Announcements

Livestream Worship!

Please remember to join us for our livestreaming Worship Services via Facebook on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Advent Film Festival ~ Wednesday Evenings

Please join us this Advent Season via Zoom for a mid-week Film Festival Series, “The Power of Music in the Midst of Difficult Times.” This film series is our opportunity to think more deeply about how music “Fills the Night with Music and Light”.
The Zoom meetings are on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm beginning Dec. 2. Please email the church office at info@monroefirst.org for the Zoom link or more information. The first film is “Defiant Requiem.” You may go to https://www.defiantrequiem.org  to learn more about this film.  As you watch the movies, would you write down any questions or thoughts that come to you…things you would want to discuss together during our meeting? As we commit to taking this journey together, may our hearts be open to the message God has waiting for each of us. A message that offers us hope, love, joy and peace this Advent season.

Mobile Food Pantry ~ this Saturday!

Thursday Morning Bible Study     

Bible Study will meet by ZOOM from 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m. on Thursday mornings for a thoughtful study of God’s Word and how it relates to us in our lives.  Jesus Calling Bible Study Series: Putting Jesus First  by Sarah Young was studied months ago but we never finished the book. We are going to finish the study beginning with: Lesson 8- “Putting Jesus First and Serving Him Alone” (Isaiah 30:19-26) Each lesson may last more than a week and this study should take us close to Advent. Please join us. If you do not have a book, we can make copies of these lessons for you.  You will be able to attend these sessions by Zoom or you can just call in and hear the conversations. Contact Helyn Schroeder or Alice K. for details. God bless each of you.

Continued Giving

Please remember to continue to give electronically through our website’s giving button and/or by regular mail.

Young Couples

Please continue to sign up on the sheet in the C.E. Lobby if you would like to help with the Community of Need Meal on Thursday evenings.

Items for Midweekly Newsletter

Do you have an item or an announcement that you wish to include in the Midweekly Newsletter? Please send it to Sara at info@monroefirst.org. Thank you!

Daily Bible Readings

Daily Bible Readings beginning on November 29, 2020 through December 6, 2020

Sunday Mark 13:24-37 Monday Isaiah 64:1-9 Tuesday 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Wednesday Revelation 22:12-21 Thursday Micah 4:1-5 Friday 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Saturday Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Sunday Mark 1:1-8

Programs

2 Cents a Meal Offering

Our 2 Cents a Meal Offering is currently on hold until further notice. In the meantime please keep collecting your coins. The money raised in our 2 Cents a Meal Offering will benefit the MCOP Food Bank. Please pick up one of our “unique” collection cans in the Narthex.

Wee Believers

Please stay tuned for an announcement about a new start up date for our Wee Believers program. As of now our program is cancelled until further notice. There is no child care during Sunday Worship until further notice.

Bell Choir and Choir Rehearsals

Choir and Bell Choir will start up again after we resume normal church activities.

Greeters for Community of Need Meal

For the month of November, our greeters on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. will be the Worship Committee. For the month of December, our greeters will be the Mission and Outreach Committee. For the month of January, our greeters will be the Property Committee. For the month of February, our greeters will be the Personnel & Policy Committee. The Deacons are the greeters at our Community of Need Meal if there is a fifth Thursday evening during a calendar month (January, May, August, October).

Pastoral Care and Prayer Requests

Prayer Chain News

The Prayer Chain is once again up and working. Twelve members have already joined in this important mission. You are still welcome to join the Prayer Chain. Just call Sara and she will pass your name along to be added to the chain. Please remember that we are called to be a community of prayer. Please contact Sara if you know of someone who needs to be lifted up in prayer. This is your way of helping with the work of the Prayer Chain.

Pastoral Care and Prayer Requests

Please direct any Pastoral Care needs and Prayer Requests to our Church Office. Information shared will be confidential. This is a way we can remain a community of faith even though apart during this time of social distancing.

Prayer and Encouragement to Others

Please remember for pray for our members with on-going health concerns and our shut-in members. As always sending an encouragement card is a thoughtful way of showing that they are in your thoughts and prayers and/or even an encouraging telephone call can help tremendously.