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A Mountain Home UMC Christmas

On December 13, 2015, our traditional Christmas program took place.  Children, youth and adults participated in this wonderful holiday event that was written and planned by our church organist, Linda Walker with the assistance by a host of other church folks.  This event, that celebrates the birth of our Savior Jesus, who came to earth in human form as a little baby born to the Virgin Mary in a stable in Bethlehem is one of the cornerstones of our Christian Faith.  It was wonderful to see so many participate in this event and in so many ways.  Through song by music solo’s, duets and by our choir, by the spoken word (including a narrator), and by so many actors of many ages the story and meaning of Jesus birth was retold to all.

This event was followed by our traditional Christmas Eve service on December 24th which retold the story of Jesus birth through scripture and song.

Following are some photos of these events with additional photos found on our church Facebook page (Mountain Home United Methodist Church).  Please enjoy!

The Manger is Ready

The Manger is Ready

Celebrating Jesus Birth

Celebrating Jesus Birth

Sharing Jesus Birth in Song

Sharing Jesus Birth in Song

Lighting the Advent Wreath on Christmas Eve

Lighting the Advent Wreath on Christmas Eve

Our Choir on Christmas Eve

Our Choir on Christmas Eve

The Pastor’s Message

The church doors of Mt. Home United Methodist church are open every Sunday morning at 10:00 for worship at 10:30.  We at Mt. Home UMC hope you will come through those doors and experience a warm welcome as you come to worship during this Advent Season.  It is a time of great anticipation as we eagerly wait to hear of the birth of Jesus and think about what that means to us and to our world today.  With so much going on in the world that makes us grieve for humanity, we invite you to church to hear the good news that we have to share.

I am going to focus my thoughts on the good news of our faith throughout this Advent season.  I look forward to preparing worship and sermons for this very special time in the church calendar year.  We will sing Advent hymns and Christmas carols.  We will light the Advent candles and hear the good news about the light that came into the world in Jesus.  We will have the Christmas Play to enjoy.  And on Christmas Eve we will stand in awe of what Christmas means as we lift our candles on high.  I hope that you will be able to join us!

If you are traveling, may traveling mercies be yours.  I look forward to celebrating with you.  May you have an Advent Season that is full of blessings and a real “Happy Birthday Jesus”

Christmas.  In Christ’s Love, 

Pastor Peggy

                                                       

We Are Called!

October 18, 2015 was Confirmation Sunday at Mt. Home UMC.  The Sunday when youth at the church reaffirm their baptism by accepting God’s grace for themselves, professing their faith before the people of the church and promising to lead a Christian life.

Each of us are initiated into Christ’s holy church through the Sacrament of Baptism and given new  life through water and the spirit.  When a certain age is reached we affirm for ourselves the covenant that was made at our baptism and declare our promise to nurture each other in the faith, agree to support the mission of Christ’s holy church and are welcomed into full membership of the church.

On this Confirmation Sunday five of our youth reaffirmed their baptism, were presented and supported by their parents in professing their faith before the people of the church and became full members of Mt. Home UMC.

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Celebration of Robbie

On the evening of August 23rd the church had the opportunity to celebrate and wish farewell to youth leader Robbie Frederikson.  Robbie, who has been one of our youth leaders for some time is moving to California for the next chapter in his career and life helping others.

Many of Mt. Home UMC, both youth and adults came together for a potluck followed by a worship service (put together by the youth) to express their appreciation for all he has done.  During the worship portion of the event each of the youth was given the opportunity responding to specific questions to let Robbie know how much he meant to each of them and how he helped them in their faith journey.

A Happy Group for Robbie's Send Off

A Happy Group for Robbie’s Send Off

Having Some Fun  Prior to the Potluck

Having Some Fun Prior to the Potluck

Robbie and Youth

Robbie and Youth