Well, I can't be accused of spending too much time blogging and not enough time doing the rest of my work, I guess! We made it through November, though, and Charge Conference and Thanksgiving, and here we are, bringing the the new church year with Advent. I hope you are all preparing your hearts for Christmas during this Advent season, even though the world around us tells us it's practically Christmas already. As I've mentioned the last couple of Sundays, in the church, we are always waiting...waiting for Jesus to come again, even while we wait for Christmas and the celebration of his birth.
I hope to post again soon, sharing some more thoughts with you about this whole waiting thing, but until then, here's a look at what's going on on the Circuit in the next few weeks...
Tues., Dec. 8: Parsonage Committee Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ parsonage
Wed., Dec. 9: Bible Study, 7:00 p.m. @ Bethel Fellowship Hall
Sun., Dec. 13: Third Sunday of Advent
Tues., Dec. 15: Bethel N.O.W. Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ Bethel Fellowship Hall
Wed., Dec. 16: Bible Study, 7:00 p.m. @ Bethel Fellowship Hall
Fri., Dec. 18: Deadline to have information put in the January newsletter. Contact Pastor Betzy if you have any story ideas, events, recipes, or other news for the January newsletter.
Sun., Dec. 20: Fourth Sunday of Advent
Mon., Dec. 21: Service of the Longest Night, 7:00 p.m. @ Bethel Church
Tues., Dec. 22: Old Fashioned Christmas, 6:00 p.m. @ French Broad Church
Thurs., Dec. 24: Christmas Eve
3:00 p.m.: Christmas Eve Worship at Huckleberry Springs
5:00 p.m.: Christmas Eve Worship at Bethel UMC
7:00 p.m.: Christmas Eve Worship at French Broad UMC
Fri., Dec. 25: CHRISTMAS DAY!
Sun., Dec. 27: First Sunday after Christmas
Thurs., Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve: Watch Night Services
6:00 p.m. at French Broad UMC
8:00 p.m. at Bethel UMC