Advent Workshop and Church Decorating
Sunday, Dec. 2, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Please join us for this special time as we dress the church for the Advent Season. We will begin with the traditional turkey noodle dinner, followed by crafts for the children, and the decoration of the church. Everyone is welcome!
Tender Loving Care (TLC)
“Treasured Friends” Brunch
Thursday, December 6; 9:00 a.m.-Noon
Our “Special Friends” are those who don’t get out on their own as much as they used to because they are elderly, don’t drive, have been ill, etc. TLC typically visits them at their homes, but will be driving those who are able here to the church for a pre-Christmas brunch. Please come and help TLC to welcome these friends with good food, carols, fun and fellowship!
“Parent’s Night Out”
Monument Preschool Fundraiser
Friday, December 7; 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Come drop your kiddos (age 2+) off at the Preschool for a fun-filled night of crafts, games, pizza, and a movie. The cost is $25 per child and space is limited. Make your reservation (after Nov. 27) with Julie, Director, at 245-1478.
Children’s Christmas Program
Sunday, Dec. 9, 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Worship
Our talented children and youth will bring us the Story of Christmas at both services.
Sweet Adeline’s Mini-Concert
Sunday, December 16; 10:30 a.m.
Grand Mesa Choir Sweet Adeline’s will perform the best of their Christmas music repertoire between our two worship services.
Monument Preschool Christmas Program
Wednesday, December 19, 10:45am
Thursday, December 20, 10:45am and 2:45pm
The Preschool children will be singing Christmas songs in the sanctuary. Afterwards, they will break a Christmas piñata. All are invited to come!
Christmas Eve; December 24, 2018—-6:00 p.m.
We Celebrate as Community
Meditation—“God is With Us”
Lighting of the Christ Candle
Special Music, Carols, Scripture Readings and Prayers
Holy Communion and Candle Lighting
Christmas Eve offering to the Grand Valley Youth & Mission Trips
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
“Awaiting the Already” in Room 124/Library beginning December 5, 2018.
COMMUNITY & OUTREACH MISSIONS
Christmas Salad Luncheon & Cookie Exchange-Tues., Dec 11, 11:30am United Methodist Women of Redlands UMC invite everyone to participate in this holiday event in Room 116. Bring your salad and some cookies to share and exchange and join us won’t you?!
“In Stitches” Christmas Crafts & Cupcake—Sat., Dec.15, 9:00am-Noon
Come to Rooms 119-121 and learn how to decorate cupcakes! Make one, eat one, take one home. We hope to see many of the kiddos from Sunday School, Preschool, the Youth Group and even you grown-ups!!
Christmas Meal at HomewardBound—Tues., Dec. 18, 4:30-7:00pm
Redlands UMC will prepare and serve a meal. Sign-up sheets may be found at the Welcome Center for those who want to purchase groceries, prepare the food, or serve the dinner at the homeless shelter. Share your blessings and Christmas with those less fortunate.
Reverse Advent Calendar; Redlands UMC Giving Tree—Ongoing
We encourage all families to participate as part of your Advent devotion. The idea is to grab a basket or box and every day leading up to Christmas, add beneficial items to it including non-perishable, long-life food and drink, toiletries and hygiene products, unused toys and games suitable for appropriate age groups, household essentials, and new clothing. Please bring your “Reverse Advent Boxes” to Redlands UMC by Sunday, Dec. 16. They will be donated to Hope of the Grand Valley and The Teen House well before Christmas. (Boxes will be available under the Christmas tree for you to fill, if easier for you to do that way.)
Christmas Cards for Veterans—Ongoing
RUMC will once again have a “Christmas Card” table in the Fellowship Hall. Please take the time to write out a card to a Veteran. The cards will be delivered to our local Veterans Hospital. We want to remember those who have served, as well as lift up those who may be suffering, either physically or mentally.
Hope of the Grand Valley—Ongoing
This is an Adopt-a-Family program where folks, or groups, can adopt a family for Christmas. If you are interested in participating in this worthy effort, forms will be available at the church Welcome Center.
There is a Treasure Trove of information about upcoming events located in our most current newsletter. Please click on this link to get there: Current Newsletter. Thank you!