RICHARDSON PARK U.M.C.
CELEBRATES ADVENT and CHRISTMAS!
Sunday, December 9
"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
Family Worship Service
Candlelight Worship Service
Everyone is welcome!
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 ½ pound bag. Buy some for gifts…don't forget yourself! The money from this fund raiser helps our
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.
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.
The December SPRC meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30 PM in the Lounge instead of Sunday, December 9.
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
- 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
Any questions, please see Lee Powell.