Document 61644

November 19, 2013
First United Methodist Church Newsletter
575-763-3461
Volume 41
Issue 45
Poinsettias
Circle 5
Christmas Tea
December 14th
Everyone is invited!
Please contact any member of
Circle 5 if you wish to decorate
a table or call
Cindy Blair at 762-6038
or Dianna Jeffries at 760-2219
Join us at 5:15 p.m. for a
wonderful meal this week: 11-20-13
Chili and Cornbread!!!
You may purchase a poinsettia
in memory of someone
or in honor of someone
at $12.00 per poinsettia.
We ask that you please attach
your payment to the order form.
Order forms for poinsettias may
be picked up in the church office
or at the Welcome Center
In the Narthex on Sundays.
Children's Choir Rehearsal
Our children's choirs will have an important rehearsal this
Saturday morning, November 23, as we begin the final
preparations for Candy Cane Lane. This rehearsal will
deal primarily with blocking, choreography, and issues of
memorization, and all members of both choirs are expected to be in attendance. Also, all spoken lines and musical solos must be by memory BEFORE Saturday's rehearsal. We'll use the following schedule:
9:00 AM - Bethlehem Choir learns choreography in the
choir room.
10:00 AM - Bethlehem Choir moves to Sanctuary for
blocking.
11:00 AM - Angel Choir joins rehearsal in Sanctuary.
First full run-thru.
12 Noon - We're done!!!
Find Your Christmas Pajamas!!!!!
The setting of Candy Cane Lane is bedtime on Christmas
Eve, so all of the choir members will be wearing Christmas pajamas - even the choir mothers and yes, even moi.
We CERTAINLY don't want to leave out the audience, so
everyone will have the opportunity to live out a fantasy:
WEARING YOUR PAJAMAS TO CHURCH!!!! I hope
everyone will join into the spirit and fun of the evening.
Candy Cane Lane will be on Sunday evening, December
8, 6:00 PM, here in our Sanctuary. Come be a part of all
the fun!!! (By the way, I visited with Santa on the phone
last week, and he is planning, once again, on being present
for the musical. Pajamas? Perhaps. He didn't say.)
Two Changes in the
Thanksgiving Week Rehearsal Schedule
The week of November 24 will, as far as the music ministry's schedule is concerned, be normal with two exceptions:
#1
The Clovis Community Chorus will NOT rehearse on
Tuesday, November 26.
#2
The Chancel Choir will move their Wednesday rehearsal to Tuesday, November 26, 7:00 PM.
Mark Your Calendars!
SAVE THE DATE:
SUNDAY
DECEMBER 8
6:00 P.M.
FUMC SANCTUARY
A CHILDREN’S MUSICAL
Sunday, December 15
9:30 a.m.
FUMC Chancel Choir
Presents Agnus Dei
Featuring the
Christmas music of
Michael W. Smith
~Your
Your Special Invitation~
Invitation
This Advent, obviously, is full of music, and the last musical
presentation of the season will barely beat Santa's arrival. The
past two years, FUMC has become the "home" of The Clovis
Community Chorus. The chorus warmly invites you to attend
their presentation of Handel's Messiah on Saturday evening,
December 21, 6 PM, here in our Sanctuary. The presentation
will be accompanied by professional orchestra comprised of
members of The Amarillo Symphony. Soloists for the evening
will be Christopher Yee, Dr. Jason Vest, Alyssa Anaya,
Karolyn Sailer, Sara Williford, Joseph Ulibarri, Hailey
Vandewiele, Lori Riggins, and Natalie Rainey. James Golden
will accompany the choir and orchestra on harpsichord, and I
will have the great joy of directing the presentation. Admission is free as the Chorus considers this event to be our Christmas gift to the Clovis/Portales/Cannon communities. Come be
a part of Messiah.
Between M
other’s D
ay Out,
and Latch
key we hav
e the opportunity to
minister, e
ncourage, and
interact w
it
h more
than 90 dif
ferent child
ren and
families!
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DID YOU KNOW
Sunday, November 24
9:30 a.m. - Worship Service
10:40 a.m. - Sunday School
4:00 p.m. - Beginner Handbells
5:00 p.m. - Youth
Monday, November 25
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Mother’s Day Out
3:00 to 5:30 p.m. - Latch Key
4:00 p.m. - Angel Choir
Tuesday, November 26
9:30 –11:30 a.m. - Community Bible Study
Leaders only.
3:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Latch Key
4:00 p.m. - Bethlehem Choir
5:15 p.m. - Asbury Ringers
5:40 p.m. - Zumba
6:30 p.m. - Boy Scouts
7:00 p.m. - Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Wednesday, November 27
NO - Community Bible Study
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - TOPS
NO - Latch Key
Thursday, November 28
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Church office closed
Friday, November 29
Church office closed
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day. If y
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terested
please f
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to conta
at child
ct us
[email protected]
mcclovis
.net
A Note of Gratitude&&&&.
Thank you so very much for honoring our Dad on All
Saint’s Sunday. My mom brought me the white rose bud
vase and church program. My brother and sisters appreciate all the church did for our dad, Richard L. (Dick)
Doran.
Thank you,
Richard Paul Doran
RECORD OF OUR FAITHFULNESS
FOR THE WEEK OF: November 10 2013
Attendance
Worship
156
Sunday school:
119
Offerings
$6,317.00
Shared Ministries
Commitment: $70,121.00
Paid to date: $43,034.90
Balance Due: $27,036.10
Second Mile Giving:
$2,981.86 to date
Sunday
Worship Schedule
9:30 a.m.
Worship in the Sanctuary
10:40 a.m.
All events held in the FUMC Sanctuary except for those notated
December 1 ~ 9:30 a.m. Worship
Hanging of the Greens
December 8 ~ 9:30 a.m. Worship
Asbury Ringers
December 8 ~ 2:00 p.m.
Community Band & Asbury Ringers
FUMC Sanctuary
December 8 ~ 6:00 p.m.
Children’s Christmas Musical
Candy Cane Lane
Sunday School
The worship service
is broadcast
on 99.1 KCLV-FM
11:00 a.m. to Noon
Email:
[email protected]
Website:
fumcclovis.net
Wheatfields cordially invites everyone to our……..
Celebration of Carols presented by the
spectacular Clovis Community Chorus!
December 12 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Clovis High School Choir
Thursday,
December 5th, 2013
6:00 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.
December 15 ~ 9:30 a.m.
Chancel Choir’s
Agnus Dei
December 21 ~ 6:00 p.m.
Community Chorus’
Messiah
December 24
Christmas Eve Service
Time to be announced
www.WheatfieldsSL.com
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4701 n. Prince St,
Clovis, NM 88101
SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY
575-762-8700