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Advent Bible Study – For four weeks we will explore the life of Jesus’ earthy father, Joseph. At times, it can be tempting just to walk away, but Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand, faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides. We will be using the book, “Faithful: Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph”. Please join us Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in Classroom 4 beginning November 20. No need to sign up, just come! More information can be found on the Adult Ministry Card


Upper Room Devotionals for November/December are now available. The FREE daily devotionals are available in large or regular print. Please pick yours up from the information tower located in the lobby.

Children's Ministry - First Kids

First Families invites you to The Great Thanksgiving! Families with children and grandchildren birth-5th grade are invited to join us for fun on Tuesday, November 13 from 6-8 p.m. We’ll serve dinner, have games and crafts, make a family thankfulness project, and spend family time together preparing for this season of thanks. An “all you care to eat” pancake meal will be provided by Chris Cakes from 6-7 p.m., with free-will donations gladly accepted. Family fun will be from 6-8 p.m. Bring one non-perishable food item (like chili or spaghetti o’s or a cake mix box) per family member for a special game. Older children are welcome to join the family for dinner and fun. RSVP on the FirstKids card.

Student Ministry - IMPACT

IMPACT Wednesdays - This is our weekly programming for everyone in grades 6-12! 4:45 student praise band practice. 5:45 hang out/dinner. 6:15-7:30 IMPACT! We will be doing various service projects this week! 


We are selling hoodies! They have our awesome IMPACT logo on them. They are $30 each. And we have youth and adult sizes. Head over to kearney.church/impact to place your order today! They will arrive before christmas (around Dec 11th), if you want to give your student the hoodie as a present! Orders close Nov 25th!


There will be NO IMPACT Nov 21st!

Care Ministry

MOPS: Moms of PreSchoolers - A small group opportunity for moms of preschoolers! MOPS meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:30 am - 11:30 am. That’s this Tuesday, November 13! Each month there will be time to learn, interact, and use your creativity. Childcare is available for children 5th grade and younger.  


Westbrook Worship - TODAY, Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 pm. Please come and SING! We will be missing Norma’s leadership this Sunday and would appreciate your voice. Come worship and enjoy fellowship with the residents of Westbrook Care Facility. 401 Platte Clay Way, Kearney. 


Prayer Lists & Requests - Our church family would like to pray for you and with you. Prayer requests can be made on the website or by filling out a prayer request card. Prayer request cards and the prayer list are located on the Care Ministry desk in the lobby between the sanctuary doors. To use our website, please click on the “Prayer Request & List” card.

Outreach Ministry

Liberty Treehouse - December 16 - Would you be willing to prepare part of a meal to be served at Liberty Treehouse December 16?  If yes, please sign up on the Outreach Card of our website. Lead - Ellen Ledbetter


Christmas Outreach - This year our church will be collecting gifts for Baby Grace, providing a gift for every youth at Watkins Mill Division of Family Services, a new t-shirt for every Whittier student, and a stocking for PATCH children and youth. Watch for more details coming soon. 


Help the Kearney Food Pantry for Christmas - On Nov. 4th, 11th & 18th, the Outreach Team will be selling $5.00 coupons at the Ministries Desk to win a free five minute grocery shopping spree at Cosentino’s Price Chopper, in early December. Each coupon has a $5.00 off coupon when you spend $50.00 or more on groceries. The coupons are good at any of the Cosentino’s food stores through Dec. 31st, 2019. All the money collected goes to the Kearney Food Pantry. This is a win, win situation for you and the food pantry.


Angel Tree- It is hard to believe we are doing Christmas missions already but items are needed early in December.  Baby Grace ornaments are on the Angel Tree in the lobby. They are needing new toys for boys and girls from 0-9 years of age for Christmas. Each ornament has an age on it and sex. They suggested a $30 limit. Please return the gifts unwrapped and place under the tree by December 2nd. There are also green lists of items to fill stockings for PATCH youth on the tree too!


Christmas Tree Decorating - We are looking for a small group to help our neighbors at Westbrook Care Facility decorate six Christmas trees after Thanksgiving.  They have the trees and decorations, just need assistance in decorating. If you and some friends are interested in helping them out, please contact Debbie Buzard @ outreachministry@kearneyfumc.org or sign up on the Outreach Card

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