COMMUNION TABLE PARAMENT
White or gold cloths are used on the Communion Table as a sign of a special feast day in the church. White and gold are colors of purity and light. In approaching the Communion Table, we remember that Jesus is the light of the world. At the Communion Table we physically taste the goodness of his grace, represented in the bread and the cup. And we leave the Communion Table carrying his light into the world.
SOUTH SHORE UMC CHRISTMAS EVE OFFERING
On December 1 SSUMC’s Administrative Council affirmed giving the total of our 2020 Christmas Eve Offering to Metropolitan Ministries in support of their ongoing transformative work through spiritual and social services in Hillsborough County. We welcome receiving financial gifts towards this offering now through Christmas Eve. Please mark your envelope, memo line, and/or online offering ‘Christmas Eve.’ We pray that our Christmas Eve Offering will be an incredible blessing to Metropolitan Ministries as they continue their incredible service in 2021.
‘CAFÉ FAITH’ ADVENT STUDY CONTINUES THIS WEEK
Café Faith is a Wednesday lunchtime study and fellowship opportunity. We gather via ZOOM link. Join us as we enjoy our meal, enjoy our fellowship, and enjoy time spent in the Word with God. We will use Todd Outcalt’s book Let Us Go Now to Bethlehem for this study. Our guiding text for this week’s discussion is Luke 1:26-38.
Email Pastor Sarah – email@example.com – to receive the Zoom Link information.
SOUTH SHORE YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY TODAY
Join us this afternoon from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for our SSYouth Christmas Party.
Bring your favorite snack to share. Meet us in the Welcome Center!
CHRISTMAS EVE @ SOUTH SHORE UMC
Sunday, December 20 – Children and Family Christmas Eve Service with Scatter and Friends
Thursday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Services
5:00pm Contemporary Service
7:00pm Traditional Service
All services will be in the Worship Center and ‘share the light’ with glowsticks
All services will be broadcast via our South Shore UMC YouTube Channel
Nursery (birth through Pre-K4) available for December 24 – RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
by December 21.
In-person worshippers must gather safely: wearing masks and maintaining social distance.
A congregational survey will be emailed December 7; please respond to the survey sharing when and how you will worship with SSUMC for Christmas Eve so we can prepare with great care!