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Worship 10:00 am
Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Sunday School 11:15 am
 
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Join us each Sunday morning at 10:00am for Worship!
- Everyone welcome -




Poinsettia Donations 2017
 

Many thanks to the following for their generosity and thoughtfulness in donating poinsettias this year to add to the beauty of our Sanctuary
 
 
  • In memory of John & Eleanor Larburda  
by Juanita & John Laburda
 
  • In memory of Mary Alva & Erleen Luther
by Juanita & John Laburda
 
  • In honor of Fredonna Logsdon & Mary Ferguson
by Linda & Doug Ferguson
 
  • In memory of James Logsdon & William Ferguson
by Linda & Doug Ferguson
 
  • In honor of BJ Fentz & Millie Martin
by Gina & Bob Borneman
 
  • In honor of our children & our grandchildren
by Gina & Bob Borneman
 
  • In honor of giving thanks to God for His son Jesus Christ and in memory of His love for us
by Sandra Carver
 
  • In memory of Mary Beth & Milton Spence
by Pat & Steve Spence
 
  • In memory of our parents
by Carolyn & Frank Starkweather
 
  • In honor of Georgia, Joe, Alice & Dick
by Joelynn Gifford
 
  • In memory of Wilma & Richard McVay
by Charlotte & Bill Hicks
 
  • In memory of Helen & Charles Hicks
by Charlotte & Bill Hicks
 


 



Have you made a confession faith? Are you a member of Abundant Harvest?
Would you like to consider baptism? 
Please contact Pastor Chuck 317-872-7190 for a conversation about your spiritual journey.


   
OUR NEXT MONDAY MEAL
Come to our Monday Meal on Monday, December 18 at 6:30pm and
share in some family time over a meal with us.

Bring a dish! Bring a drink! Bring a friend! 
 


 
HOLIDAY FOOD BOXES FOR ADVENT, CHRISTMAS & EPIPHANY
It’s our wise tradition! The wise men came to the baby Jesus bearing gifts and didn't just buy them on their way, but planned and prepared. We celebrate the arrival of the wise men on Epiphany Sunday.
Let’s plan and prepare just as the wise men. Throughout the Advent and Christmas season as part of counting the days until Christmas and throughout the Christmas season, please place a can/box of non-perishable food in your Holiday Food Box. On January 7, bring your box(es) or bags of food to the church and place them at the altar.
Use the attached advent calendar to help you be more mindful of living for Jesus this season. In the morning as you review the action of the day, place a canned good into the box. This will help you have a wonderful day as you prepare for the birth of our Lord.  
Collections will support our Abundant Harvest pantry and also be shared with UMC ministries in Indianapolis. Last year $1,100 worth of food items were donated to Fletcher Place. Can we do better this year?
 



HAT & MITTEN TREE TRADITION IN NARTHEX
The tradition continues in the Abundant Harvest Narthex! If you are able please bring hats, mittens and gloves for our Hat & Mitten Tree which will be displayed in Narthex beginning the First Sunday of Advent! All donations will go to The Julian Center which provides shelter and counseling to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and      survivors of child sexual abuse.

 


 
OUTREACH PARTNER—AWOL (ALL WORTHY OF LOVE)
Abundant Harvest is collecting hats, gloves, scarves, coats and socks for our Outreach Mission Partner, ALL WORTHY OF LOVE! Donation bin is outside the Sanctuary.
  



STAFF APPRECIATION & RECOGNITION
Sunday, December 17, will conclude collections toward Staff end-of-the-year appreciation gifts.
 If you've been meaning to contribute but just haven't yet, there's still time!
 Either drop off at the church office in an envelope marked SPRC,
 or place in the box in the sanctuary at worship time,
or mail to the church office at 7840 Ditch Road, Indianapolis, IN  46260! 
        
It's a way to say thank you for jobs well done to Pastor Chuck, Don, & Colleen.
Presentation will be on Sunday, December 24.
   
Merry Christmas and thank you—Lori Wickstrom, Staff Parish Chair
 
 



CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE SCHEDULE
Please join your Abundant Harvest family on Sunday, December 24 at 10:00am for regular morning worship and return for Abundant Harvest’s Annual Christmas Eve Service at 6:00pm. 



THE BISHOP’S CHRISTMAS OFFERING
Abundant Harvest will take the collection for The Bishop’s Christmas Offering on Sunday, December 24.



 
ABUNDANT HARVEST DIRECTORY
It’s finally happened! We have an updated directory just in time for Christmas cards and wishing Happy New Year.  Contact the office at 317-872-7190 or abundantharvestchurch@comcast.net if you want a directory emailed or if you would like a directory sent to you. Extra copies will be in the Usher Basket each week.
 
 


 
ABUNDANT HARVEST IS CAROLING AGAIN THIS SEASON
Please come caroling with us on Sunday, December 17!  Everyone is welcome to join in this joyous occasion as celebrate the season!
We plan to gather in Fellowship Hall for a simple (chili/soup) pitch-in lunch from 11:15am-12:00pm.  Departure is at 12:00pm and we will be back at the church by 2:00pm.
   
 


Be sure to bring your Class Meeting Day/Time Preference Sheets!!
Bring your Commitment Page along with it!

 
ABUNDANT HARVEST UMC CLASS MEETING
And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds
Hebrews 10:24

  1. What have you done during the past week so that Christ will be better known and loved in your:
    • Family            
    • Vocation         
    • Community          
    • Christian Community
  2. During the past week when did you feel closest to Christ?
  3. During the past week when did you feel you were responding to God’s call to disciple?
  4. Where did you participate in being the Church this past week?
  5. When was your faith tested this past week through failure?
  6. What is your plan this coming week to follow John’s Wesley’s three simple rules?
JOHN WESLEY’S THREE SIMPLE RULES
  • Do no harm.
  • Do good.
  • Stay in love with God.
SUGGESTIONS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH
  • Morning devotions
  • Daily/regular prayers
  • Worship attendance
  • Communion
  • Spiritual retreat
  • Daily Bible reading
  • Attending Bible study/Sunday school class
  • Fasting
  • Intentional acts of kindness

 



COLLECTIONS FOR AWOL (ALL WORTHY OF LOVE)
Just a friendly reminder that winter is just around the corner. We will be collecting hats, gloves, scarves, coats and socks and toiletries.
Look for the bin just outside the Sanctuary.  

A special heartfelt thank you to all who continue each week to make sandwiches, deliver sandwiches, and ride-out in car crews to support AWOL (All Worthy of Love),
its facilitators and those it serves.

 



MENS MEETING
The next Men’s Meeting is set for Saturday, February 3 at 8:00am. 
Coffee will be served. All men welcomed!

 



PRAYER LINE AT ABUNDANT HARVEST
If you are not on the Abundant Harvest Prayer Line and would like to be added, just let
John Laburda know on Sundays or send him an email at

zither222@aol.com.  
 


 
PAPER & PLASTIC RECYCLING IN THE KITCHEN
Abundant Harvest is recycling paper and plastic in the kitchen. You can’t miss the blue recycle bin. Questions? See Pastor or Lori Tapscott.
 

 

 

 


SHOP FOR GROCERIES AND EARN A BIT FOR THE CHURCH!
 **** Help us out by doing what you already do ****

KROGER—3% to Abundant Harvest: Go online to enroll in Kroger Community Rewards, choose Abundant Harvest UMC and use your Kroger Plus Card when you shop. AHUMC receives a check from Kroger for the 3% of the dollars you spend at Kroger. Be sure to re-enroll online in 2017!  CONSIDER THIS SIMPLE FUNDRAISING EFFORT TO BENEFIT OUR CHURCH!

 
Adult Study Groups are abundant here! 
 
  • Join us on Sundays 9:00am for the Mustard Seeds Adult Study in the Library.
  • You've Got Mail Adult Study follows Worship at 11:15am in the Library.  Contact the office at 317-872-7190 or abundantharvestchurch@comcast.net if you want to be included in weekly You've Got Mail Email Blasts.
  • Also, meeting at 11:15am in the Parlor is the The Disciples in Training Adult Study.
Try them out! 
 

 
 
May the Lord bless you abundantly!
 

 

Abundant Harvest UMC
7840 Ditch Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260

on the corner of 79th Street and Ditch Road

(317) 872-7190

 

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