O come all ye faithful! Advent is here and it is time to once again prepare for the birth of Christ! Here are some dates and events that we hope interest you as we look with hope towards the Savior's birth!
Sunday, December 2nd - Hanging of the Greens! Come sing Christmas Carols and decorate the sanctuary!
Monday, December 24th - Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at 7pm and 11pm
Bible Study - 2pm
Choir Practice - 7pm
Youth Group - 7pm
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! This month I am feeling inspired to celebrate! Too often churches get stuck in a habit of only talking about what’s wrong. Don’t get me wrong, identifying areas of needed growth is vitally important to the life of the Church. And there are certainly areas where the church and I are working to improve. I thank you for your grace and understanding in all of it. But there is also great importance in celebrating what God has done and is doing in and through the men, women and children of the church. So, this month I want to give glory to God for all of our blessings and to say thank you to all of you who have answered God’s call to get involved in the mission, ministry, prayer and love of the Vincentown United Methodist Church!
If you look around on a Sunday morning, you may notice that you look a lot different than you did just a few years ago. Children have grown, and new children have been added. We rejoice over all of the new faces that we see each Sunday worshipping with us. And we hold in prayer all those who we no longer see for one reason or another. We have been a growing and improving church in more ways than just new membership. In the last few months we have seen new acolytes, new readers of the offertory prayer and with our one worship service, we get a chance very week to see all of the incredible ways that the youth and children are getting involved in weekly worship.
We have disciples getting involved in missions like the Food Pantry, the Christian Caring Center and Rise Against Hunger. The Food Pantry continues to grow in its outreach to our community, and we are seeing more people come each month. Thank you for offering enough support for us to be able to financially support such growth! The Christian Caring Center has been an important mission source of this church for many years, and each year we find new ways of giving to them. We recently have collected enough socks to just about fill up the entire hamper that was sitting in the Narthex. Thank you for giving in any way you could to the Christian Caring Center. The Christian Caring Center and the Food Pantry are two very different missions and both are equally needed, so we thank you for your continued support of both. Also because of your offerings of money and time, together with the Buddtown and Tabernacle United Methodist Churches we were able to pack 30,000 meals at the Tabernacle Fire House on October 27th. A lot was asked of you in that mission, and you rose to the challenge!
Perhaps the greatest joy since I last wrote to you were the two baptisms that we celebrated with Randy Irick Worrell, III on October 21st and Samuel Robert St. John on October 28th. It has been an honor to be a part of a church that is growing in worship, in mission and in sacrament. But at the same time, I know there is always room for improvement. I know we cannot take a month off after having a good month. We have to continue to improve our worship, our missions, our out reach and our love. For that, we need each and every one of you. I ask you to get involved in any way you can. If you can give financially, that is amazing! If you can give in time and service, that is amazing! If you can give your prayerful support, that is amazing! God calls each one of us to do something, but God doesn’t call each one of us to do the same thing. I pray for vision and clarity as you discern what God is calling you to do.
If you are reading this and you do not currently attend our church, I just want to say hello! We are happy that our message is reaching out to you. Please know that all of us here in Vincentown are praying for you. We would love to have our sanctuary beautified with your presence. If you are feeling called to worship with us, we begin our Sunday mornings with Adult and Children’s Sunday School at 9:45 and 10:00. At 10:15 we prepare for worship with an interactive Bible Study and Praise Music. Finally, at 11:00 we all come together as one church family for worship. But our church doesn’t end after worship on Sunday. It continues throughout the whole week with Youth Group, Choir, Bible Study and missions. Please feel free to reach out to me any time for more informations!
Peace and Blessings,
1st Saturday of every month! All are welcome!
Vincentown United Methodist Church
9:45 Adult Sunday School
10:00 Sunday School for prek-12th grade
10:15-10:45 Prayer and Praise Time
11:00 Worship Service