UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Pastor Jeremiah Thompson started at Malta UMC on July 1, 2019.
Everyone WELCOME to join us for Sunday morning worship at 9:00 am
and Children’s Sunday School 10:15 a.m. starting September 8th.
Every Wednesday Evening:
Prayer Group 6:30 p.m./ Choir Practice 7:00 p.m.
4th Tuesdays and 2nd & 3rd Fridays of each month –
Cub Scouts meet at Malta UMC at 6:30 p.m.
Cub Scout Leader: Robert Worth (815) 501-8332
2nd Thursday of each month –
4H meets at Malta UMC at 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month –
Breakfast for All at Martha’s Restaurant with Pastor Jeremiah at 8:30 a.m.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Saturday, November 16 – SPECIAL SESSION OF ANNUAL CONFERENCE
9-1:00 P.M. AT KISH COLLEGE. Special “Bishop’s Appeal” collection.
Daycare at Malta UMC 9-1 p.m. – Help needed: Contact Pastor Jeremiah (815) 592-3764
Monday, November 18 – Church Conference / SPRC 6:30 pm – 7pm Conference
Sunday, November 24 – CONSECRATION SUNDAY – WORSHIP at 10:00 a.m. with Guest Speaker: Rev. Chris Walters, UMC President of N.IL and Catered Luncheon to follow.
Sunday, November 24 – Thanksgiving Service: Come and worship with other churches in our area to celebrate Thanksgiving and Harvest, on November 24, at 4:00 PM. The service will be at Calvary Lutheran Church, 19 Perry Road, Lee, IL 60530. There will be music and prayers. Pastor Jeremiah will be preaching, and following there will be pie and coffee in the church basement.
Saturday, November 30 – “HANGING OF THE GREENS” – 3:00 pm with Pizza
Mark your Calendars for DECEMBER
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
December 7th – Lions Club Senior Luncheon Noon
December 14th – COOKIE WALK 9-11 A.M.
December 14th – Lions Club Christmas Tree Lighting in Lions Park 5:30 p.m.
December 15th – Caroling at Oak Crest & homes 2:00 p.m.
December 22nd – CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM and HYMN SING December 24th – Christmas Eve Worship Service 4:00 p.m.
Helping Our Kids as Malta Elementary As we turn our minds to the Christmas Season, we often think of children. This Thanksgiving and Christmas season there is something we can do for the children in need at the Malta Elementary School. Many students don’t have the school supplies they need to succeed (particularly if they must transfer in during the school year) and others don’t have the gloves and hats they need to stay warm in the cold months. But we can help! Below is a list of supplies and items we can donate to help the children, and we will have a collection box for these items starting Sunday November 3. We will be collecting at least through Thanksgiving so please consider a donation! The school supplies needed are: boxes of crayons with 24 colors, glue sticks, boxes of #2 pencils, boxes of Kleenex, 3 ring binders, plastic school folders, black dry erase markers, scissors (for younger and older children), and boxes of regular colored markers (I believe they come in boxes of 8 colors). Finally, a donation of a new stocking hat, pair of gloves, or mittens would be wonderful (hand- made mittens and hats are also okay, as long as they are new.) So I encourage you to consider making a donation today and let’s help the kids of Malta, and our elementary.
Advent Small Group: In the busyness of December with so many activities, gatherings with family and friends, shopping, and the sometimes unpredictable weather, we can forget why we do it all; a baby, the child of God was born more than 2000 years ago. God’s first Christmas gift to change our lives and all creation. So join us for an exciting and thought provoking Advent study, as together we remind ourselves of “the reason for the season”. Our study will be “The Thrill of Hope”. Through a video and scripture readings we will see art, depicting the Christmas story, and from the bible and the art we will take inspiration on how the Christmas story still can transform our lives today, even if we think we know it by heart. (If you are a visual learning person, this is for you!) Join us for a time of bible study, friendly conversation, and beautiful art, and let’s be inspired again by the birth of Jesus. There will be several opportunities to participate in this, which will be over 3 weeks. There will be a Thursday evening group from 6:30-7:30 on Thursday, December 5, 12, and 19. Or we will have a group meeting after worship on Sundays, December 8, 15, and 22.