Advent Season 2020
2020 Advent Daily Devotional
To prepare your hearts for Christmas we have a daily devotional. It will be posted daily on our Emilie Facebook page, you can pick up a copy from the church office or view/print your own using the link below. This devotional involves preparing a manger with slips of paper hay each day. You can make one, use a basket, or pick one up from Emilie UMC.
We also suggest that you have an advent wreath at home to light each week. You can make one like the children’s church one pictured at the right or you can use five candles. More ideas will be posted on our Emilie Facebook page.
2020 Advent Mission Collections
Each year we do a 4 week collection of various items to help support the community around us. Please see the information below on what will be collected each week and when the items can be dropped off.
Week 1: Sunday, November 29th – First Sunday in Advent: HOPE
Mission Focus: Spread hope to children with new toys distributed through our Toys for Tots collection.
Toys can be dropped off Sat. Nov 28th 10-11am, during regular office hours M-F, 9am-1pm, Thurs. Dec 3rd 6-7pm, Sat. Dec 5th 10-11am
Week 2: Sunday, December 6th – Second Sunday in Advent: FAITH
Mission Focus: Show an example of faith through small gifts to the children of Emilie Christian Day School, Head Start, and the Intermediate Unit. We are collecting boxes of crayons (new only), full size candy canes, packages of cookies, and card games for preschoolers (ie: go fish, uno, playing cards)
Items can be dropped off: Thurs. Dec 3rd 6-7pm, Sat. Dec 5th 10-11am, or during regular office hours M-F, 9am-1pm
Week 3: Sunday, December 13th – Third Sunday in Advent: JOY
Mission Focus: Spread joy by writing Christmas cards to shut-ins and other members of our Emilie family. Donations of stamps are greatly appreciated!
Cards & stamps can be dropped off: Saturday, Dec 12th 10-11am, or during regular office hours M-F, 9am-1pm
Week 4: Sunday, December 20th – Fourth Sunday in Advent: PEACE
Mission Focus: Spread peace through the collection of nonperishable food items to feed the hungry.)
Items can be dropped off: Saturday, Dec 19th 10-11am, or during regular office hours M-F, 9am-1pm
2020 Advent Family Night- 5PM Sunday, December 6th on Zoom
Hang out with your Emilie family via zoom, create a nativity and sing Christmas carols.
RSVP by Tuesday, Dec 2nd by calling the church office or via google form at Emilie UMC.com. Your family craft kit can be picked up Sat. Nov 28th 10-11am, M-F 9am-1pm, Wed Dec 3rd 6-7pm, or Sat Dec 5 10-11am after you RSVP.
As we honor our Mission statement to “Serve people through Christ” this Christmas season, we are once again blessing families in our church and community through our Share A Christmas program.
Donations can also be mailed to the church, please note: Share a Christmas on the envelope or check OR made online using one of our electronic giving options. Last year we blessed over 100 people because of your generosity!
Thank you for staying faithful during this difficult time and continuing to give.
2020 Christmas Eve Worship Options – Thursday, December 24th, 2020
ONLINE WORSHIP – available on church Facebook page
5:00 PM – Family Friendly Online Worship Service*
7:00 PM – Candlelight Online Worship Service*
*Online services will premier at the designated time, and can be viewed at your convenience after the premiere ends.
8:00 PM- Call in worship, to listen to the audio of the 7:00 pm online worship video. Contact the church office for call in number and details.
Emilie’s leadership team has made the decision to suspend the in-person worship option into the new year. The leadership team has plans to meet again mid-January, where they will evaluate statistics and recommended guidance to make the next decision on how best to proceed. Please make arrangements to worship with us online or by phone the coming Sundays. If you have any questions or would like any assistance with accessing the available worship options, please contact the church office or a member of the church staff.
If at any time you would like a member of the staff to call and pray with you or just call to check in, please reach out and make us aware. We know that this has been a very challenging year for everyone, and we want to be the best support for our church family.