First UMC Sealy Digest

A look at happenings at First United Methodist Church Sealy

Vendor Blender TODAY, Help with our Angel Tree, Advent Sermon Series, & Christmas Music Preparations

3rd Annual Holiday Vendor Blender

Today, Thursday, Dec 3, 12-8 pm
The 3rd Annual Holiday Vendor Blender:
Find the perfect Christmas present for everyone on your list AND support local artists and business owners (including lots of our church members and friends). We’ll have food, fun and fellowship! The Vendor Blender benefits the First UMC Christmas Angels.

This Sunday, Dec. 6: 2nd Week in Advent

This Sunday we will share communion and continue on the journey through the season of Advent. Advent is a time of waiting … a time in which we prepare for the coming of Christ on Christmas morning. Much like we prepare our homes with decorations, our hearts, too, need to have a time to prepare. And as we get our homes and our hearts ready these few weeks, First UMC Sealy has a number of special events and studies designed to bring the hope of the coming Messiah into your life.

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Starting this Sunday, an Angel Tree will be in the Narthex. Please pin donations including cash, checks and Walmart gift cards to the tree. These donations, along with the money raised at the Vendor Blender, will all go to our Christmas Angel Ministry. We'll buy and deliver Christmas gifts to those in area nursing homes and retirement communities in need of assistance during the Christmas season. Want to help? Please contact Becky Mills.
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This Sunday we continue our exciting new Advent program, Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas. This five-week, church-wide Advent study challenges us through story, art and Bible study to discover what it means to be Christ's hands, feet, head, and heart!


Youth and adults are invited to join us at 9 am each Sunday during Advent. Dick Fagert will lead the youth in this study. Mary Ann Matthys and Richard Bauman will lead the adult study. We hope everyone considers being a part of this study, one that will prepare all of us to be disciples of Christ as we approach Christmas.


Sunday, Dec. 6: Jesus Sets Us Free
Adult & Youth Bible Study: 9am (childcare provided)
Sermons: 8am & 10am

Sunday, Dec. 13: Jesus is God With Us
Adult & Youth Bible Study: 9am (childcare provided)
Sermons: 8am & 10am
Special Service: 6pm Christmas Service of Healing

Sunday, Dec. 20: Jesus Brings New Life
Adult & Youth Bible Study: 9am (childcare provided)
Sermons: 8am & 10am

Thursday, Dec. 24: Jesus Changes Everything
Children-based Christmas Eve Service 4 pm
Candlelight and Communion Christmas Eve Service 7 pm

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AROUND FIRST UMC SEALY:

Come sing with us! Our choir practices each Wednesday at at 7 p.m.


2015 Apportionments are paid in full! Thanks for your faithful giving and to the finance committee for their faithful service this year.


There will be no Finance or Church Council Meetings in December.


There will be NO United Methodist Men in December. The group will reconvene in January.


If anyone found a charm bracelet around the church grounds ... please let us know!


The Communion Rail Offering for 2015 benefits Meals on Wheels, the Sealy Christian Pantry and the Silver Lakes and Oaks Community. Our church’s generosity continues to glorify God!

COMING THIS MONTH & BEYOND

First United Methodist Church

Sharing God’s Love by Serving Others

Reverend Curtis Matthys