NICEVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 214 Partin Drive S / Niceville, FL 32578 / 850-678-4411 / nicevilleumc.org We also have a second campus - St. Mark UMC - located at 2250 P J Adams Pkwy, Crestview, FL Welcome! If you are a first-time guest, we hope that you feel right at home. Friendly folks are available at our Information Desks to help you find your way. December 20-21, 2014 SATURDAY 6:00 p.m. EXCHANGE Community Life Center Rev. Jeremy Smith SUNDAY 8:00 a.m. TRADITIONAL Sanctuary Rev. Rurel Ausley 9:30 a.m. CONTEMPORARY Sanctuary Rev. Rurel Ausley 9:32 a.m. CONTEMPORARY* Community Life Center 11:00 a.m. TRADITIONAL Sanctuary 11:02 a.m. CONTEMPORARY Community Life Center Rev. Jeremy Smith Rev. Jeremy Smith Rev. Rurel Ausley *Signing interpretation is offered at the 9:32 a.m. service in the Community Life Center. Our Mission: “To build a community where people can come as they are, meet Christ, grow in their faith, and find a place to serve.” Contemporary Announcements Kathy Trawick (Exchange), Angie Williams (9:30), Billy Russell (9:32, 11:02) Worship Songs Exchange, 9:30 “Joy to the World” “O Come All Ye Faithful” “The First Noel” “O Holy Night” 9:32, 11:02 “Angels We Have Heard on High” “Joy to the World” “O Come Let Us Adore Him” “The First Noel” Lighting of the Advent Candles Message Unwrapping Christmas: Part 4 Isaiah 42:1-4 Rev. Jeremy Smith (Exchange, 9:32) Rev. Rurel Ausley (9:30, 11:02) Exchange Worship Leader: Jake Wilders 9:32, 11:02 Worship Leader: Josh Walker 9:30 Worship Leader: Jake Wilders Christmas Eve Services Come share the warmth and keep the birth of Jesus central to this year’s Christmas celebrations. Wednesday, December 24 2:30 p.m. Children’s Christmas Eve Service, Sanctuary (no communion or candlelighting) 3:00 p.m. Contemporary Christmas Eve Service, Gym 4:00 p.m. Traditional Christmas Eve Service, Sanctuary 4:30 p.m. Contemporary Christmas Eve Service, Gym 5:30 p.m. Traditional Christmas Eve Service, Sanctuary 6:00 p.m. Contemporary Christmas Eve Service, Gym 7:00 p.m. Traditional Christmas Eve Service, Sanctuary 7:30 p.m. Contemporary Christmas Eve Service, Gym Childcare is provided for Pre-K and younger at all services in both locations, except the children’s service, which will provide care for 12 months and younger. Traditional 8:00 & 11:00 a.m. Fourth Sunday of Advent Gathering Music Recorder Ensemble Welcome/Big 5 Dr. Herstel Carter Prelude David Hegerty Toccata on “Adeste Fidelis” Lighting of the Advent Candles Dennis and Anne Samac (8:00) Jim and Allison Sewell (11:00) *Call to Worship “Emmanuel, Emmanuel” No. 204 *Responsive Reading Dr. Herstel Carter Isaiah 42:1 (NIV) Leader: “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; People: I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations.” *Worship in Song “Joy to the World” No. 246 “There’s A Song in the Air” (v. 1, 3) No. 249 “He is Born” (v. 1) No. 228 Affirmation of Faith No. 889 Morning Prayer The Lord’s Prayer *Moments of Fellowship Reception of Members (11:00) The Wesleyan Singers “Carol of the Angels” Allen Pote Connection Card Dedication of our Tithes and Gifts Offertory Vivaldi “Bassoon Concerto in E Major” Movement 2 Tennyson Strano, Bassoon Alex Hencinski, Accompanist *Doxology No. 95 Anthem Reuben Morgan/Arr. Wise “Emmanuel” Message Unwrapping Christmas: Part 4 Isaiah 42:1-4 Rev. Rurel Ausley (8:00) Rev. Jeremy Smith (11:00) *Closing Song ”O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (v. 1, 6) No. 211 *Benediction *Choral Response (8:00 only) *Postlude “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” Larry Lord, Minister of Music Bettie Downing, Organist Ann Jolly, Pianist *Stand as abilities allow Big 5 Congo Christmas Since 2008, we have been challenged to cut our personal Christmas spending in half and give the difference to the Kingdom. Our Advent offerings have raised over $800,000 for Kingdom causes including over $200,00 for projects in the Congo. Don’t forget our Congo Christmas offering as you finish your Christmas planning and shopping this year. Invest in an eternal gift for the Glory of God and the benefit of Christ’s body! To make your gift to our Congo Christmas Offering, you can fill out the Congo Christmas envelope in your bulletin, go online and click “give now”, or use our new SMART GIVING option by texting the keyword CONGO to (850) 394-9463 along with your donation amount. Holiday Giving Thank you so much for giving! This year Niceville UMC gave over 1,400 shoeboxes to operation Christmas Child, provided Christmas gifts for 144 local children through the star tree, and donated Thanksgiving AND Christmas meals to 55 families. And that doesn’t even include Congo Christmas and White Christmas! Great job being the Church! Missionary Meet-n-Greet Andrew and Marielos Griffin, who now live in Guatemala, will be here TODAY (Sunday) to say hello! Stop in the Commission Café, Room 914 downstairs in the Community Life Center, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. and give them a hug! Year End Giving The business office will be open until 5 p.m. on December 31 for last minute year end giving. Reminder: only items postmarked or physically delivered on or before December 31, 2014 can be posted as 2014 contributions. Ever wanted to be in one of our church videos? Now you can be. We are putting together a short video for our rename weekend called #BigChangeEvent that will feature you. All we want you to do is pull out your phone or tablet and make a quick, 5-10 second, one-sentence video saying something like, “I’ve been changed by Jesus/our church/worship/others/etc…” or “I’ve been transformed from this to this“ or however you want to briefly say that and then upload it to youtube and send the link to Jake Dillard at [email protected] Be creative and put your own spin on it, but keep it to that basic message. We are looking forward to seeing all that God has done! Christmas Holiday Closures Are You Missing It? The Children’s building will be closed from December 22 through January 2. All Monday-Friday programming is cancelled. Nursery, birth through preschool age, will be provided for the December 20-21, Christmas Eve, and December 27-28 worship services. Student and adult Sunday School and groups will not meet Sunday, December 21-Friday, January 2. The church offices will be closed December 24 and 25 and January 1. Celebrate Recovery will meet on Fridays as usual. If you haven’t been in the Children’s Building recently, then you’re missing the excitement. More kids are coming every week. We invite you to our programs to see all that’s new. You’ll be blessed and perhaps sense God calling you to our Children’s team. We have Sunday and Wednesday volunteer needs that might be a great fit! Contact us: 6784411 ext. 187 or [email protected] Pick up our new Christmas Album! We are blessed with so much musical talent at our church! That’s why we are really excited to be releasing a new Christmas album by our Contemporary worship team called Unwrapping Christmas, featuring many of the songs we are singing during this Christmas season. The album is available by donation in the Gathering Areas of the Community Life Center and the Sanctuary, and you can also check it out on iTunes by searching Unwrapping Christmas. Upcoming Featured Events December 24 24-27 24-25 30 31 Christmas Eve Services Community Life Center Closed for Recreation Christmas Holiday Offices Closed Tuesday dinner and activities are cancelled Wednesday dinner and activities are cancelled Connection Card Flowers (12/20-12/21, 2014) u WORSHIP ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION The poinsettias in our Sanctuary and Community Life Center today are given in honor or in memorial of loved ones. Please see the insert in this bulletin. Please complete one card per household; list names of each household members in attendance today NAME(S): _______________________________________ __________________________________________________ q Please update the church database. Address ___________________________________________ City____________________ State ______ Zip____________ Home Phone _______________ Work Phone _____________ Email _____________________________________________ You have the opportunity to sign up for flowers to be placed in our worship services in honor of or in remembrance of a loved one or special occasion. Visit the bulletin board in the hallway near the church office to sign up. q Exchange q 8:00 q 9:30 q 9:32 q 11:00 q 11:02 q 1st-time Guest(s)* q 2nd-time Guest(s)* Our Ministry Staff q Regular Attender(s) q Member(s) *GUESTS: How did you hear about us?_________________________ Age Group: q 5 & under q 6-12 q Youth (Gr.____) q Adult (Circle Age): College 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s+ q Single q Married Pastoral Staff Ministers Rurel R. Ausley, Jr. Lead Pastor Lisa Ausley, Deacon in Residence George Boles, Assistant Minister of Administration Herstel Carter Stephanie Case, Group Life Minister Congregational Care Deanna Eddy, Church Counselor OTHER SIGN-UPS/COMMENTS Pamela Ellisor, Minister to Singles; Minister Edward Chandler of Hospitality Church Counselor q Notify the church regarding my deployment... Leonard Goldman, Church Counselor Meghan Gordon, Culinary Director List name, date you are leaving/returning, the service you attend: Tyler Fuller Mission Pastor Matt Hasty, Middle School Minister ______________________________________________ James Jetton, Recreation Minister q Comments, Praise, or Prayer Request: Greg McKinnon Larry D. Lord, Minister of Music q Please share this request with all who visit the Prayer Chapel. Executive Pastor John Macon, Outreach Minister If not checked, requests will only be shared with the Pastors and Upper Room volunteers. Blane Pearson, Minister of Administration Jeremy Smith _______________________________________________ Teaching Pastor Billy Russell, Student Minister _______________________________________________ Mary Lou Sparks, Outreach Minister Lew Wilder Elizabeth Sullivan, Interim Minister of Hospitality _______________________________________________Connections Pastor Jeremy Thiess, Creative Arts Director _______________________________________________ Kathy Trawick, Early Childhood Minister _______________________________________________ Josh Walker, Worship Music Director Barbara Wilder, Minister to Active Adults 50 Plus _______________________________________________ Jake Wilders, Worship Leader _______________________________________________ Angie Williams, Minister to Children v _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Please silence cell phones and pagers. Sign language is provided at the 9:32 Worship Service. FELLOWSHIP DINNER RESERVATIONS Ear plugs are available in the Community Life Center services. Hearing assistance devices (for Sanctuary) and TUESDAY large print copies are available. CANCELLED There is a “Parenting Room” available at the back of the Sanctuary where you may quiet your child while being able to hear/view the service. 2 Announcements marked with this symbol have corresponding WEDNESDAY flyers or brochures located in the hallways outside the organ and piano exits of the Sanctuary, and also the “Important Information” row in our CANCELLED brochure racks. Connect Notes/Message Outlines are available from an usher and online. Visit our website at www.nicevilleumc.org to watch/hear our weekly messages. Our website also offers information on all of our ministries and activities, calendar, and more! Online giving is possible through our website. Simply browse to nicevilleumc.org and click on the “GIVE NOW” icon on the “popular points” section of the home page. Or you can use this QR code. w Message Notes l December 20-21, 2014 Unwrapping Christmas: Part 4 Isaiah 42:1-4 Did you know that message outlines with “Connect” study notes are available at the Information Desks or from an usher, as well as online? Our pastors would love to hear how God touched your heart today... Decision Response Card Mission of the Week WHITE CHRISTMAS: UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN’S HOME Name ____________________________ Address ___________________________ Phone (if you’d like a call)______________ I made a decision today that I would like to let the pastors know about: __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ Please hand this to an usher, a pastor, the information desk, or to the church office. Pray: For our efforts to bless kids who are in need of loving families by partnering with the United Mehtodist Children’s Home.
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