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November 8, 2017 Vol. 29, Issue 19

Reach Get Involved In Upward

The Upward Basketball and Cheerleading season is getting close. Our

first evaluation was on November 6th and we also have one on November

14th. Our season starts the first week of January. There are several

ways in which people can still be involved. One way is to sponsor a player

who is unable to pay the registration fee. Our philosophy is that we want

every child to have the opportunity for play whether they can afford it or

not. The cost is $75 per child. Another is to volunteer to be a greeter,

coach, referee or help with concessions. Each Saturday we have hundreds

of people coming into our building. Hospitality is one of the best gifts we can share with our guests.

I would live to encourage everyone to be involved by praying for our program especially the leaders,

parents and participants. If you have questions or want to be involved, contact David Roderick

([email protected])

Register Online: Registration is now open for Upward

basketball and cheerleading. Upward is for

children ages 4 years old 8th grade. You can

register by going online to

upward. Evaluations will be held November

6th and 14th, 6-8 pm. The early bird

registration is open until Dec 3rd and is $75

per player. Multi-child discounts are


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Notes & Quotes Thank you Kim Alvis and the wonderful

singers in the Childrens Choir. We

wrapped up this choir season with a

wonderful rendition of This Little Light

of Mine which featured both the

Childrens Choir singers and the

Chancel Choir together. What a

wonderful inter-generational celebration

of singing! The Childrens Choir on

Wednesday nights will resume in the

new year. In the meantime, all of the

Sunday School children will be learning

Christmas music to sing at the 4:00pm

Worship Service on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Choir Correction: If you

would like to sing in the Christmas

Concert, we will be rehearsing on

Wednesdays at 7:00pm in the choir

room. (Previous publications stated the

time as 7:30pm). Please contact me if

you have any questions!

We are still looking for set set-up and

tear-down help for the Christmas play

The Other Wise Man. Please contact

Emily at [email protected] if this is

your calling!

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to

stay close by me forever, and love me, I

pray; bless all the dear children in Thy

tender care, and fit us for heaven to live

with Thee there. Away in a Manger, 3rd

verse, anonymous

T.U.M.S. -


Dinner Reservations are now being taken for the

TUMS outing on December 2nd. The

Saturday afternoon 2:00 pm concert/

dinner is $20.00 per ticket. The bus will

leave the church at 1:15pm. Call Diane

Jones at 288-7254 to make your


Thanksgiving Service Thanksgiving

worship service

will be November

22 at 12noon in the Family Life Center.

Lunch will be provided after the service

on a donation basis.


Brunch The Troy UMC Ladies Christmas

Brunch will be held Saturday Dec. 2

from 9-11 am in the Family Life Center.

Julie Ford and her Brunch Team are

planning delicious food and a great

program. Jill Winslow will be the guest

speaker, and special music will be

performed by Emily Lynn. This annual

event is a great way to jump start the

Christmas season and remember the

true reason for the season, Jesus Christs

birth. Tickets are sold @ $10 following

Sunday church services and also are

available through the church office and

our website

Child care will be provided.


Corner Pastor Andy wrote us some special

letters in the last two Reach

newsletters. As he clarified, our pastors

visit people in the hospital. I head up our

Care Team; we try to help one another

feel Gods love through difficult times.

The team meets every two months for an

hour. We share confidential updates, and

I provide written resources and other

helpful information.

We all can help through the teams

extensions (our card, food, and prayer

ministries). Let me know if you can

help with sending occasional card

showers or if you could make & take

food to someone. See our weekly Prayer

Bulletin for that ministrys information.

The Care Team visits and calls people

with long-term needs. Other team

supporters craft lovely prayer cards,

cloths, shawls, and blankets for us to

give as gifts. The best gift of all is the

TIME the team member and the care

recipient spend together. I am blessed by

the time I spend reaching out to others. I

hope you will have time to be blessed


~Carolyn Catalano [email protected]

Thank You Fe and I would like to thank each and

everyone for their cards, well wishes,

and prayers as we recover. Fenada and

Jim Price

Help Decorate

the Church

for Christmas Please plan to join us in decorating the

church for Christmas on two afternoons:

Family Life Center- Friday

December 1st starting at 1 pm

Sanctuary- Saturday December

2nd starting at 1 pm

A lovely time will be had by all- many

hands make light work, plus its fun!

We will have all the decorations out and

ready to put up. Let Carolyn Catalano

know which day(s) you can help on.


Drama Our TUMC Drama Team will present

Henry van Dykes The Other Wise Man,

dramatized by Ruth Sergel, on Fri. Dec.

8 (7 pm) and Sun. Dec. 10 (3 pm).

Volunteers of all ages are participating

in this expanded tale of the Biblical

Magi about a man named Artaban who

sells everything he owns to travel to the

East to find Jesus. Light refreshments

will follow both performances. Tickets

are $10 (adults) and $2 (children 12 and

under). Starting Nov. 5 you may

purchase tickets after church services, at

the church office, or through the website



Luncheon The annual UMW Christmas luncheon

party will be held at Bella Milano

(Edwardsville) on Thursday, December

14 at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker this

year will be our own, Sue Busler. Her

program is entitled A Cup of Christmas

Tea. Lunch includes an appetizer,

salad, entre, dessert, and drink. Cost:

$20 - Tickets can be purchased from an

officer, contacting Becky Rushing at

(618)667-8191 or 792-0020, or the church

office. Deadline is Tuesday, December


UMW Nut Sale In addition pecans, Cashews, Mixed

Nuts and Black Walnuts are now

available for purchase. All one pound

bags of nuts are $10.00. Purchase some

after 8:00, 9:00, 10:15 or before 10:45

Sunday services or call Diane Jones @


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November 12 Membership Class 12-2pm (FLC)

14 Upward Evaluations 6-8pm (FLC) 16 Care Team Meeting 6:30-7:30pm (Rehearsal Room)

18-20 Confirmation Retreat (DuBois Center) 19 Share Thanksgiving 20 Blood Drive 3-6pm (Sanctuary Entrance) 22 Thanksgiving Worship Service 12noon (FLC) 23 Thanksgiving Day 28 Charge Conference 7pm (First United Methodist

Church of Greenville)

December 1 Decorate the FLC for Christmas 1pm 2 Ladies Christmas Brunch 9-11am (FLC) 2 T.U.M.S. Trip - Madrigal Dinner 1:15pm 2 Decorate the Sanctuary for Christmas 1pm 2 Christmas Play Run Through 1-3pm 2 Community Band Concert 7pm

Sunday Worship Schedule 8, 9, 10:15, and 10:45am Matters of Faith & Faith Class 8am (Conf. Room) Faith Links Class 9am (Oak Room) Generations Class 9am - Bible studies (Room 241) Invitation Class 6-7:15pm (Conf. Room)

Monday Monday Ladies Bible Study: Finding I AM 1-3pm

(Sanctuary) Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts 6-9pm

Tuesday Quilters 9 am (247/249) Community Band Practice 7:30-9:30 (Reh. Room) Discussion of Sunday Message 6:30-8:30 (Buck and Ford

Houses) Christmas Play Rehearsal 6:30-8pm (FLC)

Wednesday Bible Study: Romans 7pm (Conf. Room) Jr. Praise Band 5:15-6:15 (Upper FLC) Sr. Praise Band 5:15-6:15 (Upper FLC) Praise Ringers 6-7pm (Reh. Room) NLSM Wednesday Fall Series 6:30-8pm (FLC) Chancel Choir 7-8:15pm (Reh. Room) Praise Band Practice: 7:45-9pm (FLC)

Thursday Knit & Crochet 2nd, 3rd & 4th weeks of month 5-6:30 pm

(Oak Room) Christmas Play Rehearsal 6:30-8pm (FLC)

Saturday AA & Alanon, 8-9am (245,150)

Christmas Mission Project You are invited to help the UMW with their Christmas mission

project. They will be providing clothing