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Free Thanksgiving Dinner!

Sunday, November 23, 4:00-7:00pm in the FLC Activity Center

Come and experience this delightful Northwest Hills Thanksgiving tradition. Ours is a wonderfully diverse community of ethnicities and generations from all over the world, and all are welcome for a taste of Thanksgiving and Christian hospitality. The dinner is an opportunity to share the love of God with our neighbors through food and fellowship.

Please bring the following according to last name: (enough to serve at least 15 people)
A-C: vegetables
D-J: stuffing/rice/potatoes
K-O dessert
P-Z: salad (fruit or veggie)

We need 15 turkeys for this year’s Thanksgiving potluck. If you are willing to cook a turkey, please call the church office at (512) 345-1743 by Wednesday, November 19 so we have an accurate turkey count. It would be helpful if you could carve and slice the turkey before you bring it. If you cannot, please bring your whole, cooked turkey to the FLC Kitchen by 2:30 pm on Sunday, November 23. Please contact Susan Hammond with any questions or for more information (512) 388-2734.

Christmas Events

Children's Christmas Pageant - Sun. Dec. 7, 8:50 & 11:15am
Gingerbread House & Community Caroling - Sat. Dec 13
Christmas Cantata - Sun. Dec. 21, 8:50 & 11:15am
Christmas Eve Worship - Wed. Dec.24, 5, 7 & 9:00pm

Mark your calendars now for our many Christmas events throughout December.

Children's Christmas Pageant - "Miracle at the Christmas Cafe"
The Christmas Story unfolds in a 1950s era diner! Welcome to Bethlehem and the Christmas Café, where Polly Porkchop and Mac N. Cheese serve up some home cooking and tell The Greatest Story Ever Told that happened right up the street not long ago.

This charming and funny presentation includes nice musical transitions between traditional carols and more contemporary Christmas music. The focus is on God’s love and will be a heartwarming experience for all.

Gingerbread House Party & Neighborhood Caroling
Join us from 4-6pm in the FLC to decorate gingerbread houses and share a meal. Bring family & friends to enjoy this fun tradition which will be followed by an equally fun evening out caroling in the neighborhood from 6:30-8:30. Houses are $20 in advance. Reserve yours now at gingerbread@nwhillsumc.org.

Christmas Cantata - "Kneeling in Bethlehem"
“Kneeling in Bethlehem” is based on the book by Ann Weems and the following passage within, “What do I want for Christmas? I want to kneel in Bethlehem, the air thick with alleluias, the angels singing that God was born among us. In the light of the star, I want to see them come, the wise ones and the humble...”

Christmas Eve Worship
5:00pm - Special Children's Time
7:00pm - Sanctuary Choir w/Organ
9:00pm - Meditative Communion

Celebrate the birth of Christ at any one of three candlelight worship services. Christmas Eve is a time to rekindle the flame of hope and love that came down at Christmas. Come experience the warm glow of candlelight as we sing beautiful Christmas carols and share the light of God’s promise in Christ.

Women's Advent Bible Study

Thursday, November 13 - December 18
10:00am, room 111 in W & E Bldg.

“Not a Silent Night”, by Adam Hamilton. Mary looks back to Bethlehem. Imagine Jesus from Mary’s point of view – proud of her son, in awe of his gifts and mission, guided by love for him as a person and so much more. This year, experience Advent and Christmas with Mary.

To sign up, contact Pastor Audrey at aspencer@nwhillsumc.org or call the church office at 512-345-1743.

Advent Sermon Series

Begins Sunday, November 30

The Bible tells the love story of God and His people...a story told from the OT to the NT when God sends Jesus, gift-wrapping Himself in human flesh and coming to live among us to offer life and salvation. This series explores four characteristics of God; Expectant, Jealous, Dangerous, & Faithful.

"Way of Grace" Bible Study

September 21 - November 23
Sundays, 4:00 - 6:00pm in Room 102 of the FLC

Join us as we travel with characters from the Gospel of John who discover God's grace through their encounters with Jesus. This study is more than a survey of biblical stories, it is a transforming interaction with Jesus. Facilitated by Paul Arismendez and Gail Parsons. Sign up in the Narthex, or by calling the church office at 512-345-1743.

Walk to Emmaus

Men's Walk will be in February 2015

The Walk to Emmaus is a three day experience which takes a New Testament look at Christianity as a lifestyle. It begins on a Thursday evening and ends on a Sunday evening with the objective being to inspire, challenge and equip local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches and places of business. These are enormously popular throughout the Methodist Community and everyone should experience it at least once. Get more information here.

Coffee with the Pastors
Are you a newcomer to Northwest Hills? Are you a guest or have you recently joined the church? Either way, you may have questions. Join us for coffee with the pastors on the first Sunday of each month at 10:10 am in room 110 of the Worship and Education building. Pastors Charlie and Audrey want to get to know you and provide more information about this faith community. We look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming Events
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