AD - Admin Building
GH - Great Hall
SS - Sunday School Rooms
YR - Youth Room
Sunday, Nov 17
Worship - 8am & 10am
9am & 11am - Coffee Hours, GH
2pm - AA Meeting, YR
Monday, Nov 18
8pm - NA Meeting, YR
Tuesday, Nov 19
6:30 - Trustees, AD-1
6:30pm - Joyful Ringers, Choir Room
7pm - Bible Study, Library
7pm - AA Meeting, YR
Wednesday, Nov 20
6:45pm - Chancel Choir, Choir Room
7pm - Finance, AD-1
Thursday, Nov 21
Noon - AA Meeting, YR
7:30pm - Ballroom Dancing
Friday, Nov 22
Noon - AA Meeting, YR
Saturday, Nov 23
6pm - AA, YR
8pm - NA, Youth Room
Tuesday Night Bible Study
Please join us on Tuesday night at 7pm in the HUMC Library as we start the book of Acts.
November 14, 2019
This week we take time to pray and listen to God’s call on our lives. What will God reveal to you about your own journey to a generous life? Our scripture passage will be Luke 11:1-10 where Jesus teaches the Lord’s Prayer. The familiar words were intended as a lesson on how to pray, not these specific words but with this pattern or structure. Today we often pray the words without really thinking about what we are saying; without really praying. There is a difference between reciting and praying. As we prepare for worship this Sunday, I invite you to pray this paraphrase of the Lord’s Prayer. Pause frequently to think about what the words say. Pray with intention and ask God to reveal the next part of your generous life.
O God, you love us like a good parent, and are present in every aspect of our existence
May your nature become known and respected by all.
May your joy, peace, wholeness and justice be the reality for everyone
as we live by the Jesus Way.
Give us all that we really need to live every day for you.
And forgive us our failures as we forgive others for their failures.
Keep us from doing those things which are not of you,
and cause us always to be centered on your love.
For you are the true reality in this our now,
and in all our future.
In the Jesus Way we pray.
Thanksgiving for Friends Dinner
You are invited to a full course dinner prepared by your friends at Hawley United Methodist Church. Thursday, November 28th, Noon-2pm. PLEASE CALL TO MAKE A RESERVATION at 570-226-3875 *No Charge
Hanging of the Greens
Join us on Saturday December 7th at 5pm for Hanging of the Greens!
Bring a dish to share for a potluck dinner and help decorate the church for the holidays with your church family.
A sign-up sheet will be in the Memorial Walkway.
Please let us know how many will attend and what you plan to bring for the potluck.
Joyful Ringers Bell Concert
Joyful Ringers Bell Choir Winterfest Concert Sunday, December 15th, 2-3 pm in the Great Hall.
A festive concert of seasonal music!
Lite refreshments will be served following.
If you believe every child deserves a Merry Christmas, we welcome you to sponsor a child through our angel tree. The tree will be decorated with ornaments that include a number, age & likes on it. Please choose an ornament & purchase a gift for that child. The wrapped gifts must be returned to the church office by December 8th so that we have proper time to distribute them.
Questions? Contact the church office at 570-226-3875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Generous Life: A November Worship Series on Thankful Giving
“The journey home - the journey to discovering your best self - begins with this fundamental truth: we are created in the image of a loving and generous God.” (A Generous Life: 28 Days of Devotion, Abingdon Press 2019, p 10) We find fulfillment and happiness when we live an authentic life in the image of a loving and generous God. But loving generosity doesn’t always come naturally to us. It is something we work toward throughout our lives. This journey is grounded in our gratitude, revealed to us in prayer, and sealed by our faith in God’s direction. November is a time of giving thanks and living out our gratitude. Come, take the journey to a generous life.
Devotional books will be available to accompany the worship series! Please help us know how many to order by adding your name to the “A Generous Life Devotional” list in the memorial walkway. We plan to have them available by October 20th. Let us know if you would like one. If you want to donate to the cost of the books, they are $8 each. Please mark checks “Generous Life.”