HHUMC Highlights-December 1, 2011

Ellingwood’s Corner United Methodist Church-Sunday, December 4
Paul Rich, Lay speaker

HHUMC Worship Assistants for Sunday, December 4:
Acolytes: Nick G. and Noah D.
Greeters: Lloyd Willey and Elaine Lewis (front door)
Ushers: Warren Chatto and Steve Mockler
Nursery: Barbara Miller
Counters: Darla King and Kathy Gallupe
Prayers for:
• Howland Michele St. Cyr
• Jacksonville Patti Sears
• Lidstone Memorial, Washburn Dot Matson
• Limestone Ellen Cleaves

Advent Study four week study “Shine! Light for All People’s by Patricia Farris, will be held Sundays at 9 am through December 18 (fourth Sunday of Lent). Study will be held in the “blue room” on the second floor next to the elevator.

Nurture Committee will meet Sunday, December 11 at 11:30 am for its quarterly meeting.

The Youth group would like to say thank you to all those who donated items and money to ship the boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The Youth group packed 20 boxes. This is great mission work from HHUMC. Youth Group will leave early from church today to deliver Operation Christmas Child boxes to the drop off point in Winterport.

Youth Group will meet Sunday, December 4 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Thank you to all who helped with last week’s Christmas Fair.

There will be an all church meeting on Sunday, December 18 following 10 am worship. The agenda is as follows: budget for 2012 and nominating committee slate for the class of 2014.

Christmas Pageant will be held on Sunday, December 18 at 4:30 pm with a reception to follow. Practices and rehearsal for the pageant will take place during normal Sunday School time during the month of December. Sunday school will not meet Sunday, December 25.

This year’s pageant will be the “The Reluctant Innkeeper” and will be held on Sunday, December 18th at 4:30 pm. Please join us for the pageant and for refreshments afterwards.
There will not be Sunday School on Sunday, December 25 Christmas Day.
If you would like to a Sunday School teacher or help with this year’s pageant, contact Reeni at 207-852-5985 or maureen.cipullo@yahoo.com

The Great Recovery Starts with You…and Financial Peace University. Free Preview for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will be held on Wednesday, December 28 at 6 pm. The 13 week course starts on Wednesday, January 18, 6-8 pm and Saturday, January 21, 10 am to 12 noon. Call 862-4195 to reserve your spot at the preview or hhumcme@yahoo.com. The course is $100 for family.

Confirmation Class:
Confirmation classes will begin in mid-January and will be held for 16 weeks. We will be using a new confirmation curriculum called “Credo”. Reeni Cipullo is hoping to have confirmation classes from 9 am to 11 am. If you are interested in being confirmed or to be a mentor for a child being confirmed please let Reeni know.

Bible Studies:
Reeni would like to have a bible study/book study available throughout the year. If you are interested in leading a small group bible study/book study, contact Maureen.Cipullo@yahoo.com

Outreach is collecting Christmas gifts for Spruce Run and Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center.
Outreach Committee is again collecting Christmas Gifts for Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center and Spruce Run.
Dorothea Dix Please do not wrap gifts
Toiletries: shampoo, deodrant, lipstick, eye shadow, blush and travel soaps
Men’s and Women’s Clothing
Sweat pants and sweat shirts
nightgowns and pajamas
Men’s t-shirts
casual shirts
warm-up suites
quilted and flannel shirts

sports water bottles
cribbage boards
pocket calendars
search a word puzzle books
playing cards
board games
journals (blank lined or unlined)
non-spiral notebooks
gift certificates and cards to restaurants, etc.
portable cd players.
Holiday Wish lIst for Spruce Run:
Bath towels, bath rugs, shower curtains
answering machines
cleaning supplies
laundry soap and softener
gas cards
any gift cards
Art supplies
tonka trucks, dolss/barbies
Leap Frog pre school touch books
Leap Frog learning toys
Sports equipment (gloves, bats, balls, etc.)
snow tubes


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