Weekly Update 11.13.22

Current Events

Welcome to Granville United Methodist Church! We hope that you can join us for Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Please see the announcements below for all of our upcoming events. Have a Blessed Week!

Order your Christmas poinsettias now! We are taking orders for red poinsettias to adorn the sanctuary this Christmas season. Orders must be given to Kari Ann by Monday, November 21st. Poinsettias can be placed “In Honor” or “In Memory” of someone special. (If you need to contact Kari Ann, please email your name and phone number/email to granvilleumchurch@gmail.com.)

We are looking for volunteers to help set up the Live Nativity display on December 1st. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the empty lot beside the Embassy Theater. We hope that you can join us!

Attention all members over the age of 55: we are interested in setting up a driver safety course. We need to have at least 8-10 people in order to host the class. This will involve an 8-hour class for new participants and a 4 hour “refresher” class for former participants who wish to keep their insurance discount. After taking the class you will get a 5% discount on your auto insurance bill. Some insurances will offer more than the required 5%. The discount is good for 3 years. The fee is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please leave a message at Granville UMC at 717-248-5958. Once we get a count of those interested then we will proceed to set up a class.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, November 15th – Church Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. (All Welcome)

Thursday, November 16th – Granville UM Women’s Group Meeting to fill flood buckets for Mission Central at 7:00 p.m..

Sunday, November 20th – Granville UM Women “That’s My Pan” orders are due to Deb K.

Sunday, November 20th – Community Thanksgiving Service – Pine Glen Church of the Brethren, 7:00 p.m.  

Sunday, November 27th – First Sunday of Advent and Hanging of the Greens

Thursday – Friday, December 1st and 2nd – Live Nativity

Wednesday, December 7th – Granville UM Women’s Group Meeting 7:00 p.m. Cookie exchange and make cookie plates for shut-ins.

Tuesday, December 20th – Church Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Nativity Shows:

Nativity Show at Watts Memorial UMC in Belleville: Over 400 nativity sets owned by members and friends of the congregation will be on display in the sanctuary. Thanksgiving, 3 – 6 PM; Fri., Nov. 25, 10 AM – 4 PM; Sat., Nov. 26, 10 AM – 2 PM; Sun., Nov. 27, 11 AM – 2 PM; Fri., Dec. 2, 5 – 7 PM; Sat., Dec. 3, 10 AM – 2 PM; Sun., Dec. 4, 11 AM – 2 PM; and Fri., Dec. 9, 5 – 8:30 PM. Free admission. Questions? Call the church at 717.935.2518.

Confirmation Class: If you know of any student old enough for confirmation class, please contact Lori Aultz at laultz5@gmail.com.

Safe Sanctuary: All clearances pre-covid are out dated. We are working on updating our safe sanctuary files. If you are planning to work with children in the future, please see Lori Aultz for the forms.

Church Counters: We are looking for two people to act as counters after church on Sundays. You will count for one month at a time; usually for three months of the year. If you are interested and want more information please contact Mark Ellinger.

Altar Flowers: Anyone wishing to make a dedication is responsible for calling Lewistown Florist717-248-9683 to order and pay for your flowers. The cost of altar flowers is $40.00. The flower chart is hanging in the vestibule for bulletin information, but information may be emailed to granvilleumc@susumc.org or dropped in the box outside the office for the secretary by Wednesday.

Reserving the Education Building/Social Hall: If you would like to reserve the Education Building or Church, please contact Lori Aultz at laultz5@gmail.com or granvilleumc@susumc.org.

Website Updates and Postings:

The church website is updated and ready to keep everyone informed about the happenings at Granville UM Church.   If you do not already “follow” the church website, please go to granvilleumchurch.com and enter your email address towards the bottom of the page.  This will allow you to receive weekly announcements, special postings, pictures from church events, etc. 

If you have any website updates, event postings, pictures, etc., that you would like on the church website, please send them to granvilleumchurch@gmail.com. Please be sure that you have permission to post any pictures which are sent.  Any questions?  Email Christy (Ciccolini) Walther at granvilleumchurch@gmail.com.

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