Archive for Wednesday, December 17, 2008

McLouth Happenings

December 17, 2008

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Community Care Packages in November.

Our Community Cares’ volunteers packed and shipped six boxes to our troops serving overseas. The goodies have already been received and enjoyed. Plans are under way for another day to pack boxes in mid-January, to be mailed in time for Valentine’s Day. More details will be provided soon.

First Baptist Church of McLouth welcomes you to a joyous Old-Fashioned Christmas choir musical celebration during the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday. In the evening, the children will share a program “Sing a Song of Christmas” at 6:30 p.m., followed by a time of fellowship with a birthday party for Jesus.

• McLouth United Methodist Church invites you to celebrate the “Coming of the Lord” with their Christmas Cantata during worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The children will present their Christmas program at 3 p.m.

• Stanwood Friends Church invites you to an evening of music and fellowship. Their Christmas program begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, followed by refreshments.

• Christmas can be a lonely time for some of us. At 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, McLouth United Methodist Church will offer a “Blue Christmas” service for those who will be missing someone special at Christmas. Broken relationships, insecurity due to unemployment, illness, isolation, the loss of a child, the loneliness of no longer having a beloved spouse to share each day, the loss of a dear family pet — all these can contribute to the feelings of loneliness and “being blue” in the midst of the society around us, which is geared toward festivities and joyful celebrations around the holiday season. We need to know that we are not alone. Join in sharing and hearing prayers, music, and scripture acknowledging God’s presence, reassuring us that God’s word is for those who mourn and struggle; and that His word can shine light into our darkness. This brief service will be followed by refreshments and fellowship, and is open to everyone. Please accept this invitation as a time to move from feeling “blue” to experiencing the wonder and hope of Christmas.

• McLouth Public Library’s Book Discussion Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, please call (913) 796-2225.

• Christmas Eve service hours vary, offering everyone the opportunity to worship within the McLouth community:

A Children’s Christmas Eve service begins at 5 p.m. at McLouth United Methodist Church.

Stanwood Friends Church welcomes you to participate in a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

You are invited to a beautiful and relaxed candlelight service, featuring communion, the hymns of Christmas and special music at 9 p.m. Christmas Eve at First Baptist Church of McLouth.

McLouth United Methodist Church welcomes everyone to a Traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve service. It will be at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24.

— Please submit McLouth community information, announcements, and upcoming events to Beverly Muzzy: mclouthhappenings@isp.com or (913) 796-6935.

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