Pulse December 9, 2018

Weekly news and events at

Huguenot United Methodist Church

December 9, 2018


A Special Thanks

Thank you very much for your prayers, and well wishes, for our daughter, Rachel Cascio as she recuperates from her illness. She is feeling much better now. God is Great!  God bless you all!                                     –Rosalie and Tom Koch


New Session Begins in the Adult Bible Study Class

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 9 – Choose to Love and Serve God – To affirm that while we may rethink 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!


Susanna Wesley Circle / United Methodist Women (UMW)

The Susanna Wesley United Methodist Women celebrate their Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 11:30 a.m. A sign up sheet is on the UMW bulletin board. Please remember canned goods, especially at this time of year.


Wednesday Night Fellowship

Wednesday Night’s Fellowship Dinner and Program will begin at 6:00 p.m. with our program entitled “Cantus Cantore” followed by 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. 12 “Cantus Cantore” (Program @ 6:00 followed by dinner)
Dec. 19 “PIPS (Puppets In Praise and Service) 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.  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! 


Poinsettia Orders

Be sure to watch the church bulletin this week for details about placing your poinsettia order!  Deadline for ordering is Sunday, Dec. 9.


For Carolyn

We’ll remember you for your

Strength and courage

The endless hours you had to wait

You’re with Him now

You’re home, you’re safe

We’ll remember how you

Helped this church

Your presence then

Still felt today

You’re with Him now

And there to stay

-Wendy Moore

PIPS – Puppets In Praise and Service

Join the PIPS, Puppets In Praise and 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.


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: 7-18


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: 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 and Celebrations  


Beth Woodall (12/8)


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 (Carol Caldwell and Susan Case)

Last day to place your Poinsettia orders!

Tuesday, Dec. 11

11:30 a.m…      Susanna Wesley Circle Christmas Luncheon

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

Wednesday, Dec.  12

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

7:30 p.m…       Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, Dec. 13

10:00 a.m…      Women’s Bible Study

Friday, Dec. 14

9:00 a.m…       Library Work Session

10:30 a.m…      Feed the Homeless


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

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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Website: HUGUENOTUMC.org