Lectionary Reading for this Week

Jeremiah 33:14-16

Psalm 25:1-10 (UMH 756)

1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

Luke 21:25-36


Prayer Requests


• Bill Hardy 

• Clarice Mason

• David Hardy 

• David Reeves

• Faye & James Nabors

• Gene Hildinger

• Gerald Davis

• Kathy Robertson

• Marty Garrett

• Nadine White

• Marla Hill

• Suman Gamadia

• Barbara Reeves

• Nimu Parmar

Continued Prayers

• Bob Skinner

• Earl Harris

• Trenda Barber

• Ray and Kay Morgan

• David Melton

• Billie Coleman

• Saige Downing

• Leora Easley

• Pat Goodson

• Jean Nixon

• Joyce Dowless

• Jim Devenport

• Lynda Devenport

• Amy Plunk 

• Elena Chinn

• Marsha Scott Gardner - Friend of Bertha Hall

• Family of Hazel Irby

• Cathy Bourgoin & Family

• Jeannine Mason

New Prayer Requests

• Ronny Edwards - Friend of Edwin and Bettie Coleman 

• Bill Wing - Brother of Sharon Dickerson

• Please be in prayer for the families who have experienced loss this past year. The Holidays are always difficult with the loss of a loved one.


Weekly Calendar

Saturday, December 15

• 6:00pm - 9:00pm Parents Night Out 

Sunday, December 16

• 9:15am Sunday School

• 10:30am Worship

Monday, December 17

• 7:00pm Boy Scouts

Tuesday, December 18

• 6:30pm Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, December 20

• 9:30am Get Up & Go

Sunday, December 23

• 9:15am Sunday School

• 10:30am Worship

Monday, December 24

• 6:00pm Christmas Eve Service

Tuesday, December 25

• Christmas Day - Office Closed




Parents Night Out

Parents, need to do any last minute gift wrapping or shopping? Our Youth and Children's ministry will be hosting a Parents Night Out to help you out. Drop your children off at 6pm on Saturday December 15. We will be watching a movie and playing games. The best part? Food is provided! Children will need to be picked up at 9pm. 

Want to volunteer? We need all of the volunteers we can get to make this event possible. Please contact the office at [email protected] to sign up, or Joseph and Jennifer Goodson. We would love your help!


Christmas Eve Service

St. Philip's UMC will be having a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Monday, December 24 at 6:00 pm. Come join us! 


Directory Update

Please, if you have changed you email address, phone number, dropped your land line or added cell numbers, send that information to, or hand the information to Teri Aeschbacher or I on Sunday. We have a lot of non-working numbers in the directory.

-Bertha Hall


Bertha Hall: (972) 475-0401 Email - [email protected]

Teri Aeschbacher: (972) 278-7985 Email -  [email protected]


Mission Opportunities

• We are collecting winter hats, gloves, and scarves to give children. Please hang any donations on the tree outside of the sanctuary. Donations can be brought during service, or by the office. 

• Our missions team will be adopting four families from Handley Elementary, to help provide Christmas gifts for their children, as these families are truly in need. We are collecting monetary donations to help cover the cost of Christmas gifts. Please send donations to St. Philip's, or bring by the office. 

• Handley Elementary is in need of 20 outerwear garments, such as sweatshirts, for students. The outerwear must be navy blue, sizes small, medium, and large are needed. Sweatshirts must not have hoods. 

Any help is greatly appreciated!


In Gratitude

 A special word of gratitude is extended by the church to Jeanette Hobbs and the Worship Committee for their work in decorating the altar table and the sanctuary for the holiday season. The committee is to be commended for presenting the church with a festive yet meaningful arrangement.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding involvement at St. Philip's UMC! We look forward to hearing from you!


Do you feel led to give?

Did you know there other payment options for your tithes and offerings?

We are now accepting PayPal! Just visit our website (www.spumc.org) and follow the links.

A PayPal account is not necessary to use this feature. And, to make it even easier, you can also set up an automatic draft! Paperwork for automatic draft is available at the office: call (972) 271-9565.