Special services at Gilman United Methodist

November worship services at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta:

All Saints Sunday

Sunday, Nov. 6

Message: “Changing Our Community for Christ”

On this Sunday, we will celebrate the ministry we have done together here at Gilman, and look at the many ways we are living into Christ’s vision for us: Claiming our community for Christ one person at a time. On this All Saints Sunday we will remember the great crowd of witnesses who have done ministry at Gilman over the years and naming those saints who have passed on during the last year.

Consecration Sunday

Sunday, Nov. 13

Message: “Eternal Investments”

Jesus taught us, “Do not store up for yourselves treasure on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy and thieves do not break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19-20). On this Sunday, we will explore Jesus’ meaning of this passage for each individual. At the end of the service, we will dedicate our earthly treasures to God for 2017, so they can be used for heavenly treasure. After the service, we will rejoice together at our Celebration Luncheon.

Children’s Sabbath and Thanksgiving Sunday

Sunday, Nov. 20

Message: “Saying Thank You”

On this Sunday, our children will lead us in worship as we remember all the things we have to say thank you for, and explore all the different ways we can say thank you. We will bring and dedicate sacks of food for the Marietta Food Pantry, who will distribute the food to those in our community who need our help to have a Happy Thanksgiving.

First Sunday of Advent

Confirmation Sunday

Sunday, Nov. 27

Message Series: “Sent” Part 1: “Jesus Reconciles”

On this Sunday, we begin a four-part message series for Advent. In this series, we remember that on a Christmas more 2000 years ago, Jesus was sent into the world. Each week of the series explores one of the reasons, Jesus was sent to us. On this first Sunday of the series, we will explore how Jesus was sent to reconcile us to God and we will remember that “where meek souls will receive him, still the dear Christ enters in” (from O Little Town of Bethlehem).

This year’s confirmation class will help to lead this service. They will be confirmed at the end of this service as we welcome them into the Gilman family.