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Hanging of the Greens

It seems like school just started yesterday, didn’t it? And now in less than a month it will be Christmas!
I thought it would be helpful to highlight some of the worship opportunities here at Manchester UMC that make the season so special. We call it ‘Christmas with a Difference.’ For a list of all the special activities we offer, check out our webpage.       

  • Hanging Of The Greens (This Weekend!)—Dec. 2-3. Joyous decorating of our church for the Christ child.
  • Gifts in White—Dec. 9-10. Giving gifts to our brothers and sisters at Epworth, Kingdom House, Bridge Bread, and Home First.
  • Sing Christmas/Ring Christmas!—Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Deeply moving experience of carols and lessons.
  • Blue Christmas—Dec. 21, 7 p.m. A somber yet hopeful service for those not necessarily looking forward to Christmas.
  • Early Christmas Eve—Dec. 23, 3:45 and 5 p.m. Pastor Stephanie leads this service, with communion.
  • Christmas Eve Morning—Dec. 24, 10:30. Family service featuring music and drama.
  • Christmas Eve Afternoon/Evening—3:00: Traditional with communion; 5:00: Modern; 7, 9, 11: Traditional.

What a blessing to be in a church that intentionally offers you a multitude of ways to celebrate God’s gift of Christ to us! I hope you will take these opportunities to invite friends and neighbors to join you in the celebration.
Pastor Greg
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A Night in Bethlehem—The Miracle of Jesus
Fri., Dec. 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
You can read more about this in the link I’ve included above, but I want to say that this is a perfect event that you can mention to friends or neighbors who have children. It’s really going to be a unique and unforgettable experience. Special appreciation goes to Chessey Brenton and our tireless volunteers in the Children's and Family Ministry.
‘Unfinished’ Support
Thank You!
You’ll receive weekly updates via eNews and in worship about where we are in our Unfinished generosity initiative. One thing that should go with each report is a THANK YOU to each of you for your thoughtful, generous support of God’s work over these next two years. Your prayers, sacrifice, and commitment for our church’s mission is truly inspiring. I’m thankful to be your pastor.

Last Published: January 12, 2018 10:19 AM
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