Happy New Year! January might be a good time to read God Came Near, by Max Lucado. With Advent and Christmas still fresh in our minds, and hearing Pastor Deb’s recent sermon series by Lucado, Unshakeable Hope, take time now to read Lucado’s descriptions of how the birth of Christ was so remarkable and should be the most important aspect of our lives. The author has a simple style of writing and the chapters are short, so this book could be used as a daily devotional. “No silk. No ivory. No hype. No party. No hoopla. God had come near…for you.” Let’s keep the meaning of Christ’s birth a top priority for this new year. Devotional books will be available again this year for your use. Take one, read it, share it, return it or pass it on. Our library is open any time the church building is open.
Annual Coat Drive
The Annual Coat drive is under way. The distribution of coats is at Amerigas. We have a collection box in the Narthex for any warm winter wear that you might want to donate. Please make sure all donations are clean and in good condition.
Friends and Food… A New Group!
A new group, Friends and Food is beginning at Antigo UMC. Its purpose is to build relationships with church friends in the comfort of members’ house. Each month (September – June” we will meet and share a meal with one another. Our dinner groups will be small and hosted in multiple homes. All adult members are invited and encouraged to join a new small group.
The church choir is in need of more talented people who love to sing! Choir practice is held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please consider joining in on this joyful time of worship.
Sunday School News
Sunday school is right after Children’s Time during the worship time. All children are welcome from age 3 through 5th grade. We are looking for help. If you think you would be interested in teaching a lesson to the children or helping in the classroom, please call the church office or let Denise Janke or Jessie Akright know.