1. HANGING OF THE GREENS
If you are looking for a way to burn off a few of those Thanksgiving dinner calories, Hanging of the Greens is for you. We will gather at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 26 to hang garland and ornaments and get the church ready to celebrate Advent beginning December. All ages are welcome to help. Then we will get down to some serious eating with a chili cookoff at 5:30 p.m. Pull out your spices and chop your peppers for a crockpot of your special secret chili that can dethrone the current chili champion, Antje Brandon. If cooking is not your forte, please lend us your taste buds to help choose the champion. We number all the chili entries and invite everyone to try a sample of each one, but you may come back through the line to retaste your favorites before voting for the best one. There will also be hot dogs, chips, lemonade, and desserts to round our feast. Sign up in the narthex if you plan to attend.
2. GREAT AGERS
Great Agers annual Christmas luncheon will be Friday, December 8. The event begins at noon with a delicious lunch followed by a program by Father Christmas himself who will be sharing stories of traditions from around the world. Pick up an invitation in the narthex for details.
3. STEWARDSHIP- Giving your Time, Talent, and Treasure
It is that time of year when we are called to make a commitment of our time,
our talent, and our treasure in service of God and Christ through our support of Bethany of Fox Valley United Methodist Church. We ask that you complete the 2024 Commitment Card and return it to church by Commitment Sunday, December 10, 2023. You can complete the card on paper or online using Bethany’s web site
The paper form is inserted in your bulletin, is available in the narthex, and can be completed online from the Stewardship page on our website. Completing the form by December 4 will better enable us to plan for the ministries and missions of Bethany in 2023.
4. CHRISTMAS OFFERING- It is a tradition at Bethany of Fox Valley UMC to collect a special Christmas offering each year. This year, we will use this offering for building repairs. The church has a long list of needed repairs.
Some of these repairs will be accomplished by the Joash offering that you so generously supported. However, there will remain additional repairs that need attention.
5. ANGEL TREE- This year we will again be supporting the Association for Individual Development. AID provides services throughout Northern Illinois, to individuals and their families, who have developmental, physical and/or mental disabilities. Tags are on the tree in the narthex. When you select a tag, please write your name on the tag number list. Please return unwrapped gifts, along with the tag, to BFV by Sunday, December 10th. For questions, please contact Kelly Tucek (630-337-7531).