Pulse December 16, 2018

Weekly news and events at

Huguenot United Methodist Church

December 16, 2018


Adult Bible Study Topics

Adult Bible Study continues with the Winter 2018-2019 Adult Bible Studies series entitled “Our Love for God”. The first unit in the series is “God Commands Our Love, Respect, and Obedience”. The weekly lessons are as follows:

December 16 – Love and Worship God – To put our sins and shortcomings in the perspective of God’s mercy and compassion.

December 23 – Jesus: God’s Loving Promise – To consider the implications to us of Jesus being the fulfillment of God’s promise.

December 30 – Modeling God’s Love – To attest that compassion belongs in not only extraordinary circumstances, but also in our ordinary and everyday encounters.

The class meets from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 10:45 a.m. each Sunday in the classroom off the Fellowship Hall. Please come join us!


Wednesday Night Fellowship

Join the PIPS, Puppets In Praise & Service for a Very Merry Christmas program on Wednesday, December 19 – Potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by the puppet program. Word has it that good ol’ St. Nick himself will be there! So gather your families, grandchildren and friends and head that way for a fun, inspirational Christmas program. Santa and the Puppets will be looking for you. Hope you come and enjoy the evening and please remember to bring a covered dish to share.

Wednesday Night Fellowship Schedule

Dinner 6:00 PM

Singing and Prayer Time 6:30 PM – 6:45 PM

Program Time 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM

Dec. 19 “PIPS Christmas Program”
Dec. 26
Jan. 2 “Cantus Cantore” (Program at 6:00 followed by dinner)

   A Program Signup Sheet is on the Bulletin Board in the hallway across from the Fellowship Hall.

Our Holiday Mission

HUMC is partnering with the Preschool this Christmas season in providing Hats, Gloves and Scarves to those in need. A donation box for your items is provided and so marked and in the hallway. (Deadline for donations for this mission is Dec. 18.) Thank you for your generosity! 


Christmas Books

The Christmas books are out on display in the library and in the “branch” across from the sanctuary. Please come by and select a book for yourself, your children or your grandchildren.

Throughout the year, the library has received many books that were donated to the church. The library committee would like to thank everyone for the wonderful books that were donated. Some of the books were displayed earlier, and will be displayed after Christmas. The UMW have also added books to the library from the UMW Reading List.   These books will be on display in January.

We thank you for your support and gifts and hope that you enjoy your library.

-Carol, Elma and Maria


Christmas Eve Services

7:00 p.m. – Family Service

11:00 p.m. – Candlelight and Holy Communion

(The church nursery will be open for the 7:00 p.m. service.)


Cantata – “The Glory of Christmas”

The Cantata has been rescheduled due to the snowstorm. Please mark your calendars for Sunday, Dec. 30th and come enjoy the Cantata during our worship service.

Lectionary Readings for Sunday, Dec. 16 – Saturday, Dec. 22

Third Sunday of Advent

Old Testament                   Zephaniah 3: 14-20

Psalter                                 Isaiah 12: 2-6

Epistle                                 Philippians 4: 4-7

Gospel                                 Luke 3: 7-18


Lectionary Readings for Sunday, Dec. 23 – Saturday, Dec. 29

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Old Testament                   Micah 5: 2-5a

Psalter                                 Luke 1: 46b-55

Epistle                                 Hebrews 10: 5-10

Gospel                                 Luke 1: 39-45

Special Prayers for:

Peggy Harris   Prayers requested. She is at Sheltering Arms recuperating from a fall.

The family will notify us when visitors are acceptable.

Richard Byrd   Prayers requested in the death of his wife Carolyn.

Jim Osborne   (brother of Marie Taney) Prayers requested.

United Methodist Commission on a Way Forward Prayers requested.

Sandy Garner   Prayers requested.

Mabel Cosby   Prayers requested.

Les Willis   Prayers requested.

Jen Foley   Prayers requested in the death of her father.

Leslie  Prayers requested. (sister of Wendy Moore) Leslie has been diagnosed with cancer.

   If you have a prayer concern that you would like listed here, please complete the “Prayer Concern” card found in the pew. Whenever appropriate please share updates for loved ones on our prayer list. We want to know when to continue holding people up in prayer and when prayers have been answered.

Joys and Celebrations  


Chip Woodall (12/16)
Tom Stone (12/18)
Samuel NeSmith (12/21)


None Known

If we missed your birthday or anniversary or you have a special day coming up that you would like to share, please leave a note or send an email to Elaine.

Huguenot UMC Happenings


8:45 a.m…       Hand Bells Rehearsal

9:45 a.m…       Children’s Sunday School

10:00 a.m…     Adult Sunday School

11:00 a.m…      Worship

12:00 p.m…     Coffee Fellowship (Claudine Pavlik)

2:30 p.m…       PIPS – Performance at Sunrise

 Tuesday, Dec. 18

7:00 p.m…       Church Council Meeting (Fellowship Hall)

Wednesday, Dec.  19

6:00 p.m…       Wednesday Night Fellowship and Dinner

7:30 p.m…       Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, Dec. 20

10:00 a.m…      Women’s Bible Study

Friday, Dec. 21

9:00 a.m…       Library Work Session


9:45 a.m…       Children’s Sunday School

10:00 a.m…      Adult Sunday School

11:00 a.m…      Worship

12:00 p.m…     Coffee Fellowship (open)

Huguenot UMC Preschool, and other meetings/events using the facility are noted in detail on the News and Events bulletin board.


Church Office Hours

  • Tuesdays          9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
  • Wednesdays     9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays         9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


If you have information for next week’s pulse, please send it to Elaine by 10:00 a.m. Wednesday.


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(804) 272-6820 HuguenotUMC@gmail.com
Website: HUGUENOTUMC.org