Hope for the Holidays
The holidays are not joyful for everyone. As the season approaches, we want to take some time and join together for a special worship service for anyone struggling with grief or sadness this holiday season. Don't spend this time alone, wondering how you will survive or dreading holiday events. Join together on Wed, Dec 8 at 4pm in the Sanctuary in worship and give your burdens and sorrows to God.
Awaiting the Already: Advent Study
The Christmas story we know so well is really a compilation of accounts found in each of the Gospels. Join Pastor Philip and Pastor Matt on Wed, Dec 1, 8, and 15th at 6pm in room 106 as they teach an Advent study that will follow closely to the sermons looking at all four gospels to see the fullness of the Advent story.
The Angel Tree Christmas campaign will begin Nov 21st and run through Dec 16th! This year, we ask that our church family donate Walmart gift cards in the amount of $25.00 each instead of wrapped gifts. Then you can return them to Gift Card boxes that will be in the Narthex or church office starting Nov 21st. Thank you for your continued support and generosity at Christmas and always!
Teen Gift Cards
We're seeking donations for the teenager & Foster Children Gift Card Ministry. Contributions are due by Dec 12. Gift Cards will be delivered on Dec 13. Last year we delivered 94 gift cards for a total of $8,200 to teenagers in our church family, Children in Crisis, Fresh Start, and Opportunity Place. Please donate to Shalimar UMC, and mark it for "Teenage GC Ministry" as the purpose for the donation. For more information, contact Ron Garriga at 850-240-0955.
Missions Advent Calendar
Here is a creative and unique way to support our direct community ministries of The Bread House and Blessings for Children. Download an Advent Calendar, get a box, and place the designated items in the box each day. At the end of Advent, bring them to the church and bless these ministries as they reach out and meet the needs of our community.