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12.2.20

(NEW) ADVENT CALENDAR
Have you had a chance to check out the Fishers UMC Digital Advent Calendar yet? Focusing on Christmas Traditions, each day through December 25th features something different along with a prayer and scripture to read. 

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(NEW) BLUE CHRISTMAS: A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AND HOPE
Pastor Jenni Debaun returns to Fishers UMC to lead this online service premiering Wednesday, December 9, at 5pm on our website and Facebook page, both links can be found below. This service will provide a time for worshippers to accept and acknowledge their feelings of loss during the holiday season. It will help to serve as a reminder that, even in the midst of sadness and grief, our God is ever-present and He is our steady hope for the future.

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(NEW) SIMPLY GIVE
The Come To Me Food Pantry has the opportunity to participate in the Simply Give hunger relief program with Meijer again! Our Pantry will benefit from $10 donation cards purchased at the McCordsville Meijer location only now through January 2nd. These cards are available at customer service or any register at the McCordsville Meijer. Once purchased, the donation is converted into a Meijer Food-Only Gift Card and donated directly the Fishers UMC Come To Me Food Pantry.  

(NEW) AMAZON SMILE
Doing some Christmas shopping on Amazon this year? Fishers UMC is now part of the Amazon Smile program, which means every time you shop, we will get a percentage of the price of your purchases, at no cost to you! You’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience. 

Visit our unique amazon smile link here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/35-1575342 and sign up to designate Fishers UMC as your charity of choice. After you have done this step, read below to make sure your purchases are considered amazon smile purchases. 

• If you normally shop on your smart phone through the amazon app: Turn on amazon smiles in your app. To do this, open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone. 
• If you normally shop on your tablet or ipad: After you have designated Fishers UMC as the charity of your choice, simply type smile.amazon.com into the browser before you shop. AmazonSmile in the app is not available for iPads and other tablet devices. 
• If you normally shop on your computer: Simply type smile.amazon.com into the browser before you shop.  

(NEW) VERSITI BLOOD CENTER OF INDIANA NEEDS BLOOD DONORS Fishers UMC isn’t currently having blood drives at the church, however, if you feel comfortable going to a mobile drive or donor center we are providing the link to schedule your appointment and impact local hospital patients in a lifesaving way! The need for blood is constant.  
Find an opportunity to donate by clicking on the link below. Please put Fishers UMC in the notes section of your appointment during the months of December and January. Versiti will give us a participation total from our congregation. 

A few things for you to know about the process:
• Please wear a mask, bring photo ID, eat and hydrate
• COVID-19 Antibody Test (CAT), will be performed on all blood donations as part of the standard testing. For more information visit: www.versiti.org/covid19
• Donation and eligibility questions, email  

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(NEW) MONTHLY BOOK CLUB
Join the Monthly Book Club in December as they read and discuss The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson. A strange older woman with scraggly gray hair and jewelry that jangles as she walks, Matilda Honeycutt is certainly not the most likely person to buy the old Barton Building on Parrish Springs’ quaint main street. When it becomes apparent that her new shop doesn't fit expectations of the town, commotion erupts. After all, Christmas is approaching, and the last thing the town needs is a junky shop run by an outsider. But as townsfolk venture into the strange store, they discover that old memories can bring new life and healing. The book club normally meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month, however, because of the holidays, they are meeting a week earlier – on December 15 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. If you are interested or need more information, or need the Zoom link to join us, contact Kim Arnott at

GIFT OF CHRISTMAS
Fishers UMC is once again partnering with Cumberland Road Elementary to provide Christmas presents for children and their families in need. Now more than ever these Christmas gifts can shine the love of Jesus into these families lives. This year due to COVID, gift items and sign ups are completely online. View lists and sign up by tapping the link below. Please bring unwrapped gifts to inside Door #1 by December 6th.

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FIRE AND WATER STUDENT MINISTRIES
THIS WEEK:

-FIRE & WATER meets on Zoom this Sunday (12/6) from 6:00p-7:30p. Due to security concerns we are not posting the link online but you can get it by emailing and/or signing up to be a FIRE & WATER Insider. We ask you not to post the link either, but feel free to share and invite others to join us. For everyone in grades 7-12, let’s see how much you know about the Christmas Story this week.

-FIRE & WATER’s Advent Bible Study continues Monday at 7:00p for students in grades 7-12. Even if you missed last week you can still jump in and join us on Zoom, please email if you would like the link or sign up to be a FIRE & WATER Insider.

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