Central United Methodist Church of Decatur AL
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Showing the way to Bethlehem

-Debbie Looney, Children’s DirectorBethlehem1
   The children showed us the way to Bethlehem on Sunday, December 8. We had angels and shepherds, wisemen and animals, and Mary And Joseph all showing us the way!
   The children’s program was so great! The children worked hard to learn the songs. It’s not always easy learning Christmas songs in September, but they did!This year, we were able to have fun costumes for everyone. I  don’t know about you, but I kinda loved the animals!
   Thank yoBethlehem2u to everyone for their support and encouragement. When we asked you to work with your children on their parts, you did! CUMC has continued to support the children’s ministry in a big way and the children see that. As I always say, setting a good example is the best way to show God’s love. Thank you for being God’s example to the children so they can continue to grow and learn His lessons.
 

Wreaths and carols make special memories

-Family Ministry team
   “Oh What Fun” Family Ministry had hosting our two special events in December! Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Wreath and Nativity event, and the Caroling and Cookies night! I Wreath making1hope the adults enjoyed making their wreaths, because I am certain all the children enjoyed making their candy nativities, and I enjoyed helping them. A huge shout of thanks to both Amy Waters and Lucille Palahach for all their help in keeping the snack and beverages stocked for everyone! It really was a fun, family night filled with joy, talking, and laughter as we spent time with one another. 
   Our Caroling proved to be a fun night as well! Fred counted 85 of us when we made it over to Riverside! The residents in the dining hall gave us their full attention as we spent almost 30 minutes singing Christmas Carols. I do believe they were thrilled to have us sing to them, and I hope it helped make their holiday season a little brighter. I would like to say a special thank you to Jo Alfano for playing the piano for us and Mark Haines for leading us in each of our songs. Thank you also to David Bentley and again to Mark Haines for driving the buses full of families and youth over to Riverside; you’re the best! Thanks also to Fred and Dorothy Ann for providing story time for everyone when we came back to the church to enjoy some milk and cookies.
  Lastly, thank you to the Family Ministry team; without you these special memories made by the families of our church wouldn’t be possible! 
 
 

 


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Sunday, 19 January 2020

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