“Advent is Here Bringing Hope” sermon on Dec 23rd

Sermon Notes

“I’m bursting with God-news;
    I’m dancing the song of my Savior God.
God took one good look at me, and look what happened—
    I’m the most fortunate woman on earth!
What God has done for me will never be forgotten,
    the God whose very name is holy, set apart from all others.
His mercy flows in wave after wave
    on those who are in awebefore him.
”     Luke1:46-50  The Message

#1 But look at their hope.  It is hope in God.

#2 Their hope is in a God who meets them where they are.

“He bared his arm and showed his strength,
    scattered the bluffing braggarts.
He knocked tyrants off their high horses,
    pulled victims out of the mud.
The starving poor sat down to a banquet;
    the callous rich were left out in the cold.” 
  Luke 1:51-53 The Message

#3 If Christ – not Caesar – is King, then there truly is hope for everyone. 

“Advent is Here, Bringing Joy” sermon on Dec 16h

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

                                          Philippians 4:4-7  New Revised Standard Version

Christmas Pageant 2018

Cast of the North Ferrisburgh UMC Pageant

  • Narrator – Megan Willis
  • Angel Gabriel – Jorja Goodspeed
  • Mary – Lexi Jewell
  • Joseph – Paxton Laurie
  • Shepherds – Ashka Whitney, Andrew Jeskie, Colby Curler
  • Sheep – Emerson Curler, Alec Gingras
  • Angels – Adie Gingras, Remi Lu Curler, Reese Curler
  • Star – Easton Laurie
  • Wise Man – Lexi Pickett
  • Director – Christine Gingras
  • Stage Manager – Tyler Gingras
  • Pianist – Suiong Wong
  • Assistant Directors – Jen Willis, Kim Laurie

Partnerships During the Holidays

It is celebration time. We have wonderful partnerships that make holidays bright. This year our church family gave everything needed for seven complete Thanksgiving dinners and an extra turkey. The DCF office that we coordinate these with sent huge “thanks!”

Donations from church members and community members will help us do over 40 Christmas gifts for children, teens and others in need.  Our Old Hollow Neighborhood group is now bringing food for our food shelf every time they meet. We received another touching thank you from the HOPE Christmas shop for the Wildberries towel sets. Our  Christmas carolers were well received at The Arbors and Pillsbury.  We also got smiles from Weston Spooner and Mary Lou Payne.  

All these activities add up to a very meaningful Christmas. Through service and worship we get to sing God’s praises in sending us Jesus, our Savior. As John Wesley loved to say, “The best of all is God is with us.

Merry Christmas, Pastor Kim

Youth Shopping for Christmas Gifts for Youth in Need

“Advent is Here. Bringing Peace” sermon on Dec 2nd

“Calm and Bright “ 2018 is the 200th year anniversary of the carol “Silent Night, Holy Night”.  The song captures our hope for peace and light for the world.  The Advent worship series will celebrate the carol’s message over the entire season of Advent, and highlight its call for our lives.  A message that can guide us all year long.

This sermon is based on selections from Isaiah 2 and 9.  The following graphics were shown during the sermon.

Topographical map of Israel

Large scale model of 1st Century Jerusalem