Happy Thanksgiving AND Merry Christmas!
Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now.
Happy Thanksgiving HMUMC Family!
On Thanksgiving, we are blessed to be able to pause and say thank you. Take advantage of this opportunity, personally and as a family. Here are a few ways to show thankfulness this Thanksgiving:
1. Write out several different scriptures and put them under everyone’s plate at the Thanksgiving table. Have everyone share their scripture.
2. Ask each person to share one person they are thankful for and why.
3. Clear off an entire wall for posting words of thanks on small post-it notes throughout the day. Showing gratitude in writing or pictures can cultivate a culture of thanksgiving. And your “Thanksgiving wall” will be a place to reflect on some good news.
4. Because Advent begins soon after Thanksgiving, Thursday is a great time to step into the season. Advent is the time of preparation and anticipation for Christmas. Share your Christmas plans and make sure all of your friends and family know that they are invited to Christmas at HMUMC!
Sunday, December 3rd
Sermon Title: “The Pregnant Now” | Scripture: Luke 1:39-45, 56
Sunday, December 10th
Sermon Title: “Being Christmas” | Scripture: Luke 6:32-36
Sunday, December 17th
Sermon Title: “In a Weary World, Rejoicing” | Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
The Christmas Cantata will be presented at the 9:15am and 11am service. Should you want to join us for Holy Communion that morning, our Word & Table service will be shared in the Rooftop at 8:00am.
Christmas Eve – Sunday, December 24
Join us at one of our Christmas Eve services, all unique, and each filled with Christmas joy, hope, love and a beautiful candle lighting.
11am – Communion & Children’s Nativity Service
This special early Christmas service is a wonderful tradition for the entire family! We will sing classic Christmas songs, hear a beautiful message, share in the Lord’s Supper together, and feel the love of Christmas, as all children are invited to participate in a community nativity scene. You don’t want to miss it!
3pm – A Family Christmas Experience
Celebrate Christmas Eve as a family! This multi-media high energy worship service is sure to create some fun holiday memories.
5pm – Modern Christmas Eve Service
A service that embraces the best of Christmas’ past with a present-day tone and a special Christmas message.
7pm & 9pm – Traditional Christmas Eve Services
Enjoy the wonderful traditions of Christmas at this service filled with amazing music and a heart warming Christmas message.
11pm – Christmas Eve Communion
This traditional Christmas Eve communion worship service features carols, a candle-lighting, and a special Christmas message.