Saturday, November 17th is the O’Rourke Ministries Thanksgiving Festival at East Gate from 11:30 -1:30. We will load the bus around 11:00 and return to the church by 2:00 p.m. Pork BBQ, hot dogs, cotton candy, bounce houses, and lots of fun activities are planned. We will also be delivering take-home Thanksgiving meals to the families at East Gate, that day. We need both youth and adult volunteers to cover this event! If you have questions, please call Brandon Steiper at 678-900-9259 or Rhonda O’Rourke at 770-328-9587.
Ms. Dianna will be in the Nartex before each service to take sign-ups for Children’s Church. Children’s Church will Sunday, Nov. 18, and Nov. 25th.
On Sunday we welcome to our staff Cindy Rohrbaugh. Cindy will be our new leader of worship at our contemporary service. Please welcome her and let her know we are glad she is with us.
HANGING OF THE GREENS
Remember next Sunday,Nov. 25th is our Hanging of the Greens service. Service is at 5 pm as we are reminded of the meaning of the greenery in our church. Following the service we will be sharing food in the Sunday School Classes and enjoy the fellowship with our church family.
Once again this year we are supporting children and older folks that are in the DFACS system. On Sunday we will have a Christmas Tree set up in the Narthex with names and ages of people that need some help. For many of the children and older folks these are the only gifts they receive. Please take a tag off the tree, purchase some of the things listed and return it to the church with the tag attached, and unwrapped.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Yes it is that time already. Our annual Breakfast with Santa is on Saturday, Dec. 1. Tickets will be available thru our United Methodist Men and are $5 for adults, $2 for children 3 – 12 and children 2 and under are free. Silent auction items will be available as well. Please make plans to join us! Craft Volunteers needed for Breakfast with Santa – Sign-up sheets will be located in the Narthex.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
REMEMBER THAT SUNDAY, NOV. 18TH IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN YOUR FILLED SHOEBOXES.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the packing party for Operation Christmas Child! We packed 57 boxes last week! We exceeded our goal of 50 boxes. Thank you for sharing the love of Jesus!
The children and youth did an amazing job packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child. We are thankful for all the donations. A huge Thank you to Katie Brown for organizing the Packing Party.
We will not have Karpenter’s Kids on Wednesday, November 21st. Have a great Thanksgiving!
Drive Thru Nativity_Signups There are 540 identified roles/tasks in the Drive Thu Nativity. Of these, 91% of been volunteered for. Of the remaining ~50, there are a few critical roles that we still need to fill:
(For the family on Dec 6th and 9th, we need a father and at least 1 child). If you are available for any of these roles, please sign up today. In addition to these critical roles, we could use a few more young shepherds and some more help with Refreshments in the pavilion. Remember – there are NO speaking parts in the cast and all necessary costuming is provided.
Posters/Save-the-Date Cards Posters in 2 sizes as well as business-card size Save-the-Date cards are available in the narthex. Please pick up as much as you can use to help us promote the Drive Thru.
Cookies We are thrilled and honored to again this year have Royal Cup Coffee donate our coffee and hot chocolate. To go with these beverages, we need a LOT of cookies (for you true southerners that is a whole mess of them or a whole passel of them!). Please plan to bring your cookies the week of December 3rd.
Hollonville UMC OPEN invitation to a Sing Event
The Men of Cornerstone will be presenting a 1 hour program of singing at Hollonville UMC on Sunday, November 18 at 6PM. A love offering will be taken.
Hollonville is located at 1547 GA HWY 362 West, Williamson, GA 30292
For more info: contact Mike Ferrante 678-612-3043
Messiah Sing-Along with Masterworks Chorale
Masterworks Chorale Newnan, invites other local vocalists to sing in the presentation of Handel’s Messiah. They will be using the G. Schirmer arrangement. Scores are available at the Centre for $5.00 each. It will be presented Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3PM at the Nixon Centre on Lower Fayetteville Rd. Admission is free but you must have a ticket. Cornerstone UMC has tickets available. See Mike Ferrante prior to Nov. 30. Tickets are also available at the Centre.
UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS
NOV. 18 – ANGEL TREE TAGS WILL BE AVAILABLE
NOV. 25 – 5:00 HANGING OF THE GREENS SERVICE WITH FOOD TO FOLLOW
DEC. 1 – 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
DEC. 1 – 3:00 PM – CHILDREN’S MUSICAL REHEARSAL
DEC. 2 – 5:00 PM – CHILDREN’S MUSICAL PROGRAM
DEC 6-9 – 6:00 PM – DRIVE THRU NATIVITY
DEC. 15 – 9:00 AM REHEARSAL FOR ADULT MUSICAL PROGRAM
DEC. 16 – 6:00 PM – ADULT CHRISTMAS MUSICAL PROGRAM
DEC. 24 – 5:00 PM AND 11:00 PM – CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
JAN. 6 – 12:30 PM – UNDECORATE THE CHURCH
ATTENDANCE FOR NOVEMBER 11
9:00 am – 91
11:00 am –167
Sunday School – 165
CALENDAR NOVEMBER 11 TO NOVEMBER 17
9:00 am…..Contemporary Service
10:10 am…Adult and Children’s Sunday School
11:00 am… Traditional Service