Did You Know for Sunday Nov 25th 2012

November 21, 2012 Did You Know for Sunday Nov 25th 2012

DID YOU KNOW FOR SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2012

Did you see The November issue of the Shopper? Maybe that is why you are here. Welcome to the NEW Moyock UMC. We are so glad you decided to join us this Sunday. We’ve been expecting you! We trul

y hope that you will experience the Fresh Wind and Fresh Fire that has ignited this congregation. Our God is an awesome God and we are being obedient to Him. Ask a church member to tell you the rest of the story. We hope you will come back and join us in the weeks to follow. We are In ministry together and we need you to help us Serve in His name right here in our Community.”

Thank you Church for all you do and for your kindnesses and support of our church ministries. Susan and I love you so much. We love this church and thank God for just letting us be part of what He is doing right here, right now. Bless you all. Reminder: The Joint Thanksgiving Service last Sunday was truly a blessing for our church and our community. We raised money to support the Moyock Food Pantry and the Interfaith Community Organization.

Pastor Bill Masciangelo 252 455 7117 cell. 

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Professional Nursery care is provided from 9:00 am till end of Worship every Sunday. A Guest Services table, located in the vestibule, is staffed before and after each worship service. Stop by and get your questions answered. Hearing support equipment is now available. See the greeter if you need to use one of these listening units. Nursery care is also available on Wednesday nights at 7 pm so you can attend Bible Study.

Passionate Worship: Begins each Sunday at 10:30 am. Holy Communion is offered normally the first Sunday of each month but will be 11 Nov this time. Children’s Church is for children Pre-K to 3rd Grade and starts right after the children’s message during worship. The children learn about Jesus and worship in an age-appropriate setting. (We are seeking more teachers (men and women) for Children’s church. See Tess today to learn more about it today) 

Save these very important dates! Get them on your calendar now: Please….Now

Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 :00 am to put the gift boxes together for Currituck House includes lunch. Then at 2 PM deliver these 64 boxes to the residents. Thank you ladies. Nov 27th Tuesday: Men’s Christian Fellowship Dinner at Liberty 6 PM. This is the last dinner this year. December9th Men’s Breakfast and Prayer, testimony and fellowship 7:45 am. For all Advent and Christmas Events see the special flyer created for your posting on the refrigerator.

Angel Tree: Did you get your sponsor children/child numbered ticket with name yet? Purchase the gifts, But do not wrap them. Place in a bag or several bags and identify them with your ticket number/name. Have at the church ready for distribution on December 16th for the 2 PM Worship Christmas Season Service. See Natalie Phillips please with questions. 252 435 6648 home.
Bring your food to help us fill meal baskets for Christmas. 

Did you know… November 25th 2012 Edition continued: 
Do YOU still need to make a decision today? Use the decision card to help me help you. Membership? If you are not a member and wish to learn more about becoming a member of the New Moyock UMC….then see, call or email me to start the conversation. 

Prayer Chain via email has started: If you would like to be a prayer warrior or if you have a prayer request, Matt Bobola is now coordinating this ministry for us. You can reach Matt at email at mebobola@gmail.com or via his cell phone at 757 761 4073. 

Currituck Kids: Thank you for your support during our coin collection during the month of October. We raised $600.00 for Currituck Kids. Thank you. Visit the Currituck Kids website at to learn more. www.currituckkids.com 

What is Advent Pastor Bill. I know it is starting the first Sunday in December…right? Advent is a season of waiting, expecting, and hoping. Beginning four Sundays prior to Christmas and ending on Christmas Eve, Advent helps us prepare for the coming, or “advent” of the Christ child at Christmas. (The word “advent” comes from the Latin word that means “coming.”)

Advent is: is a 4 week season of incredible realities. In this wonderful time of the year, we dress our sanctuaries with garland, lights and beautiful decorations. We prepare our churches for the coming of Christmas. But, are we equally prepared for the coming of the Messiah?

There is a difference. Christmas arrives with spectacular sensation. The Messiah, though, arrives quietly in a broken world, looking through the rubble and the storms. There are no decorations, no fanfare. There is not even room in the inn. 

It is easy to say we have hope when our world is bathed in carols and lights. It seems simple to offer gratitude when the world sings in one melody. But, when your world is gone, and the lights no longer shine and carols no longer sing, and still we talk of hope for each new day – that is expectation. That is Immanuel – God with us.

Mary of Nazareth knew more about Immanuel than any scholar or theologian. Such expectation transformed the world. And, it still does. That is more than “holiday cheer.” It is holy. It is Advent.
Advent is more than preparing for what comes next; it is knowing that, no matter what else comes, Christ is already there.

There are 106 occasions in Scripture where God encourages us to “be not afraid.” Eleven of them happen with the announcement of the birth of the Messiah. From Joseph to Mary to Zechariah to the shepherds, sometimes “good news” unnerves us. Even good days can be scary. Get ready for Advent and prepare yourself for the coming of the Christ Child.

More information about Advent coming next week.

Christian Education: Sunday School Classes are going on each Sunday. Join us any Sunday at 9:15 am.

I am second started last Sunday with a powerful video and live Cardboard testimonials. Now wear your wristband and be prepared to tell your story about Jesus. Please plan to share your experiences with us during worship in the coming weeks.

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