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Olympia Fields United Methodist Church

           serves the south suburbs.

Join us for worship

Sunday morning @ 9:30 a.m.


-2019 Holiday Projects -

LeLe Foundation

Tree of Warmth

Needed: Hats, gloves, scarves,

coats, boots welcome.

Due Dates Dec. 15th Le Le Foundation

Tree of Warmth Dec. 22

https://www.ofumc.com




                  http://www.gcumm.org/

 

 

Parish Notices and Opportunities this Week
Parish Notices and Opportunities this Week

Parish Notices

Parish Notices

December 15, 2019

Our Life Together
 

Church School Schedule:

Children attend worship from 9:30 to 9:55 a.m.

Children’s Moment – Ages Kindergarten – 5th grade from 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Sunday School – Kindergarten – 5th grade leave after the reading of the scripture.

Fellowship Hour for adults. Parents and their children leave at 10:50 a.m.

Adult Sunday school is currently discussing the Max Lucado series “Unshakeable Hope.” Feel free to join us even if you are coming for the first time. We meet at 11:00 in the classroom across from Fellowship Hall.

Attendance Registration forms are at the end of each pew. Please fill in your name on the form. We would like to have a record of your attendance each Sunday.

Our Tree of Warmth is located at the end of the bench in the hall to accept your donations of warm items for adults, children, and infants.  Please bring your mittens, scarves, gloves, hats, etc. to church on Sunday mornings and place them on the tree.  Then, the week of December 16th, the items will be taken to Jones Center. 

The Lele Foundation is collecting money for new shoes & jackets for their special needs children.  The UMW is sponsoring this collection. The deadline date for your check is December 15th. Please make check out to OFUMC UMW and mark it Lele Foundation.


UMW Mary Martha Circle Christmas Party.  Mary Martha Circle is hosting an All Church Christmas party on Tuesday, December 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Fun, Fellowship, Games, Great Food!  Please bring a dish to pass.

UMM Still Collecting Stamps. Jack Hunt, Coordinator of Stamp Collection for the United Methodist Men on behalf of Father Flanagan's Boys Town, reminds that cancelled stamps may be deposited in the container in the kitchen.

You are invited to Coffee Hour following Worship.  Come join us for informal conversation with refreshments following worship today.  Many thanks to the Outreach Committee who is sponsoring Coffee Hour this week.

Join the Chancel Choir. Choir practice is on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Chancel Choir is open to all who are high school age or older.  To participate all you must do is show-up for Choir Practice on Thursday evenings and sing.


 

Communion Helpers are needed to help on a monthly rotation basis to help prepare the elements for Holy Communion.  There is a sign-up sheet on the hall table.  Please let Martha Smith-Lewis or the church office know if you can help.

A few good counters needed … once a month or once a year, you choose. You just have to be comfortable with numbers and be discreet. Contact Bob Bergwall, if you are interested.
 

Like us on Facebook.

Check out the church’s website at www.ofumc.com. There is a donate button on the first page. You can now donate to the church, if you are not in attendance. You can use Pay Pal or a credit or debit card.

Needed: Current e-mail addresses. Could you please send the church office the e-mail address that you check the most frequently?

Needed: Coffee Hosts. The chart for 2019-2020 is up. Drinking coffee and eating treats is fun. We need people to sign up to make the coffee and bring the treats. Sign up today! The sign-up sheet is above the water fountain.

The Flower Chart for 2019 is above the water fountain. The cost is $25. We really need people to sign up for flowers to help our budget.  Don’t forget, the flowers are yours to take home. Please sign your name and who you want the flowers to be in honor or memory of.

The Bulletin Chart for 2019 is above the water fountain. The cost is $13.00. Please sign your name and who you want the bulletin to be in honor or memory of.

Birthdays This Week!  If your birthday is not listed, please let the church office know so that it can be included.

Prayer Requests

There are prayer request forms on the podium outside the sanctuary door and in the registration pad folder. Please write your prayer requests and thanksgivings on the form and give it to an usher.

Prayer list. Please keep the following people in your prayers:

 

Norma Zajicek                                            Julia Stein                                          Maurice McMillan

Kurt Williams                                             Gail Ballard                                                 Norma Simpson

Sylvia Buckles                                            Shirley Price                                      Bill Hunt                  

Claudette Doyle                                Wade Roberts                                   Andre Stewart                  

Richard Jackson                               Hazel Smith                                                Basil Booton

Melissa Moore                                            Gwen Bailey                                      Rhonda Golston      

Helen Hardman                                 Elena Williams                         Jim Maurice        

Elizabeth Popst                                 Amoah Gyampoh                    Stanley Clinton   

Gwen Baker                                      Mary Jo Bakker                        Samuel Rauch and  Rauch Family

Charlotte Martin                               Doug & Lois Hinde                  Michael Banks

Deborah Shelton                               Louise Damiani                        Lonnie Williamson

Murphy Mayes                                           Arnold Bush                                               Isia Boone

Elmina Richardson                           Patricia Faso                                     Elizabeth Stewart

Howard Pampolino, Sr.                                                                                       Keith Simmons Family

Joshua, Rachel & Monica Davis                                                                Edward & Janet Simpson

Antoinette Highsmith Sanders                                                                   John Edward Hunt

College Students:
 

Joseph Brooks                                  Roosevelt University, Chicago

Kalla Williams                         Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Uzoma Nwabara                    University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Kelechi Nwabara                    Ross University School of Medicine

Javonnie Lewis                        Illinois State University, Normal

Joshua Robinson                    Bradley University, Decatur

Abigail Hunt                                     Boise State University, Boise, ID

Patia Hunt                                         University of Indianapolis,, Indianapolis

Evan Falk                                         Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Katelyn Stevens                      Joliet Jr. College

Daniel Stevens                                  Joliet Jr. College

Milan Williams                        Harvard University

André W. Hebert II                  Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
 

If you have anyone to add to the list, please let the church office know.

Opportunities This Week

Sunday, December 15th                   4th Sunday of Advent

                                                         9:30 a.m. Worship Service

                                                         10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Sunday School for children grades Kdg. – 5th

                                                         11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour

                                                         11:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School

Tuesday, December 17th                    6:30 p.m. Mary Martha Circle Christmas Party (All are invited!)

                                                          7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

Wednesday, December 18th               10:00 a.m. Bible Study

                                                         6:30 p.m. Zumba Class

Thursday, December 19th                 5:00 p.m. Choir Practice

                                                          7:00 p.m. Worship Committee Meeting

                                                           7:00 p.m. Cub Scouts
 

 Looking Ahead

Sunday, December 22nd                 5th Sunday of Advent

                                                         9:30 a.m. Worship Service

                                                         10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Sunday School for children grades Kdg. – 5th

                                                         11:00 a.m. Young Adults Serving Coffee Hour

                                                         11:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School


Tuesday, December 24th                7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Worship Service

                 Ways to Keep in Touch During the Week        

     

20301 Western Avenue

Olympia Fields, IL 60461

Church e-mail: olyfldsumc@sbcglobal.net

708-481-5928

Parsonage number: 708-300-2617

Website: www.ofumc.com

e-mail: pastorrich1@sbcglobal.net

Prayer Request.

There are prayer request forms on the podium outside the sanctuary door. Please write your prayer requests and thanksgivings on the form and give it to an usher.

Olympia Fields United Methodist Church

20301 Western Avenue

Olympia Fields, IL 60461

708-481-5928

olyfldsumc@sbcglobal.net

ofumc.com

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