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MACEDON CENTER AND SOUTH PERINTON

Pastor:  The Reverend Kimberly Ferrel,

585-236-3245

                                              Office Hours: Monday – Tuesday 9:30- Noon

Church Secretary: Nancy Quigley, mcspumc@rochester.twcbc.com

315-986-2306

Office Hours:  M-W-F: 9:00am-1:00pm, T-TH: 9:00am-3:00pm.

 

 December 2017

Pastoral letter:

 

Dear Friends,

 

Recently, I was participating in story hour at the library with my children. It is such a joy to see children singing and dancing, participating, and learning together. We are truly blessed to have children and youth in both churches. It was fun seeing the parents and grandparents singing, even dancing along to the music and listening to some stories. The church is not the church unless we are all there. Each of us is important, whether we were just born yesterday or whether we remember the last century and days gone by.

 

As we were all sitting together, the leader, Jason Poole, wrote a song with these words: “forgive me, I’ll forgive you; it’s the most that we can do. Loving one another’s not so bad. Just reach out, take a hand, we can save the world… “We’re all trying to do our best, everyone needs peace and rest and to know that we don’t have to hide. So reach out and take a hand. We can change the world.” Love will save us, if we let it in.” This is the good news that which we can share at Christmas. In the midst of all that is going on in our world, we have hope that the perfect love who came in the form of God with us, Emmanuel, will save us when we let him in. As Scripture reminds us, perfect love casts out all fear. Our Christian faith encourages trust and connection with those around us because God’s love made known to us in Christ Jesus will save us.

 

As we were out playing in the children’s area after story hour, a young boy came skipping into the room singing, “love will save us/ love will save us/ love will save us, if we let it in.” I saw God’s Kingdom being built before my eyes. Do you believe that God’s love can truly save us and our world? In Jesus’ day, there was pain, fear, and suffering, just like in today’s world. The hope and peace of Christmas come when we believe that love will save us if we let it in.                                                                             

I hope and pray that you are able to take some time during this Advent and Christmas season to truly enjoy those around you and the love of Christ that surrounds you.

Good news…great joy…for all people!

Merry Christmas!

Pastor Kim

 

 

DATES & ARTICLES of interest to both

Macedon Center & South Perinton

 

 

FRI., DEC. 1: 5:00 – 7:00 PM,  Macedon Center FOODLINK MOBILE TRUCK will be at the Cross Creek Church on Canandaigua Road North in Gananda.

 

 

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SAT., DEC. 2: 9:00 AM til gone,  HOLIDAY COOKIE SALE taking place at the South Perinton UM Church.

Looking for a Holiday gift of cookies for friends or neighbors?

HOMEMADE COOKIES at $9.00 per lb.

For more details call 315-986-2306, 9:00 AM – 1 PM Weekdays.

 

 

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SUN., DEC. 3: 4:00 PM, ADVENT CHORAL FESTIVAL at the Western Presbyterian Church in Palmyra, has been CANCELLED!

 

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SAT., DEC. 9: 7:00 PM, & SUN., DEC. 10: 3:00 PM, A 36-voice choir will present The Song Heard ‘Round the World, a program of choral, organ, and handbell music for Advent and Christmas.  Both performances will take place at the Fairport Un. Methodist Church. There will be a freewill offering following each presentation.

Childcare provided!  Church is handicap accessible! All are welcome!

 

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SUN., DEC. 10: 6:00 PM, CHRIS WILSON CHRISTMAS CONCERT at the South Perinton UM Church. A powerful and prayerful performance that leaves you fulfilled and refreshed. An often emotional and humorous story-telling style.

Come and enjoy! Light refreshments-Suggested donation $10, student & under free.

 

SOUTH PERINTON UMC

                                 

SATURDAYS, 5:00 PM, WORSHIP Service in the Fellowship Hall at Macedon Center UMC.

 

SAT., DEC. 2: 9:00 AM ‘til gone, HOLIDAY COOKIE SALE at South Perinton UM Church. Looking for a Holiday gift of cookies for friends or neighbors

HOMEMADE COOKIES at $9.00 a lb.

 

SUN., DEC. 3: 2nd SUNDAY IN ADVENT - HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated during worship service.         (Dawn Knapp)

COFFEE HOUR immediately after worship service in the Fellowship Hall. (Volunteer)

Hope you will join us.

 

TUES., DEC. 5: 6:00 PM, United Methodist Women’s Christmas Dinner Mtg. at the South Perinton UM Church.

Please BRING a dish to pass. All women of the church are invited to attend.

 

FRI., DEC. 8: Jean Dlugosh will be using the kitchen and fellowship hall at South Perinton UM Church for the day.

 

SAT., DEC. 9: 9:00 AM, DAY QUILTERS Mtg. at the South Perinton UM Church.

Everyone is welcome, $15.00 for ea. Day. Come join us! To register or questions email Sue Parisi at: dayquilters@gmail.com or call Sue at 585-223-8544.

 

SUN., DEC. 10:   3rd SUNDAY of ADVENT

6:00 PM, CHRIS WILSON CHRISTMAS CONCERT

at the South Perinton UM Church.

Light refreshments will be served. Suggested $10 donation, student and under 19 free.

 

MON., DEC. 11: 9:00 AM, CHURCH QUILTERS Mtg. in the Fellowship Hall at South Perinton UM Church

 

WED., DEC. 13: 9:00 AM, MEN’S BREAKFAST in the Fellowship Hall at the Macedon Center UMC.  All men of the congregation and community are invited to attend.   Come join us for the fellowship.

 

SUN., DEC. 17:  4th SUNDAY of ADVENTCHRISTMAS PAGEANT during the worship service.

There will be a Potluck Christmas Dinner to follow in the Fellowship Hall.

BRING a dish to pass and your own table service.

Beverage and dessert will be provided by the Sunday School.

 

 

TUES., DEC. 19: 9:00 AM, WOMEN’S BREAKFAST - Women come join us for breakfast and get to know each other in the Fellowship Hall at the Macedon Center UMC.  The women meet every 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Women of the congregation and community are invited to attend. Bring a dish to share.

If you have any questions call 315-986-2306.

 

SUN., DEC. 24:  CHRISTMAS EVE DAY11:00 AM, Combined Worship Service at the South Perinton UM Church.   4th Sunday FOOD DONATION SUNDAY!

5:30 PM, CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE at the South Perinton UM Church.

4:00 PM, CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE at the Macedon Center UM Church.  The services will be the same, you are welcome to attend either service.

 

MON., DEC. 25:   MERRY CHRISTMAS to each and everyone.

 

SUN., DEC. 31:  1st SUNDAY after CHRISTMAS -  NEW YEAR’S EVE DAY

A Happy and Healthy NEW YEAR to each and everyone!

 

GREETERS Schedule for DECEMBER: 3Carol Pulver, Dorothy Lux;

10 Judy Beckman, Jeanette Morris; 17 – Bruce & Sue Hodge;

24 – Richard & Faye Long / Christmas Eve - Volunteers.

31 – Renee Partington, Sharon Haefele

 

ACOLYTE Schedule for DECEMBER: 3 Trevor Knapp; 10 Ethan Phelps

17Logan Phelps; 24 – Christmas Eve; 31 – Volunteer

 

NURSERY:  Volunteers

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to those in DECEMBER: 12/2 John Hamilton; 12/5 Don Turk; 12/7 Grace Bogart; 12/15 Debbie W. Alderson; 12/16 Linda Hall, Joy Pechler;

 12/17 Bev. Allen; 12/19 Bob Allen; 12/25 Daryl Quigley; 12/26 Mary Ruth Smith;

12/27 Rachel Partington; 12/28 Matt Stengel, Dawn Jensen Withey; 12/31 Valerie Gill.

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to:  Mark & Elizabeth Mossow   12/4

                                                  Tom & Ginny Trenchard 12/12

 

NOTE:  For those who remember the Cama Family- Dave, Wendy, Janelle & Jeff, who attended the South Perinton Church; on Tuesday October 17, 2017 Dave & Wendy became grandparents.  Mike & Janelle Cama Furlong had a baby boy.

His name is Jack Furlong, weighing 6 lbs. 15 oz.

CONGRATULATIONS to the whole family.

 

AND for those who remember Ken & Barb Gippe and Curtis, who also attended the South Perinton Church- Ken & Barb became grandparents November 5th, 2017. 

Their son Curtis & wife had a baby boy.

His name is Cashton Haynes Gippe, weighing 8 lbs. 15 oz., 22” long.

CONGRATULATIONS to the whole family.

 

 

A BIG NOTE OF THANKS to the people and friends of the South Perinton Church who worked in every way at the Annual Turkey Dinner this year.  It was a big success because of your help once again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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