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# 1 FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION: ADVENT 2022
This Advent we’ll be journeying through this season of preparation by exploring the characters of the Christmas story: people in Jesus’ family tree, the angel Gabriel, Mary, Elizabeth and Joseph. We’ll be celebrating with joyful ways to worship, serve, study and come together for fellowship. Visit our Advent Page for all the details and you’ll find some of the highlights below.
This Sunday, we launch into our new worship series with There’s Room for Every Story and Rev. Ron will be preaching about Jesus’s complicated family tree. We’ll also be starting our Sunday morning Advent Bible Study at 9:15am in Room 301. Each week one of our pastors will lead us through an exploration of the Advent and Christmas texts in Isaiah and the gospels.

#2 REVERSE ADVENT BAGS
We’ve begun our Reverse Advent Bags Project and bags will be available at the end of all services and in the Fellowship Hall afterward. You are encouraged to take a bag and fill it with one item a day through the Advent season which will help restock the SPAN food pantry for the winter months.

We also need several volunteers each week in December to transport the bags to SPAN following the 10:45am service (it usually takes about half an hour). Please email Francie Seaman or call her at 410-353-1827 if you can help.

#3 FROM STABLE TO SPECTACLE: THE EVOLUTION OF CHRISTMAS
How did Christmas go from being a relatively minor Christian festival in the 3rd & 4th centuries to the chaotic, joyful, global, wonderful, commercial-and-sacred celebration that we know today?

Join Rev. Ron & Rev. Narae for a 3-week Zoom class on Wednesdays at 7pm during Advent beginning November 30. Sign up if you want some advanced readings or simply show up.

#4 TOGETHER FOR JOY
Your estimates of giving are an important part of your own discipleship and a valuable tool in our financial planning as a church. We are inviting all members and friends to consider their financial and personal commitments to SPUMC for next year. Our hope is that you will be generous, joyful and intentional in your giving. You may place completed TFJ commitment cards on the altar or in the offering plate this morning or take one home and pray about how you might invest in the life of our church in 2023.

#5 POINSETTIAS & PECANS: SIGNS OF THE SEASON
POINSETTIAS: Orders for Christmas poinsettias (only $10 each!) continue until November 27. Order forms are available at the Welcome Desk or online. Help us beautify the Sanctuary for Christmas Eve by placing a poinsettia in honor or in memory of someone special in your life.

PECANS: The United Women of Faith are holding their seasonal pecan sale and they are available in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings for $12 a pound. You can also purchase them in the Church Office during the week.