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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

Landen Schertz

03 Alexis Osborne

12 Jim Bridges

16 Theresa Spurgeon

18  Vivienne Haisler

25  Gayla Ziegel

29 Liselle Trevino

30 Alyse Hokamp

Gabriella Hardin-Satter


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.


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.

“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.
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 –, Meeting ID: 852 4839 5233


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.


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:     Or at 940-613-6492