ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS AT UMCE
Sunday, December 2 and Sunday, December 9
For over thirty years the United Methodist Church of Evergreen has offered the option of presenting Christmas gifts to friends and relatives in the form of a donation to various non-profit organizations. This most Christian celebration gift is truly a way to recognize family and friends while at the same time benefiting worthwhile causes in honor of the Christmas spirit. Special cards will be available for the recipient of your gift.
An Alternative Christmas order form is being provided as a newsletter and bulletin insert. The completed form can be given to a member of the Missions Committee at the Alternative Christmas table in Fellowship Hall after church Sunday Dec. 2nd or Sunday Dec. 9th. If unable to be in church on those dates, you can still deliver your form to the church office. Checks should be made out to the United Methodist Church of Evergreen with the note “Alternative Christmas” on the memo line.
SPONSORED THIS YEAR: Bethlehem Bible College; Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity; Center for Health and Hope (formerly Center for Church and Global AIDS); Colorado Coalition for the Homeless; Evergreen Christian Outreach; Family Promise; Mean Street Ministry; Kenya Youth Sponsorship; Mountain Resource Center; Urban Peak Youth Shelter, and JOY International. Please see the newsletter and bulletin inserts for more details.
“A CEREMONY OF LESSONS AND CAROLS”
PRESENTED BY THE UMCE CHANCEL CHOIR
Sunday, December 16 at 10:30 Service
Please join us on this special Sunday as the Chancel Choir presents a program of beloved scripture readings that highlight the Christmas story, combined with twenty-six traditional carols that include just a touch of Handel and Bach!
CHURCH & SOCIETY SPECIAL SPEAKER IN DECEMBER
“Finding Hope in the Faces of the Oppressed”
Tuesday, December 18 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
A presentation and conversation about injustices faced in the Philippines and at the US southern border through the experience of a Methodist volunteer, Brielle Hohne. Sometimes we view large scale issues through statistics, which distance us from the reality of the situation. The goal of the presentation and conversation is to put faces and real stories to the issues to bring us closer to understanding the people in these situations. Brielle worked as a UMC volunteer in the Philippines and on the U.S.-Mexico boarder.All are welcome to join us for this special evening. Please let the church office know if you plan to attend so that we can schedule a room that will work.