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December Sermons

*December 2- Holy Communion/1st Sunday of Advent
"The People of Christmas: Mary" - Luke 1:26-38
**Communion is for Russian Missions - Sheree Firth.


*December 9- 2nd Sunday of Advent
"The People of Christmas: Joseph" - Matthew 1:18-25

*December 16 - 3rd Sunday of Advent
**One Worship Service @ 10:30 a.m.
- Chancel Choir will present the Christmas Cantata "SING GLORIA - A JOURNEY TO ADVENT"

*December 23 4th Sunday of Advent
"The People of Christmas: The Shepherds" - Luke 2:8-20

*December 24 - Two Christmas Candlelight Worship Services - 6 p.m. & 11 p.m. - "The People of Christmas: The Christ Child" - John 1:1-14

*December 30 - Sharon Bell, Lay Speaker, will be preaching Only ONE SERVICE @ 10:30 A.M.

Christmas at Varnell UMC – Come Be A Part of The Joy!

*December 11: Varnell Community Christmas Program @ 6 p.m.

*December 12: **Kids Spot Children Christmas Caroling @ 6:30 p.m. (**This is a date change - please note.)

*Dec. 13 & 14: Roueche’ Chorale Performances (both nights @ 7 p.m.) Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, TN

*December 15: Youth & Children Ministries present “Drive-Thru Live Nativity” 6 to 8 p.m.

*December 16: 3rd Sunday of Advent/One Worship Service @ 10:30 a.m. Chancel Choir will perform SING GLORIA - A Journey to Advent during the service. (Children will remain in the service.)

*December 19: Praise & Play Preschool Christmas Party @ 12 p.m.

*December 19: Recharge Youth Christmas Party @ 6:30 p.m.

*December 25: Merry Christmas! Jesus, The Savior of The World is born!

*December 24: Candlelight Christmas Eve services @ 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. (Holy Communion at both services)

One Service Only @ 10:30 a.m. Sunday, December 16

There will be One Worship Service on December 16, at 10:30 a.m. The Chancel Choir will be presenting the Christmas Cantata SING GLORIA – A Journey to Advent. The Choir has been rehearsing for this program that will warm your hearts as you celebrate the best gift of ALL – Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior.

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Varnell UMC Calendar

Varnell Community Christmas

Varnell Community Christmas is THIS Tuesday, December 11 at 6 p.m. Pastor Chris will lead a program for the children and families. There will be carols and bells, snacks and crafts, and the distribution of the food boxes and gifts.

We hope many of the congregation will come share in this joyous occasion. We are asking for donations of desserts for fellowship after the program. We can also use monetary donations made out to Varnell UMC - Account #3110. Thanks for showing God’s love to our community!

Youth & Kids Christmas “Live Nativity”

The Factory Youth Ministry and Kids Spot Kid's Ministry would like to invite you to our "Live Drive-Thru Nativity" on Friday, December 15 from 6 until 8 p.m.. You will start at the front of the church and make your way around following the 4 scenes telling of the coming of Jesus with singing in-between the scenes, also there will be live animals.

After you have driven thru there will be hot chocolate and cookies as a parting gift from us to you. You will exit out of the back entrance by The Factory Youth room. We are really excited and hope you come see the greatest story ever told shown by our two vital ministries. If your student would like to be apart of the "Live Nativity," please contact Kurt Baron at [email protected] or Misti Hulsey at [email protected] Thank you.

Online & Text Giving

There are many ways you can support the ministries of VUMC. We continue to offer traditional Sunday morning giving (offering).
You can also make a contribution to VUMC with a quick text message! Simply send a text to 706-620-4587 with the amount you would like to contribute.
To give online, go to www.varnellumc.org and click on Online Giving.

Prayer Request Guidelines

PRAYER REQUESTS GUIDELINES
MONDAY – FRIDAY: 9 A.M. UNTIL 5 P.M. - DAYTIME SEND PRAYER REQUESTS TO: Tammy Burek @ [email protected] or call the church office at (706) 694-8023.
MONDAY – FRIDAY: 5 P.M. UNTIL 9 A.M. - NIGHT TIME SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS, AND HOLIDAYS SEND PRAYER REQUESTS TO: Bill Davidson @ [email protected] or call or text at (423) 432-3635.
FORMAT OF PRAYER REQUESTS:
*LET US KNOW WHAT YOU WISH TO SHARE.
*IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF REQUESTS ARE WORDED EXACTLY AS YOU WANT DISTRIBUTED.
* FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME OF THOSE WE ARE PRAYING FOR IS ALWAYS A PLUS.
PRAYER CHAIN MEMBERS:
*IF YOU WISH TO BE ON THE LIST TO RECEIVE PRAYER REQUESTS AND UPDATE (AND ARE NOT ALREADY RECEIVING THEM) PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO TAMMY OR BILL.
*PRAYER REQUEST AND UPDATES WILL OFTEN ARRIVE DAILY TO YOUR INBOX SOMETIMES WITH URGENT UPDATES. YOU MAY RECEIVE MORE THAN ONE EMAIL PER DAY.
*QUESTIONS? CALL TAMMY OR BILL.
* IF YOU WISH TO BE ON THE LIST TO RECEIVE PRAYER REQUESTS AND UPDATES (AND ARE NOT ALREADY RECEIVING THEM) PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO TAMMY OR BILL.
* PRAYER REQUEST AND UPDATES WILL OFTEN ARRIVE DAILY TO YOUR INBOX SOMETIMES WITH URGENT UPDATES. YOU MAY RECEIVE MORE THAN ONE EMAIL PER DAY. QUESTIONS? CALL TAMMY OR BILL.

Community Groups at VUMC

We need to be in community with each other. Jesus saw the need for this and the early church began in homes and communities. People need people. We cannot do life alone. We currently have several small groups within our church and community. From in-home groups to Bible study and prayer groups. God has placed on my heart a strong desire to see to it that every church attendee and visitor is involved in a community group. There is a listing in the bulletin of all of the community group opportunities we have at VUMC.
Why join a VUMC community group?
• Fellowship caring for one another emotionally, spiritually and physically
• Ministry taking on a mission project either in the church or in the community
• Worship praying and possibly even singing together
• Discipleship studying God's word and applying it to life together