Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Monday, December 10, 2018
Mission Statement: To give of ourselves so others may know Jesus Christ.
 
 

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  
We are so excited to welcome in the Christmas season with you!
Invite your family and friends to join us for all the holiday festivities
as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  
 Friday, December 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
 
  6-8pm                                First Friday including:
                                              
                                            Walk through Bethlehem Children's Ministry Event
 
  8pm                                   Christmas Trivia (in cafe)
  
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  
Sunday, December 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
 
  8am, 8:30am & 10:30am:  Regular Worship Services
*Registration for Church Christmas Dinner and Talent Show Due
 
  5-7pm                                 Shine: Open gym & Christmas Party
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  
 Sunday, December 16                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
  
  8am, 8:30am & 10:30am:  Regular Worship Services

 
 
 
  5pm    Church Christmas Dinner and Talent Show
 
                                             Church Dinner- Meat, beverages, dinner rolls and dessert will be provided.
 

                                               Last name begins with initials A through L are asked to bring an ample Vegetable or hot dish to be shared.

                                               Last name begins with initial M through Z are asked to bring an ample Salad or cold dish to be shared.

                                               Help for the dinner is requested in the following ways:
                                               Kitchen Help (before the dinner) Clean-up (following the entertainment)

                                              There is no charge for the dinner, however we do need to know the number attending by Sunday, December 9

                    
                                               Talent Show: We are looking for persons who are willing to offer their talents (a musical piece, a reading, a skit, a dance number, etc.)
                                                  for the Christmas Variety Show – Music, Memories and More!”...let us know by Sunday December 9.
                                                  A program which we hope will inspire many to enjoy the season in a wonderful way! 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  
 Sunday, December 23                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
  
  8am, 8:30am & 10:30am:  Regular Worship Services

 
 
1pm Christmas Cantata Preview

               Our chancel choir Christmas Cantata Dress Rehearsal (also per- formed at the 10:30 p.m. Christmas Eve service) is open to the public on Sunday, December 23, at 1:30 p.m.                 in the sanctuary of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 109 E. Main Street, Dallastown. 

   
                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  
 Monday, December 24                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
 
 
 
 
 
 4pm            Family Christmas Eve Worship Service (Sanctuary) with presentation by our Junior Choir 

                     a shortened service open to all and including candle lighting, is held at 4:00 p.m. in the main sanctuary. 

 7:30pm       Contemporary Christmas Eve Worship Service (Gym/TLC) 
                              featuring Praise Team music, a pastoral message, and candle lighting 
 
 10:30pm     Traditional Christmas Eve Worship Service (Sanctuary) with a presentation of our Christmas Cantata by the Chancel Choir
                share the story of the birth of Christ, featuring the chancel choir cantata and candle lighting

  

                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  
 Tuesday, December 25                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
 
  11am-2pm:  8th Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner (open to public)
                       Founded on the premise that no one in our area should be alone or hungry on Christmas Day, our church will once again open its doors in the true Spirit of
                    Christmas and bring joy to folks of all ages in our community. A turkey dinner with all of the trimmings will be prepared and served in the New Fellowship Hall.

Please consider being part of this meaningful event by:

-Volunteering to help prepare and serve the meal Donating a frozen turkey

- Donating a home-baked dessert (cookies, pie, or cake)

-Making a monetary donation to help cover food costs 

  
                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  
 

Five dollars ($5) makes you a member of the Christmas Club that helps assist families in need throughout the Christmas season. We are often called upon to help with food and children’s gift support. If you wish to support this endeavor, mark an envelope “Christmas Club.” On behalf of many we will help, please know of our thanks.