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Highlights for the week of November 23, 2014


Sermon Title: A Thankful Heart

Scripture: Luke 17:11-19

Worship Focus: Whom can you say “thank you” to? As you look back on your life, who are the people who helped you along the way? Who are the people near and dear to you who are helping you today, the people in your own home or family, the very people you might be taking for granted? There is no such thing as a “self-made” person. Everyone has people to thank for helping them in their living day to day. We do have a lot to be thankful for and a lot of “thank yous” to give away, when we think about our lives like that. We also have a larger lesson to remember —a larger reason to give thanks — because every time we receive a gift of caring or concern from someone else, we receive that gift from God.

Orientation/Membership Class Offered Again

Pastor Dan will be offering another class for those who were unable to attend the orientation/membership classes given recently.   The session will last about an hour and take place on Tuesday, December 2 at 7:30PM in the pastor’s office. This is a class for those who want to know more about United Methodism, its beliefs and overview of Stanwood UMC. It is also an opportunity for those who desire to explore church membership. Please let Pastor Dan know if you want to participate in this class at 629-9555.

Pastor Dan’s Holiday Open House

Pastor Dan invites everyone to stop by the parsonage for food, drink and fellowship at his annual Open House scheduled for Saturday, December 13 from 1-3PM. The address is 9809 271st Street NW, just a few blocks north of the church.

Greeting Cards for the Holidays

Today is the last opportunity for you to choose Thanksgiving cards. A new selection of Christmas cards will be available as well.   Select your cards today—only one dollar each (special glittery ones are $2).


Five Welcome Boxes and 5 Best Wishes Boxes were delivered to the Interfaith Shelter in Everett recently. The items below are urgently needed so that more boxes can be assembled and delivered. You may leave items in the office or the yellow room. Please contact the Durlands if you have questions regarding this project. Thank you!

Coloring books & box of Crayons

Towel sets                                           Pencil sharpeners

2 bath towels                                       Shampoo

2 wash cloths                                      Conditioner

2 hand towels                                      Flashlights with batteries

Bathroom cleanser                              Staplers

Laundry soap, liquid                            Box of small envelopes

Dish soap                                            Neosporin-6 tub

Glass cleaner


Utsalady Ladies’ Aid Brunch and Bake Sale

Delicious baked goods of all kinds can be found at the Ladies’ Aid Building Sunday, November 23 from 10-2PM as well as Brunch! Brunch is $8 for one or $15 for a couple.   Don’t pass up this opportunity to treat yourself (and maybe a friend) to a sweet deal!














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