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The next Membership Sunday is November 29. Contact Pastor Sarah if you are interested in joining the TUMC Family!
Successful 2015 Pumpkin Patch!
Well done, good and faithful servants of the 2015 Tuskawilla Pumpkin Patch! With your help, our church sold a total of over $40,900 worth of pumpkins, earning our congregation over $17,500 from this fundraiser. This is the second-most sales in 13 years and the second time we sold over $40,000 since 2001. In all, 202 shifts were worked for a total of 545.50 hours served in the patch by 89 people, an increase of 10 more volunteers this year. 40 people worked served one shift, 29 people served two shifts, and (at least!) 20 people served three or more shifts! We could not have a successful patch without all of our incredible volunteers that served in the patch from preparation, to truck unloading, to daily shifts, and finally to patch clean-up. Pastor Sarah extends a special thank you to Samantha Aupperlee, Paco Gonzalez, and the Ege Family, the Gorman Family, the Ousnamer Family, and the Lilly Family. Farewell, Little Orange Friends! See you in 2016!
Introducing WillaKids: TUMC’s Children’s Ministry
Beginning in September TUMC’s Children’s Ministry will be known by a new name: WillaKids! And we hope all children Pre-K4 through 5th grade “willa” be a part of all the activities being planned to help them grow in relationship with Jesus, one another, and TUMC.
WillaKids kicked off WillaWednesdays on September 16! We will gather in Room 20 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. for fellowship, Bible stories, games, crafts, playground time, and music.
Wednesday Night Bible Study Opportunities
Awaiting the Already: An Advent Journey through the Gospels
Pastor Sarah will begin a study of Rev. Magrey deVega's
Awaiting the Already on Wednesday, November 11 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Says deVega, "Christmas story we know so well is really a compilation of accounts found in each of the Gospels. Although the four books present the event somewhat differently, each of them leads us on the Advent journey of preparation for Christ's coming. Awaiting the Already takes us on a tour through the Gospel narratives, showing us what parts of the Christmas story come from which Gospel, and helps us to recognize that each Gospel writer invites us to encounter a fresh experience of the birth of Christ."
Participants for this class may purchase deVega's book, but it is not required. This class will meet November 11 and 18, December 2, 9, and 16. Sign-ups for this study are available on the Information Table in the Sanctuary or by emailing Pastor Sarah - email@example.com.
Remember Who you Are
with Linda O'Reilly & Nita Seng
Started September 16, 2015, Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
This 32 week study explores the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will read major and minor Old Testament prophets and Paul’s letters, as well as other Old Testament assignments.
(Open to anyone who has completed Disciple 1. You are not required to have completed Disciple 2 in order to participate in Disciple 3. If you completed the Invitation to Disciple series and have interest in participating in this class, please speak with Linda).
Gravity Youth Group
Gravity Youth Group meets on Wednesdays 5:45 - 7:45 p.m. Invite a friend or two and let them see what is going on at Gravity Youth.
We are seeking volunteers for Wednesday and Sunday Nights. If you can volunteer, please contact Shrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.