Singing in Christmas Sunday, December 18 — 2:00 pm Iowa Falls First United Methodist Church
EVENT WILL FEATURE Union High School Carolers An acapella group dressed in Charles Dickens attire
ready to sing your favorite Christmas carols.
—ALSO—Vocal and Instrumental selections by Jessie Weaver, Linn Adams, Barb Shultz, Cheryl Growden, Jennifer Garibay and more!
New Worship Service:
Beginning November 30, 2022, Iowa Falls 1st UMC will be offering an additional worship service. The new service will be on Wednesday evenings at 6:15pm and held in the Wesley Room (main floor near the offices). The service will be Contemporary/Emergent in style – we will sing along to a few contemporary Christian videos, share in prayer,hear scripture, and share n discussing the scripture readings meaning and guidance in our lives. All are welcome to attend
and participate

SUNDAY SCHOOL PRACTICE FOR CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

November 20th – hand out parts/practice songs  10am

November 27th  10am

December 4th  10am

Saturday, December 10th @ 10:00am dress rehearsal

December 11th Program during 9:00 Service – no Sunday school after

From Generation to Generation
Advent/Christmas/Epiphany Sermon Series ©A Sanctified Art
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. Luke 1:48b-50
Despite the challenges and vulnerability she faced, Mary could glimpse the scale and scope of the good news she was part of bringing forth. This good news transcends time and space – and it was and is bigger than just her. Christ is coming for collective liberation: God’s redemption is at work for years to come. Therefore, the promise is meant to be lived out and passed on from generation to generation.

from Generation to Generation Study

The stories, scriptures, and traditions of the Christmas season have been passed down to us throughout the generations. Like a tapestry woven throughout time, the Christmas story weaves us in – to remember how God has shown up in the past, to continue the work of collective liberation, to behold the presence of God in flesh and bone.

We will present a study along these themes on Tuesday evenings 6pm November 29 through January 3. Devotional books will be made available. May you join us as we remember we belong to a story etched into the wrinkles of time, to a love that won’t let you go.   © a sanctified art, 2022

Longest Night Worship Service

In the darkness, it can be difficult to find your way. In the darkness of grief or pain or addiction or loss, it can be hard to see the Light born on Christmas day. The Longest Night service names and recognizes the dark in which we reside and brings the light of Christ in better focus, reminding us we do not walk these difficult times alone.

We invite you to join us for this special service on December 22, 6:30pm at the Iowa Falls 1st United Methodist Church in joint participation with Bethany Lutheran Church and First Congregational Church of Iowa Falls. Pastor Erling Shultz, Pastor Maureen Howard and Vicar Lisa Robinson will lead our time together. Come and find the Light of Love that is in all our human experiences.

Staff Parish Relations Team announces two open paid ministry positions:
Director of Audio/Visual Ministry supports and enhances the ministries of the church through audio and video technology. This person would recruit, train, and schedule volunteers in the use of A/V for worship, funerals, and events, including livestreaming and recording. 10-15 hours per week.
Director of Digital Communication Ministry contributes to the ministries of the church through digital and social media platforms. We would expect this person to keep our website up-to-date, create regular postings and announcements, and respond to viewers on those postings. 10-15 hrs per week.
Please contact Pastor Erling or SPRT member – Duane Kruckenberg, Linda Scallon, Tim Smith,
Mike Swartzendruber, Amanda Ubben – for further information.