NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY – Photo sign ups & business advertising available beginning Dec. 9
A NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY IS COMING!
It is (about) time!!! We are putting together a brand new (safe & secure) ONLINE accessible church directory and we want YOU to be a part of it! There will also be hard copies of the new directory available for those who prefer at no purchase necessary.
Professional photo sign up for you and/or your family will begin on December 9. Photos will be taken Jan. 12-13, 19-20, & 26-27 in the Fireside room. No purchase necessary.
Do you have a business and would like to ADVERTISE it online AND in print? Advertising spaces are also available starting at $15 beginning Dec. 9
Would you like your family featured or to dedicate a message to a loved one? Spaces available starting at $15
GOLDEN BOUGH CONCERT – Saturday, Dec 15. 7:30pm
Celtic Music Holiday Concert. Saturday, December 15, 7:30pm at LGUMC. Bring friends, family and neighbors for a night of Celtic holiday music. A portion of ticket sales will support the ministries of LGUMC. Adults $15; Seniors (60+) $12, youth (12-18) $12, children (under 12) $5. For information call 408.354.4730.
MESSY CHURCH – Sunday, December 16, 4-6pm
Located in the Student Center.
You are invited to our next Messy Church. Families will experience the story of Moses and explore the theme of God’s rescue. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to know more about Messy Church, see our Messy Church page here.
LGUMC’s CHRISTMAS EVE- Monday, Dec. 24
4:00 PM- Family Service. Experience the joy of Christ’s birth with a special puppet show, singing, candlelight and children dressed as angels, shepherds and wise ones.
6:00 PM – Contemporary Service of candlelight and song led by our Open House Praise team.
8:00 PM – Traditional Service with Carols, Candlelight and our Chancel Choir.
STICKY BUNS AND STICKY ISSUE- 5th Sundays, 9am/ 10am one worship service
On the 5th Sundays at 9am in the Social Hall come join a healthy discussion of “sticky” issues that affect our community and our world. Various topics at each “sticky” discussion. And while you’re there enjoy some refreshing sticky buns!
March 31, June 30 & Sept. 29, 2019
10am one worship Sunday on those dates.
Steeple Chase Appeal
**UPDATE as of October 1**
Because of generous donations from far & wide (from across the country even!) we are at 95% of our overall goal of raising $400,000. This is by far ahead of schedule and we at LGUMC are grateful that God has spoken through all the giving hearts. Work is almost complete on the parsonage with Jennifer and her family moving back in. And the church’s roof is currently getting a makeover as well! They should be finished up in the next week or two, just in time for the rain… but no rain in the sanctuary this year!
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
Perhaps you’ve noticed the tarps on the roof? Or the peeling paint on the exterior of the sanctuary? These are the most obvious problems, but there are a few more! We also have a parsonage with mold and asbestos and a deferred mainte-nance account that needs revived. We need $400k to put our critical “houses” backin order, including fixing the sanctuary, bringing the parsonage up to health and safety standards, and beginning a deferred maintenance fund.
Look for the Steeple Chase Appeal donor cards in the sanctuary seats, contact the office, or simply drop off your money in an envelope to the office! Every penny counts.
We are asking you to literally put your money where your mouth is by supporting the Sanctuary Restaurants (www.SanctuaryRestaurants.org) movement.
Launched earlier this month by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United, www.ROCUnited.com), a restaurant worker advocacy group, and www.Presente.org, a Latinx social justice organization, Sanctuary Restaurants provides resources to restaurants, enabling them to support our community, including our undocumented immigrants.
We won’t swallow hate and we need to make sure that the restaurants that we are giving our money to are standing with all-of-us. Here’s how: Go to www.SanctuaryRestaurants.org, read about the movement, and sign up. (5 minutes) Print these cards. Keep them in your wallet, and take them to your favorite restaurants next time you go. Or call or email your favorite restaurants and tell them about Sanctuary Restaurants. (5 minutes)
A SIMPLE WAY TO SERVE – EVERY THURSDAY
Help us continue the LGUMC/St. Luke’s Shower Ministry on a regular basis, as we have 5-10 homeless men and women using our showers and receiving a bag lunch every Thursday afternoon.
What can you do?
Sign up for a Thursday shift (4:15PM we start, and done by 5:15-5:30PM)
provide lunches—it is that easy!
Sign up HERE
or see Marna Taylor after service.