Well, we have seen snow already this year, but it didn’t stay around which I personally was happy to see. We all know it is coming soon to stay for some months, so we better be ready for it. I still have a short list of things that need to get done outside before the drifts of snow arrive.
I want to thank everyone who helped, provided support by bringing food or praying for the pasty sale. It was a success only because of the effort everyone put into it. We enjoyed the fellowship and the laughter while being reminded we truly are a church family, so hugs were also shared. Although we all needed to get some rest, at the same time are looking forward to enjoy the fellowship with others who we only see at the pasty sale next year.
We have a few things to look forward to this month. Many of us are working on putting a box together for a needy preschooler, which need to be ready and back to the church by December 12th so they can be wrapped. The box does not have to be full to the top since it is the last day of school for the kids and they can use the room to take their other things home. Norma is working on making winter hats to be added to the boxes, so we want to say thank you to her for volunteering her talents and time.
This month there will be Advent Devotionals available in back of the church to help you spend some extra time with God during the Advent Season. Advent starts on Sunday, December 1st, this year, so we thought we could possibly have Hanging of the Greens the last Sunday of this month, November 24th, so the church will be decorated and ready for the Advent Season. Watch for details of this event.
With Advent comes our annual Christmas Church Dinner, again it will be held at Wandering Pines on Thursday, December 5th at 5:30 p.m. Please let me know if you are able to attend, it is a great opportunity for fellowship. Mark you calendar so you don’t forget.
Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. God Bless each of you. Remember He is always only a prayer away.
Pastor Mary Lou
Sundays 9:30 AM
1st Sunday of each Month
For Children 9:30 AM
Children begin in the santuary upstairs and leave after the children's sermon.
Please call us at 218-741-1614 or fill out our contact form.
Gilbert Community Church United Methodist
202 W Wisconsin Ave
Gilbert, MN 55741