December newsletter

December newsletter

Angels Among Us

The angels that appear in the story of Jesus’ birth would have been very comfortable in our world of tweets and hashtags.  Their messages were often short and to the point—their favorite line being #DoNotBeAfraid.  As we look at the stories of these winged messengers to Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds and their reactions to them, we will consider what messages we can offer that will counter a culture of fear and bring #MoreHope, #MorePeace, #MoreJoy, and #MoreLove for the world.

December 3           Make Ready a People:   #MoreHope               Luke 1:5-25, 57-80

December 10         Nothing Is Impossible:   #MorePeace               Luke 1:26-56

December 17         Do Not Be Afraid:         #MoreJoy                   Matthew 1:18-25

December 24         This Will Be a Sign:       #MoreLove                Luke 2:1-20

December 31         Get Up and Go:             #MoreLife                 Matthew 2:1-23


Christmas Eve evening:

7:00 PM       Children’s Nativity and Holy Communion

10:00 PM     Scripture, Christmas Carols, Holy Communion


Our Christmas offerings will be divided among:

UMCOR Global Health Advance

Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County Veteran’s Build

Hudson Valley House of Hope women’s shelters

All offerings received for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) go directly to relief efforts.  Administrative costs are funding through the offerings taken on UMCOR Sundays (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing).