Grace United Methodist Church Burnsville Worship
Grace United Methodist Church
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
To serve and unite those we touch with the Grace of God

Bulletin: November 25, 2018

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Welcome to all worshiping with us today, especially those of you who are guests among us. We hope you will make yourselves known to those sitting near you by signing the Registration pad. Once it has passed to the far end of the row, please pass it back to where it started. Immediately after the service, please introduce yourself to Pastor Jen.

Children and Sunday School: Children are welcome in worship. We also provide childcare during the 10:00 AM worship service. Our well equipped nursery is for children up to 3 years old. School age children have Children's Church following the Children's Message.  Children are welcome to go to Children's Church or return to sit with their family.
 

Need a prayer for yourself, neighbor, loved one… Health issues, personal concerns, family conflicts.  Contact  the office. All requests are completely confidential. We never share names, only prayers.
 
Office Schedule:  The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday Night Programming,
5:30-6:30 p.m., Supper - $5/person or $10/family max
6:00-6:30, Grace Kids (Pre-K - 3rd grade) and Youth Choir (4th - 12th grade)
6:30-7:00, Grace Youth (4th -12th grade) and God's Kids Choir (Pre-K - 3rd grade)

Grace Kids activities is for Pre-K to 3rd graders and Grace Youth activities is for 4th graders to 12th graders to keep in line with the ages of God's Kids and Youth Choir.
 
Confirmation: Takes place from 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. for those in grades 6-12. There is no class on November 25th.
 
Please Note: Adult Sunday school will not take place on Nov. 25th.

Land Sale Update  Two Approvals Secured - - Many More Challenges Ahead!
On October 8th we obtained City Planning Commission's approval; and on October 16th we obtained City Council approval to change our land use from low density residential to higher density mixed use. Our developer also committed to "Adult Active Living.” Thanks to all the 50-some Grace members who attended and supported this project. Thanks for all who spoke and who prepared to speak: Pastor Jen; Eric Olson, our attorney; John Kline and Darren Lazan, Northland’s civil engineer. Next approvals: Met Council and DNR.
 
DECORATING THE CHURCH:  Kindly join us on Saturday, December 1st to help decorate the church for Advent and
our journey toward Christmas.  We will start at 10:00 a.m.  There’s plenty to do and something for everyone.  We especially are in need of men to help with putting up the large tree in the Sanctuary.
 
The Children’s Christmas Pageant (The Big, Big Story) will be on Sunday, December 9th at the 10:00 a.m. service.  Rehearsal times will be taking place on Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:45 a.m.  If you have any questions contact Paige Macklin at hatmack67@gmail.com.
 
Adult Choir Christmas Cantata, Dec. 16th at both services.
 
Christmas Poinsettias:  Can you believe it—it’s already time to order poinsettias for our Christmas Altar Garden. You can designate to honor or memorialize someone with your purchase. A list of these individuals will be distributed on or near Christmas. Forms for ordering are on the table in the narthex. The dead-line for placing your order is Sunday, December 2nd.
 
Giving Tree:  One of the decorations in the Gathering Area during the holiday season is a GIVING TREE. A “wish list” of needs for our church and missions has been gathered and listed on ornaments that decorate the tree. To give some-thing simply take an ornament from the tree with the item you intend to give. When your gift is complete, simply place it under the tree. More details coming in December’s Grace Notes.*
 
Christmas Caroling & After Party
You are invited to join the choir members for our annual tradition of Christmas caroling with our church friends. We will meet at the church on Sunday, December 16th at 4:00 p.m. *For more details see the next Grace Notes which will be distributed on Sunday, Dec. 2nd.
 
CHANGE FOR CHANGE and ADVENT READINGS
An Advent calendar with a twist! This calendar will take you through your home and Scripture each day as we journey closer
to Christmas. Rather than a sweet treat, each day will give you a taste of Scripture and surprise you with how many gifts surround you every day!
Pick up your calendar today or anytime throughout Advent on the table in the narthex.
 

Shared Interest Groups 
 
Men’s Fellowship: Join us Fridays at 6:15 AM at the Lakeville Cracker Barrel.


Missions
  
Ruby's Pantry. Food distribution will take place on Monday December 17th, at Glendale UMC in Savage.  Volunteers can just show up at Glendale anytime between 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. to help for a few minutes or for a few hours. If you have any questions, please call Lynn Kilian at 651-315-1647 or go to glendalechurchumc.org/index.php/rubys-pantry.
 
Ruby’s Pantry is a non-profit organization that gathers food donations from local retailers and brings them to their distribution sites over Minnesota and Wisconsin. For more information on Ruby’s Pantry’s Mission.  
click here.
How it works:  Every 3rd Monday of each month Glendale’s sanctuary & fellowship hall are turned into a distribution site. Registration begins at 4:30 PM and runs until 6:00 PM.
 
Remember Our Troops:  We have the opportunity to send a holiday card to service persons at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and Ramstein AFB in Germany. You may use your own cards or some will be provided on the table in the Narthex. There is no way to know if your card will go to a male or female, so please be generic with your writing. Deadline is December 9th. DO NOT SEAL the envelopes. Kindly place your cards in the basket. Our efforts provide comfort and encouragement to the troops and their family members. 


United Methodist Women
 
Please see the UMW kiosk for more information and registration forms.
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Grace United Methodist Church
15309 Maple Island Road, Burnsville, MN 55306
Phone: 952-435-5696

        Grace UMC is an Unidos en Cristo Affiliated Church