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Pancakes with Santa, Dec. 14

Before Santa loads up his sleigh and starts his trek around the globe, he’ll stop by First United to have pancakes with some of his favorite northeast Nebraska children. “Pancakes with Santa” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Dec. 14. The event will include pancakes, photos with Santa, crafts and a reading of the Christmas story. “Pancakes with Santa” is a free event open to the public.

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Decorate the Church for Advent, Nov. 24

Preparing for Advent and Christmas begins with decorating the church by hanging the greenery on Sunday, Nov. 24 at noon. We will decorate our church, sanctuary, welcome center and put up the outdoor Nativity scene. Many hands make the load light, and the fellowship is always great! Please come join in to make our church beautiful! Lunch will be provided.

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Church Conference is Oct. 20

Our annual church conference will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20 in Wesley Hall. All members are invited to join together along with our District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Nancy Tomlinson, to discuss and vote on important matters of our church and the year ahead. This meeting will include naming our vision together, electing our lay leadership, setting our budget and compensation for the pastors, and other business. Please make plans to attend this important meeting.

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Next Fellowship Meal is Oct. 6

The United Methodist Men (UMM) invites you to the next fellowship meal at noon on Sunday, Oct. 6 in Wesley Hall. The UMM will provide chicken as the main dish. Bring a side dish or dessert to share and join us for a time of fellowship.

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Tai Chi Begins Sept. 17

Tai chi is often described as“meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication inmotion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health. Mary Wakeley will walk you through the low-impact, slow-motion exercise on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am in Wesley Hall starting Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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Prayer Walk for Grant Elementary

Help us bless the students, staff, teachers of Grant Elementary during a prayer walk at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. Pray for the students and staff as you walk around the building. We will begin on the south side of the playground and work our way around the building. Grant Elementary is located at 1106 Phillip Ave.

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Installation Service for Rev. Dr. Tomlinson

Rev. Dr. Nancy Tomlinson will be formally installed as District Superintendent of the Elkhorn Valley District at an installation service at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29. All are invited. Rev. Dr. Tomlinson replaced Rev. Bill Ritter as the Elkhorn Valley District Superintendent on July 1, 2019. Prior to becoming District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Tomlinson served at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Papillion, Nebr. She comes to the post with nearly 25 years of ministry experience.

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To Norfolk With Love is Sept. 14

“To Norfolk with Love” is a community-wide day of service where followers of Jesus from every denomination join together to serve side-by-side to demonstrate the love of Christ to our city. A variety of projects are planned at organizations and individuals in need in our community. No matter your ability, there is a project that needs your help! A free shirt is guaranteed for everyone who registers by Sept. 4. Register online and see all the available projects at tonorfolkwithlove.com.

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Celebrate Back to School

With the start of the school year just around the corner, we are ready to celebrate the start of a new Sunday School year! Children and youth are invited to kick-off a fun filled 2019-20 school year on Sunday, Aug. 18. Start your morning in Wesley Hall at 9:30 a.m. with a light breakfast of muffins, fruit, juice and coffee served to all who come. Afterwards, families are invited to visit their classrooms to meet their teacher and receive a small surprise. Next head outside for games, a photo booth and other activities for the whole family. On Sunday, Aug.…

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Celebrate the Fourth at First

The United Methodist Women will hold their annual Fourth of July pancake feed and bake sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 at the church. A free will offering will be collected. Once again, we will have a float in the Norfolk Fourth of July parade. The parade is set for Thursday, July 4 at 10:00 a.m. The Missions and Evangelism Team needs your help as they prepare for the 4th! Sign up in the Welcome Center if you can fulfill the following needs: Bags of individually wrapped candy or gum. Drop off bags in the…

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