Blue Mound Beacon
Blue Mound UMC Newsletter DECEMBER 2020
C is for the Child born that night to be our light. (John 8:12)
H is for holy is His name. (Rev.4:8)
R is for rejoice with gladness & joy. (Luke 1:14)
I is for Immanuel, God with us. (Is.7:14,) John 1:14)
S is for the star that led the Wise men to Him. (Matt.2:2)
T is for the truth & grace that was sent our way. (John 1:14)
M is for Mother Mary laying Him in swaddling clothes in the manger. (Luke 2:7)
A is for angels singing songs of joy. (Luke 2:14)
S is for salvation.
“This is the message of Christmas: Because He loves us, God has come to redeem us—to bring life and color back to our lives, to expel the darkness of our hearts and from our world. On a rescue mission designed by His Father before time began, Jesus silently slipped into our world, breathed our air, felt our pain, became acquainted with our sorrows, suffered and died for our sins . . . to show us the way out of our darkness and into His glorious light. This Christmas, may you know the warmth of the Savior’s love spreading over you as you never have before. May the beauty of the season remind you of His intense concern for every detail of your life and His great, sacrificial love for you.” ― Chuck Swindoll
Sing We Now of Christmas
Have you ever had a song bring something alive in you? Maybe it was the beat of the rhythm, the groove of the keys or guitar, or the soaring melody and harmony of singers. Something made you go, “Oh yeah, this is my jam right here!” (or, you know, something similar to that). Sometimes a musician just finds a way to strum the strings of our hearts, don’t they?
And then, there are those songs that run even deeper for us, right? A songwriter, a poet pens a lyric that sinks deep into our souls, and we understand ourselves, our world, even God, more deeply than we did before. The imagery connects something between our heads and our hearts that makes our eyes shine. And when it comes to songs of Advent and Christmas, we find beloved carols that move us both musically and lyrically, recalling us to ages past and drawing us forward in to the future with Christ!
Come join us in the Blue Mound family as we worship this Advent and Christmas and listen with our hearts and souls as the scriptures and carols sing to us God’s Love this season!
Sunday, November 29 – “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” (Isaiah 35:1-6)
Sunday, December 6 – “What Child is This?” (Isaiah 40:1-11)
Sunday, December 13 – “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” (Isaiah 61:1-4)
Sunday, December 20 – “Love Came Down at Christmas” (Luke 1:26-38)
Christmas Eve, December 24 – “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” (Luke 2:1-20)
01 Katelyn Bridges
02 Joneen Haisler
03 Alexis Osborne
12 Jim Bridges
16 Theresa Spurgeon
18 Vivienne Haisler
25 Gayla Ziegel
29 Liselle Trevino
30 Alyse Hokamp
16 Gayland and Beth Fleming
14 Harley and Stephanie Hutson
19 Brenda and Steve Minnis
23 Jerry and Debbie Martin
27 Anne and Joe Foor
What is the exact date of Jesus’ birth?
The connection of December 25 as the date of Christ’s birth was developed long after the New Testament period. While it serves as the day Christians have chosen to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the exact date of His birth is unknown.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!
Is God Always with Us?
God is always with us, even though we at times cannot sense His presence. There may be situations where we feel really close to Him, yet on other occasions, He might seem distant and uninvolved in our life. As believers, however, we can be certain He is our constant companion whether we’re aware of Him or not.
What’s Happening Online:
The Taylor and Marc Show – Online Anytime
Ridiculous run through bible stories like you’ve never seen them before! For families with kids and kids at heart! Join Taylor & Marc for a new video available every Sunday, and enjoy a downloadable Family Page to continue the fun after you watch. www.facebook.com/bluemoundmethodist
“Nameless” Online Group
New to Blue Mound? Looking for a way to dive in? Come join Nameless as we build community and explore faith and life with God together! Tuesdays, 7:00-7:50 pm on Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86222529560
Meeting ID 862 2252 9560.
Tea with Jesus – Wednesday 7:30 pm
We’re very excited to see you! Please grab your favorite beverage and join us via Zoom to delve into scripture with Pastor Marc.
Meeting ID: 447 846 665
Important All Church Assembly
Sunday, December 6, 2:00 pm
We strongly encourage all Blue Mounders, everyone, to do el mundo, the whole enchilada, to join us for worship on Sunday morning at 10:45 (in person or online), then come to the All Church Assembly that afternoon at 2:00 pm! We will gather both in Fellowship Hall and on Zoom to pray together, to share with one another, to pray together, to hear each other’s hearts, to pray together, to be transparent with where we are as a church and where we are going, and to pray together for God to lead us! Please mark your calendars and tell your Blue Mound family. We need everyone’s voice and heart!
Zoom Info for All-Church Assembly – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85248395233, Meeting ID: 852 4839 5233
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT WORSHIP
Join in the wonder and mystery of the night Love was born in a stable
Online Worship: 3:00 pm (Kids & Family) & 5:00 pm,
Traditional Service 5 pm & 7 pm
In Person Worship: Drive-In Service 5:00 pm — 7 pm Sanctuary Service
Special Note: Tricia Cox went to be with Jesus in November 2020, her husband Jim, passed away earlier this year. Please be in prayer for the family.
BLUE MOUND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
8421 N. Interstate 35, Denton, TX 76207-1537 (940) 382-0825
Midway between Denton and Sanger at Exit 473
Sunday School: 9:30 am, Sunday Worship: 10:45 am
Linda Boyer, Newsletter Editor
Need to contact Pastor Marc Corazao?
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or at 940-613-6492