Sunday, Dec. 1, 4-6pm—Hanging of the Greens We will decorate the church, have activities for children and adults, and a 5:15pm BBQ pork supper. Please bring a dish to share. The Friendship Tree will be by the Welcome Center and donations of hats, mittens/gloves, scarves and children’s clothing will be accepted through December to benefit several local organizations.

Monday, Dec. 2, 10:30am—Caregiver Support Group Jana Edge will explain the difference between hospice and palliative care. If you are a caregiver, join us in Room 303.

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6pm—Intelligent Giving Program, Lounge Emily King-Nobles, a Home Sweet Home Ministries intern, will share about what donations are the most beneficial to homeless shelters and what to consider before donating.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30-8pm—Pause Before Christmas Women of all ages are invited to Calvary United Methodist for dessert, conversation, and comedian Meredith Hopping. Pre-registration is required at

Saturday, Dec. 7, 8am-noon—Habitat for Humanity Saturday, Dec. 7 will most likely be our last build day for the Habitat house! It’s exciting to be this close to the end. Build time will be 8am-noon, and all work will be indoors. Ages 16 and older are welcome to help. Sign up at methodist/ to be part of the finishing touches for the home for Sansanee Pattapongwat and her son Gawyn!

Sunday, Dec. 8, 11am worship C.A.K.E. Christmas Acts of Kindness Experiment , Children’s Pageant Bring friends, neighbors and family to learn how the story of Christ’s birth can show how “even kids” can make a difference in the world by being kind. UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, Dec. 8, 3:30pm—Candlelight Carols in the Sanctuary Come, share the joy of the Christmas story told through song, scripture, and the glow of candlelight as the United Methodist Women host Candlelight Carols in the Sanctuary. Fellowship and refreshments will follow in the Lounge.

Saturday, Dec. 13, 5:30-8:30pm—Parents’ Night Out Fundraiser Help yourself AND the Guatemala Mission Team by dropping your infants through 5th graders at the church. Donations will be accepted. Preregister at the Welcome Center or online via Children’s Ministry email.

Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15 Lux: The Dawn from on High, by Dan Forrest During the Saturday, December 14, 5pm service, and the Sunday, December 15, 9:30am service, the Chancel Choir and Chamber Orchestra cantata will share music that interprets the glorious power of the Light of the world.

Sat., Dec. 14, and Sun., Dec. 15—UMW Cookie Sale Support UMW missions by purchasing cookies Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10-11am in the Lounge, before the 5pm Saturday service, and before and after services Sunday, December 15. To contribute to the sale, bring your cookies to the Lounge anytime between 8am-4pm on Friday, Dec. 13, or by 9am Saturday, Dec. 14.

Thursday, Dec. 19, noon at Normal First and 6pm at Wesley UMC—The Longest Night Inter-Faith Service The holidays may not be merry and bright for all. This interfaith service is for all who find the holidays difficult, searching for healing, and praying for wholeness.

Sunday, Dec. 22—Caroling, 2:00 PM Meet at the church and dress for the weather. We’ll divide up to visit as many homes as possible. All are invited!

Tuesday, Dec. 24—Christmas Eve Services 4pm, Blessing of the Children 7pm, Lessons & Carols, Holy Communion.

Saturday, Dec. 28--Worship Service at 5pm in the Sanctuary

Sunday, Dec 29–Worship Service at 10am in the Sanctuary (no 9:30am or 11:00am services on this Sunday)