Welcome to our worship service on Laity Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022! The order of worship is available here.
EMMANUEL’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*Our United Methodist Committee on Relief has issued an urgent call for Cleaning Kits, also known
as Flood Buckets, to support the clean-up efforts taking place in many storm-damaged areas in the U.S. Please
see the detailed instructions in the October church newsletter, or on the handouts available at the Sanctuary
entrances and check-in tables. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please purchase only the items asked for in the sizes
indicated. Extra items and larger sizes will not fit in the bucket. The lid needs to fit securely on the bucket after
all items have been included. Thanks for your participation in this ministry!
*Bible Studies, Sunday School and Prayer Groups to Resume: Our Sunday School classes, Bible
Study groups and prayer groups are beginning to relaunch! The Francis Asbury senior adult class will meet in
the Mattie Ware Room (upstairs) on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The Women’s Tuesday Bible Study
will resume on Tuesday, October 18 (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE) at 9:30 a.m. in the Mattie Ware
classroom. Additional groups are pending, so watch the announcements for more details. If you are interested in
leading a Bible Study or have an idea for a small group, please contact Pastor Nancy.
*Next Sunday, October 23, we welcome George Riggins, former pastor of Monroe UMC, who will
present “A Visit with Isaiah,” a dramatic, Biblical character portrayal/monologue as our morning message.
*The Halloween party scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, in the fellowship hall, has been cancelled.
*HALLEBOOJAH! It’s time to get ready for our annual Halloween-on-the-Lawn event to be held on
Monday, October 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. (Set-up begins at 4:00 p.m.) The Vitality Team invites the congregation
to dress up in your Halloween best and join us on the lawn for the festivities. Please bring your own lawn chair.
Hot chocolate and treat bags will be distributed to our community trick-or-treaters. Your donations of wrapped
candy for the treat bags may be placed in the Narthex tub no later than Sunday, October 23.
*On All Saints’ Sunday, November 6, our church family will remember the members of our
congregation and the loved ones of our church family that have passed away since last All Saints’ Sunday
(November 7, 2021). If you have a loved one that you would like to include in this observance, please call or
send an email to the church office (434-946-7624; firstname.lastname@example.org), or share the information on
the back of your blue “connect with us” form available in the worship bulletin each Sunday. Please tell us your
name, the name of your loved one, their relationship to you and the date/approximate date of death if known.
We appreciate receiving this information no later than Sunday, October 23.
*Memorial Bricks: Our church provides a way for families to honor and remember loved ones by
placing a memorial brick in our church’s Memorial Rose Garden. If you wish to order a memorial brick, please
contact Cat Brandell at email@example.com or 434-946-9102. Order forms are available from Cat or from
the church office (can be emailed to you). Copies are also located in the Sanctuary. Bricks can be ordered at any
time, but the company requires a total of 5 to place an order at the reduced rate. Because the roses in our rose
garden are not thriving at the present time, we have suspended all new orders for Memorial Rose Bushes until
*Called Virtual Annual Conference, Saturday, October 29, 9:00 a.m. Church Council Members will
receive a link to attend the Conference through their own device, or you may join with others in the church
Sanctuary for this meeting.
*Mountain View District Palooza: (Charge Conferences for all churches in the MV District, and
District Conference), Saturday, November 5, 9:30 a.m. at Heritage UMC in Lynchburg. Lay delegates to
the Annual Conference and District Conference, and church team leaders/committee chairs are expected to
attend this meeting. Other church members and friends of the congregation are welcome to attend as well.
*Around Town: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil on October 19, 6:00 – 8:00
p.m. at Second Stage (194 Second Street, Amherst, VA). Sponsored by the Town of Amherst and the YMCA.
* On Sunday, November 13, the worship team looks forward to honoring our Veterans! We will
provide a breakfast for our Veterans and their families at 8:30 a.m. in the Social Hall, and all veterans
present will be honored in the morning worship service. Please RSVP for the breakfast by contacting the
church office (434-946-7624, firstname.lastname@example.org) or by using the back of your blue connection
form in worship by Wednesday, November 9.