Spearfish United Methodist Church
845 N. 5th St., Spearfish SD 57783 ~ Phone: 605-642-3457
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ Website: www.spearfishumc.com
December 2 & 3, 2012
Scott McKirdy, Pastor Announcements Brenda Swanson, Youth Director
Opportunities for Fellowship & Service Church Activities
Saturday: Hearing Assistance – Our church is equipped with a
5:00 PM Coffee Fellowship – Fellowship Hall hearing assistance system. Ask for a personal receiver.
5:30 PM “Blue Jeans” Worship – Sanctuary Calling All Soup Cooks – Well at least 3 – Tues., Dec. 4 –
Sunday: 1st Sunday of Advent Preparation for finals weeks on the BHSU campus the Souper
7:45 AM Coffee Fellowship – Fellowship Hall Study Session. This is the most effective way to let the college
8:00 AM “The Gathering” – Sanctuary students know that we care as we join other churches to feed
9:00 AM WinKs Breakfast Fundraiser – Fellowship Hall about 200 students. Each church needs to provide 3 crock pots
9:25 AM Sunday School – UMC of soup. Deliver to the lower level of the student center from
10:30 AM “The Sanctuary” – Sanctuary 10-10:30 a.m. Contact Everett Follette, 722-2090.
11:30 AM Coffee Fellowship – Fellowship Hall A Christmas Memory – Sun., Dec. 9 – 10:30 a.m. – This
11:45 AM Celebration Ringers – Bell Choir Room year’s Christmas program was created from the stories of
5:00 PM WBL’s Study – 14 Horseshoe Ln. our congregation. Filled with the most meaningful of
6:00 PM WBL’s Dinner – 14 Horseshoe Ln. moments of Christmas, this year’s program will
Monday: take you to some of your favorite holiday
10:00 AM Children First Cookie Exchange – Fellowship Hall times. With participation from the Celebration
12:00 PM Free Yoga Class– Sanctuary Ringers, Sunday School classes, and the UMC
2:00 PM Children First Cookie Exchange – Fellowship Hall Hallelujah Choir it is sure to be a morning of excitement and
5:45 PM Youth Orchestra – Choir Room fun. We look forward to seeing you!
7:00 PM Church Charge Conference – Fellowship Hall Prime Time for Prime Rib – Sun., Dec. 9 – 11:30 p.m. –
Tuesday: Fellowship Hall - A tasty prime rib dinner will be served
9:30 AM Coffee @ Balo’s – 611 N. 3rd St. following the Sunday school Christmas program. Barry Wood
7:30 PM Al-Anon Meeting – Fireside Room will be cooking as the youth serve this sit-down dinner. Cost of
8:00 PM AA Meeting – Fellowship Hall the dinner is $10/person or $35/family. Everyone welcome!
Wednesday: Tweener’s - New 3rd – 5th Grade Youth Group – 1st & 3rd
10:00 AM UM Women’s Executive Meeting – Parlor Thursdays – 4:30-5:30 p.m. – All 3rd – 5th graders are invited to
12:00 PM Free Yoga Class – Sanctuary this new youth group! The first time will be Thurs., Dec. 6th
2:30 PM E.R. Youth Bible Study – Youth Room from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the church Parlor. We look forward to
4:00 PM Middle School Youth Group – Youth Room this new adventure and hope to see all of you there. If you have
5:00 PM Open Prayer Meeting – Parlor questions or concerns contact Jen Wubben at 605-421-0593.
5:30 PM Youth Supper – Fellowship Hall
6:00 PM High School Youth Group – Youth Room Christmas Giving – Gifts for Artemis House -
7:00 PM Hallelujah Choir Rehearsal – Choir Room In recent years, the youth have purchased gifts for families
supported through the Artemis House with the generous
Thursday: donations from the UMC church family. The Artemis House
9:00 AM Prayer Time families receive much-needed gifts. The donors have the joy of
9:00 AM Quilt and Craft Group –Fellowship Hall giving without the hassle of shopping. And the youth get to
9:00 AM Member Care Calling Team – Parlor experience shopping for families in need while they consider
4:30 PM Tweener’s Youth Group – Parlor what it must be like to be in a place where those families are and
5:00 PM Praise Team Rehearsal – Sanctuary facing what they do. If you wish to donate toward the purchase
6:45 PM WinKs Study-Library of gifts for families, please have your donations to the church by
Friday: Wed., December 12. Thanks so much!
12:00 PM Free Yoga Class & Potluck – Sanctuary Team Members Wanted: Mission-minded folks (medical or
Saturday: non-medical) for Honduras medical team leaving January 24,
11:00 AM Al-Anon Meeting – Fireside Room 2013. Also need folks for the next Solar Oven team to Haiti
12:00 PM “Gathering” Rehearsal – Sanctuary February 15-26 with Rick Jost. Contact Gloria Borgman (642-
5:00 PM Coffee Fellowship – Fellowship Hall 5321) for more information.
5:30 PM “Blue Jeans” Worship – Sanctuary
7:00 PM “Women of Faith” Program – Library Open Prayer Time – Wednesdays from 5:00-5:30 p.m. –
Prayer can be for specific things or for silent prayer time.
Prayer cards will be available for those who wish to use them. Happy Birthday: Breanna Dirksen (12/1); Bob Baker, Janet
A growing church is a praying church and a praying church is a Ladson (12/2); Angie Neuerburg, Steve Bailey, Isabell Jensen
growing church. Everyone is welcome. (12/3); Helen Royall-McKeown (12/4); Marilyn Rusch, Debra
Richardson (12/6); Josephine Boyer, Jensen Markley (12/7).
Youth Group Activities Happy Anniversary: Bob & Norma Perry (12/5~10 yrs).
Wed., Dec. 5 Prayer List: family of Mary Albers; Amber & Travis; Angie &
Middle School Youth Group—4:00-5:30 p.m. “Christmas is Chris Brown and their family; Paul Dingeman; Duncan family;
Coming” Mary Hawley; mother of Rick Jost; Greg Kroger; Lauren;
Youth Supper – 5:30-6:00 p.m. Hunter Pond; Arlys Smith; Brian Sperley; Marilyn Trione...
High School Youth Group – 6:00-7:30 p.m. “Christmas
Prep” Our 2012 Ministry of Money
To meet monthly General Fund Budgeted Expenses: $ 30,084.75
To meet weekly General Fund Budgeted Expenses: $ 6,942.63
Approximate monthly Building Fund Payments: $ 4,886.08
Approximate weekly Building Fund Payments: $ 1,127.56
2012 Festival of Trees Senior Tea – Thurs., Dec. 6 – 2-4:00
p.m. – Spearfish Park ParvilionThe Zonta Club of Spearfish will General Fund Building Fund Special Gifts
be hosting this event at the Spearfish Park Pavilion. All senior Oct. Totals $ 31,668.82 $ 5,098.34 $ 6,930.59
citizens are invited! If you will require special assistance, Nov. 3/4 $ 20,756.93 $ 1,198.53 $ 2,783.73
please call 722-1432 at least 24 hours in advance! Nov. 10/11 $ 4,296.02 $ 899.40 $ 589.00
Nov. 17/18 $ 9,246.81 $ 927.17 $ 1,861.00
BHSU Community Chorale – Dec. 4 & 6 – 7:30 p.m. - Clare Nov. 24/25 $ 5,381.76 $ 563.33 $ 1,334.71
& Josef Meier Recital Hall. A presentation of Handel’s Nov. Totals $ 39,681.52 $ 3,588.43 $ 6,568.44
“Messiah” Thanks for giving to Christ’s work through our church!
BHSU Choir and Band Concert—Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. & Dec.
9 at 2:30 p.m. in Meier Hall.
Weekend Worship Volunteers
Dec. 1 – 5:30 PM
Opportunities to Give Greeters: Donna Patterson/Jean Matson
Dec. 2 – 8:00 AM
Special Offering for Hurricane Sandy Victims - Dec. 1 & 2 Greeters: Jodi Oliver/Jim & Shirley McGilvrey
Bishop Ough of the Dakotas Conference has put out a request Ushers: Kevin Connors/Janelle Jones/Sid Foltz
for all members of the conference to take a special offering for Hospitality: WinK’s Fundraiser Breakfast
the Hurricane Sandy victims. Hurricane Sandy, which severely
affected portions of the Caribbean and the eastern United States, Dec. 2 – 10:30 AM
was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. In the US, the Greeters: Cheryl Voorhis/Irma Means
Ushers: Bob & Gloria Boppe/Linfred Schuttler/Arne Koski
hurricane affected at 24 states with gale-force winds, flooding, Liturgist: Aleen Christofferson
heavy rain, and even snow. In the Caribbean, Cuba, Haiti, Hospitality: Volunteers Needed
Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and Jamaica – Hurricane Sandy is
known to have killed 65 people. In the US, at least 90 deaths
have been reported. Hurricane Sandy destroyed homes,
Christmas Eve Worship
produced bills of dollars in damage, and left millions of people Noon - Traditional Candlelight Service with a
in the dark. light lunch following
5:00 p.m. - Family Traditional Candlelight
Staff Christmas Bonuses – Dec. 15 & 16 – Service
The Staff Parish Committee is once again having a special 7:00 p.m. – Family Acoustic Candlelight Service
offering for the UMC Staff and Children First Staff Christmas 11:00 p.m. - Candles and Communion Praise Service
bonuses. Currently there are 28 employees. We sometimes take
for granted our staff because they do such a great job and often
forget to thank them. I encourage you to take time to notice and
thank our entire staff for their individual gifts. You may make Poinsettias
an offering at worship or you may drop your gift off at the office
anytime before Dec. 16. Thank you for your generosity. $8.00/ea.
Pastor’s Discretionary Fund – December 24-25
On Christmas Eve we receive a special offering which makes it Purchase a Poinsettia as a memorial or
possible for our pastor to act in Christ’s name to any in our celebration. Orders must be in the office
community who are in special need. It may be that money ran by Thursday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. Please
out before the end of the month and no funds remain for baby order by calling the church office at 642-3457 or placing this
food. Or it may be a medical emergency for someone who has order blank in the offering plate.
no insurance. Sometimes it is a car that breaks down as a
stranger passes through our town, and there is need for Name: _____________________________________________
assistance and perhaps overnight lodging.
Many come to our pastor when a need arises, and because of In Memory of: _______________________________________
your generosity in Christmas Eve offering, the pastor is able to
minister in the name of Christ to someone who is in need. In Celebration of: ____________________________________