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NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
   3rd - Suzette Neal                                     
   5th - Collin Holcomb & Jim Strickland          
   8th - Tommy Neff                                      
   9th - Elaine Foster                                    
 13th - Lonnah Basham                               
 14th - Art Henry
 20th - Nancy Bowyer
 21st - Reggie Riddle
 23rd - Sundowne Smith
 24th - Betty Ancheta

  9th -  Bill & Donna Harder
12th -  Ron & Terri Baker
20th -  Aaron & Jessica Calhoun
22nd - George & Jeri Humphrey
23rd -  Myron & Joan Robinson

Poinsettias for the Christmas Season
Now available for preorder.  Cost is $10 each.   If you would like to order one in memory or honor of someone please pay and place your order by November 18th.  See Mary White if you forgot to indicate your in memory or in honor person.  Delivery will be the first week of December.

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

Packing Samaritan Purse Shoe Boxes - Kids Club Nov. 14th
November Communion Offering we will be collecting money for postage.  Each box costs $9 to mail.

Ringing of the Bell at Brookshire's  - Nov 24th, 10 am - 4 pm
Collecting money for our Rains County Good Samaritan Mission project.  Sign up for a 2 hour interval.

Appointed by Grace singing group - Nov. 25th 11:00
During worship service Appointed by Grace will be singing.

Decorate for Advent - Nov 26th 9:00
All day - please come whenever you can make it.  The more hands the merrier.


DECEMBER EVENTS

Visit the Methodist Children's Home in Waco - Dec. 1st 7:00 am
 
We plan to personally give them Emory Methodist Women's annual donation. Anyone wishing to go along on this road trip, let Mary White know.

Live Nativity - Dec. 1st, 5:00 -7:00 pm BE at CHURCH at 4:15 pm for costumes
Before the Christmas Parade we will provide a live nativity scene, on our corner by the square, for everyone to experience the night Christ was born.  We need Angels, Shepherds and Wise Men.  

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.

Decorate for the Play Dec. 9th, 12:00

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

Christmas Cantata - 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

Kids 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
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 11:00 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
Nov. 10th from 9 to 3, is our annual Holiday Bazaar.  We're still needing volunteers to serve food, cashier, set up and break-down and people to help shoppers. Meet at the church at 1:15 pm on Friday the 9th to set up

Our next meeting Nov. 18th, is an important one, we will be selecting officers for the coming year, so please plan to attend. All ladies of the church are invited to attend our meetings....we always have a delicious lunch, great fellowship, and planning for outreach mission work, so we extend a cordial invitation to each of you.