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RICHARDSON PARK U.M.C.
CELEBRATES ADVENT and CHRISTMAS!

Sunday, December 9

11:30 AM
 "Baby Shower for Jesus"
Advent Covered Dish
Everyone is invited

Saturday, December 22

5:30 PM and 7 PM
A Live Nativity
Our Upper Parking Lot

Sunday, December 23

Christmas Eve

4:30 PM
Family Worship Service

10 PM
Candlelight Worship Service

Everyone is welcome!

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
Annual Cookie Walk
9 AM – 10:30 AM   Extension

Come enjoy the aroma of fresh baked cookies as you walk down the "cookie aisle."  Price:  $5.00 for pound bag.  Buy some for gifts…don't forget yourself!  The money from this fund raiser helps our mission projects.


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The Sunday School of RPUMC and Troop 339 BOY AND CUB SCOUTS PRESENT

A LIVE NATIVITY

    SATURDAY – DECEMBER 22
    Shows at 5:30 and 7:00 PM

Mark your calendar now for an exciting way to experience the joy and wonder of the birth of Jesus.  Our Sunday School children and friends from our Boy and Cub Scouts will present a LIVE NATIVITY featuring children and adults, sing-along carols and a "family-friendly" narration of the Christmas story.

There will be warm cider and cookies for all and a special gift for our first-time visitors.  Invite someone to join you for this wonderful presentation that will be staged outdoors in our "upper" parking lot.  Donations of baked goods such as brownies or cookies (store bought or home baked) would be appreciated.  Please give them to Linda Keffer by Sunday, December 16.


CHRISTMAS PARTY INVITATION
FROM ST. JAMES

An invitation from St. James to attend a Christmas party on Sunday,December 9 is on the bulletin board.  Please check it out for more information.


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LOOK!  THE BOOK NOOK!

The Book Nook has all kinds of books to read and enjoy.  It is in our former parsonage as is The Shoppe at RPUMC and likewise opened Thursday from 9 AM to 1 PM and the first Saturday of each month from 9 AM to 1 PM.  Our prices are the best -- 50ȼ for hardbacks and 25ȼ for paperbacks!  Bibles are free.  A few special books may be specially priced.

The Children's Corner has books for children of all ages.  For adults, we have books of many
categories – novels, biographies, cookbooks, crafts, reference, religion, classics, ancient and more
current history, sports, etc.  Buy now for yourself and for Christmas giving!  Yes!  We have some
Christmas books.  All monies go to missions!  Come and Buy!


FINANCE COMMITTEE MAILBOX

We now have an electronic Finance Committee Mailbox that anyone who has questions about financial
matters of the church can submit questions.  The email address is: 
Finance@rpumchurch.org.


 

SPRC COMMITTEE

The December SPRC meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30 PM in the Lounge instead of Sunday, December 9.


DISCIPLESHIP OPPORTUNITY
September 7, 2018 – May 24 2019
Fridays from 10 AM to Noon
Class rotates among RPUMC,
Peniel UMC and St. James

The books that will used are listed below.  If anyone would like St. James to
order a book for them, please contact their office at 30

   PRAY LIKE JESUS – Rediscovering the Lord's Prayer by Don Underwood –
       St. James cost $10.00

   TRANSFORMING QUESTIONS by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe –
from Forward Movement – possibly free

   WHEN DID GOD BECOME A CHRISTIAN? – Knowing God Through the Old
and       New Testaments by David Kalas – St. James cost $12.00

   A JOURNEY WITH MARK  The 50-Day Bible challenge by Marek P. Zabriskie –
      St. James Cost $15.00


RICHARDSON PARK CAP NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Janelle Middleton, Executive Director of CAP, expressed an immediate need for items to restock their helves for needy families.  The following staples are in great need:  Pasta, pasta sauce, rice, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, cereal, canned fruit and roman noodles.  Please keep these items in mind when you do your grocery shopping.  Thank you!


BAGS OF BLESSINGS

Bags of Blessings are truly appreciated by the recipients because they provide nutrition when a meal isn't available.  The Mission Team appreciates all the donations given by the church which make this vital ministry possible.  The supplies are running a little low and we need to restock.  If you are out shopping and able to pick up a few supplies for the bags, please feel free to purchase the following items:

  • Bottled water (small 8 oz. size)
  • Individually wrapped packages of the following:
  • Crackers and Cheese or Peanut Butter Crackers-The 4 crackers to a pack type (can be found at the Dollar Store)
  • Goldfish (individual bags)
  • Cheez-it Crackers (individual bags)
  • Single serving Peanut Butter cups or Nutella cups (can be found at the Dollar Store)
  • Fruit Snacks (fruit cups can be found at the Dollar Store)
  • Protein Bars
  • Cookies

Any questions, please see Lee Powell.