Announcements

"Journey to the Manager" a Christmas Cantata occurring on Sunday, December 23 at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary. Presented by the Worship Performing Arts of Marysville First UMC.

This will be our only service on December 23.

Marysville First UMC's RUMMAGE SALE will be here before you know it! 
On Monday, February 18th will be the first date to drop off your donations. 

 

Great small group or Sunday School Class opportunity no matter what age! Let's move and be a light of Jesus. I need 2,468 Christmas cards by DECEMBER 19th!!!

Absolutely Do NOT’s:
No Envelopes, just cards
No trifolds
No pockets No
pop ups
No loose pictures or messages
No trinkets, keepsakes or gifts
No Full names, just sign first name
No addresses or phone numbers

 

Absolute Do’s Write encouraging messages Address it to Brother or Friend Be kind and share Jesus Sign it as Your Brother or Sister in Christ, your first name only, or just your friend. Remembering not all recipients will be Christian but all will respond to kindness!

Place them in packages or larger envelopes addressed to:

Marysville First United Methodist
Attention: Kent Money Prison Christmas cards
207 South Court Street
Marysville, Ohio 43040 

 

It would be helpful to put the number of cards that are in your particular package on the outside of it where it’s visible. Please call me with any questions @937-537-0063 Kent Money

This is an awesome opportunity for service to many who could use some encouragement during a rough time of year for many inside the fence. One card can help in ways you can’t imagine. Let’s not doubt what God can do with an act of kindness. If we gather 4,936 cards, everyone gets 2!!

 

2019 CONFIRMATION DETAILS

 

This January, we will begin one of my favorite opportunities for our students. Our Confirmation Program serves as an opportunity for youth in grades seven and above to explore the Christian faith and to make a commitment to become a disciple of Jesus Christ. Each youth will learn what it means to be a Christian and a member of the United Methodist Church. The goal of this program is not for students to simply become members of this church, but for them to learn to love Jesus with their whole hearts and to love the church as it carries out Jesus’ mission in the world. Nothing gets me more excited than this!

 

There will be a mandatory orientation and information meeting concerning the 2019 Confirmation Program on Sunday, January 6, at 5:00 pm in the Upper Room. Classes will take place Sunday, January 13 through April 22 from 9:00 am-11:15 pm. The entire confirmation class will attend worship and Sunday school together as part of the confirmation process. January 13-February 24, the students will attend class at 9am and go to the Contemporary Service. March 3–April 14, they will attend class at 9:00am and go to the Traditional Worship Service. Our mandatory confirmation retreat at Heartland will be the weekend of March 1-3. We will celebrate Confirmation Sunday on April 28 with our rehearsal dinner on Saturday, April 27. Cost of Confirmation is $75 which includes the cost for the retreat and all materials. If you cannot afford the fee, we have families willing to help cover the cost.

 

Each youth will be assigned a mentor group that they will meet with throughout the Confirmation Program. On January 6, we will discuss the schedule, curriculum, and expectations for Confirmation; fill out the necessary paperwork; and answer questions. Please bring your child’s date of baptism to this meeting if they have already been baptized. Your attendance at this meeting, all the classes, and the retreat is very important to make your Confirmation experience both meaningful and memorable. Attendance is mandatory at the January 6 meeting for youth and at least one parent. Youth are also required to attend all of the Confirmation Retreat and at least 80% of the classes and church services in order to be eligible to be confirmed. Any exceptions must be cleared ahead of time with Mark.

 

We encourage you to prayerfully and faithfully consider your participation in the 2019 Confirmation Program. Traditionally, Confirmation has been offered to 7th graders, but if you do not feel your child is ready, we encourage you to wait a year. Also, we are open to students who are older than 7th grade too. Families are also encouraged to be actively involved in the confirmation process. The Equip Team is planning a special class called the Quake Parent Hangout in Mills Lounge during the Confirmation Class time. The students who gain the most from confirmation are those whose parents are actively involved in making this a positive experience and a priority for their entire family.

 

We are eager to embark on this exciting journey of discipleship for Jesus Christ with you. We hope to see you on Sunday, January 6, at 5:00 pm in the Upper Room.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Confer at mark@marysvillefumc.org.

Short Term Bible Studies/Book Studies/Theme Studies

Bible For Dummies Room 220- Leader: Rev. Bill Kelley -Do you find yourself adrift in Deuteronomy? Lost in Leviticus? Panicked when you are asked to find Proverbs? Well, sisters and brothers….this is the class for you! In four weeks you will receive an overall scope of themes, characters and books of the bible! Join Rev. Bill and stop feeling like a dummy! 5 WEEKS: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3 

Scripture Journaling Prayer Room- Leader: Vanessa Cooke -Meditating on God’s word is a necessary spiritual discipline to grow deeper in relationship with God and to become more Christ like. Join Vanessa as she shares journaling techniques like SOAP, meditation journaling and others. 6 WEEKS: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10

Attributes of God Chapel -Leader: Pastor Peggy Hoy-Explore the attributes of Sovereignty, Power, Presence, Perception, Holiness, Justice, Grace, Goodness, Love and Joy with scripture searching and rich conversations! 8 WEEKS: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Room 246 Leaders: Greg and Karen Hanson-Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University FPU isn't your typical "money class". It is practical, entertaining and fun! You learn how to make your money behave with specific steps to follow to get you out of debt and building wealth. PLEASE NOTE: Materials need to be purchased in advance so contact Karen and register ((937) 642-3919) 9 WEEKS: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3 THIS CLASS BEGINS AT 8:30AM!!!!!

First Steps: One on One Discipleship Room 244–Leader: Rita Hellmann-Becoming a Christian-and growing as one-is an adventure. Join Rita as she explores; 1)foundational disciplines 2)temptation to disappointment 3)defense against temptation/sin 4) Ways to form healthy/encouraging friendships with other believers. 10 WEEKS: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10

Men’s Bible Study Room 221– Leaders: Greg Williams & Eric Allison-Chip Ingram Right Now Media study. Details TBA -Begins 1/6

 

Get the full list of classes offered here. 

 

EQUIP TEAM

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

The Advent Season is fast approaching and we are excited to offer two class options for you to attend as you prepare your heart for Christmas:

 

“Revisiting Advent”

November 25- December 16 @ 11:00am in the Mills Lounge

Week 1: Zachariah and Elizabeth

Week 2: Mary and Gabriel

Week 3: Joseph

Week 4: Mary and Elizabeth

Class Leaders: Chuck and Della Keyworth

Register at equip@marysvillefumc.org

 

 

“LifeSong-Melody of the Heart”

November 25-December 16 @ 9:30am in Room 157 (Crusader’s Class)

Examine four stories about people driven to song when God shook up their world for the better. Take a look at how Zechariah, Mary, Joseph and the shepherds reacted upon learning of God's plan to save humanity.

Class Leader: Clay & Tami Bauserman

Register at equip@marysvillefumc.org

The Honduras Mission Team is offering

Sunday afternoon childcare on…….

Sundays-December 16, 23, & 30th

11:00am-2:00pm

Kindergarten through 6th grade ONLY

 

Where: Marysville First United Methodist Church

207 S. Court Street-drop off in Upper Room

Cost: Suggested donation of $10 per child

Details: *Please pack your child (ren) a LUNCH

*We accept cash or checks made out to MFUMC

*Questions: Pastor Peggy Hoy

*REGISTER # of Children:

*peggy@marysvillefumc.org or just drop off

 

All proceeds will go towards the Honduras Mission Team!

 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST TEAM MEETING

Thursday, Nov. 26 6:30PM, Courtyard.

Interested in helping our congregation fellowship and exploring how we may invite our community to know the love of Christ over a plate of bacon? Join us! Families looking for a way to serve together and youth welcome! All skill sets needed from sending emails, making fliers, shopping, to flipping pancakes.

Interested but can't make it? Contact Shawn or Carrie Bremer, bremersc@gmail.com

MILITARY CARE PACKAGES

It's that time of year -- Christmas Care packages for our church family in the military. Our friends and family with our armed services love receiving these packages and we want to give them a Christmas taste of home. Items will be collected starting 11/12 through

11/30. Packing and mailing of boxes will take place 12/3. There will be a collection box in the coatroom outside of the BFLC. Here is a list of suggested items for the packages: Christmas candy (Small packages/individual pieces), Hot Chocolate packages, Christmas socks, tiny stockings (filled with candy?), mini Christmas trees, Christmas lights (small boxes of 20 lights), Personalized Christmas cards, cards and envelopes, playing cards, granola or protein bars, individually wrapped Beef Jerky, and To Go Singles powdered drinks

Please note: homemade baked goods are NOT a good item for packing as they crumble and break before they even arrive at the military posts.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer please contact Sharon in the Church office or Jarrod Weiss at jarrodcweiss@gmail.com

UPCOMING THANKSGIVING SERVICES

 MAMA Community Thanksgiving Worship Celebration: Sunday, November 18 at 6:30pm, The Vine Church (309 South Oak Street).

 MFUMC Thanksgiving Service: Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.

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