november 24th through December 1st, 2021

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***(NEW) CHRISTMAS AT FISHERS UMC
We hope you will join us for our many special opportunities this Christmas season to celebrate the birth of Jesus, together.

Cantata: Sunday, December 19
8:30 & 9:45am Worship Services

The Longest Night Worship: Tuesday, December 21
7pm: The Longest Night is a worship service for those who may not feel like celebrating Christmas as usual, particularly those who have experienced some kind of loss.

Christmas Eve Worship: Friday, December 24
7pm: Geared towards families with children and will features songs and candlelight.
9pm & 11pm: Traditional in style and will feature songs and candlelight. 

Christmas Sunday Worship: Sunday, December 26
10am: This worship service will be blended in style.  
*please note: There is only 1 worship service on this day and there will be no Sunday School.  


***THE 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. View the wish list and sign up by tapping the link below. Please bring unwrapped gifts marked with the family letter/number to the drop off location located at the south lobby outside the Sanctuary (Connection Central) by December 12th.
view list and sign up


***SONGS OF CHRISTMAS ADVENT STUDY
Beginning Wednesday, December 1, Fishers UMC will launch an all-church Advent study called Songs of Christmas. Each Wednesday during December (1, 8, 15 and 22), we will gather in the Gym at 5:30pm for a meal, Christmas carols, a Biblical lesson and a craft for all ages. This study is very much geared toward children, so families with young ones, rest assured your child(ren) will be engaged and occupied as you spend time learning about the true meaning of Christmas together as a family and together as the Body of Christ. You can sign up by tapping on the link below. We look forward to seeing both the young and the young at heart starting December 1!
sign up for advent study


THE REED FAMILY MEAL TRAINS
After the passing of Jacquie Reed on Friday, November 5, Fishers UMC has set up two meal trains for the family. One is for former Sr. Pastor Mike Reed, the other is for their daughter Sarah Reed and husband Ryan Dineen. If you’d like to provide a meal to one or both, please click on the appropriate link below. Thank you for being a blessing to the Reed Family in the weeks to come.

MEAL TRAIN FOR PASTOR MIKE

MEAL TRAIN FOR SARAH


UNITED METHODIST WOMEN CANDLELIGHT DESSERT
//Monday, December 6, 6:30p, Sanctuary//
All women of the congregation are invited to attend the United Methodist Women Candlelight Dessert on December 6th at 6:30p. Fishers Junior High School Girls Choir will perform. Desserts will be available to take home at the conclusion. Enter at Door #3, Near Connection Central.
SIGN UP TO ATTEND CANDLELIGHT DESSERT


HAMILTON TRACE BLANKET DRIVE
//Through December 5//
Help warm a heart this Christmas by providing a blanket to an elderly person who lives at Hamilton Trace Assisted Living. Blankets, throws and lap robes of all kinds will be given to those who may not have any family left with whom to celebrate Christ's birth. Our goal is to collect 150 blankets, one for each person in residence. Purchased or handmade items may be brought to collection points outside the Sanctuary or Door #4 through December 5th. Please contact Jennifer Pugh at or at 317.849.1805 if you have any questions.


POINSETTIAS FOR CHRISTMAS
//Through December 8//
Order poinsettias to adorn the Sanctuary in memory or honor of loved ones for only $10.00 each. Order by tapping the link below by December 8th. Following services on Christmas Eve, take your poinsettias home!
ORDER POINSETTIAS


CONFIRMATION 2022
Confirmation is an opportunity for those in grades 6-7 to study their faith, Methodist history and learn what is means to follow Jesus. Information has been mailed to our current 6th & 7th grade roster. Due to the pandemic, there may be older students who are interested in participating which we welcome! If you know a student who would like to participate, please tap the link below or contact Liz Simmonds at .

LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP


HELP NEEDED
In order for Coffee Hour on Sunday mornings to be a success, we count on volunteers. Right now, we have no volunteers to serve in November or December. If no one signs up, we will be canceling coffee and donuts for the remainder of 2021. If you, your family, or your small group or Sunday School class would like to volunteer, please contact Jennifer Pugh at or 317-849-1805.


ALTAR FLOWERS
The lovely flowers we see on the altar on Sunday mornings remind us of God's beauty. You can sponsor the altar flower bouquets to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, baptisms, any other special life events, or in memory of a loved one. Take your bouquet home after the 11:00am service, or have the bouquet delivered by United Methodist Women to those that are homebound. Two bouquets are available each Sunday (except for the first Sunday, due to Communion). Cost is $25 per bouquet and you may sponsor one or both bouquets and one or more Sundays throughout the year.

Spots are available for November and December 2021, sign up by tapping the link below.

sponsor altar flowers in 2021

Spots are available for all of 2022, you may sign up by tapping the link below. We ask that you submit payment for all 2022 by January 2022. There are only 80 bouquets to fill 2022, so be sure to get signed up to ensure you get your spot. We are excited to see all the ways the altar flowers are a blessing to our congregation and community.

sponsor altar flowers in 2022


CONCERT AT FISHERS UMC
Platinum selling artist and 19 time Dove Award Nominee Mark Schultz will be live in concert at Fishers UMC on Saturday, December 11th at 6pm with special guest Brooke Robertson. This concert is a benefit for Hope 61, a human trafficking prevention organization. VIP available including early entry and artist Q & A. Purchase tickets by tapping the link below.

purchase concert tickets


FIRE AND WATER STUDENT MINISTRIES

-FIRE & WATER Movie Night (11/28) starting at 6:00 (we’ll still have a meal at 5:30).
-FIRE & WATER this Sunday night is a little more relaxed due to the holiday weekend. We’ll be having a movie night together starting at 6:00 (we’ll still have a meal at 5:30). Invite a 7-12 grader to join us.
FIRE & WATER this Sunday night is a little more relaxed due to the holiday weekend. We’ll be having a movie night together starting at 6:00 (we’ll still have a meal at 5:30). Invite a 7-12 grader to join us.

Spots are already disappearing for the FIRE & WATER Winter Retreat. At the moment, we have a lot of space for people to go, but if things go crazy with COVID again this winter and we have to limit space we are going to go by who signs up first, so make sure you sign up soon if you want to guarantee a spot. Sign up Here.

We are encouraging all families of FIRE & WATER Students to sign up for the Advent Bible Study on the Songs of Christmas here at Fishers UMC. Register here.
We are looking for adults who would love to help teenagers know Jesus better. Our biggest needs are people on Sunday mornings for Sunday School and people to help lead discussions on Sunday nights. If you are interested please See Details Here.

AMAZON SMILE
Thank you to the 47 households that have designated Fishers UMC as their Amazon charity of choice! Because of you, we get donations on your eligible purchases at no cost to you. If you haven't yet set Fishers UMC as your charity on your Amazon account, you can do so here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/35-1575342

After you have signed up, 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.
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