Holiday Office Hours


Please be advised that the office will close at noon on Monday, December 24, and will reopen for regular hours on Wednesday, January 2.



Lectionary Reading for this Week

• Micah 5:2-5a

• Psalm 80:1-7

• Hebrews 10:5-10

• Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)


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

• 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

• 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. 

New Prayer Requests

• Ben Plunk


Weekly Calendar

Sunday, December 23

• 9:15am Sunday School

• 10:30am Worship

• 5:00pm Inside Out (Youth)

Monday, December 24

• Office closes at noon

• 6pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Tuesday, December 25

• Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 30

• 9:15am Sunday School

• 10:30am Worship

• 5:00pm Inside Out (Youth)




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! 

In Need of Volunteer

Suman Gamadia has requested assistance in attending church. She needs a ride to and from Sunday service. Please contact the church office if you can help. Thank you!


Office Staff Love Offering

I would like to thank you so much for your consideration of a love offering plate on Sunday or mail it to the Church Office. Please be sure that your gift is specifically designated as being Love Offering Staff, so we can ensure it is used only for that purpose. Please make your donation by December 31st. It is our intent to present these gifts to the staff after the holidays. 

Sometimes our work for the Lord is lost in day to day details and we miss opportunities to encourage those people who work so hard to serve others, as our staff does, and to receive acknowledgement that they are appreciated and loved. I would also like to take the time to encourage and acknowledge all the members who have been involved in supporting our ministries this year. Whether you are giving financially, working in the ministries, praying for the church and the events, organizing, encouraging others or all of the above you are helping SPUMC reach people in need. I am so blessed to know you all. 

Mark McGee



For tax consideration purposes: SPUMC will accept donations for 2018 up to the end of the year. All checks need to be dated in 2018 and received in the offering by December 31st or in the office by January 3rd to be considered for 2018 giving statements. 


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 ( 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.