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Advent & Christmas

Sermon Series  •  Down to Earth

Sundays  •  8:45, 9:45, 11 am  •  Dr. Clayton Oliphint, preaching

Nov 27  •  EARTHLY ASPIRATIONS  •  Isaiah 9:  2-7
Dec 4  •  HEAVENLY POSSIBILITIES  •  Luke 1: 26-38
Dec 11  •  SPIRITUAL SPHERE  •  Matthew 1: 18-25
Dec 18  •  GLOBAL GIFT  •  Luke 2: 1-7
Dec 24  •  DOWN TO EARTH  •  Luke 2: 8-20  •  6, 8, 10 pm  •  1 pm Access Modern Worship  •  4 pm Pageant
Dec 25  •  STAR OF WONDER  •  Matthew 2: 1-12  •  11 am only

Totebags  •  Available Nov 27-Dec 11  •  Return Dec 18  •  Prep Dec 19

Bags are prepared each Advent season as a part of our Homeless Ministry. Totebags are provided with a list of items requested for either MALE or FEMALE recipients. Please follow the list, and do not include extra items.

Totebag prep will be Mon, Dec 19 at 6 pm in Ogden Fellowship Hall. If you and/or your family would be willing to help, it would be very much appreciated.

Bags are then delivered to the Austin Street Shelter, Union Gospel Mission, Dallas Transitional Center, and Body & Soul. A record 1175 tote bags were returned in 2015!

Children’s Christmas Musical  •  Sun, Dec 11, 6 pm, Sanctuary

Let the children share their excitement for the season with you through Christmas is Jesus.

Service of Hope  •  Sun, Dec 18, 6 pm, Sanctuary

A service for individuals and families that have suffered loss, through death, divorce, separation or unemployment, as well as those dealing with addiction.

Christmas Eve  •  Sat, Dec 24

1 pm - access Modern Worship, Candlelight & Communion, Meditation: Rev. Rich Rindfuss

4 pm* - Pageant & Candlelight

6 pm* - Traditional Worship, Candlelight, Meditation: Dr. Clayton Oliphint

Live stream fumcrlive.com

8 pm & 10 pm - Traditional Worship, Candlelight & Communion, Meditation: Dr. Clayton Oliphint

*Child care available: 3 years & younger at 4 & 6 pm

Continuous shuttle service from Custer Rd parking begins at 3:30 pm

International Christmas Market Shares

Shares may be purchased ONLINE through Dec 31 to benefit Ark House, Body & Soul, Clean Water/Water Wells, Habitat for Humanity, Healthy Women Healthy Liberia, Heifer Project International, HEROES, Read With Me, Skuinskloof School, Stovebuilders of Guatemala and Youth Mission Projects. 
If you would like cards for your honorees, please contact Mary Collins at 972.996.0101.

Advent/Christmas Eve Offering 

Advent offering envelopes are available in the pew backs. Designate your check for this offering or give online. We will support three different ministries this year:  

BODY & SOUL is a ministry of FUMCR  offering a hot dinner meal to homeless men, women, and sometimes children each Sunday afternoon in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul UMC, downtown Dallas.

PROJECT TRANSFORMATION is a ministry utilizing the talents of college students in partnership with UM churches to offer daily activities to children in low income neighborhoods. This offering will enable PT to expand the program to other cities in Texas and neighboring states.

KAFODZIDZI PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL in Ghana is the home school of Sam Asmah, FUMCR’s  Building Services Supervisor and church member. This school serves several hundred children and desperately needs repairs to remain functional.

NETWORK OF COMMUNITY MINISTRIES, is the emergency social service agency of Richardson assisting Richardson residents with rental and utility help, as well as providing food pantry and clothing closet items.

Shawver Welcome Center Music for Advent

During the Sundays of Advent there will be musicians performing from the balcony of the Shawver Welcome Center.  Please take some time between services to enjoy wonderful Christmas music from these talented musicians.

Christmas Day  •  Sun, Dec 25

11 am only - Traditional Worship

Blessing of the Toys - Children are invited to bring one toy for a special blessing at children's time.
Child care available: 3 years & younger. No children's, youth or adult Sunday school.

New Year's Day  •  Sun, Jan 1

11 am only - Traditional Worship

Child care available: 3 years & younger. No children's, youth or adult Sunday school.


Clergy

Clayton Oliphint
Senior Pastor
972.235.8385
Debra Hobbs Mason
Executive Associate Pastor
972.2353.8385
Joy Anderson
Director, Missions & Outreach; Liaison to UMW
972.235.8385
Scot Bontrager
Pastor, Caring Ministry
972.996.0149
April Johnson Bristow
Director, Caring Ministry
972.996.0139
Rebecca (Becky) Bruff
Director, Faith Development
972.996.0148
Don Hood
Pastor, Caring Ministry
972.996.0137
Julie Klossner
Pastor, Group Life, Access Modern Worship, Young Adult Ministry
972.996.0117
Faith Nyagato
Pastor, Zimbabwe Ministry
972.235.8385
Rich Rindfuss
Lead Pastor, Access Modern Worship & Discipleship
972.996.0136
David Scroggin
Pastor, Welcoming Ministry, Men's Ministry
972.996.0153
Fred Trevino
Pastor, Senior Adult Ministry
972.996.0103