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Children’s Holiday Activities Schedule

NOVEMBER

Wednesday, November 23

6:00-6:30 pm Christmas Program Rehearsal

Saturday, November 26 

10:00-11:00 am — Decorate Ornaments for the Narthex tree.

Sunday, November 27

8:45 am — Christmas Program Rehearsal (Run-Through of Lines)

9:15-10:15 am — Sunday School

10:30 am — Decoration Service (There will be NO Children’s Church)

Wednesday, November 30

6:30-7:30 pm — Full Christmas Program Rehearsal

DECEMBER

Sunday, December 4

8:45 am — Possible Run-Through of Lines

9:15-10:15 am — Sunday School

10:30 — Worship (NO Children’s Church due to Communion)

Wednesday, December 7

6:30-7:30 pm — Full Christmas Program Rehearsal

Sunday, December 11

9:15 am — Full Christmas Program Rehearsal (during Sunday School)

4:00pm — Christmas Program

Wednesday, December 14

5:30pm — Church Family Advent Celebration & Dinner

Sunday, December 18

9:15-10:15 — Sunday School

Wednesday, December 21

No Activities – Enjoy your Winter Break!

Sunday, December 25

No Sunday School OR Children’s Church. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 28

No Activities – Enjoy your Winter Break!

JANUARY

Sunday, January 1

NO Sunday School – Happy New Year!

WEDNESDAY, January 4

Wednesday Night Activities return to the regular Schedule.

Service of Decoration

This Sunday, November 27, CAUMC will be having our Service of Decoration. This is also the first Sunday of Advent. For those that are unfamiliar with this service, we use this Sunday to decorate the Sanctuary, remembering where many of our Christmas traditions originated. The Service of Decoration will begin at 10:30 a.m., and all are welcome to attend and participate. Be sure to ask about the potatoes!

Service of Decoration Preparation

Service of Decoration Preparation: 10-11 am Saturday, November 26

The Service of Decoration is November 27, the first Sunday of Advent. This worship service is a highlight in the life of our church. Please gather with me on Saturday from 10-11 am in joyous preparation for the Service of Decoration. Dawn Anderson, Worship Chair.

Thanksgiving Offering

The Thanksgiving Offering is this Sunday, November 20.

The CAUMC Outreach Committee has decided to support our local community with this year’s Thanksgiving Offering. The 2022 beneficiary will be the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc. (MESI)

The Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter provides housing to individuals and families without homes in Riley County and the close surrounding area. Striving to maintain a safe and clean environment for the community’s homeless population, the Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter also advocates in the acquisition of affordable permanent housing for residents. MESI provides comprehensive services to ensure that clients’ basic needs are met and they are also integrated with other services and resources in the community. The Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter provides the unique, year round, 24 hour accessibility to not only the clients served, but also to the community as a whole.

Each year the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc. serves approximately 500 people. Your donations help to further support their mission.

Below is a link to MESI’s website. Please take a look at all of the amazing things that they are doing for our community.

http://www.mesikansas.org/

Calendar Updates

Over the next few weeks with Thanksgiving, as well as rehearsals for the Christmas program, there have been some changes to our calendar.

Below are some of the major changes/additions. You can also view our online calendar at: https://www.caumcmanhattan.org/calendar

ADULT CHOIR (EXTRA REHEARSALS)

Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 11, at 9:00 a.m.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving there will be no adult Bible Study, but the Children’s Choir practice will still occur at the regular time. Please try to make it if you can, as there is only a limited amount of time to learn the music. Please reach out to Heather Lansdowne if you have any questions.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM REHEARSALS

**No actors’ run-through the morning of Sunday, Nov. 20

Sunday, November 27, 8:45 a.m.: Actors run through lines. (Parlor/Sanctuary)

Wednesday, November 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Full musical rehearsal. (Sanctuary)

Sunday, December 4, 8:45 a.m.: Possible run-through of lines. (Sanctuary)

Wednesday, December 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Full Musical rehearsal. (Sanctuary)

Sunday, December 11, 9:15 a.m.: Full Musical Rehearsal. (Sanctuary)

Sunday, December 11, 3:30 p.m. (actors present)

4:00 p.m. Performance

THANKSGIVING PIE

The Family and Friendship Commission will provide pie on Sunday, November 20, at 3:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

2022 Thanksgiving Offering

The CAUMC Outreach Committee has decided to support our local community with this year’s Thanksgiving Offering. The 2022 beneficiary will be the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc. (MESI)

The Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter provides housing to individuals and families without homes in Riley County and the close surrounding area. Striving to maintain a safe and clean environment for the community’s homeless population, the Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter also advocates in the acquisition of affordable permanent housing for residents. MESI provides comprehensive services to ensure that clients’ basic needs are met and they are also integrated with other services and resources in the community. The Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter provides the unique, year round, 24 hour accessibility to not only the clients served, but also to the community as a whole.

Each year the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Inc. serves approximately 500 people. Your donations help to further support their mission.

Below is a link to MESI’s website. Please take a look at all of the amazing things that they are doing for our community.

http://www.mesikansas.org/

WOODSY AT THE RILEYS’

Sunday, November 13th. Come at 3:00 and leave anytime! Please RSVP to help with our hot dogs and smores planning. The Riley’s email is bill@thepathfinder.net & ph: 785-537-2959.

Hot dogs, buns, condiments, smores, and drinking water are provided. A special cobbler dessert will be provided by the Scouts.

Please bring: A non-dessert side dish (preferably in unbreakable containers). Flashlights, walking shoes & jackets. Folding chairs (if bench seating is not acceptable). Table service (reducing trash & environmental impact). Personal drinking cups.

Bulk water and soap will be available for hand washing.
A scavenger hunt game and directions to the picnic area will be offered at the parking lot.

All dishes, lawn chairs, and special-need equipment will be hauled from the parking lot to the picnic area for you, as well as covered dishes if possible. Rides from the parking area will be available to the picnic area as needed. The picnic area is a 15-minute(ish) walk from the parking on unpaved wooded paths. Extra table service and cups will be available. A camp toilet and basic first aid kit will also be available. Location: 4555 Meadow Crest. A private drive off Junietta Road.