Week of November 27, 2022

Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44

Pastor Brad spoke about several things yesterday centered around Sacred Time.  God created sacred spaces for us, his people, where we could be with him.  We need to recognize the sacred and calm our minds so that we may appreciate that time with God.

Time is a human construct…God did not create clocks in the Garden of Eden and expect us to follow a schedule.  God intended His creation to be a sacred place, not one driven by things to do and a schedule to keep.  In this busy, busy world and all the pressures we feel in preparation for the Christmas holiday season, we need to stop.  Just stop.  And listen for that still, small voice.  God has always been there for us and will always be there.  We need to calm our minds and just appreciate that time with him.

This may be difficult…I myself am struggling while I write this to focus just on Him…it’s Cyber Monday, there are Christmas gifts to order on the cheap, there’s a meeting yet tonight, oh dear there is another set of minutes to type up, lesson plans to prepare for tomorrow and oh my those papers aren’t going to grade themselves…

Shut. It. Down.  Intentionally spend time with God.  Everything else can wait.

Have a blessed week.

If you have a joy or concern you’d like to share with the church (or just with the Pastor), as ever you can forward that directly to Pastor Brad or the office at dundeeumc@gmail.com


Home for the Holidays — The Home for the Holidays Christmas Home Tour, sponsored by the Old Mill, will be held Sunday December 4 from 5 pm to 8 pm.  Our church is on the tour this year.  Thank you to everyone who’s helped get decorations up!  The church is looking very welcoming to all guests, especially the Most Important guest we are waiting for this holiday season, the Christ Child!

United Women in Faith — The Christmas Potluck and gift exchange will be held Thursday, December 8, at  6:00 pm.  Ham will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass for the meal and a $10 gift if you’d like to participate in the gift exchange (gift exchange is optional).  All women are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend!  See you there!

Home for the Holidays Parade — We will have a float in the Home for the Holidays Parade through Dundee onDecember 10th.  Please let Pastor Brad, Meridith Baugher, Keri Secor, or Andrea Hickey know if you’d like to participate.  Both riders and walkers are welcome!  The more the merrier!

Youth Group Fundraiser – The youth group is going to continue to collect bottles and cans to raise funds with a goal of giving back to our shut-ins with holiday baskets.  The donation bin is located outside of the youth room in the fellowship hall.  Thank you!

Calendar of Events

Monday Nov 28 – 6:30 pm Leadership Team Meeting
Tuesday Nov 29 – 10 am Prayer Group
            7 pm Advent Book Study with Pastor Brad
Sunday Dec 4 – 9 am Adult Book Study in the library
            9:15 am Sunday School
            10:30 am Morning Worship
            5 pm to 8 pm Home for the Holidays Old Mill Christmas
                        Home Tour (DUMC is on the tour!)
Tuesday Dec 6 – 10 am Prayer Group
            7 pm Advent Book Study with Pastor Brad
            7 pm Rise Up Music Ministry Practice
Wednesday Dec 7 – 4 pm Caring and Sharing (Dundee)
Thursday Dec 8 – 4 pm Caring and Sharing (London Twp)
           6 pm UWiF Christmas Potluck and Gift Exchange
Saturday Dec 10 — 6 pm Dundee Christmas Parade
Sunday Dec 11 — Children’s Christmas Presentation during morning worship

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