Upcoming Events

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STITCH N’ GO
Our next gathering will be Tuesday, November the 28th at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Everyone has a part to do in this mission focused sewing group. Please join us!

 

BIBLES FOR THE WORLD CHALLENGE
We have been challenged by the Sugar Creek Men’s Group and Love Packages out of Butler, Illinois, to provide Bibles for pastors, churches, seminaries and individuals worldwide. Many of us have multiple Bibles in our homes. We are asking you to share your extra Bibles with others in remote mission fields.  Please drop them off in the church office by November the 30th.  Thank you.

LAUREL BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, December the 5th at 6:00 p.m.
at the home of Cindy Nagle,
3414 Mackinaw Lane
We ask for our December meeting that each of our book club members read and bring a new children’s Christmas book. These books will be donated to Asbury Children’s Supper Hour.  You may also bring used books to give to Asbury. Laurel member, Karen Ettinger, will present a children’s book she has written. The meal is an appetizer potluck. Drinks and tableware will be provided.

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THE CAPITAL CITY MEN’S CHORUS  CONCERT
“Seasons of Love”
Sunday, November the 19th at 4:00 p.m.
Directed by Mary E. Myers, The Capital City Men’s Chorus will present a concert of favorite love songs.  $10.00 at the door.

SERVICE OF  LIGHT AND NEW BEGINNINGS
Sunday, November the 26th
3:00 p.m. in the Parlor
Please join us as we seek God’s presence for those who mourn and struggle during the holidays. This is a time of reflection, remembrance, and looking forward to the New Year and New Beginnings.

 

DECK THE HALLS
First Sunday in Advent—December the 3rd
Following the Sunday School hour, and after the last worship service, we will begin to DECK the HALLS of LAUREL!

THEN … LUNCH will be served!

 Following the meal, join us in creating your own Nativity scene to take home for the holiday season.  Please  sign up on the registration form Sunday morning, or call the church office.

ADVENT BIBLE STUDY 
Beginning November the 28th and 29th
Pastor Kent Lolling will lead an advent study using the book by Rob Burkhart, Five Questions of Christmas.  Come to the Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. study, or Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. study.  Call the church office to order a book.  Cost is $12.00.

 THE STAR TREE
The Star Tree for Chaddock is up!  Choose a star or stars off the tree found in the Parlor, and make this Christmas extra special for every child under Chaddock’s loving care. Deadline for bringing gifts is Sunday, December the 3rd. Do not wrap them.

TOUR of CHADDOCK in Quincy
Monday, December the 4th
We will be taking the toys from the Star Tree to Chaddock, leaving the parking lot at 8:00 a.m., and  returning around 3:30 p.m. We will drop off the toys and take a tour of the facility, including the new school. Lunch will be at Kelly’s, a local family-style restaurant.  We need a firm count of who is attending.  Please sign up on the attendance sheet Sunday mornings, or call the church office.

 

VESPERS at MILLIKIN 
 December the 2nd and 3rd
With concerts at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Vespers (“Evening Prayers”) signals the beginning of the holiday season with an evening of carols, choirs and candlelight at Millikin University in Decatur.   This is their 59th annual celebration.  Tickets are $12.00 for Adults, and $10.00 for Seniors 65 and older and Children.  Tickets can be purchased through the Box Office at 217-424-6318.

A CAROLING WE WILL GO! A Family Event
Sunday, December the 10th
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Come ready to leave the parking lot at 5:00 p.m. We will carol a merry tune, then return to Laurel to warm up with hot chocolate, snacks and a little Christmas fellowship.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 
Sunday, December the 17th
10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary
All children have an important part in this celebration.  The toddlers through 2nd graders will sing. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders present the pageant, and the Jr. and Sr. High tie it all together with script and music.

 

 Laurel’s Chorale & Chancel Choirs present
 Christmas Rhapsody
Sunday, December the 17th
4:00 p.m. at Laurel UMC
Laurel’s performance is free of cost.  Don’t miss this beautiful combination of traditional carols and new favorites.

 

 DAY OF PRAYER 
Monday, December the 18th
Noon – 7:00 p.m.
This is a quiet time of prayer for your concerns or praises at this holiday season.  Prayer will be continuous from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, and we ask for a 30-minute commitment.  The sign-up will take place in the Parlor on Sundays or throughout the week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And … check out our Nativity displays in

Fellowship Hall and in the Parlor beginning December the 3rd.