Not Feeling So Joyful This Holiday Season?
When your life has been turned upside down by difficult seasons and circumstances, it may not feel like the most wonderful time of the year. But on Sunday mornings, we tend to put aside our problems and sufferings, greet our fellow worshippers with a smile, sing, and pretend all is well. All the while, we may be suffering physically or emotionally. We may even think, "as followers of the risen Lord, how can we be anything else but happy?" But the reality is that we are not immune to the hurt, pain, and turmoil in our lives.
Blue Christmas worship will be a time to acknowledge those challenging situations, losses, and grief. In the center of it all, we will worship Jesus, who surrounds us with comfort, peace, and hope for the future. We hope you will join us for this quiet, reflective service on Thursday, Dec 8, at 6:30 pm.
Interested in becoming a member of Clearview? Want to know more about the church and United Methodism? Come to our next Membership Orientation on Tuesday, Dec 13, from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Care & Share Room. Pastor Erick will share about Clearview and the United Methodist Church, as well as answer any questions you may have. Attendance at the orientation is required to join.
Snacks will be served, and childcare will be available by reservation. Sign up using the clipboard at the front of the sanctuary, online at clearviewumc.org/signup, or by contacting the Church Office. After the orientation, you will have the option to join the church during worship on Dec 18.
Coffee & Conversation Sunday School is Back!
Grab a cup of coffee and head to the Care & Share Room for a time to connect with one another and the scripture text from worship. We will talk about what parts intrigued us, what parts confused us, and what we might take with us in the week ahead. We hope you will join us at 10:45 am.
Toy Drive for the Florida Dream Center
We will be collecting toys for teenage boys and girls in need to prepare for the 3rd annual Adopt-A-Claus, which will be hosted on our campus on Dec 17, by our mission partner, the Florida Dream Center. For gift ideas, please see the box in the sanctuary or contact Samantha.
Celebrating the Ministry of Bishop Ken & Rev. Pam Carter
You are invited to the Farewell Celebration for Bishop Ken Carter and Rev. Pam Carter. At the recent Southeastern Jurisdiction Meeting, it was announced that Bishop Carter has been assigned to serve the Western Carolina Annual Conference. Join us as we celebrate their ten years of service for the Florida Annual Conference on Dec 11, 4-6 pm at Hyde Park UMC in Tampa.
THE WEEK AHEAD
SUNDAY, Dec 4 – 2nd SUNDAY OF ADVENT
- Worship, 9:30 am – Sanctuary & Online
- Coffee & Conversation, 10:45 am – Care & Share Room
MONDAY, Dec 5
- Monday BS (Bible Study), 6:45 pm – Care & Share Room
TUESDAY, Dec 6
- Alcoholics Anonymous (Spanish), 8 pm - Module #31
WEDNESDAY, Dec 7
- Emotionally Healthy Relationships, 2 pm – Care & Share Room
- Emotionally Healthy Relationships, 6:30 pm – Care & Share Room
- Alcoholics Anonymous (Recovery Begins), 8 pm Fellowship Hall
THURSDAY, Dec 8
- Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 am - Module #31
- Blue Christmas Worship, 6:30 pm - Sanctuary & Online
FRIDAY, Dec 9
- Alcoholics Anonymous (Spanish), 8 pm – Module #31
SATURDAY, Dec 10
- Adopt-A-Block Food Distribution, 9 am-12 pm - Pavilion Field
SUNDAY, Dec 11 - 3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT
- Worship, 9:30 am – Sanctuary & Online
- Coffee & Conversation, 10:45 am - Care & Share Room
- Farewell Celebration for Bishop Ken Carter, 4 pm - Hyde Park UMC
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Dec 4 2nd Sunday of Advent 9:30 am
Dec 8 Blue Christmas Worship 6:30 pm
Dec 11 3rd Sunday of Advent 9:30 am
Dec 11 Farewell Celebration for the Carters 4 pm
Dec 13 Membership Orientation 6:30 pm
Dec 17 Adopt-A-Claus Festival 11 am
Dec 18 4th Sunday of Advent 9:30 am
Dec 24 Christmas Eve Worship 6:30 pm
Dec 25 Christmas Day Worship 9 :30 am
Jan 1 New Year’s Day Worship-A Wesleyan Covenant Service 9:30 am