Worship with us online January 7, 2024

Posted By EmmanuelUMC on Jan 14, 2024 |

Welcome to our January 7 worship service!  The order of worship is available here.


*Today’s Communion Offering is designated for the important work of Amherst Habitat for
Humanity. Your generosity is most appreciated!
*2024 Offering Envelopes and Church Family Christmas Cards: If you have not yet picked yours
up, they are located at the back of the Sanctuary. If you do not have an envelope number and would like to
receive envelopes, please contact Mike Stinnett or the church office.
*A Big Thank You to Janette Mears, our Worship Team and others who helped with all the special
decorating, undecorating and special services and events throughout the Advent and Christmas seasons. Your
faithful work blessed all of us!
*January Mission Project: The Children’s and Youth Ministry Team invites the congregation to
collect stuffed animals/toys through the month of January for our local first responders to use when making
emergency calls involving children. These small gifts can help to greatly ease the fear and anxiety a child
experiences in these times of crisis. Please place your items in the Narthex tub by Sunday, January 28. Thanks
for your help. Please see Jeanie Combs with questions.

District and Conference Learning Opportunities

Please be aware of the following opportunities. If you need assistance in registering, contact Pastor
Nancy (ncolemanjohnson@gmail.com; 434-401-5776). Additional details are available in the January
*District SPPRC Training via Zoom: Wednesday, January 10 @ 7 p.m.
*Northern Virginia District Virtual or In-Person Training Day (open to everyone in the Virginia
Conference), Saturday, January 20, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For more information or to register, please visit
*Mountain View District: Equipping Clergy and Laity, Zoom Leadership Series: All workshops will take
place via zoom from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the date listed. You must register in advance to participate. After
registering, you will receive a link to join the session by phone or other connected device.
~ Fresh Expressions: Rural Church Rising, Tuesday, January 16, Rev. Nancy Johnson, Facilitator with
special guest Rev. Michael Beck (FX Founder) and Rev Stacey Spence.
~ Spiritual Practices for a Holy Lent, Wednesday, Feb. 7, Rev. Leigh Ann Taylor.
~ Why I’m United Methodist, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, District Lay Leader, Susan White.
~ MissionInsite, Wednesday, May 8, Rev. Clayton Payne
Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1d3WUiDviN0CQNjHjOyhNQVTTeLrfQdDzonekYZ8CZKY/edit
~ District Lay Servant Ministries is also relaunching and offering training opportunities for lay persons both
in person and virtually. Please see the January Newsletter for more information.