12/20/2023 – On The Horizon Newsletter

Thursday, December 21 Blue Christmas Worship, 7:00 pm

This in person Blue Christmas Service is offered especially for those hurting during the holidays. It’s offered December 21, the longest night of the year. Some come because they are mourning the death of a loved one. Some are far from home. Some suffer from illness, addiction, or estrangement. Some are lonely, struggling financially, or in conflict with another. Some hurt because of the great pain, need, and violence in our nation and world. The reasons for coming are many. We gather in the midst of suffering to remember God is good. God is strong. God is near. We are not alone, and we have every reason to hold on to hope.

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Sunday, December 24 Christmas Eve

10:00 am Advent Service, Love      

5:30 pm Candlelight Communion Service with a children’s component

Sunday, December 31 – 10:00 am Scripture & Carols

Sunday, January 7 – 10:00 am Worship Service

Sunday, January 14 – 8:45 am Traditional Worship Service, 10:15 Contemporary Worship Service

Blood Drive Sunday, December 31, 8:30am-12:00 pm

We hope you’ll make blood donation part of your regular giving. All donors receive a wellness checkup, a $20 eGift Card and a OneBlood Blanket. *If you don’t need the blanket you could donate to our homeless collection. Walk-ins welcome or to make an appointment visit oneblood.org/donate-now and use sponsor code 221.

The church office will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 3.

UM Youth – Rock the Universe Christian Concert January 26-28 at Universal Studios

This weekend at Universal Studios is filled with powerful Christian performances. Cody Carnes, Casting Crowns, Elevation Worship and Hulvey are just a few of the performers. Contact Christine@newhorizonumc.com to hold your spot with a $75 deposit no later than 12/27. The total for the weekend is $265 plus food. Tweens can attend with a parent. $95 due by 1/7, $95 due by 1/14.

New Horizon Food for Thought (formerly Pack a Sack)

Beginning in January we will continue to provide food for school kids as Food for Thought. To kick off 2024, Pastor Lisa is offering a matching grant. She will double the gifts given, up to $500 total, to fund this exciting opportunity. Certificates are available in the lobby if you would like to donate a gift in someone’s honor. Prayers please for this program and the children we serve.

Giving Thanks

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