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DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

2nd - Judy Claunch, Eli Britt
3rd - Ernest Bailey
6th - Nolan House, Mary White
7th - Joe Applewhite
12th - Ron Smitheart
13th - Barbara Clifton, Myland Franklin
14th - J. C. White, Cayden Holcomb
20th - Jessica Calhoun
25th - Mariza Smitheart
27th - Peggy Greene, Mary Gene Cash
30th - Roy Bryant

Anniversaries
31st - Kenneth & Betsy Neinast
COOKBOOKS Still Available
We still have "A Taste of Love" Methodist Country cookbooks left, so if you want one, contact Mary White, Nancy Krantz or the church office. The price is 1 for $10, 2 for $15 and 3 for $20. They will make good gifts for anyone who likes to cook. If you choose to have it mailed the fee is $7.20 per book. These are great for yourself or for gift giving. If for a gift, they can be mailed directly to the recipient if you would like.
These cookbooks were a collaboration of some of the great cooks of Emory UMC, Edom UMC, and Mt. Sylvan UMC sharing their favorite recipes. Everyone knows we Methodists love to eat, and these recipes will make your mouth water and your stomach growl. With approximately 300 recipes to choose from, you're sure to find one that will tickle your pallet.
Hurry, before they are all gone!

MISSION Project: Soldiers' Angels - Warm feet for Warriors
Socks for our Military. It is the number one requested item. Please bring NEW black or white socks, Men's and Ladies, to the church office M-Th 10-2 by Dec. 15th. Both warm and cold weather socks are needed. The socks will be brought to the organization.

ABIDE
Please be praying for God to provide wisdom and direction as we continue to focus on God's Vision for our church.


EVENTS

Emory Methodist Women's Annual Christmas Party - Dec. 7th, 6 pm in Fellowship Hall.
The Chinese gift exchange is always great fun, so everyone needs to bring a wrapped or bagged gift ($10 limit) plus your favorite finger-food. If you aren't a member of our group, you are still invited to join us for this fun evening. If you plan to bring a guest, please let Kathy Kuba know no later that Dec. 5th, so she can plan game prizes. If you don't have transportation, contact Kathy, Vera, Nancy Krantz or Mary White.

Rains County Food Bank - Dec. 8th 9:00-12:00 and Dec. 13th 1:00-4:00
Please arrive 30 minutes early to be ready to serve our clients

Decorate for the Play Dec. 9th & Dec. 16th, 12:00 pm after worship
We need help moving the altar furniture and the pews

Children's Play - Dec. 16th, 6:00 pm
Kids Club will present a play. Punch and cookies following the performance.

Christmas Cantata "Take me back to Bethlehem" - Dec. 23rd, 11:00 am and 9:30 am at Alba
Emory and Alba choir will present the Cantata on Sunday

Candlelight Service - Dec. 24th 7:00 pm and 5:30 pm at Alba
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

FELLOWSHIP & STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Kid's Club
Wednesday after school program for children K through 5th grades.
We meet each Wednesday while school is in session, Students are picked up from elementary and intermediate school between 3:00 and 3:15, we bring them to Emory UMC or other local destinations, for the program.

Children need to be picked up from the church at 5:00 pm. Arrangements can be made to take them home, if necessary. School holidays are observed. An after school snack is provided. Children learn to navigate the Bible, Bible verses, do appropriate arts and crafts, game time, music time, skits, etc., to give them a better understanding of Jesus, social skills, develop memory and artistic skills, etc. Please fill in the information on the Registration form and Permission Slip and bring them to the church office.

Youth Fellowship
6th-12th grade students meet each Wednesday evening that school is in session, at 6:00 pm in the newly remodeled Youth Building. We start with a meal before a Bible lesson, games and learning to be a disciple. Please fill out the Registration form and Permission Slip and return them to the church. Come join us for fun and great fellowship.

Women's Bible Study
Wednesday morning at 10:00 am.
We are currently studying the book of Proverbs.

Emory Methodist Women Book Study
We meet on the third Tuesday of each month in the Library. We are studying "Wild Goose Chase" by Mark Batterson.

Men's Prayer Breakfast
Not meeting in November & December
Every 4th Wednesday of the month, at 7 am, the men of our congregation meet in Fellowship Hall for breakfast, a devotional and fellowship.

Walk to Emmaus
Who should go to Emmaus? Emmaus is for the development of Christian leaders who: Wish to strengthen their spiritual lives, may have unanswered questions about prayer, study and sharing their faith, and Christian's who are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God and wish to rekindle their faith. Emmaus is a 72-hour experience where you will meet with Jesus, walk with Him, talk with Him, and forever be changed by Him.

Walk Date Where
Men's Walk #No upcoming retreats at this time
Women's Walk # No upcoming retreats at this time

If you are interested in attending a Walk talk to Mary White, Mary Nixon or Nancy Krantz. (By the way, you will not be doing a lot of actual walking.) Luke 24:32

Reunion Emmaus Meetings
Wednesdays at 12:00 am for Women and 1:00 pm for Men.

Following the three-day Walk the Emmaus experience, participants are joined in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ.

Through the formational process of accountable discipleship in small groups and participation in the Emmaus community, each participant's individual gifts and servant-leadership skills are developed for use in the local church and its mission. Participants are encouraged to find ways to live out their individual call to discipleship in their home, church, and community.

The objective of Emmaus is to inspire, challenge, and equip the local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities and places of work. Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace-filled lives to be lived and shared with others.


EMW News - Emory Methodist Women
Methodist Children's Home in Waco, that trip has been postponed until the springtime. Our Bazaar had a good turnout this year. The soups chili and stew went over well, and everyone seemed to enjoy them. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to prepare food items, donated to the bazaar sales, and all who worked it.

We voted in new officers for 2019. They are as follows:
President - Kathy Kuba;
Vice President - Bonita Calhoun;
Secretary - Glenda Harder;
Treasurer - Doris Bryant.
Lea Weatherley will continue to coordinate with the newspaper, and newsletters each month.
Mary White will be our liason with the city.
Kathy Kuba and Helen Heavey will head the Garage Sale committee;
Kathy Kuba and Linda Spurger will head the Ice Cream Social;
Kathy Kuba and Vera Barrett will head the Bazaar;
Vera Barrett and Mary Nixon will head the Retreat;
Nancy Krantz will be on the phone committee;
Mary White will head the Entertainment committee.
Cay House and Bonita Calhoun will make sure we have someone lined up to do a devotional for each meeting.

You, as the congregation, have been so amazingly, unbelievably generous with your response to our many requests throughout the year for cash, food, craft items, school supplies, clothing and cast-offs, your time and physical assistance (and any other I've failed to mention), so we thought you might appreciate and accounting of how we've dispersed the proceeds of our various projects. Please see the newsletter for the detailed expenditures.

December meeting is cancelled.

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