Pulse November 25, 2018

Weekly news and events at

Huguenot United Methodist Church

November 25, 2018


Mission Report

   Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for all you did to make the Ronald McDonald House Mission Project a huge success! Over 50 of us packed 161 activity packets for the children and families who live at RMH. It was a blessing to have so many children and young people participating! From the noise level in the room, it sounded like a great family reunion. From the positive comments we have received it appears this project will become a yearly mission event. For all of your donations of items and money, time and prayers… thank you. Thanks be to God for the servant spirit of HUMC!

   Instead of an Angel Tree this year, HUMC 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!

-HUMC Mission Team

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.  The program for this week is the Bifocal Play entitled “A Christmas Trio”. Come and enjoy the evening, bring a friend, and please remember to bring a covered dish to share.

Wednesday Night Fellowship

Dinner 6:00 PM

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

Program Time 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM

Nov. 28 Bifocal Play “A Christmas Trio”
Dec. 5
Dec. 12 “Cantus Cantore”  (Program at 6:00 followed by dinner)
Dec. 19 “PIPS (Puppets In Praise and Service) Christmas Program”

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


Mark your Calendars  (REVISED)

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.


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.

Lectionary Readings for Sunday, Nov. 25 – Saturday, Dec. 1

Christ the King Sunday

Twenty Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Old Testament            2 Samuel 23: 1-7

Psalter                          Psalm 132

Epistle                          Revelation 1: 4-8

Gospel                          John 18: 33-37


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 Thess. 3: 9-13

Gospel                          Luke 21: 25-36


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.

Paul Storer   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  


Christine Looney (11/22)
Judge Cardwell (11/22)
Christian Podolny (11/29)
Stephen Podolny (11/29)
Judy Smith (11/30)


Sandy and Jim Garner (11/21)
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.


HUMC Happenings

Sunday, Nov. 25 – 27th  SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

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 (Wendy Moore)

Wednesday, Nov. 28

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

7:30 p.m…       Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, Nov. 29

10:00 a.m…     Women’s Bible Study

Friday, Nov. 30

9:00 a.m…       Library Work Session

9:00 a.m…       Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at Joe’s Inn


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 (Judith Westerhouse)

12:15 p.m…     PIPS (Puppets In Praise and Service) Practice

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


pulse  Deadline:   Wednesday by 10 a.m.


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Website: HUGUENOTUMC.org