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A Letter From Pastor Mark-December

Dear Friends,
Wow!It is hard to believe that we have already moved into the Christmas season.I have been seeing signs of Christmas in stores for weeks, but I try to ignore all that until afterThanksgiving.
With Christmas right around the corner, I want to lift up some of the ways we will becelebrating the birth of Christ at Southport United Methodist Church: ·Operation Christmas Transformation:This is an opportunity to spend less on our celebrations of Christmas and give a birthday present to Jesus using the money we saved by cutting back.You can make a contribution to this fund or you can buy picture poinsettias for $10 each in honor or memory of a loved one, and the money will go to the Operation Christmas Fund.All proceeds will be divided equally between the Pastor’s Benevolent Fund to help those in financial need and to the Pastor’s Minis

We are all on a Journey

We are all on a journey.Our journey as followers of Jesus Christ is related to transformation.We are on a journey as we are transformed into Christlikeness.(As Paul said, we won’t ever reach the goal in this life, but nonetheless, we press on.)
So, to help us on our journey, starting in 2014, we will be starting the Journey Groups program.Journey Groups are: Short-term studies, lasting from 6 – 12 weeks. Journey Groups will occur in three semesters throughout the year.

Hunger Inc. Food Collection

The December Food Collection is coming soon.In fact, the dates for collection areWednesday, November 27, and Sunday, December 1.We are requesting donations of canned pasta meals, spaghetti and meatballs, Mac and cheese, etc.However all food items are welcome.For November we delivered 180 pounds of food.

Financial Peace University

Make a CHOICE to have a plan for using your money, using God's way.

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University: ·Isn’t your typical “money class.” FPU is practical, entertaining and fun! ·Has been taken by more than 1.5 million families and individuals. ·Helps the average family that completes the course to pay off $5,300 in debt and save $2,700 in just 90 days. ·

Thank You

The volunteers in the City of Southport are grateful for the generosity of the Southport United Methodist Church.We had an enjoyable eveningNovember 8 during our VolunteerAppreciation Dinner.Thank you for allowing us to use the SUMC Gathering Place. Be sure to join us in 2014 on our “Second Saturday in Southport” series.Our events in the park are free, family friendly, and open to all.
Thank You Marylynne Winslow