Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services Reminder

Christmas Eve:
Saturday December 24th 5:00 pm — Family Service with Children and Youth Participation

Saturday December 24th 11:00 pm — Candlelight Service

Christmas Day:
Sunday December 25th 10:00 am — There IS service on Christmas Day this year. An extra special opportunity to give thanks and celebrate the birth of Jesus with your church family.  If you know people who are looking for a place to worship Christmas Day, whether their usual church is not having a service or any other reason they are looking for the reason for the season make sure to let them know we will be worshiping on this special day.

Christmas 2011 DS Messages

A Christmas 2011 Message from the CT/Western Mass DS
A Second Christmas 2011 Letter

UMCatalyst News Notes 12/21/2011

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UMCatalyst News Notes

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


120+ dozen cookies were sold yesterday - completely sold out!

$533 was raised for the choir library!

Praise God, and cookie lovers!

Friday, December 16, 2011

UMCatalyst News Notes 12/14/2011

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UMCatalyst News Notes

Monday, December 12, 2011

Family Fellowship Christmas Party and MACC Food Pantry

At the Family Fellowship Christmas Party this Saturday night we will be collecting canned goods for MACC under the Christmas tree.  Come and have fun and bring a little something to help those in need. 

MACC especially needs:
meat soups, beef stew, canned meat, pasta sauce, cereal, corn, peas, tomatoes, baked beans, baking mixes and coffee, diapers sizes 4 & 5, corned beef hash, chili with beans, canned white potatoes, juice, rice/pasta mixes, jelly, mixed vegetables, spinach, clam chowder, peanut butter, canned pasta (ravioli, spaghetti & meatballs, etc.), condiments, tuna, dry boxed potatoes, dry red kidney beans, mayonnaise, gelatin/pudding mixes, ramen noodles, sugar, green beans, beets, beans (black, white, pinto, etc.), chicken soup, yams, snacks, hot chocolate, pasta, carrots.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Family Fellowship Christmas Party

Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 pm
All are invited to join in a fun evening of making decorations, singing songs, and a variety of additional activities. Mark your calendars and plan to join us with your family, friends, and neighbors!
Join in on Facebook.

UMCatalyst News Notes 12/7/2011

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Cantata and Cookie Platters

Sunday, December 18th

The NUMC Choirs will present the Christmas Cantata
I Hear the Prophet Callin’
The Christmas Story from Prophecy to Fulfillment
by Pepper Choplin
Our Choir Director, Chris Collins, is rehearsing with the choirs and has some guest instrumentalists and singers joining the presentation.  Worship with us as we witness with some wonderful special music and more.  Be sure to stay after the service for...

Christmas Cookie Platters
Platters of Homemade Christmas cookies for sale following worship.  Our enthusiastic bakers have come up with an exciting variety of cookies: 
Pecan Bars, Chocolate Chip, Russian Tea Cakes, Snickerdoodles, M&M Cookies, Peanut Butter Kiss, Pizzelles, Pinwheels, Almond Spice, Neapolitan (Italian cookie - a layered light and dark dough with candied cherries and nuts), Sugar Cookies, Oatmeal shortbread, Pistachio Biscotti, Chocolate, Thumbprint with Raspberry, Pomanders, Rugelach, Butter Cookies, Date Cookies w/ candied cherries/pineapple, Oatmeal Raisin, Lumberjacks, Chocolate Chip, Apple Jack, Ginger Crisps, Austrian Kipfel (nut crescents), Thumbprint w/ choc chips and nuts, maybe more!

Available in two sizes:
Personal size — 1 dozen/$5.00
Family Size — 3 dozen/$12.00
Proceeds will be designated to the Church Music Ministry. Thank you in advance for your support.

Christmas Card Mailbox

The Church Christmas Card Mailbox will be available at the back of the sanctuary for exchanging cards within the congregation beginning Sunday, December 10th through Sunday, January 8th. The mailbox is alphabetically organized by last name. Please remember to check for cards each Sunday. Thank you!

MACC’s Church Mouse Thrift Shoppe

MACC has combined the Best of Both Worlds: Inspirations with The Church Mouse Thrift Shoppe.

The Thrift Shoppe is now located at our Inspirations location, 65 East Center Street, Manchester. This move is planned for the winter while our 456 ½ building is being renovated. All Thrift Shoppe donations may be left in the bins on the porch at 456 ½ Main Street.

Hours of Operation for the Church Mouse Thrift Shoppe and Inspirations:
Wednesday – Friday: 10:00-4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00-2:00pm

If you need more information or have questions, please leave a message at 860-647-0800. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Thank you.