Pulse December 2, 2018

Weekly news and events at

Huguenot United Methodist Church

December 2, 2018


A Special Thanks

I would like to thank the congregation for the cards, notes and phone calls following my recent surgery. Your support during this ordeal is appreciated and meant a lot to me.

– Jim Anderson

Adult Sunday School Class Begins New Lesson Series

On Sunday, December 2, the Adult Sunday School Class begins the Winter 2018-2019 Adult Bible Studies. The title of this series is “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 2 – Love and Devotion – To show the role of a moral and a spiritual education in living a life that is pleasing to God.

December 9 – Choose to Love and Serve God – To affirm that while we may rethnk or rescind many decisions, we should hold fast to our decision to serve God.

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

Wednesday Night’s Fellowship Dinner and Program will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a share-a-dish meal and a time of fellowship and sharing. Come and enjoy the evening, bring a friend, 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. 5
Dec. 12 “Cantus Cantore” (Program at 6:00 followed by dinner)
Dec. 19 “PIPS Christmas Program”
Dec. 26
Jan. 2

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


Our Holiday Mission

Huguenot UMC is partnering with the Preschool this Christmas season in providing Hats, Gloves and Scarves to those in need. The Tree will be up on Dec.10. A donation box for your items is provided and so marked and in the hallway. Thank you for your generosity!  

Poinsettia Orders

Be sure to watch the church bulletin this week for details about placing your poinsettia order!


Mark your Calendars

There will be a Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the Library followed by a Church Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.


Lectionary Readings for Sunday, Dec. 2 – Saturday, Dec. 8

First Sunday of Advent – Communion Sunday

Old Testament                   Jeremiah 33:  14-16

Psalter                                 Psalm 25:  1-10

Epistle                                 1 Thessalonians 3: 9-13

Gospel                                 Luke 21: 25-36

Lectionary Readings for Sunday, Dec. 9 – Saturday, Dec. 15

Second Sunday of Advent

Old Testament                    Malachi 3: 1-4

Epistle                                 Philippians 1: 3-11

Gospel                                 Luke 1: 68-79 Luke 3: 1-6


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.

Rachel Cascio   (daughter of Rosalie Koch) Prayers requested.

Jen Foley  Prayers requested in the death of her father.

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 & Celebrations  


Christian Podolny (11/29)
Stephen Podolny (11/29)
Judy Smith (11/30)
Beth Woodall (12/8)


Claudine and Bob Pavlik (11/30)

 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   New series begins!

11:00 a.m…      Worship

12:00 p.m…     Coffee Fellowship (Judith Westerhouse)

12:15 p.m…      PIPS Practice

 Wednesday, Dec.  5

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

7:30 p.m…       Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, Dec. 6

10:00 a.m…      Women’s Bible Study

Friday, Dec. 7

9:00 a.m…       Library Work Session


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)

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.


pulse  Deadline:   Wednesday by 10 a.m.


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