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Preparing for the Christmas Pageant! Our Christmas Pageant will be held on Sunday, December 16th at 4:00 pm. Final practices for the Christmas Pageant will be held after church from 11ish to 12 pm on December 2nd and 9th. For questions—please contact Heidi Hull at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . There will be a reception after the pageant. If you are able to provide goodies, please contact Carol Frost: 434-589-8423 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Santa Paws: On Sunday afternoon (December 2), Pastor Tom will be offering a “Blessing of the Animals” from 12:00 –2:30 pm at the “Christmas Paws 2018.” This event will be held at Castle Hill Cider, 6065 Turkey Sag Road, Keswick, VA  22947 and will benefit Green Dogs Unleashed, a special needs animal rescue and therapy dog program. 

District Mission Project: On December 2, you can help assemble cleaning and hygiene kits.  All supplies will already be at Crozet UMC. In addition, five workshops will be offered from 4:15—5:30 pm covering such topics as: “SPRC Training” (Leader: Danny Kesner); “A Happier You: Managing Your Life More Effectively” (Leader: Judy Morris); “It’s A Whole New Day!” (Leader: Jim Chandler); “Being a Servant Leader in the Church Today” (Leader: Randy Orndorff); and “Church Audits” (Led by the Virginia Conference Treasurer’s Office). Come and learn more about the work being undertaken by other United Methodists in the Charlottesville area.

Hand Chime Choir: rehearses on Sundays at 5 pm. No experience required! If you would like to join us, contact Carol Frost: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 434-589-8423.

FCSS: Food will be picked up by Craig Conboy on the second week of every month. You can help by bringing cans, jars, cereal, peanut butter, vegetables and other basic healthy items. Please give generously to help the hungry of Fluvanna County.

Called Charge Conference: A brief but important “Called Charge Conference” will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm, immediately before the regular Church Council Meeting. The purpose of this special meeting will be the election of Church Leadership for 2019. All members and friends are invited to attend and be heard at the meeting. Under the terms of the Book of Discipline, voting is limited to current members of the church council, together with retired ordained ministers who hold their membership at Cunningham. We ask everyone to be in prayer for this Called Charge Conference.

Looking for Help: Our Nominations and Leadership Development Committee has been hard at work seeking to fill the leadership positions for our church. We have a few positions that we still are trying to fill. These positions include:
Assistant Financial Secretary: This position is intended, initially, as a chance to learn the systems and processes for recording donations, depositing revenues into our bank accounts, tracking pledges, and issuing both weekly and year-end reports. Our expectation is that the Assistant Financial Secretary would assume the duties of the Financial Secretary by the end of 2019.
Assistant Treasurer: This position is intended, initially, as a chance to learn the systems and processes for issuing payments from the church’s accounts, maintaining the financial books and records of the church, and issuing periodic reports to the Church Council. Our expectation is that the Assistant Treasurer would assume the duties of the Treasurer by the end of 2019.
Trustees: Trustees hold legal title to the church property “in trust” for the uses of the church. Trustees also are responsible for the maintenance of the church’s buildings and parsonage. This will be an especially important position as we look towards the completing of our new “Gathering Place” building.
Do you feel God calling you to serve your church in one of these roles? Please speak with Pastor Tom.

Advent Bible Study: Advent is a time to prepare our hearts and lives for the coming of Christ. During the Season of Advent, the Monday Night Bible Study Group will study the faithfulness of Joseph, using Adam Hamilton’s book Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph. Joseph provides us with a great example of humble obedience to God even when we don’t understand God’s direction. We will continue to meet on Mondays in the Fellowship Hall, immediately after our 6:15 Supper. If you can join us, please let Carol Frost know (phone: 571-213-4286; email:
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Partners in Ministry Update: as of November 25, 2018:

Source Amount Committed Contributions
34 Pledges $465,070.00 $445,720.57
Other Contributions *$137,404.16 *$137,404.16
Total *$602,474.16 *$583,124.73
*Includes approximately $13,000 donated for classrooms.

Spending Time with the Bible: Center yourself for a moment, asking God to speak to you through the scriptures. Then read slowly. To give you a roadmap, we offer reading suggestions based upon the Daily Office contained in the Book of Common Prayer. You can also find these readings online at
www.BibleGateway.com/reading-plans/bcp-daily-office/today. Don’t rush—it is more important that you take time to hear the voice of God than it is to finish all of the readings on any particular day. As you read, take note of words or phrases that draw your attention, and meditate on the meaning that those words or phrases hold for you. Here are the readings for this week:
Day Old T. Psalm Epistle Gospel
Sun Isa 1:1-9 146, 147 2 Pet 3:1-10 Matt 25:1-13
Mon Isa 1:10-20 1, 2, 3 1 Thess 1:1-10 Luke 20:1-8
Tues Isa 1:21-31 5, 6 1 Thess 2:1-12 Luke 20:9-18
Wed Isa 2:1-11 119:1-24 1 Thess 2:13-20 Luke 20:19-26
Th Isa 2:12-22 18:1-20 1 Thess 3:1-13 Luke 20:27-40
Fri Isa 3:8-15 16, 17 1 Thess 4:1-12 Luke 20:41-21:4
Sat Isa 4:2-6 20, 21:1-7 1 Thess 4:13-18 Luke 21:5-19