December on the Rooftop ….and puppets, too

Dear Crosstown Kids, It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!!! JOY is the virtue of the month.  Come see the Rooftop decorated for Christmas! This Sunday, December 15 is Bring-a-Friend-to-Church Sunday.  Bring a friend who doesn’t regularly attend our church, and you will both receive a prize and have your picture taken together.  Your…

HMUMC Top Ten – December 4

1. Women’s Christmas Dinners Thursday, December 5 or Friday, December 6 at 6:30pm Celebrate Christmas with your girlfriends! Don’t miss guest speaker, Merry Grayson with entertainment by Melanie Pearson. The cost is $20 per person. We still need a few men to help serve as waiters on Thursday and/or Friday. If your wife is attending the dinner, we have…

What is Advent?

Last Sunday we lit the first candle of our Advent wreath–the candle of Hope. We also had a great Advent workshop where we made Advent wreaths for each family to have and use together to remember this season of the church. But what exactly is “Advent”? Why is it important? This short video helps explain:…

Let’s Celebrate Christmas Together at HMUMC!

“An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;…

December – Let It Shine!

Dear Parents! We had a blast geocaching for wisdom last month and are excited about our new theme for December – Joy!  Joy is finding a way to be happy even when things don’t go your way.  Joy will thrive in life’s triumphs and endure through life’s challenges. Joy is a deep, sincere way to…

HMUMC Top Ten – November 27

1. THIS WEEKEND! Deck the Halls Celebration Sunday, December 1 – 4:15pm to 6:00pm Kickoff the Advent season with a festive family celebration including an advent wreath workshop, seasonal crafts, cookies, hot cocoa, and a Hanging of the Greens service filled with holiday music and interactive fun for all. Join the fun, make your reservation…

Give Thanks in Every Situation

Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18  The Apostle Paul writes that as people of faith, we should give thanks in every situation. In every situation? That seems like a tall order. We could say that Paul might not have been thinking clearly, or that he had lived an easy…