SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
9:00 am - Sunday School
10:00 am - Coffee Time/Fellowship
10:30 am - Worship Service
Wednesday Worship Schedule
W.H.A.M. (We Have A Mission) for Children & Youth
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Adult Worship in Sanctuary
6:15 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday Night Worship on December 26th is cancelled ... enjoy time with your families
Church Office Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Please note ... in observance of Christmas and New Year's, the Church Office will be closed on December 24th - 25th and December 31st - January 1st.
Events & Information:
Thursdays - 10:15 am, Story Time with Miss Melissa
Monday, December 24th - Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Service at 4:00 pm
ALBRIGHT ADVOCATE'S OFFICE
I’d like to introduce you to a different way of thinking about tithing. According to my calculations, there are 168 hours in a week. I find that 10 per cent of that is about 17 hours. Now, I invite you to think about what you could accomplish in that 17 hours dedicated to the Lord’s work as a tithe of your time. This way of thinking has served me well for a time, and I encourage you to give it some thought.
Martin Buber wrote:
You know always in your heart that you need God more than anything; but do you not know too that God needs you …..
Here’s one of my favorite stories written by anonymous . . . and published in the Sowers Seeds compiled by Brian Cavanaugh T.O.R
I Created You!
One day, as usually was the case, a young waif, a little, girlstood at the street corner begging for food, money or whatever she could get. Now this girl was wearing very tattered clothes; she was dirty and quite disheveled.
As it happens, a well-to-do young man passed that corner without giving the girl a second look. But when he returned to his expensive home, his happy and comfortable family and his well –laden dinner table, his thoughts returned to the young waif and he became very angry at God for allowing such conditions to exist.
He reproached God, saying, “How can you let this happen? Why don’t you do something to help this girl?”
Then he heard God in the depths of his being respond by saying, “I did. I created you”.
My life has been richly blessed since I read these words and did my best to put them into action. As I continue to work in the Advocate’s office, I am more and more realizing just how much the gift of a little time can mean to the recipient and also to the giver. I thank you for allowing me to continue in the Advocate position.
In Your Service,
CIRCLES OF CARE!
I’ll bet you thought Circles of Care were dead in the water if you thought about them at all. Well, I am here to tell you that they could be brought to life quickly if the need and willingness to help were there. With guidance from the book “Share the Care” plus other available information, I believe a workable, caring effort could be quickly put in place.
Currently, one of our disabled congregants is being provided transportation for daily life needs. Unfortunately, trips to the bank, doctors, etc, do not stop just because you are confined to a wheelchair. Disabled myself, as I get into my car, I often think about others who are worse off than I am, and I can only imagine what it is like to not be free with one’s own transportation..
If you would like to read “Share the Care” for yourself, I believe there is one in the Church library or perhaps at Mishawaka Public Library.
In Your Service,
Thursdays 8:00 a.m.
M.A.C. Food Pantry
504 W. Mishawaka Ave. • Mishawaka, Indiana
Phone: 574.259.1975 ext. 107
Tuesday - 6:00-8:00 p.m. & Friday 10:00 a.m. - noon.
M.A.C. FOOD PANTRY DONATION NEEDS!
Albright UMC has been given a monthly rotation of items to be donated to the Food Pantry
M.A.C. Food Pantry Needs: