First United Methodist Church

Advent Serve Day – Worship Time Change

Dec. 11, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Winter Park Campus 125 N. Interlachen Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

Worship: 10-11am, MFLC Gym
Service Projects: 11:15am-12:30pm

We are a church that values service and we want to dedicate time during this busy season to serve together as a family.

Join us on Sunday, December 11 for our Advent Serve Day! On this day, we will hold one blended worship service at 10am followed by several opportunities for relational service in our community. Our hope is to spread God’s love, lend a helping hand, and build relationships both in and out of the church!

Explore the service projects below and sign up online today!  You can also sign up by visiting our table in the courtyard each Sunday, Nov. 13-Dec. 4.

Project 1: Decorating for Christmas with Residents at The Oaks
Leaders: Betsy McKeeby and Boots Miller
Spread some Christmas cheer with residents at the Oaks Apartments. We will assist residents in decorating the common areas and the apartment doors with wreaths, garland, ribbon, and more!

Project 2: Assembling & Distributing Street Eats Snack Bags
Leaders: Dave Nielson and Dylan Kling
Let’s gather to assemble and distribute street eats snack bags in fellowship with one another! We will share a devotion and prayer, assemble the bags, and then distribute bags in our community.

Project 3: Making Paracord Survival Bracelets, Writing Letters, & Drawing Pictures for our Military
Leader: Donna Albert
Support our military near and far with encouraging letters, pictures, and survival bracelets. Items will be sent through Operation Gratitude. The bracelets provide 7.5 ft of cord that can be used in an emergency. It is named after the parachute cord and can hold up to 550 lbs of weight!

Project 4: Gardening & Campus Beautification at Killarney
Leader: Autumn Day, John Hanniford and Owen Hanniford
Come to Killarney Elementary to help the school plant vegetables, pull weeds, thin plants, and adjust/replace paving stones. Bring your garden gloves and tools (shovels, clippers, rakes) to join the work and fun! Please Note: OCPS background check is required.

Project 5: Writing Letters & Drawing Pictures for Inua Youth
Leader: Lauren Berlin
160 vulnerable youth in Naivasha, Kenya, are part of the Inua two-year wellness and training program. This advent, we would love to send the youth Christmas & New Year letters to show our love and support. Letters are sent electronically! Please consider bringing your laptop. Handwritten letters can be scanned & sent too!

Project 6: Caroling for Our Homebound Neighbors
Leaders: Claud Smith and Mary Jane Nunley
Spread some holiday cheer by caroling house to house and room to room! We will split into smaller groups to visit some of our homebound members and sing familiar carols with leadership from our children and adult choirs.