PERSONS BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION NEW MEMBERS CHRISTMAS QUILT FUNDRAISER
Ralph Tramel, Sr.-Baptist Hospital Barletta Dagley-At Home We welcome into the church family: The W.O.W. Circle’s 6th Annual Christmas Quilt, with
Nelda Pope-At Home Sonny Reynolds-At Home • (8:30 AM Sanctuary) Bruce and Margaret Plummer of artwork by our Sunday School’s 3rd Graders, will be on dis-
Rev. John Sessoms-At Home Colton Sheets-At Home 2410 Riverview Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Their play. Silent Auction bids will be accepted through Fri., Dec.
Nancy Pierce-At Home Mike Hyde-At Home home phone number is 893-5176. 18th, with the highest bidder being awarded the Quilt that
John Walker-At Home Billie Russell-At Home • (11:00 AM Sanctuary) Matt Rathbun and Sarah Robinson week.
Nancy Ross-Sunnington Mark Harrell-At Home of 1122 Emma May Point, Smyrna, TN 37167. Their
Rebecca Bennett-Adams Place Larsen Purvis-At Home ANGEL TREE MISSIONS NOTE
home phone number is 218-3760. The Angel Tree Committee is in the process of making an-
Erv Manning-Adams Place Rehab Linda Mandrell-At Home • Jonathan Wiley and Nicole Fox of 225 John R. Rice
Betty Caruthers-Northside Health Fred Dansby-At Home gels for the Angel Tree. If you are a member of this church
Blvd., F13, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Their home phone and need our assistance, please contact Donna Lovelace at
Ben & Betty Ferguson-At Home number is 423-802-6459.
Archie Lin (Frank Davis’ brother-in-law)-Lake Worth, FL 895-2924 to sign up for the Angel Tree.
Frances Marks (Nick Marks’ grandmother)-Lebanon Rehab We welcomed into the church family last Sunday:
Lillian Taylor (Chris Taylor’s mother)-At Home • Frank and Marianne Lipcsei and Marlene Cesare of -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Holly Sneed (Tracy Priddy’s sister)-At Home 109 Wind Copen Court, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Their NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR HEALTH MINISTRY
Christine Burns (Jim Burns’ mother)-At Home home phone number is 907-5849. The Health Ministry at FUMC is a group of individuals
Dee Berkebile (Terry Dezort’s mother)-At Home • Ben Heinzerling and Gabriela Lopez of 910 St. Andrews committed to promoting and strengthening the health of our
John Matheny (Karon Robinson’s father)-At Home Drive, Apt. F1, Murfreesboro, TN 37128. They have two congregation. With a focus that integrates physical, emotional,
Shirley Lovelace (Donna Lovelace’s mother)-At Home children, Annya and Daniela. Their home phone number and spiritual health, our Health Ministry team will plan, coor-
Harold Coke-At his brother’s residence in Nashville is 890-1755. dinate, and provide activities to include education, promotion
Christine Cantrell (Ann Graves’ mother)-At Home BAPTISM of health and wellness, health screenings, support groups, out-
Clara Delbridge-Richland Place, Nashville Today (11:00 AM Sanctuary) we celebrate the baptism of reach, resources and prayer for health and healing. We hope to
Nancy Butler (Craig Butler’s mother)-Tunica, MS Anna Elizabeth Clark, daughter of Gerald “Jerry” Shane and help empower members of our congregation to achieve mind,
Robert Ferguson (Gordon Ferguson’s father)-Little Creek, Knoxville Julie Young Clark. The paternal grandparents are Herman body, and spiritual health that will enhance the well being of
Ann Smotherman (Gay Kizer’s mother)-Boulevard Terrace and Wilda Clark. The maternal grandparents are Doug and the church. We are asking for your suggestions on how to best
STORM VICTIMS AND FAMILIES Susan Young. Anna has one older sister, Catherine Regan. address the health of our Church. Please take a moment to
mark the items below that may be of interest to you.
MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES PLEASE NOTE ___ Diet/nutrition/ weight management ___ Depression
Chris Nall, Jeff Walker, Doug Brown, John Reynolds, Mason The church office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, ___ Your medications ___ Issues related to adolescence
Harlow, Luke Naughton, William Rhome, Tim Ferguson, Nicholas November 26th and 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Phillips, Ingram Cope, Josh Berry, Clint Ervin, Chase Moss, Josh ___ Blood pressure/heart health/recognizing a heart attack or
Thurman, Ben Cahill, Lloyd Denny, Michael Maglio, Jr., Hugh NOTEPAPER & KROGER CARES CARDS FUNDRAISER stroke
Hanna, Mark Collins, David Walker, Blake Troutman, Richard D. The United Methodist Women will be selling notepaper
featuring pictures of our church and Kroger Cares cards for ___ Diabetes/blood glucose monitoring ___ Health Aging
Forth, Mark Thomas, Brandon Kyle Hall, Matt Crisafulli, Thomas
Hosfelt, Jay Patton, Zachary Kragness, Heather Clemens, Michael several Sundays. They will be sold in the Narthex after early ___ Community resources for senior adults ___ Body Image
Clemens, Jeremiah Borrajo, Curt Oglesby, Patrick Caukin church and before late church each Sunday. The notepaper is ___ Self Breast Exam ___ Self testicular exam
$10 for a box of 25. The Kroger cards are $25 or $5, and are
SYMPATHY worth that much in groceries. They make nice Christmas gifts ___ CPR/use of the AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
Our deepest sympathy is extended to: for those you wish to remember. You can re-charge the Kroger ___ Resources for caregivers ___ Stress management
• Ann and Stephanie Campbell and family in the loss of Ann’s cards for up to $500 with a check or credit card either at the ___ Child Safety ___ Osteoporosis ___ Arthritis
mother, Mary Ellen Roberts Campbell, who passed away Sat- Customer Service desk or at the cashier before they start ring-
urday, November 14, 2009. ing up your order. The UMW receives 4% of everything you ___ Other Areas of Education and Support _________________
• The family and friends of Blanche Ayers who passed away spend, including gasoline and the pharmacy. Your receipt will Most convenient time for you to stop by Fellowship Hall &
Monday, November 16, 2009. tell you how much credit you have left. The first ten months of have your blood pressure checked: ___Wed ___Sun
this year we received over $2,000 in checks from Kroger.
Please tear off and place in the offering plate.
TROOP 106 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PANCAKE BREAKFAST NEW MEMBER NAME TAGS
Come out and support your Boy Scout Troop 106 on Sat- If you have recently joined the church, please find your
urday, December 5th, 7:30-11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. name tags located on the desk in the Welcome Center in the
Pre-sale tickets are available. Contact Kristin Crawford, Narthex. Please notify volunteers at this desk if you would
Fundraiser Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. like your picture to be posted on the New Member board.
A GIFT FOR YOU! MOM TO MOM UPDATE
The New Life Sunday School class is giving our church Mom to Mom will take a short break until the new year.
a special “early” Christmas gift! It’s the gift of celebrating Please look for an announcement when we resume. January
the Advent season together through an online devotional would be a wonderful time to join if you have been consider-
written by members of our class and the FUMC staff to be ing joining our group. Allibteacher@comcast.net for ques-
shared daily! Let’s center our thoughts and prayers toward tions.
the birth of our Saviour and the true “reason for the season!”
We hope that this gift will serve to unite our prayers for
Come join us on Sunday, Dec. 6th, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in November 22, 2009
our church, its members and our own hearts as we prepare
the Family Life Center for a time of crafts and fellowship.
for this joyful season together. If you would like to receive
The Advent Festival is a time when the gym is set with glue, An adult should escort any children who may need to
this daily e-mail devotion, join our Google group found at
sequins, makers, and all sorts of craft supplies as you come leave the sanctuary.
http://groups.google.com/group/fumcdevotional or send your
together to make treasures for the season. This year there
e-mail address to email@example.com and your name
will be around 10 tables of crafts to choose from (or do all of HUNGER OFFERING
will be included on our daily e-mail list. May God continue to
them). This is a great time for fun and fellowship for all ages. Today we will be taking a World Hunger offering.
bless our church with the gift of His Holy Spirit!
The cost of the event is $5.00 per person which helps cover Please use the offering envelopes in the bulletin to con-
DISCIPLE: INVITATION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT the cost of the supplies. See you on the 6th. tribute to those in need of food.
This short-term Disciple study is an in-depth, high com- MANY GIFTS ONE SPIRIT
mitment study modeled after the basic design of Disciple If you have not returned your 2010 commitment card,
Bible Study. This eight week study will begin at 6:30 pm and you may still do so by placing it in the offering plate,
end at 7:30 pm each Wednesday night beginning December bringing it by the church office, or mailing it to the
2nd with a break the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. A church office. If you need a 2010 commitment card, there
two-part video segment will guide weekly sessions with inter- are several located on the ushers’ stands, welcome center,
pretive presentations from biblical scholars, contextual pres- or in the church office.
entations, and discussions. Book fee is $10.00 This study
will meet in the library and will be led by Rev. Carlos Uroza. ADVENT STUDY
Join Rev. Miriam Seyler for a study of daily readings
WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORSHIP JAM for Advent entitled, Watch for the Light: Readings for
Looking for a way to spend time with our Lord through Advent and Christmas. There will be four class gather-
music? Do you play an acoustic instrument and want to learn ings on Dec. 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 4:30-5:30 pm, Wednesday
some songs to praise God? Come help us make a joyful noise afternoons in room 113. This study is for both men and
unto our Lord with a weekly unplugged jam. Pickers, sing- women with the daily readings beginning on Tuesday,
ers, listeners and all others welcome. This is a safe place to Nov. 24th. You may acquire a book ($16.00) at the Wel-
sing and play without a spotlight or stage. Bring a song to come Center or in the church office.
share or simply come and sing along. We’ll meet Wednesday COMMUNION
nights 6:30 - 7:30 pm through normal spring programming. Because we will have communion during our Christ-
Jam currently slated for room 202 but subject to change with mas Eve services, there will be no communion in the Tra-
room availability. No sign up or cost required. Contact ditional services on Sunday, December 6th. The Open
Daniel Strawser for more information at 898-0783 or Table will have communion on Sunday, December 20th.