Small Groups

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Why not join a group this week!

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What a long rich history Kenmore United Methodist Church has in Christian Education for adults. Through Sunday morning offerings and weekday adult classes, there is an array of opportunities for you to choose from. We desire you to seek ways that best fits your needs to grow in the way that leads to life, through Jesus the Christ! If you are not a member of a class, try one. You may go to a class for a short or long term. You may attend different classes. Our prayer for your intentional faith development is:

Dear God, teach us to rely not on our wisdom or understanding but on the truth you have shown us in Christ. Help us to be in Christ a new creation where everything has become new! Amen!

You will note the various classes, persons to contact, and place and time of meeting below. If you need further information, please contact: Deacon Bonnie LeValley at 875-5091.

REFLECTIONS

Adult Sunday School Class

Pilgrim Room (back corner of Family Life Center)

Leader:  Ken Hood

Reflections will study the new DVD series

Faithful - Christmas through The Eyes of Joseph
by Adam Hamilton
 

“All are welcome in this place!”

10:30am every Sunday

CROSS ROADS
Adult Sunday School Class

 

Come join this Adult Sunday School group for fellowship and discovering more about God as we approach cross-roads in our life journey.

This class is made up of singles and couples of all ages. We meet in the Wesley Roomacros from the church office. Come join us at 10:30 for a relaxed time of fellowship as we grow in our faith together.


Contact: Julia Volle

10:30am every Sunday

PIECEMAKERS

December 6th, at the December United Methodist Women's gathering, we will have a display of handmade gifts that could possibly help you with your Christmas shopping. We hope that you will come to this wonderful Christmas luncheon and Christmas concert program provided by our United Methodist Women and the Choir of Kenmore West High School. It is something you will not want to miss....promise to put you in the Christmas Spirit!

We also will have items for sale on Sunday, December 10th in the Library. Your purchases help provide the materials we need for our quilt ministry. We will also have items to sell all year long - come and do your shopping on Friday mornings - a cabinet full of hand-made treasures awaits you.

On Friday, December 15th, the Piecemakers and the Craftsmen will have their Annual Christmas Pot Luck Luncheon at noon (Yep - we have to do our work before we can eat!!)
Craftsmen and Piecemakers meet on Friday mornings at 9:00 to noon....come and join us for mornings full of fellowship and fun.

If you know of someone that might like to be a recipient of a comfort or prayer quilt, please give Cynthia Bell a call

CRAFTSMEN!
We are up and running for the Fall. If you have clocks or small furniture in need of repair, please call Mike Bell at 877-4996.

What You and Your Family Needs to Know for "Peace of Mind"

Give yourself and your family a "Gift of Peace of Mind" by compiling personal data regarding legal, financial and healthcare information.  Follow this link to download a guide that I have put together for you to know what information needs to be compiled.  The link will take you to a "Living Well'" website where you will find the document entitled, "Peace of Mind: A Guide for Legal, Financial, and Healthcare Preparation (by Rev Donald Weaver)  It is the the second Guide on that page.
Rev Dr. Donald L. Weaver

CORINTHIANS

Adult Sunday School Class

Parlor

Leader:  Gloria MacGamwell

 

December 10  - "Raising A Child NOT your own"

December 17 - "The Journey to Bethlehem" followed with our December Social Gathering - Pot luck luncheon with $5.00 exchange gift There will be opportunities for us to share stories and to send Gloria MacGamwell off to a new chapter in her Book of Life.

December 24th - "Remembering Christmas - Present and Past" complete with Christmas cookies!

December 31st - What Happened to Last New Year's Resolutions? complete with carrot and celery sticks!!

January - we will finish our Advent series with "The Rest of the Story"

Our class is very informal and welcoming - if you are interested in additional study and programing, please join us in the parlor at 10:30 ish Sunday mornings.

10:40am every Sunday 

HORIZONS

Adult Sunday School Class

Fellowship Hall
Leader: Donna Stierheim

This class is made up of singles and couples of many ages.  We have varied interests and enjoy a wide variety of topics each Sunday.  Stop by for some Coffee and Conversation after 1st service ends and then stay for the program.

November 26 - December 17 -  “Not a Silent Night”  led by Cynthia Bell.
Horizons will witness the life and ministry of Jesus Christ through the eyes of Mary. This Adam Hamilton series has a unique prespective to it. All are welcome.


December 24 - Christmas Eve coffee and fellowship

December 31 - New Years Eve - Celebrate the New Year a little early and join us for coffee and conversation!

January 7 2018 will be our Three King's Brunch!

Faith in Film
7:00 PM in the Parlor 

Returns in January 2018
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"The GOOD BOOK Club"
KUMC  Book Discussion Group

Discussion Book for December is:

‘The Heart'

by Maylis de Kerangel.

Book for January is: "Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission"  By Bret Baier

Book for February is:     "In Accord"  By Kristin Chambers

Book for March is:     "The Bookshop on the Corner"  By Jenny Colgan

Book for April is:     "God's Hotel: A Doctor, A Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine"  By Victoria Sweet

Book for May is:     "Magpie Murders"  By Anthony Horowitz

The  Book Discussion Group meets on the 3rd Thursday evening of each month at 7:30  pm. at  John & Donna Percy's home.

 

VAGABONDS
December

On Thursday Dec. 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm, Vagabonds will be attending a performance of the musical The Lion King at Shea’s Performing Arts Theater. We have reserved seats in the center orchestra section.

Following the show, our motorcoach will bring us back to the church to enjoy a delicious dinner of roast pork loin & gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted broccoli & cauliflower, and Caesar salad, catered by our own Marti Marrano.

Our next overnight trip is to the “Emerald Isle” of Ireland next Fall. We will be flying round trip from Buffalo to Shannon Airport from Oct. 7-15, 2018. This is an 8-day / 7-night trip offered through Whitestar Tours, a very reputable company located in Reading Pa. which has planned all of our overnight trips.
Some of the highlights include: the Cliffs of Moher, King John's Castle, Blarney Castle & Woolen Mills, House of Waterford Crystal, the Ring of Kerry, Skellig Experience, Dublin sightseeing, and Cobh Heritage Center to mention just a few.
Accommodations are in 4-5 star Hotels, with full daily breakfasts, and 6 dinners including a medieval castle banquet and the Merry Ploughboy Pub with Irish songs & dancing.
We will stay at the fabulous Dromoland Castle for our last night where we will have our farewell dinner. The flyer for the trip with the day by day itinerary and also a registration form are located on the piano in the church library.
The registration and deposit are due by Jan.15, 2018. There is a savings if you register by Nov. 30, 2017.
Information about our day excursions for 2018 will appear in the next newsletter. As in the past, our Vagabond trips are open to everyone at church, as well as to your friends and relatives, space permitting. Please contact Sue Meegan with any questions or suggestions. smeegan7@gmail.com. (572-4419)