Narthex.


2014 Apportionments are paid in full! Thanks for your faithful giving and to the finance committee for their faithful service this year.


Don’t forget to turn the dial to KQLC (90.7 FM Christian Community Radio) tonight to enjoy Christmas music! Support our very own community radio station (located right next door) by tuning in and telling your friends!


Christmas Eve: Wednesday, Dec. 24

  • 4 pm Children-based Christmas Eve Service
  • 7 pm Candlelight and Communion Christmas Eve Service



Our offices will be closed Dec. 24-26, and Dec. 29-Jan. 5. Here’s wishing you and yours a very, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from First Sealy!

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Advent Experience: 'Unwrapping God’s Greatest Gift'

ALL Church. ALL Advent. All God.

Under Wraps includes special sermons and worship activities, as well as study groups and resources for adults, youth, and children. This is an ALL-church, ALL-community series. PLEASE invite your friends and family to join us, as we unwrap God’s greatest gift, our Savior Jesus.


God Is Expectant (week 1)

God Is Dangerous (week 2)

God Is Jealous (week 3)


God Is Faithful (week 4)

Bible Study:
  • Tues: Dec 16, 11am & 7pm (childcare provided)
  • Sun Dec 21, 9am (childcare provided)
Sunday Sermon: Dec 21, 8 am & 10 am & Healing Service 7 pm


A Season of Joy (Christmas Eve)

  • Children-based Christmas Eve Service 4pm
  • Candlelight Service 7 pm


Just as the first wrapped gift beneath the Christmas tree marks the new season, so the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day signaled that God’s hope and salvation and redemption plan had come into the world. In Jesus, God gift-wrapped himself in human flesh and was born in a stable so he could come and live among us and offer us life and salvation that we could never gain on our own.

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Celebrating

Birthdays:

  • Louis Rossler 12/20

  • Porter Carroll 12/23


Anniversaries:
  • David & Wendy Machala 12/22

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First United Methodist Church

Sharing God’s Love by Serving Others

Reverend Curtis Matthys


Sunday Services: 8 am & 10am