Announcements – Community Thanksgiving Service Weds. at 7 pm, Cowan Chapel, Hanging of the Greens Sunday (26th), Alternative Giving Market Nov. 28, Upcoming Events!

Would you like to help serve meals on Thanksgiving Day? Meet at First Christian Church’s parking lot at 10:30 am. Bring a cooler if you have one.

The Community Thanksgiving Service will be Weds, Nov. 22, 7:00 pm, in Cowan Chapel. Handbell rehearsal 8-9 pm, no vocal choir rehearsal. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hanging of the Greens next Sunday! Stay after worship to help decorate the sanctuary. Many hands make light work. Cocoa, fellowship, decorating together!

Please order poinsettias by Nov. 23 — super early this year. Our source has squeezed the time frame.

Sign up to Share Your Music — December 10. Use this link:

Church Finances: A Note from the Board! Your Finance board is hot and heavy in the budget process for 2018 and wanted to give you an update.  Earlier, all the boards were asked for estimates of the cost to do their best work, and the total came to just over $450,000.  With pledges received so far and estimated income from all sources added in, we’re about $50,000 short.

We were in about the same position last year, and a matching challenge was issued … and met!  2017 has been a fine year, financially speaking, and we expect to end the year with a modest surplus.  We don’t have that generous offer this year, and we’re asking now – before we start cutting programs, projects and people – if you can, please consider letting us know of your support with a pledge OR by increasing an estimate already made.  We’ll give a brief update each week–in church, in the bulletin, and Monday announcements–with the final budget presented at our Annual Congregational meeting on Dec 10. Thanks to all who have already given pledges and gifts for 2018.  We promise to be careful stewards of your gifts!

Youth Group Equal Exchange Fundraiser — see Chris McKenzie or a Youth Group member to purchase fair trade coffee & chocolate for Christmas gift  giving!

Alternative Giving Market November 28. At Acton Folk Center this year! 3-7 pm. What to get that friend or family member for the holidays?  Does your sister really need another sweater?  Why not give alternative gifts this year that reach toward your loved ones’ hopes and dreams for a better world?  Maybe what your friends and family really want for this year is health care, food and housing for those in need or disaster relief for those affected by this year’s terrible hurricanes.  Come and shop for that alternative gift for your loved ones. 

Volunteers needed to set up, clean up, staff tables and make cookies. If you can do any of these things, please sign up!

New this year: you can participate online! Make your gift at

Sustainable Berea Holiday Open House Friday Dec. 8! (and “hang the lights” party) 3 – 4 pm: Hanging strings of lights on the farm, 4 – 6 pm: Refreshments Celebrate with us on the Berea Urban Farm, 201 Adams Street, Berea, KY. For information:; 859-893-4590;

Mission Trip Support Needed: John Payne and Cheryl Caruso-Payne are going to Honduras on a mission trip. John will  work in the clinic, and Cheryl will assist in teaching about using the water system. To  support this mission, you can: Donate reading glasses with the following strengths:1, 1.25, 1.50, 1.75, and 2. Write a check in any amount to go toward purchasing supplies in Honduras. Checks should be made out to BSUMC (Broad St. United Methodist Church), writing “supplies in Honduras” in the “for” line.
The address for the church is: P.O. Box 3, Cleveland, TN 37364-0003

Friends of the Madison County Public Library “Little Library Quilt Show and Silent Auction” is now showing in both branches of the public library until December 9.  This fundraiser supports the staff and programming throughout the year.  You can view all 43 book inspired textile creations on line and make a bid at that time.  Bidding is online this year.  Website for the auction

Images of Ghana exhibit downstairs in the Pross Gallery. The Feminist Artists of Kentucky present the Third Annual “Images of Ghana” Art Exhibit Fundraiser, on display at the Union Church Pross Gallery during the entire month of November. 100% of proceeds and donations benefit school children in Komfenku, Ghana, and hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico. Call 859-358-0721 to purchase.


November 28—Alternative Giving Market, Acton Folk Center

December 10—Share-Your-Music Sunday

December 10 — Meeting to consider the proposed 2018 budget, Community Room. After worship and lunch, meeting at approx. 12:15 pm

December 13—Christmas Caroling at WNL! 5:30—8 pm Quick supper at 5:30 and then we’ll go caroling on the trolley! Meet back at church for cookies afterward. Bring cookies to share!

December 17—Christmas Pageant at worship

December 17—Classic Chorale Concert, 2:30 pm

December 20—Longnight Service, 7 pm

December 24—Christmas Eve Services 10:30 am, 5:00 pm, 11:00 pm


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