Lenexa United Methodist Church
We Know and Love God.
We Follow Jesus.
We Are the Body of Christ.

9138 Caenen Lake Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Thursday, Dec. 21st 2017

Fourth Week of Advent

   
 
ALL ARE WELCOME AT LENEXA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
 
“Journey together toward spiritual and community wholeness.”

 
Events for the week of December 19, 2017

  

Fourth Sunday of Advent – LOVE
December 24th 
“Let it Be
Preaching by Pastor Ron Bell
 

 

 

Lighting of the Advent Candle by LUMC Families
 
There are 3 opportunities for Christmas Eve worship in the evening:
5:00pm Family service with a skit, “Star Trip: Our Faith Awakens” in the Sanctuary
7:00pm Traditional service with Candles, Carols, Chancel Choir and Brass in the Sanctuary
11:00pm A Contemplative Reflection on the meaning of Christ’s birth in our lives with Candles, Carols, Ballet and Communion in the Underground (basement of the Education Building).
 
Join us as we Celebrate the Birth of our Savior!
Pulled Pork

 

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS – PULLED PORK PARADISE
Join us each week for a {FREE} Pulled Pork Dinner in Schneeberger Hall on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm! We look forward to catching up with you and community members over a delicious pulled pork sandwich. Activities for children and adults following dinner (holiday schedule in effect, please refer to the Church Calendar for the latest). 

 
The Messenger articles are due by noon this Thursday, 12/21/2017
Starry Night
LONGEST NIGHT WINTER SOLSTICE GATHERING
Thursday, December 21st at 7pm 
in the Underground 
(basement of Education Building)
 
This meaningful evening will be hosted by the LUMC Young Adults and the Underground Jazz Musicians. All in attendance are welcome to stay for a community chili dinner following the service. We look forward to celebrating this time with you.
Click Here to check out the Facebook Event with details.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR & SIGN UP TODAY!
On Monday, January 8th from 2:30-6:30pm, Lenexa United Methodist Church will be hosting a Blood Drive in connection with Community Blood Center.  
Book your appointment today at:
www.esavealifenow.org.
Enter Sponsor code:
lenexaumc
. For additional information contact Judy Rose at 913-631-8661 or
jrdrose@hotmail.com

Advent Offering

ADVENT OFFERING OPPORTUNITIES
The Finance Committee has designated this year’s Advent and Christmas Eve offerings to be split three ways: Hillcrest Transitional Housing, The Underground Community Gatherings, and UMCOR US Disaster Relief.  There are special offering envelopes in the pews that you may use for your donation or you may mark your check (payable to Lenexa UMC) “Advent.”

UMC Market

HELP LUMC WHILE YOU SHOP AT UMC MARKET 
Begin your shopping at umcmarket.org.  You must register and then you can choose “Lenexa” as the church to receive your donation.  Then start shopping!  Each store will donate money to LUMC based on your purchases.  Some examples are Barnes & Noble (2%), Old Navy (2%), and Target (1%).  That’s just a sampling; there are many more stores that you may browse on the website. There are also often discounts for UMCMarket customers.

AMAZON SMILE BENEFITS LUMC
You can shop on Amazon Prime and help raise money for LUMC at the same time! Visit smile.amazon.com and choose Lenexa United Methodist Church as your favorite charity and LUMC will earn 0.5% on your Amazon purchases.
Click here to designate your Amazon Smile Charity as LUMC. 

HELP FULFILL SUNFLOWER EDUCATOR WISH LIST!
The Sunflower Educational Support Team invites you to participate in filling Christmas Wish Lists from our Sunflower Elementary School teachers. A tree is set up (in the hall outside the Wesley Room) with various wish list items that will help make students more successful in their classrooms. Place items purchased under the tree, or bring to the office. Thank you for your support of our local educators. 

Food Pantry Items Needed
 
THE JOHNSON COUNTY MULTI-SERVICE CENTER
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS: 
Applesauce, canned sweet potatoes, pancake mix/syrup, sugar, ketchup, canned beets, spinach, sauerkraut, rice, coffee, tea, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, and diapers-sizes NB, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
 
Please place your donations in the gray bins outside the church office.
Messenger ClipArt
 

DECEMBER MESSENGERIS AVAILABLE TO READ 

 
 
 
 

 

LUMC PRAYER CHAIN
If you wish to be included on the LUMC prayer chain, please
contact:
Susan Hetherington,
sjhether@yahoo.com
or
Charity Becker
 


Lenexa United Methodist Church exists to create an enthusiastic Christian community formed in the faith and transformed into dynamic servants of Jesus.
Lenexa United Methodist Church • 9138 Caenen Lake Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66215 • Office: 913-888-5600 • Preschool: 913-888-6300 • Fax: 913-888-5609

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