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December Worship
"All is Calm,
All is Bright"
(All services are at 10:00 AM unless otherwise noted)

Dec 2
1st Sunday in Advent
"Sleep in Peace"
Isaiah 2:1-4
Isaiah 9:2,6-7

Dec 9
2nd Sunday in Advent
"Glories Stream"
Psalm 86:9-11
Luke 2:8-20

Dec 16
3rd Sunday in Advent
"Redeeming Grace"
John 1:1-18

Dec 23
4th Sunday in Advent
" Let Us Sing!"
Isaiah 9:6
Matthew 2:1-12


Dec 24
Christmas Eve

4:00 Family Service 
with Candle Lighting

" Listen To Christmas!"
Luke 2:1-20

10:00 Christmas Eve Service 
with Candle Lighting & Communion

" Calm & Bright"
Luke 2:1-20


Dec 30
1st Sunday After Christmas
" Sacred Beginnings"
Luke 2:21-38

Dec 31
New Years Eve Watchnight Service
4:00 PM

" The End and the Beginning"
Revelations 21:1-6a

(Note: All services start at 10:00 AM on Sunday unless otherwise noted) 

What You and Your Family Needs to Know for "Peace of Mind"

Give yourself and your family a "Gift of Peace of Mind" by compiling personal data regarding legal, financial and healthcare information.  Follow this link to download a guide that I have put together for you to know what information needs to be compiled.  The link will take you to a "Living Well'" website where you will find the document entitled, "Peace of Mind: A Guide for Legal, Financial, and Healthcare Preparation (by Rev Donald Weaver)  It is the the second Guide on that page.
Rev Dr. Donald L. Weaver





Campbells. . . . Swanson . . . . V8 . .
. . Post . . . . Dannon. These are
some of the many brands which
carry Labels for Education, and you
can assist Gateway by clipping
these labels and turning them in
here at Kenmore UMC.
Make it a summer project for yourself
or your children to search out
these labels and save them for
Gateway's children. Containers are
by the Landers Road door and by
the parking lot door. Let's try to fill
these containers over the summer!
(Be sure that you include the UPC
portion of the label. Nothing else is
needed.) Thank you.



The KUMC Piecemakers are busy making their “Red, White, and Blue” quilts for injured, returning service men and women, their families and also for retired and hospitalized veterans. There are easy-to-put together packets in a basket at the rear of the sanctuary if
anyone would like to help us with this yearly project.
Last year we were able to give 130+ of these quilts away. There will be a blessing of
the quilts on Memorial Day Sunday, May 28th. We would also welcome any red, white and blue fabrics to help in the creation of these warm, comfy creations. We also are continuing with our comfort quilts for UNYTS, our prayer quilts, our baptism quilts and also cuddle quilts for all ages. Come join in the fun on Friday mornings 9 to noon – we even have “snack time”. Thank you for your love and support in this ministry.




----------------------------------------------------- ADVENT

Awaiting the Already
by Magrey deVega led by Deacon Bonnie LeValley
Wednesdays at 10 am and 6 pm
November 28, December 5, 12, & 19
The Christmas Story we know so well is really a compilation of accounts found in each of the Gospels. Although the four books present the event somewhat differently, each of them leads us on the Advent journey of preparation for Christ’s coming. Awaiting the Already takes us on a tour through the Gospel narratives, showing us what parts of the Christmas story come from which Gospel, and helps us to recognize that each Gospel writer invites us to encounter a fresh experience of the birth of Christ. The evening study will include a bowl of soup and bread.

Devotionals are available for individuals and families to journey through the season of waiting! Please take time to pick one up and journey through this time of waiting preparing for God made flesh!

------------------------------------------------- COMMUNITY

Dinner with Friends & Neighbors

Join us Sunday,   December 16 for Our Community Supper, open to all.  Serving from 12:00 to 1:30 PM.  Donations gratefully accepted.  For more information  call the church office at 875-5091,


Sanctuary Flowers

Please note that: you can make “a donation in lieu of flowers” - “in honor of or in memory of” someone and have it be designated for The Network Food Pantry, The Piecemakers, The Craftsmen, The Music Scholarship Fund, etc. Please fill out the back of the green flower order form to sign up, or call the office at 875-5091!
“In lieu of flowers, a donation has been given to the Network Food Pantry by . . . in honor or in memory of . . .”

Network Food Pantry

Please note that we welcome donations to the Network Food Pantry at any time. There is a barrel in the Asbury Wing for donations , as well as a basket in the back of the Sanctuary. Canned items are always appreciated, as are donations of peanut butter, and packaged foods. We also participate in certain special collections of food throughout the year. Thank you for your support!


United Methodist Women
Scrip Gift Card Program

Buy Gift Cards from hundreds of vendors!

This new UMW program will help support the many missions we donate to. You will have the opportunity to purchase retail gift cards at their face value. The UMW will earn 1 – 17% of the gift card value; retailers donate varied percent-ages. These gift cards can be used for everyday purchases, for purchasing holiday gifts, or for direct gift giving. There are over 700 retailers to choose from, but a few examples are:
Amazon, AMC Theatres, Applebee’s, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Bon-Ton, Burger King, CVS, Dunkin Do-nuts, Exxon, Penney’s, Jo-Ann, Kohls, Lowe’s, Office Depot, Olive Garden, Panera, Pep Boys, Petco, Rite Aid, Sears, Subway, Sunoco, Target, Tim Hortons.
Order forms are available in the library or click here.

Want to order on-line?
Click here for more info.

Enter on-line enrollment code AFDLDF7341144 when prompted.

Call Cindy Turner at 731-9184

Church isn’t simply a place to go but a place to go do something good.
Church isn’t just a building but a way to build strong Christians and grow in our faith.
Church IS about creating change by taking action in the world beyond our walls.


ReThink Church!