It is really hard to believe it is the third Sunday in Advent. This Sunday we light the rose colored candle. Check out the United Methodist website for details on the celebration of Advent using the wreath.
At the Dorsey/Wesley Parish we are going to continue our Series When God Interrupts by focusing on When Christmas Gets Messy – Ask Joseph. This Sunday the choir will be singing at Dorsey and the Our Daily Bread Mission Team will be in Baltimore.
In addition to Our Daily Bread and Worship the parish Caroling Team- THAT’S YOU! – will be singing at Frank’s Produce on Old Waterloo Rd near Deep Run Elementary. We will meet at Frank’s a little before 2 or you can meet at Wesley at 1:30 to car pool. We will sing for about 30 minutes and then gather at Wesley Chapel for the Christmas Cookie Exchange at 3pm. You may choose to take part in one event or both. For the cookie exchange it is bring a dozen and take a dozen.
On Saturday the kids have their day as Dorsey is sponsoring a kid’s Christmas Party 1-3pm. All are invited.
This week the United Methodist Women met for their Christmas Party and I was honored to be included for a great meal and see the women joining in fellowship and mission. Their mission project is to reach out and help survivors of Human Tracking.
Also this week we had a family related to Wesley Chapel and Solomon’s Masonic Lodge pay off a lay away account for our friend Jessica and her kids. Our Angel Tree is almost empty but still time for you to take an angel and buy a gift for one of our Deep Run Elementary students. We also could use donations to buy gift cards for families at Ducketts Lane Elementary and Karen Tavenner is taking those donations.
If you know a family that could use food this Christmas let Carolyn Brooks know.
I could not be more excited or proud of our parish the mission outreach we have accomplished:
- Hungry Baby Mission
- AOET sponsor Brian to attend University
- Our Daily Bread Mission Team
- UMW Pillow Case Dresses and flip flops
- UMW combats Human Trafficking
- Social Concerns feeds 70 plus at Thanksgiving
- Community Partnership with Solomon’s Masonic Lodge
- Transportation, food, bills paid, etc. for individual cases
- Imagine No Malaria
- Teacher Appreciation Dinner
- Board of Childcare
- Community Thanksgiving Dinner
- Facebook Ministry
Join us as we demonstrate that knowing Christ means living and acting as Christ!
See you in church…wherever church occurs!