First United Methodist Church in Horseheads
“Working Together with All to Connect to God’s Love.”
We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. We have a long tradition of outreach and service to our members and the community. We hope you will join us for worship on Sunday at 9:30 am , either in-person or online to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.
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Sunday Worship Service December 3, 2023
Did you miss our Sunday Worship Service? Want to experience it again? Check out our most recent sermon right here!
2023 ADVENT SERVICE LESSONS & CAROLS
Proudly presented by the combined choirs of St. Mary Our Mother & First United Methodist Church in Horseheads. This is the 32nd presentation.
Join us in “COMING CLOSER TO JESUS” this month! -Pastor Jeff McDowell
WEDNESDAY, 12/6: United Women in Faith Christmas Party, noon, fellowship hall
TUESDAY, 12/19: Crystal Chords Christmas Concert, Corning Brass Works will start playing at 6:45 on the 19th. Concert starts at 7.
SUNDAY, 12/24: Church Service at 9:30am
SUNDAY, 12:24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7pm.
SUNDAY, 12/24: No Sunday School
The church office will be closed on December 25th & 26th for the Christmas holiday.
NEW WINTER HOURS
Tuesday mornings 10 am to noon
Thursday afternoons 1 to 3 pm
.Light from Afar is a daily Advent devotional that illuminates the season through the unforgettable stories and reflections of four writers from around the world.
Authors from Ukraine, Philippines, Brazil, and South Africa share cultural and religious traditions of the Advent season in their daily reflections.
Each day’s meditation includes a scripture reading, a prayer, an opportunity for reflection, and a link to a song from the author’s home country.
Sunday mornings from 10:45-11:45 in Classroom #21, led by the parenting class. Books provided; all are welcome.
Tuesday mornings from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in large conference room, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, and 19, led by Rev. McDowell.
Please reserve a book with Rev. McDowell by Nov. 21 or order it directly from Cokesbury.com, $13.49 paperback. All are welcome.
History of the Living Nativity In 1983, Rev. Mary Jo Yaekel and Maureen Nicolo worked together to start the first Living Nativity. They borrowed costumes and built the stable by hand each year. Later many volunteers sewed their own costumes. In 1985, John Bouille offered to construct the stable we use today. Each year, Doug Mayhew gathered a group to rebuild the structure. Our front lawn is the perfect location to show the true meaning of Christmas. Without our church family & friends this tradition of the FUMC would not be possible. Move ahead to 2022, Dylan Maynard built the new stable, for his eagle project. Troop 84 will construct the stable for us to use this year. We offer other churches in the area to participate if they would like to join in. If you would like to participate in this event, please give Sandy a call at the church office and she will schedule you. (607-739-1943). Living Nativity runs December 20-24th.
Our annual Christmas Poinsettias will be on the Altar from December 24-31, 2023.
If you wish to purchase one, froms can be found in the Narthex. Please fill out and submit to the Church Office.
After Christmas Eve Service, please take your flower home or give it to someone you know.
You could be a Christmas Angel
when you donate to the Outreach Giving Tree.
The donations are needed by Dec. 10 when gift cards
will be purchased to help families celebrate the season of love.
Envelopes are available on the display in the narthex.
Put checks (with Giving Tree on the memo line)
or cash in an envelope and deposit them in the
Christmas Box, collection plates, or give them to the office.
Blessings to one and all.
Like to play cards but don’t have anyone to partner with?
Join a small group who love to play cards.
Bring your lunch, we’ll provide the coffee or tea.
Fridays from noon -2pm.
Join us, the “Not Playing with a Full Deck group”
in the Conference Room here at church.
Pork & Beans
Chili Seasoning Packets
Support our church by giving today!