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2. Click in the search icon and type: clumcinlakeland
3. Hit enter
This should take you to our channel and you can watch any of our prerecorded content.

Church Service-10:30am and
Adult Sunday School-9:00am
are meeting again at our church.

Important Announcements

Tuesday, December 7th
Women’s Christmas Dinner
6:00 pm at Mike’s Grill ….1037 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow
Men are invited
Bring an up to $10 gift to exchange

Saturday, December 11th
Christmas Party for Crystal Lake UMC

4:00 pm
Bring Heavy Appetizer to share (dessert will be provided)
If you want to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped, inexpensive, not too serious gift (great possibilities in our thrift shop)

Sunday, December 12th
Christmas Cantata performed by our Adult Chancel Choir

10:30 Worship Service

Sunday, December 19th
Christmas Caroling
Meet at the Fellowship Hall at 1:30 pm

Christmas Card Mailbox
Once again, at CLUMC, we are making it easier to pass out Christmas and Holiday cards. Our Christmas card mailbox is ready for you to share your cards with the congregation. The cards will be sorted by the first letter of your last name.

Pastor Terry Knight

“Brighten the corner where you are….”

December 2, 2021

Happy New Year! We are now beginning a new Christian year with Advent. In our humanity, we need the calendar to remind us of the cycle of our faith and of our lives.

In Advent, we believers are reminded of the returning of Jesus Christ as we celebrate the coming of Jesus, the Messiah, who is the incarnation of God. The season of Christmas is the time of celebration of that babe, of the time of miracles, of light of angels, and of joy. The remainder of the year: Epiphany (the revelation of Jesus as the Messiah), Lent (the time of preparation), Holy Week (the time of trial and crucifixion), Easter(the Resurrection and ascension), and Pentecost (the coming of the Holy Spirit)

The church was formed in the time of Pentecost- from the infilling of the Holy Spirit, this comforter that Jesus sent us so that we would not be orphaned, but would be supported, equipped, and strengthened to be the hands and feet of Jesus on earth.

In this time of Advent, we are preparing for the coming of the Lord, not just for the babe in the manger but for the Lord who leads into LOVE, into the likeness of Christ, into a world filled with joy and peace.

As part of that preparation
Sunday, December 5th – The Angel Tree – our congregation “adopting” 3 families to bless with gifts
Sunday, December 5th we are worshipping together with Holy Communion
Saturday, December 11th the Choir will present the Christmas Cantata
Friday, December 24th will be the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary
Sunday, December 26th will be the Christmas Play presented by our children

Personally, Tim and I (and my family) are very pleased to be well and vaccinated this Christmas. As you may remember, the four of us had covid last year. In addition, I am celebrating the adoption of a new granddaughter, Rheanna Rose Knight. Rheanna was 16 on the 8th of November and we are praying that the adoption will be completed before Christmas. Our son’s family with Joshua (18) and Emily (16) will be joining us for Christmas.

May your Advent and Christmas be one of Peace and Joy…filled with the Love of Christ!

Blessings,

Pastor Terry Knight