Flash: ON   November 24, 2014 
Upcoming Events
Sunday, November 16, 2014 Fall Youth Worship Service
  • Worship Services: 8:10, 10:25am
  • Potato Bar Luncheon 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Manna Orders are available for pickup
  • The Jesus Fatwah: 9:15 am, Wesley Hall
  • Joyful Noise Choir, 9:15am
  • Chancel Choir, 9:30am
  • Chapel Chimers, 11:30am
  • Missions Team, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • First Phone Call from Heaven Discussion, 4:00pm, Library
  • Trustees, 7:00-8:00pm

Monday, November 17
Naomi Circle, 7:30-9:30pm
Tuesday, November 18
Strauch Art School Rm 103, 12:45-4:30pm
Men of Spirito Rehearsal 7-9pm
Wednesday, November 19
Strauch Art School, Rm 103 3:30-4:30pm
Staff Parish, 6:00pm
Charge Conference, 7:00pm, Aldersgate
Thursday, November 20
Strauch Art School, Rm 103, 9am-4:30pm
Chancel Choir Rehearsal, 7-8:30pm
12 Step Group 7:30pm
Friday, November 21
Organ rehearsal, Sanctuary, 9-11am
Strauch Art School Rm 103, 10-1:30pm
Saturday, November 22

Visitor Articles Deadline is MONDAY: Due to Charge Conference and the Thanksgiving Holiday, the deadline for Newsletter Articles and Contributions is firmly set at the end of the day Monday, November 17.
Preparing for Advent:
Advent study to begin on November 30:  “Travel the Highways of Advent”  will explore how to take what you learn from the Bible and apply it to everyday , practical life experience, nurturing faith development and spiritual growth during the church season of Advent.  The class meets at 9:15 a.m. in Aldersgate through December  21 and will be led by Chris Squier.
We are looking for families or friends to light the Advent candles each Sunday during Advent at both services and on Christmas Eve.  If you are interested in reading and lighting the candles, please contact Jennifer Grisolia at carmjen@comcast.net
Sanctuary Flower Donations Needed for Advent: Nobody has signed up to donate flowers for December 14 (our Advent Music worship service) and December 21. Would you please consider ordering flowers for the sanctuary for either of those dates? The signup sheet is in Wesley Hall on the south side Worship bulletin board. While you’re there; please honor the special events and people in your life with flowers for next year! The 2015 sheet is posted.
The Jesus Fatwah: Love your (Muslim) Neighbor as Yourself- The newest DVD curriculum from Living the Questions. Seventeen Christian and Islamic scholars present information about what Muslims believe, how they live their faith, and how we all can be about building relationships across the lines of faith.  The class meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Aldersgate Room on the main level and is led by Ron Graham.
Summer mission trip opportunity: The youth group is headed to West Virginia this summer to serve the residents by helping to rebuild and restore homes that are in desperate need of repair. The date of the trip is July 26-August 2nd and is open to all members of our congregation. The cost of the trip is $345. Please contact Lisa Rogers for more information-jlrogers204@comcast.net
Everyone is invited to view the Capital Campaign update bulletin board in Wesley Hall, (west wall) with before-and-after photos, and to look at the photo album on the table which shows many more pictures of phases in the progress of all of the Capital Campaign projects.
Please note that there is a box on the table for questions/comments for the Capital Campaign Steering Committee.  A list of Steering Committee members is posted on the table.
Volunteer needed for data entry: The church office is looking for a volunteer to do 2 or 3 hours of simple data entry updates to our member database. Training will be provided, the person doing the work can choose his or her hours, and the system is largely self-explanatory. This would be an ideal project for a young person (high school and up) and service hours will be awarded if requested. Please contact Liz at liz.mcdonald@umcelmhurst.org.
The Library Committee is working to replace the water damaged books from the Sept. 30 flood. The Committee has requested that members of the congregation who have copies of any of the damaged books consider donating them to the Library.  Please consult the list on the Education Table in Wesley Hall and indicate your willingness to provide a replacement book from your own collection. There are copies of the list on the table to take home for reference.  The Library has now reopened for check out of books and other items.
The book discussion on Mitch Albom’s book, “The First Phone Call from Heaven” is scheduled for Sunday at 4-5 p.m. in the Church Library.  
Imagine No Malaria Loose Change Jar: Don’t forget to put your loose change in the Jar! It is in Wesley Hall by the Missions table.
Education Committee Potato Bar Sunday November 16.  All are invited to attend this luncheon right after the 10:25 worship. This event is a fundraiser to benefit the Education’s Committee’s plans for classroom enhancement on the lower level and will be a delicious way to contribute to the church as well as enjoy fellowship with friends. Cost: $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. 
· Delicious baked potatoes with an array of toppings
· Macaroni and cheese for kids
· Salads
· Desserts
· Sale of FUMC Cookbooks while they last!
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