Welcome to our worship service on All Saints’ Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. The order of worship is available at this link.
EMMANUEL’S NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*Thanks to everyone that donated candy, helped assemble the treat bags and assisted with Halloween on the Lawn. As always, it was a huge success and a lot of fun as we greeted our community.
*In honor of Veteran’s Day, our November Communion Offering is designated for the “Bibles for Troops” program that makes God’s word available to our service personnel all around the world.
*Today is All Saints’ Sunday when we remember all those in our church family, and the loved ones of our congregation, that have passed away since last All Saints’ Sunday. At the close of our worship service today, we will gather for just a moment to offer a prayer of dedication over the memorial bricks that have been placed since our last dedication in 2019. Everyone is welcome to participate. If you would like more information about purchasing a brick in honor or memory of a loved one, please contact Cat Brandell (434-946-9102).
*Mountain View District Conference Palooza, Saturday, November 11 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at First UMC in Martinsville (146 East Main Street, Martinsville). The morning includes worship, all local church charge conferences, District Conference and opportunities for workshops. Any interested persons in the congregation are invited to attend. Church Leadership (Committee Chairs, Team Leaders, Church Council members, etc.) are strongly encouraged to attend. We are required to have at least one representative from the church in attendance, in addition to the pastor. Please let Pastor Nancy know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend. Pool for Annual Conference District At-Large Members: The Mountain View District is asking for persons who are interested in attending the Virginia Annual Conference in Hampton, June 20-22, 2024 to enter their names into the “pool” that will be offered at our District Conference on Saturday for a vote. Interested people can contact Pastor Nancy (434-401-5776; email@example.com), or the District office (276.638.2688; SandraFulcher@vaumc.org.).
*The congregation is invited to participate in our annual “Bags of Thanks” food drive to help us restock our church food pantry. Grocery bags with the list of needed items are available at the back of the Sanctuary for you to pick up today after worship. Please return your bag to the Narthex tub or to the food pantry downstairs by Sunday, November 19 when we will offer a prayer of blessing over these gifts.
*“Food Lion Feeds”: Do you shop at Food Lion in Amherst? If so, you have an opportunity to support the work of Amherst Cares by purchasing the prepackaged food boxes that are available at the checkout lanes. The boxes purchased at our Amherst Food Lion are set aside for Amherst Cares to pick up and distribute to our Amherst Cares families. (Boxes purchased at other area Food Lion stores go to other local agencies). Thank you for considering this opportunity.
*Our Thanksgiving Food Box Ministry will take place on Monday, November 20 at 8:30 a.m. in the Social Hall. Please contact Mike Stinnett if you have questions.
*Church Administrative Assistant: Emmanuel UMC seeks an energetic, personable, and reliable individual to assist the congregation and pastor with the basic administrative and communication needs of the church. Above average computer skills are preferred, including experience with Microsoft Office, Publisher, Outlook, and mastery of basic word processing functions. Knowledge of church-related software, such as Power Church, will be helpful. Candidates should possess good interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task effectively. This is a part-time position of 12 to 20 hours per week. The workday and work hours are negotiable. The hourly wage will be commensurate with skills and experience. Interested persons may view the full job description on our church website (www.emmanuelumchurch.org), or by contacting Mike Gamble, Emmanuel UMC’s SPPRC Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (434) 941-4034. Resumes may be emailed to Mike or mailed to the church as follows: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, ATTN: Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee, c/o Mike Gamble, P.O. Box 451, Amherst, VA 24521. The congregation is encouraged to share this job opportunity with others in the community who may be interested in applying for the position.