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Advent Guide for families and children »

Watch for these upcoming opportunities during the season of Advent, and plan to participate:

The Giving Tree.

The Giving Tree

Sundays, beginning Nov. 26 through Dec. 10: Choose a card to support a Salem UMC child this Christmas.
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Weekly Advent Study

Stories of Christmas from Matthew and Luke

Mondays, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., November 6 through December 4, in the church Nursery;
Sundays, 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m., November 26 through December 17. in the Epworth Room;
Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., November 28 through December 19. in the Fireside Room

Advent Study: We’ll dig deeper into the beloved stories of Christmas from Matthew 1 – 2, and Luke 1 – 3.

Pizza and Parade of Lights

Pizza and Parade of Lights

Thursday, December 7, 5:00 p.m.

Join FUMC families and friends for pizza from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m., then gather along Church Street to view the annual Parade of Lights. Suggested donation: $10/family. Parade starts at 6:17 p.m. RSVP to the church office by Dec. 1, please: 368-5357.

The beloved and magical holiday parade, Lodi Parade of Lights, illuminates the street of Downtown Lodi with the theme, “A Toy Land Christmas”. The countless lights, floats, marching bands, dance groups and themed vehicles will enchant all ages. This spectacular parade will even include a visit from the Man in the Red Suit.

Youth Christmas Party

Youth Group Christmas Party

Sunday, December 10, 5:00 p.m.

Music, games, and dinner.
Contact Nora for details.

Bells for Salvation Army


Monday, December 11, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing

The Red Kettle Christmas Campaign enables the Salvation Army to provide food, toys and clothing to over 6 million people during the Christmas season and helps more than 34 million Americans recovering from all kinds of personal disasters nationwide.

The Red Kettle campaign, first started in San Francisco in 1891, has traditionally been the Salvation Army’s most prominent fund-raiser. In 2004, the campaign raised over $100 million in communities nationwide, with the nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars all remaining in the towns where the money was deposited into the kettles. The funds raised help support many of the 37 million people in poverty who turn to the Salvation Army for food and toys at Christmas, utility and homeless assistance, senior and child care, drug abuse treatment and many other social service needs.

Contact Julie W. for details.

Blue Christmas Service

Blue Christmas Service

Saturday, December 16, 2:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary.

Recognizing that the holiday season is difficult for those who have lost relationships or loved ones, or those living with illness or depression, this service acknowledges the pain with which we live and offers comfort and hope.

Children’s Christmas Musical

Annual Christmas Musical

Sunday, December 17, 9:30 a.m.

Our Annual Children’s Christmas Musical is presented during our Sunday Worship service on December 17.
This year’s theme, Out Standing in Their Field, is a delightful presentation by our children.
This service is not to be missed!

Christmas Worship

Family Worship

Sunday, December 24, 9:30 a.m.
Rev. Lori Sawdon will deliver the message,
This Will Be a Sign: #morelove

Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Services

Saturday, December 24, 5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.: Christmas Eve Candlelight Family Worship.

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