Advent for Children
Sunday, Nov. 28th @ 10AM
During Sunday School @ 10:00AM, We will learn about how the prophets prepared for Jesus' birth & Children's Moments returns!
Sunday, Dec. 5th @ 10AM
During Sunday School @ 10:00AM, We will learn about Jesus' parents & Children's Moments returns!
Sunday, Dec. 12th @ 10AM
During Sunday School @ 10:00AM, We will learn about the shepherds, Children's Moments returns & Youth LOAD the ANGEL TREE truck!
Saturday, Dec. 18th @ 7PM
Live Nativity DRIVE-THRU the first 100 cars will receive an ADVENT goodie bag!
Sunday, Dec. 19th @ 10AM
NSUMC will host FIRE & ICE SCIENCE SHOW @ 10AM in the fellowship hall for ALL CHILDREN ages 3-18 (instead of Sunday School). Adults will enjoy the Christmas Musical Celebration in the sanctuary.
Fire & Ice Interactive Science Show 12/19
North Scottsdale United Methodist Church is offering the “FIRE & ICE INTERACTIVE SCIENCE SHOW” in the NSUMC fellowship hall at 10am on Sunday, Dec. 19th while the adults are in the sanctuary enjoying the CHRISTMAS MUSICAL CELEBRATION. All children ages 5-18 are asked to join us in the fellowship hall (the large room just east of the sanctuary) for a FREE show that is open to the community. NSUMC is hosting the Mad Science “Fire & Ice Science Experiment Show". The NSUMC “Christmas Musical Celebration” is best suited for children ages 12 and up. You know your child and what works best for them. All are welcome at either experience.
This year the interactive show will be a presentation about fire, ice and snow! This spellbinding S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) special event will introduce children to the power of fire and magic dry ice. Mad Science offers hands-on elementary-level workshops for students that complement concepts they're learning in school. Their interactive approach is sure to give students a deeper understanding of fundamental scientific principles.
Blue Christmas 12/19
Blue Christmas (also called the Longest Night) is a day during the Advent season marking the longest night of the year. On this day, church services honor people who have lost loved ones and are experiencing grief. This worship service is traditionally held on or around the longest night of the year, which falls on or about December 21, the Winter Solstice. There is an interesting convergence for this day is also the traditional feast day for Saint Thomas the Apostle. This link invites making a connection between Saint Thomas’ struggle to believe in Jesus’ resurrection, the long nights just before Christmas, and the struggle with darkness and grief faced by those loving with loss.
The worship service often includes opportunities for expression of grief and pain as well as an opportunity to focus on the promise of hope. Candles are lit during the service; empty chairs are reserved as a way of commemorating those who have died during the year. The service will include prayers, poems, words of hope and music.
Pastors Leah and David will be leading the Blue Christmas Service on Sunday, December 19 at 5pm. All are welcomed to attend.
UMW Ornament Exchange 12/6
The UMW Ornament Exchange and Dinner is Monday, December 6 at 5:30pm at Maui Pasta. The address is 7704 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd. in Scottsdale. Cost is $20 per person. Please contact Cindy Bryant to sign up.
Hanging of the Greens is this Saturday!
Come and help decorate the church sanctuary for the holiday this Saturday morning (the 27th) at 9am! Enjoy getting into the Christmas spirit with fun and fellowship (plus, the more people show up, the faster we get done!)
Men's Bible study Breakfast Update
The Men’s Fellowship will meet in person this Friday, November 19, at 6:30am in the church library for our breakfast meeting. In January, the intent is to return to in-person meetings every Friday morning.
Stewardship Pledge & Staff Love Offering
The 2022 Stewardship Pledge is live and accepting online donations here. We thank you for your generous acceptance of Christian stewardship and pray that you may find the level of giving that is right for you as you progress in your journey of faith and commitment. Your pledges and contributions are a critical part of how we can make a difference in our church, our community, and our world. You may change your commitment at any time by notifying the church office.
You can also find the donation form for the annual Staff Love Offering here.
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Chancel Choir rehearsal will be held every Wednesday from 7pm-8pm in the Choir Room. Be sure to add it to your calendar!
There will be NO rehearsals on:
Poinsettias with A Purpose 11/28
Donations for Poinsettias With A Purpose will open on 11/28 and run through 12/19. You will be able to find the online form here or you can drop your donation in the Giving Box. This year's mission is UMOM, which works to Restore Hope, Rebuild Lives, and End Homelessness.
Update: UMW Meeting & Luncheon 11/14
Please remember to let Cindy Bryant know if you can attend the next meeting and lunch on November 14th after the 10AM service in Fellowship Hall. Cindy will be at church this Sunday if you would like to pay her the $12 for the boxed lunch. Our guest speaker will be Linda Thistlethwaite from Red Mountain UMC. She is part of the Matthew 25 Prison Ministry. You may also bring your Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes to church this Sunday if they are ready. You can also bring them to the meeting if you would like. They are being delivered on the morning of November 15th to the drop off center so the meeting will be the last day to bring them in.
This is the time of year that the new birthday and Christmas cards from charities that mail them out begin to show up. Please bring them to church any time. During the week the office will put them in Cindy's box or you can bring them any Sunday. As you know UMW sends out around 400 birthday and 400 Christmas each year to the women inmates at Perryville Prison.
Circle is meeting next Thursday November 11th at Janet Flournoy's house at 12:30.
Bookies is meeting the following Thursday on November 18th at church at 12:30 with Joyce Nolan.
Please contact Cindy at email@example.com or call (602) 900-5512.
If you would like to add something to the calendar or reminder, please use the Submission Form or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.