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Mens Club
Ladies Breakfast
Walk n Talk

Due to the upcoming holidays, the fairgrounds will be closed from December 16th - January 1st. So, during this period, we will be walking at Litton Trail on our regular days of Tuesday and Friday at 8:30a.m.

 

  Free Friday Dinners
 
Join us for a free dinner offered from 5:30 - 6:30 pm on the last Friday of the month. Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 S. Church St., Grass Valley.
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Free 2nd & 4th Mon. Dinners

A free, hot and nourishing dinner will be
served on the second and fourth Monday
evenings from 5-6 pm at St. Patrick’s
Catholic Church, 235 Chapel Street in Grass Valley.
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The Living Prayer Center
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Upper Room’s live, 24/7 prayer ministry.

UMCOR.org
The United Methodist Committee on Relief, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States.

GBOD.org
An agency of The United Methodist Church, GBOD (The General Board of Discipleship) helps local church, district, and conference leaders fulfill the shared dream of making world changing disciples.
Gratefulness.org
A website dedicated to grateful living.

Crosswalk.com
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“The intersection of faith and life.”

Devozine.upperroom.org
We encourage youth to check out The Upper Room’s Devo Zine, where you can find articles about spiritually active teens all around the world, connect with their social media outlets, post and respond to a live prayer wall, and even contribute articles and devotionals of your own.

General Board of Church and Society
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General Board of Global Ministries www.umcmission.org

Methodist Federation for Social Action www.mfsaweb.org
Church
            Our Local Church Staff

Pastor…………………………………..Kristin Sachen
Administrative Assistant......Peggy Hernandez
Lay Leader…………………………...Mark Michalski
Choir Director ………………………Eleanor Kenitzer
Praise Band Director…………...David Lynn
Wedding Hostess…………………Barbara Dean
Treasurer & Membership
    Secretary………………………….Kay Zuelsdorf
Financial Secretary……………….DeeAnn Bellows
Nursery Attendant……………...Jamie Beer
             And many wonderful volunteers!

             Our Connectional Staff

Great Northern District
Superintendent………………………David L. Samelson
CA-NV Bishop…………………………Minerva Carcano
Help Wanted
Our Emergency Food Closet needs your help! It is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 noon until 2:00 pm. If you would like more details or would like to sign up for a shift, please contact Harry Spence.

HOSPITALITY HOUSE: Help is needed with our dinner every first Saturday...we need shoppers (you are reimbursed), cooks (recipes, and experienced chefs are there), and servers (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, with others who know the ropes). Sign up in Fellowship Hall. You will be called with the pertinent details. Please contact Barbara Dean with any questions.

HABITAT LUNCH FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS: We serve lunch (for the folks who are building Habitat houses) every third Saturday. We need cookies and sandwiches. You can choose what and how much you will contribute. Sign up on the “sign up board” in Fellowship Hall. Please contact Barbara Dean with any questions.

Chicken Table
Community Chicken Lunch
  Chicken          Lunch
Our next chicken lunch will be Wednesday, December 13th at 12 noon in Fellowship Hall. Please note that there has been a change in the price of chicken lunch. The price is now $8. It remains the best deal in town! See you there!
   

WANTED: LITURGISTS, COMMUNION SERVERS, AND GREETERS: We are in need of more people to participate in the worship ministry of our church (particularly at our 10:30 am service). Please contact Peggy in the church office if you would like more information or would like to participate in any of these ministries.
LIFE AFTER THURSDAY

All adults are invited to join us on Friday, January 5th for our annual New Years get together.  Please bring a potluck dish to share for the gathering time or the meal, your table service and cold beverage of choice.  Coffee and tea will be provided. Looking forward to seeing  you all on Friday, the 5th at 6pm for a fun evening, delicious food and interesting conversation at Dee Ann and Bruce's. 
    The Penguins of the house will be out in force!

               Next Taize Service
               Wednesday December 6th at 6:30pm
A Taize service is a contemplative type service which includes prayer and short repetitive refrains. It comes from Taizé which is an ecumenical community in the eastern part of France. Begun in 1940 as shelter for refugees fleeing WWII, it is now made up of over a hundred brothers, both Catholics and Protestants from various backgrounds, coming from around thirty nations. The community is a representation of reconciliation between divided Christians and between separated peoples. The Taizé community has developed a tradition of prayer including the short repetitive refrains and silent meditation that are part of the service. All are invited to attend.

Taize
Taize services are also being held in the sanctuary at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Nov 2017

             Prayer Shawl Ministry

NCUMC's Prayer Shawl Ministry is always on the lookout for recipients of shawls and lap robes. Because of the devastating effect that the wildfires in California are having at this time, we would like to remind everyone to let us know if you are aware of someone who could benefit from a warm and comforting wrap sent with prayers and love. We have currently sent two items to fire victims, including one to the Reverend and Mrs. Blake Busick, First UMC, Santa Rosa, who lost their home in the fire there. Please contact either Marte, 274-2596 or Mary Ann, 263-9845 if you have a need.

Shawl Ministry
Outreach
It is now mid-December and time to finish up our important Christmas Outreach Ministry.  Many grocery items are still needed and the list is posted near the Joseph Room and should be at church by Monday, December 18th at 3pm. Gifts by Thursday noon and turkeys by Friday. Still need cookies and fudge and helpers.  Please check out the schedule and help where you can.
Turkey
Gifts
Penguins
Father Time
Dec Calendar
Beginning Sunday, December 3rd, we now have ONE worship service at 10:00 a.m.!!
Baby New Year