Weekly update

The 2018 contribution envelopes are in the Narthex. Please help us reduce postage and pick yours up. They will be there through December 17th. If you don’t have envelopes and would like a set, call the church office. We will add a set for you.

Cookie Walk

Sunday, December 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the Parlor. $5 a box.

The Joy Circle are making peanut brittle in the Kitchen, Wednesday, December 13 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Electric skillets needed. See Cherrie Cherrington or Marilyn Paulsen.


Luminaries Breakfast Saturday, December 16 at 8:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Following breakfast, we will put together the luminaries. Please RSVP Ray Wilson if you can make it to breakfast or if you can help set-up luminaries Christmas Eve. Clean, empty milk or juice one-gallon jugs (no caps) are needed by December 15.

Como Parent Luncheon

Como Prep: Monday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kitchen and Como Lunch: Tuesday, December 19 in the Kitchen at 12:45 p.m., gather things up & head over to Como. Lunch is served at 1:30 p.m.

Advent Offering

During the season of Advent, while we all turn our thoughts toward Christmas, many people like to give a little extra money to the church. Maize Manor UMC has long relied on the generosity of these end-of-year gifts to help cover our expenses for the year. If you are thinking about giving to a charitable organization as 2017 comes to a close, please consider giving to the church. Advent Offering envelopes will be available until our special offering on Christmas Eve.

News from the Market Table

Order forms will be available at the Market Table in time for Christmas December 10 and 17. Pick up an order form at the table and bring it back the next ordering Sunday along with a check made out to Maize Manor. As in the past there will be a few $5 or $10 cards from select merchants.

If you plan to Cyber Shop this holiday season, you can help Maize Manor by signing into Good Shop for coupons and rebates at places you’d shop anyway. How?

Go to Goodshop.com Hover over “Goodshop Give” From the drop down menu select “Support a Cause” Type in Maize Manor United Methodist Church hit enter. Double click on Maize Manor United Methodist Church Scroll down to “Get Started” to register– Sign me up! Get Gumdrop to raise money -”Download Now” and “Activate Gumdrop” A heart icon will appear in the top address bar click the heart and begin shopping.

You can also use Good Search as your search engine, which will also support our church. Nothing more to do, just go to goodsearch.com and search like google.

Going shopping at Oakland Nursery for your Christmas tree and trimmings or a gift for that special someone? Be sure to pick up an Oakland Nursery $25 card at the gift card table. Proceeds of $5 per card benefit the education fund here at Maize Manor UMC.

The Breakfast Bunch

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 10am We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bob Evans on 161 and Busch Blvd. This is open to all who attend Maize Manor. It is a nice time to meet with others outside of worship, catch-up and socialize. If you can attend please call Mary Smith by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning so she can reserve enough tables for the group.


Would you like to participate more in the worship service?

Traditional Worship at 9:30am
__ Sing in the Chancel choir
__ Ring in the Bell choir
__ Sing or ring in the Children’s choirs
__ Be a Liturgist
__ Welcome people to worship and sign them in
__ Be an Usher/Greeter

People interested in being a Greeter Sunday morning please contact Millie Leone

__ Decorate the altar
__ Create slideshows
__ Act or do dramatic readings

Contemporary Worship at 11:00am
__ Sing or play with the praise band
__ Read scriptures
__ Welcome people to worship and sign them in
__ Be an Usher
__ Decorate the altar
__ Help make breakfast
__ Run the soundboard
__ Create slideshows
__ Act or do dramatic readings

Christian Education

Baptisms and New Members Information Lunch Sunday December 10th at 12:30 in the Parlor. Baptisms and Church Membership December 17 during services.

From the Preschool Director

 The children of Maize Manor Preschool will perform Christmas songs on December 22 and enjoy a meal with family and friends. We will take two weeks off school to celebrate the birth of Jesus and the new year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Karyn Thomas, Preschool Director  

Children’s Worship

Children’s Worship This month in Children’s Worship, our kids will be learning about the Christmas story and the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, starting with the prophecies of the Old Testament. The verse for December comes from Jeremiah 23:5: “The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up a righteous descendant from David’s line, and he will rule as a wise king.” Children’s Worship is a large group, small group class for preschool through 5th grade during the 11am Contemporary Worship service. We hope to see your kids there!

Children’s Christmas Play Maize Manor’s Children’s Christmas play will be Sunday, December 17, at the 11am Contemporary Worship service. This year’s play will be based on the book, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” a funny and heartwarming tale about a family of misfits who stumble their way into the local church’s Christmas pageant. Our kids are already working hard and having fun with their parts, and we’ll need some extra children to play shepherds, angels, and sheep again this year. If your child is interested in taking part, contact Pastor Ryan.

Women’s Bible Study

The Womens Bible Study will meet on Tuesdays, 7:008:30 in the Parlor. We will be studying The Lords Prayer. Jesus was showing his followers how to pray – including his followers today. As we learn about the Lords Prayer, we will also begin to pray as Jesus instructed us to pray. Join us as we cultivate a passion to pray

Children’s Music

Children’s Bell Choir  rehearse on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. The children will be shown how to read sheet music, ring the bells and play in a group setting. Children ages 6-14 years are invited to join in praising the Lord with music.
Please see Linda Fabbro.

Notes from the Music Director

The Chancel Choir is preparing for the Christmas cantata, “Canticles in Candlelight” by Joseph M. Martin, to be per-formed on December 17th during the 9:30 Traditional Worship Service. With Scripture, narration, carols and candles, this compelling cantata tells the treasured story of Christ’s birth. The cantata is filled with a combination of original and familiar arrangements of some of the most beloved carols and tasteful classical references.

Both the Chancel Choir and the Maize Manor Ringers will perform special music on

Christmas Eve at the 9:30 pm service.

December 28 (rehearsal is cancelled)

Christy Ritts

Music Director

New Year’s Eve Prayer Vigil

Please sign-up on the board in the Narthex for the New Year’s Eve Prayer Vigil. All that is required is 1/2 hour of your time to pray on New Year’s Eve between noon and 6pm. The event is in the Chapel, where there will be a long table with 3 chairs and a membership directory at each setting. You will pray for a specific section of your Maize Manor Church Family, plus additional prayer concerns and the weekly prayer list. You may add your personal concerns to the prayer basket and everyone will pray for your concern as well. If you haven’t already participated in the prayer vigil why not join us for this spiritually uplifting opportunity to ask God for His Blessings on our church family, our friends, our community, and our world. It is a great way to start the New Year! Linda Fabbro and the Evangelism Team

Care Team

The Care Team is made up of church members who have volunteered to contact and visit members from our church due to the following:
Hospital Visitation Team – This group connects with people who are undergoing hospitalization for surgical procedures, illness, and birth of a baby.
Long-Term Care Visitation Team – This group connects with people who are residents of long-term care facilities and have limited mobility and cannot come to church.
Home-Bound Care Visitations Team – This group connects with people who are largely confined to their homes by illness or infirmity and cannot come to church. Should you be interested please contact our Care Team Coordinator, Jerry Eberlyn

Communion Visitation Team

This group brings communion to people on the first Sunday of each month after the elements have been blessed during the morning services. Only people who request to have communion brought to them will receive this service.
The Care Team also has members who make phone calls to check on church members, and send out cards.
The Care Team is looking for more volunteers to serve on any of the before mentioned teams. Should you be interested please contact our Care Team Coordinator, Jerry Eberlyn

Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a ministry of Maize Manor UMC that has provided luncheons to families at a time of loss and bereavement since 1981. It is a service of love and caring to aid our church families in times of personal need upon the death of a loved one. This is one of the most appreciated and important services the church provides. We are in need of volunteers to keep this ministry alive. We are inviting you to become involved!

If you have any questions, please call Dona Riedmiller or Lee Eichensehr

 2017 Contribution Statements

This year we will be e-mailing year end statements. If we have an e-mail address on file for your family, your tax statement will be e-mailed. Quarterly statements have been e-mailed, please check your mail boxes. If you did not receive them, I’ve make a mistake typing in your address, you have a new one or are using a different one, please send me an e-mail from the address you will use to treasurer@maizemanorumc.org (for families with husband & wife addresses, please let me know which is your primary address.) Thank you

Maize Rd Civic Association Holiday Party

Maize Road Civic Association & Blockwatch invites you to join them Wednesday, December 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for food and fun. Please bring a snack to share (even if you don’t, we’d still love to see you). There will also be a free raffle. Come and meet your neighbors at this unique, proud, and unified community event.

This Week At Maize Manor

Sun Dec 10    9:00 a.m.    Vietnamese Classes    Room 6

9:30 a.m.    Traditional Worship    Sanctuary

9:30 a.m.    Sunday School    Room 5

10:30 a.m.    Devotions Study    Room 6

10:45 a.m.    Adult Study        Parlor

11:00 a.m.    Contemporary Worship    Fellowship Hall

11:00 a.m.    Kid’s Worship        Room 5

12:30 p.m.    New Member Baptism Information Lunch  Parlor

Play Practice        Youth Lounge

12:30 p.m.    Small Group B    Parlor

Mon Dec 11    1:00 p.m.    Small Group C    Parlor

Tue Dec 12    8:00 p.m.    AA            Room 6

Wed Dec 13    9:00 a.m.    TOPS            Parlor

10:00 a.m.    Bible Study        Room 6

1:00 p.m.    Joy Circle        Kitchen

5:30 p.m.    Prayer Shawl Ministry    various locales

5:30 p.m.    Maize Rd Civ Assn    Fellowship Hall

8:00 p.m.    AA            Room 6

Thu Dec 14    5:00 p.m.    Children’s Bell Choir    Bell Room

5:00 p.m.    Friendship Circle    Kitchen

5:30 p.m.    Basket Guild        Room 5

6:15 p.m.    Bell Choir        Bell Room

6:30 p.m.    Play Practice        Youth Lounge

7:30 p.m.    Chancel Choir        Choir Room

8:00 p.m.     AA            Parlor

Fri Dec 15    8:00 p.m.    AA            Parlor

Sat Dec 16    8:30 a.m.    Luminary Breakfast    FH/Kitchen

10:00 a.m.    AA            Room 6

2:00 p.m.    Private Party        FH/Kitchen

Sun Dec 17    9:00 a.m.    Vietnamese Classes    Room 6

9:30 a.m.    Traditional Worship    Sanctuary

9:30 a.m.    Sunday School    Room 5

10:30 a.m.    Cookie Walk        Parlor

10:30 a.m.    Devotions Study    Room 6

11:00 a.m.    Contemporary Worship    Fellowship Hall

11:00 a.m.    Kid’s Worship        Room 5


FH=Fellowship Hall ● SH=Shelter House ● YL=Youth Lounge











































































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