Antioch United Methodist Church
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT ANTIOCH? 
 
Wednesday Bible study and dinner, each week at 6:00. If you'd like a five dollar meal from Neighborhood Pizza Cafe, call 833-6171 and let the Pastor know by Wednesday at 3:00.
 
LOOKING AHEAD...

Calling all kids, youth, and adults that would like to participate...(YES, ADULTS, TOO!):

              This year's Christmas program has something for anyone interested in being a part of this AWESOME production!
              There are plenty of speaking and non-speaking parts. The best thing is that no lines will need to be memorized (except for young children that cannot read yet).
              We will be having rehearsal Saturday, December 9th from 12:30pm-2:00pm in the church sanctuary. We will assign parts and do a quick run through at this rehearsal.
              If you or your children/youth want to participate but are unable to attend this rehearsal, please let Gayla Conness know so she can assign your parts and give you needed information.
              There will be another rehearsal the afternoon of the program at 4pm. The program is scheduled for Sunday, December 17th at 6:30pm, followed by our Christ's Birthday Celebration.
              We look forward to putting this together and honoring our Lord through this production!
              Gayla Conness contact info: 417-425-7293 (text or call), email = gconness@spsmail.org

Victory Mission food serving is THIS Saturday December 9, 5:30-6:30, at the corner of Commercial and N. Boonville. 

Directory Committee meeting THIS Sunday December 10th at 5:00 p.m.

God Squad Christmas Party is THIS Sunday December 10. After church they are going to Cici's pizza, then Firehouse Pottery, and should be back at church between 4:30-5:00.

Deadline to bring in Winter coats for Crosslines is THIS Sunday.

Awesome Antioch Youth Christmas Party in All-Purpose Room is THIS Sunday December 10, 5-8.

Adult Choir goes to Marionville on Wednesday December 13 at 7:30. Leave the church at 6:30.

Ladies' Christmas Luncheon in All-Purpose Room on Saturday December 16, 12 noon.

Choir Christmas Cantata on Sunday December 17 at 11:00 service. Everyone invited! 

Children's Christmas Program on Sunday December 17, 6:30. Everyone invited! 

Genesis Sunday School class Christmas party on Saturday December 23, 6:00, at Andy and Gayla Connness' home. 

Candlelight Christmas Eve services, Sunday December 24th at 7:00 and 11:00.

Here is the Youth Group (AAY) schedule for the rest for the year:

AAY Christmas Party— December 10 (5-8 PM)
NO YOUTH— December 17 (Christmas program)
NO YOUTH— December 24 (Christmas Eve)
NO YOUTH— December 31 (New Years Eve)
Regular youth meeting — January 8 (5-7 PM)

Also, we are blessed to have children with us during the Wednesday Bible study. We are looking for two adults who can watch the kids in the nursery from 6:00 to 7:00. Let me know if you can help.
 
We pray after both 8:30 and 11:00 worship services. We prayed for several church members throughout October. One lady had her gout pain gone in her knee instantly. The gout pain decreased in her foot, from a level 7 to a level 2 on a scale of 1-7. This lady walked into church with a cane, and walked out of church WITHOUT her cane. One the same day, one man's back pain decreased and his brother in law's knee pain was gone instantly.

We prayed for several at our Bible study on Wednesday October 26, and one church member had suffered an optic nerve stroke that left her vision partially impaired. After praying and laying on hands, she had a tear in her eye as she said her sight greatly improved, she could see details with her right eye that she couldn't see before. On that same night, one church member's lung pain was healed instantly, pain in her lung and torso almost completely gone! 
 
October was Testimony Month at Antioch. Throughout the month of October, a church member gave their testimony. Testimonies always build our faith, so if you missed it, you can watch the videos of the October testimonies on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/antiochunitedmethodistchurch/
 
Awesome testimony from one of our newest members...

"After church today we had a prayer circle. We prayed for each other and our families. I have said before I believe in miracles and here is why. I not only witnessed pain being removed from others. Praise God! I also was in terrible pain this morning. I am used to daily pain, but today was hitting me hard. I felt some relief from pain after prayer, so we all prayed again for more relief. I felt a little more relief. I am now home and although not totally pain free, my pain levels are even less than they are on a daily basis. Again Praise God. Took me a little longer to feel the blessing, but I did."

So far we've got gout pain healed, back pain healed, shoulder pain decreased, osteoarthritis pain decreased! Thank you Lord! Jesus is still on the throne!

So expect blessings and miracles this Sunday as we magnify the mighty name of Jesus at 8:30 and 11:00!
 
Need a ride to church? Contact the church office at 833-6171 to schedule a ride to church in the church van.
 

Youth meet Sundays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for food, games, worship, and devotion time. 

Click on the "Missions and Outreach" tab to see the results of our latest mission outreach projects.

 
Want to meet with other Christian women for food, fellowship and Bible study? Antioch Women of God meet every 2nd and 4th Monday from 6:30 to 8:30. You are invited to just show up and join the fun. 
 

Do you need prayer? Email Pastor Kevin with your prayer requests at antioch.methodist@mchsi.com. Let us stand with you in faith!

Does your child enjoy singing? Would you like to get your child into a Children's Choir to sing with other children? The God Squad is our Children's Choir, and they will meet for rehearsal in August, from 5:00-7:00. Just bring your child and he/she will be welcomed! 

If you know of anyone in the church who is hospitalized, homebound, on hospice, or deceased, please call the pastor at the church office at 833-6171 immediately. Thank you.  
 
Love to sing for the Lord? Adult Choir practice meets Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Just show up.