Holiday Week Office Hours
The office will be closed Monday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 27.
The office will be open Wednesday-Friday (week between Christmas and New Year’s) from 8:30 am to 2 pm. The office will be closed Monday, January 2. Regular office resume Tuesday, January 3. Pastor David Nicol and family will be on vacation January 2-10, 2012.
Please pray for the following:
• Monticello Paula Lilley
• North Brewer/Eddington Tracy Reeves
• North Bucksport Ralph Greene
• North Perry David Grainger
The last session of Advent Study will be Sunday, December 18 at 9 am at HHUMC.
Now through December 18, Outreach is collecting gifts/items for Dorothea Dix and Spruce Run. Drop off items in the HHUMC lobby by the elevator by this Sunday, December 18.
Outreach’s Adopt a Needy Family for Christmas is wrapping up this weekend. Tag Items need to be returned by Sunday, December 18.
There is 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.
This Sunday, December 18 afternoon at 4:30 pm is the Christmas Pageant at 4:30 pm with a reception to follow. Sunday school will not meet Sunday, December 25.
Youth Group Christmas Party is Sunday, December 18 from 6:00-7:30. (Please note the time change due to the Children’s Christmas Pageant and reception.) Desserts wanted. We will be doing a Yankee Swap ($ 5-10 gift exchange).
Christmas Eve Services will be:
3 pm-HHUMC Family-we need acolytes, lector, usher, greeter, etc.
5 pm-ECUMC, Winterport-Carols and Holy Communion
7 pm-HHUMC-formal/bell with Carols and Holy communion-need another usher, a few greeters, etc. If you would like to serve on Christmas Eve call 862-4195 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Great Recovery starts with You
Hampden, Maine. The past two years have been hard and many are hurting. It’s our place to join together as believers and lead America out this economic mess stated Dave Ramsey, author and financial adviser.
A great way to do that is take Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Beginning in January 2012, Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church will offer Financial Peace University. A 13-week, video-based small group study that teaches families how to beat debt, build wealth, and give like never before. Participants will learn how to create a budget that they can use and understand, communicate with their spouse about finances, and invest with confidence. The cost is $100 for individual/family.
There will be a free one-hour preview offered on Wednesday, December 28 at 6 pm. The two-hour weekly classes will begin on Wednesdays at 6 pm, January 18 and Saturdays at 10 am beginning January 21. Please join the free preview at Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road in Hampden.
Together we’ll climb out: one family, one church, one community at a time.
For more information on this free preview, call Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road, Hampden at 862-4195. E-mail: email@example.com
UMEM has a New Web Site!
The United Methodist Economic Ministry in Maine has a new web site at http://www.umeconomicministry.org. UMEM is a Conference Advance Special, and with the winter months upon us they are in need of filling their oil tank to provide emergency heating oil for local residents, as well as needing support for other food, clothing, housing repair and winterization services to the community and region. Visit the new UMEM web site, and please consider supporting this important ministry.
Conference ADVANCE Specials are mission and ministries originating or managed within the New England Conference. You and/or your church can support these important ministries through second-mile giving. Checks should be made to NEAC, with the name of the specific Advance Special to which you are donating. Send checks to: New England Conference, PO Box 249, Lawrence, MA 01842-0449.
Additional support and participation may be available through volunteer opportunities, material aid, and more. Contact the ministry you are interested in for current opportunities.