Hope United Methodist Church

December 2018

News & Announcements

Coffee & Care--- On Monday’s @ 1:00pm -Come join us for conversation, coffee and dessert.

Advent Bible Study ---Our next curriculum will be Faithful-Christmas through the eyes of Joseph, by Adam Hamilton

Adult Advent Bible Study – Tuesdays    @ 7:00pm with Pastor Terri

                                            Thursdays @ 10:00am with Pastor Linny

Youth Advent Bible Study on Thursdays @ 6:00pm

 Children’s Advent Bible Study on Thursdays @ 7:00pm

Christmas Breakfast Will be at Larry’s Diner- 24522 W. Lockport St., Plainfield, IL 60544 on December 8th @ 9:00am. All are Welcome. Signup sheet is on the credenza in Fellowship Hall. 

Volunteers are needed Wednesday, December 12th to help fulfill the obligation of the Hope United Methodist Church in unloading the free pantry truck at the Trinity Methodist Church. The food pantry is supported by Area Methodist Churches. Cars will be leaving our parking lot at 9:30am on Wednesday and returning near noon. See Brett, Larry, or Vic for more info

Active shooter training Wednesday, December 12th @ 7:00pm

UMM—Meeting Saturday, December 15th @ 8:30am

Community Christmas event---Join us for a Free Christmas Event at Hope UMC on December 15th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. There will be cookie decorating, Letters to Santa, Christmas crafts, hot cocoa, and pictures with Santa. Our Christmas event will also include a backdrop for those who might wish to take family portraits

Christmas Caroling -- Wednesday, December 19th @ 7:00pmAll are welcome, if interested see Cheryl Foster

Christmas Eve Service – Monday, December 24th @ 7:00pm

FREE Christmas Dinner Hosted by Pastor Linny-Open to the Community, reservations preferred. (Please call the church office at 815-436-2209 or text Pastor Linny at 847-274-0095 for RSVP.)

WHEN: Christmas day, Tuesday, December the 25th from 3-5 p.m.

Come, let us celebrate the birth of our Savior!

The Joliet Cluster is continuing to support the Ridgewood United Community Food Pantry, an outreach of Trinity United Methodist Church. Continued donations of Toilet Paper, Diapers, and Feminine Products (December donation – Rice) would be greatly appreciated.  Please place them in the blue bin in the narthex.  Donations of money are always welcome to help in the purchase of other food items.

 Prayer Chains

At Hope UMC we have 2 active prayer chains:  one on which we are connected by the internet and another one for those without internet access who wish to participate in this ministry.  Each week you will receive a message containing the Joys and Concerns from the Sunday worship and any special requests that arise during the week.  If you are so led, we ask that you offer prayers for these individuals and situations.  Please contact Pastor Linny or the church office if you have questions or wish to be included on one of the lists.

If you wish to place flowers on the altar in honor or memory of a loved one, please contact the secretary in the church office to arrange the date and the dedication for the bulletin.  You may also make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one in lieu of flowers. Please bring flowers 15 minutes prior to worship.


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