Today’s Announcements

Missions

Operation Christmas Child

Please take home an Operation Christmas Child shoebox or two and fill them with toys, hygiene items and school supplies for impoverished children around the world. Boxes are available in the 1st floor lobby, the Resource Room and the Sanctuary narthex. Please bring your full box(es) back to church on Sunday, Nov. 17, and place them at the altar.

 

Adopt a Family for Christmas

We’re partnering with Action Ministries to provide Christmas presents for families and children enrolled in their programs. The holidays are a painful time for many of these families, who simply do not have any means to buy gifts. You can make a big difference by brightening their Christmas with the love of Jesus. Thank you notes received last year stated: “I also want to help people when I get older and this inspired me to do so,” “This was my best day ever,” and “The gifts were so amazing we both started screaming.” To provide a blessing for a family in the Action Ministries program, contact Amy Munroe.

 

DRT Trips for Hurricane Recovery

Dec. 9-13 and Jan. 13-17

In 2018, Hurricane Michael damaged more than 35,000 homes in southwest Georgia. We’ll send Disaster Relief Teams on the dates listed above to help with recovery. All skill levels are needed and welcome. To join the team or for more information, contact Mike Derrick.

 

Manning Oaks Christmas Outreach

Starting next Sunday, Nov. 24

Stop by the Student Center and take a gift suggestion off the Christmas tree, then purchase a present for a Manning Oaks Elementary School student in need. Please return the unwrapped gift to the Student Center Christmas tree by Dec. 8. Manning Oaks families will attend a Student Ministry-hosted party on Dec. 13, where they will be treated to dinner and have the opportunity to wrap the presents you have provided for their children. Thank you for helping us support our Manning Oaks Elementary School neighbors.

Adults

Christmas Craft Show & Lunch

Friday, Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

We’ll take the church bus to Roswell UMC’s Christmas Gift and Craft Show, then grab lunch in Roswell. Bring your Christmas shopping list! Get details and reserve your spot on the bus.

 

Women’s Christmas Banquet

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m., Trinity Hall

Ladies are invited to the United Methodist Women’s Christmas banquet. $20 per person. Make reservations by Nov. 15 through UMW Circles, by calling the church, or online.

Children

Santa’s Secret Shop

Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Trinity Hall

Santa’s Secret Shop lets kids purchase $1 Christmas gifts for family members. Proceeds from this United Methodist Women’s fundraiser will go to Family Haven. Select a time-slot for your child to shop.

 

Preschool Openings

Alpharetta Methodist Preschool has limited openings for children who are 18 months of age through kindergarten. For information, please call 770-410-9324.