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This Week's Events
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TUE
Wesley Walkers (WH)
6:00 AM to 7:45 AM
STAFF MEETING
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Meeting in the Gathering Room
Bible Study w/ Pastor Christopher
10:00 AM
Meet in Foundations SS Classroom WH
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22

WED
Wesley Walkers (WH)
6:00 AM to 7:45 AM
THRIVE - After School Program
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
The THRIVE after school program returns for calendar year 2018-2019 Monday - Friday: 2:30 - 5:30pm They are on the same schedule as MTV School District. (Wesley Hall)
Bible Study w/ Dr. Mike Rynkiewich
7:00 PM
Group meets in Bible 101 SS Classroom WH
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23

THU
Wesley Walkers (WH)
6:00 AM to 7:45 AM
CEAB - Appointments
9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Gathering Room
Thrive - After School Program
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Bridges of Hope Store - Open
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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24

FRI
Wesley Walkers (WH)
6:00 AM to 7:45 AM
Thrive - After School Program
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Bible Search
Christmas Eve Service

Start a new Christmas tradition this year.  Join the congregation of First United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon, IN and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a candlelight service.

As we look at the Christmas story from God's Word, we see varied invitations to the manger.  Mary was invited by Gabriel, sent directly from God to Nazareth to ask Mary to be involved in God's plan of redemption.  Joseph came to the manger because the Emperor, Caesar Augustus decreed a census and a tax.

The shepherds on the country hillside were invited by the angels to find the Christ Child in the manger.  In the middle of another night tending sheep, their normal life was interrupted by the 'Good news of great joy'.

In the Wise Men's case, God used a star to call them to the manger.  They would not have followed a scriptural revelation of foreign Emperor, but God wanted the Eastern Magi at the Nativity, so He invited them to the manger in a way they would understand....the stars.

Consider this your invitation to the manger this year.  Come and worship, Come and celebrate. Come and remember the birth of Jesus that was the beginning of the road to the cross.

This Christmas Eve Candlelight service will be presented with scripture, carols and Sacrament of Holy Communion on Christmas Eve beginning at 11:00pm.  There is no childcare for this family service that will be enjoyed by all ages.

For more information, call the church office 812-838-2640