Sundays at  9:00am & 11:00am
Say Thanks. Give Thanks. Receive Thanks.
Join us as we wrap up our series along The Gratitude Path.
Jesus made it commonplace to give thanks over a meal. 
This year's Thanksgiving Worship will do the same. 
Bring a dish to pass as we share stories of gratitude and thanksgiving. 
Join us in the Great Room with special music by Ron DiSalvio and Robert Costa.
RSVP by clicking here

Tuesday, November 21
5:30pm Gather, 6:00pm Eat
Marshall Christmas Parade Volunteers Needed
Monday, November 27 at 7:00pm

Help needed:

Parade Float decorators for next week
Children to ride on float and sing Christmas Carols at 6:00pm
Families and individuals to walk and hand out candy canes at 6:30pm
Individuals to assist with parade line-up at 5pm.
If you can help, please
 sign up here.
A Christmas Story
Starting Sunday, November 26
The chimes of the clock-tower bells in Dickens' classic “A
Christmas Carol” provide a wake-up call for Ebenezer Scrooge and
turn him from his resentment, fear and isolation. Just as God’s
presence was born anew into this world, we too can be born anew,
woken up and redeemed into renewed life, joy, passion, generosity,
humility and love. Join us this Advent/Christmas Season.
Celebration for Robert Costa
Join us for a celebration of Robert Costa's 7-year ministry here at MUMC in the Fellowship Hall at 12:15pm, directly after worship on Sunday, November 19.  Bring a card of encouragement or a completed scrapbook page, if you would like.

Staffing Announcement
On behalf of SPRC, we are requesting prayers for Robert Costa, our Contemporary Music Director as he moves on to a new position in the Detroit area. Please also be in prayer for our committee and church as we seek to fill his opening, as well as other openings. We pray that the right persons will come forward and that God will provide us with the wisdom we need to continue his plans for us at MUMC. 

 
Mission of the Month
We have been asked to assist our neighbor, Crossroads Church, in gathering 150 Hygiene Bags for the annual Christmas Gift Bags for neighbors. Sassy Sistahs have joined Crossroads the past few years to distribute their massage December care packages. This year the 180 YOUTH are joining us! Recipients are very low income men, women, seniors, youth, and children in our area, some of which attend our church. 

Can you, your family, or small group, sponsor one or more of these kits? Gather items, place in a Christmas gift bag, and drop off in the North Lobby anytime this month. 
MACS, Inc. Coat Drive
Marshall Area Community Services is once again collecting winter coats, jackets, snow suits and snow pants of all types and sizes to give to area families in need.  Donations may be dropped off at Heritage Cleaners, Trinity Episcopal Church or Marshall UMC!  Heritage Cleaners will clean the items for free when they are donated to MACS.  New coats are also greatly appreciated.  Contact Becky Swaney, MACS, Inc., Liaison at 269-781-5107 with questions.
Adopt-A-Family for MACS, Inc. Christmas 
Clearing Bureau  

Mon.-Wed., November 13-15 from 11:00am-5:00pm
Marshall Area Community Services will organize the Christmas gift and food baskets program for families in need within the Marshall area.  If you'd like to help in any way, call Becky Swaney at 269-781-5107.

 
This is an opportunity for students in grades 9-12 to spend time discussing real teen issues - such as depression and anxiety, sexuality, self-image and more. Join us for a time of fellowship and support in an inclusive, non-judgmental setting. For information, email rachel@umcmarshall.org
Michigan Area Weekly News
Resident Bishop, David Bard
Stay connected with our brothers and sisters around our conference. See what we are able to do together, to change the world! Click Here
Albion District Weekly News
District Superintendent, Dale Miller
Stay connected with our brothers and sisters around our district. See what other churches are up to, lift friends in prayer, sign up for leadership training, and more. Click Here
Friends in Need of Prayer

Family of Ann Marie Aikins, Delaine Aikins, Brad Banfield, Brian Banfield, Tinley Clair, Wanda Belcher, Stephanie Beresford, Kris Chill with the passing of her Mother, Willo Cooper, Teresa Ferris, Rachel Labram's dad Terry Goheen, Pat Gushiken, Family of Norene Hoffman, Family of Evelyn Lapham, John Marsh, Family of Jessica McHugh and the loss of her father, Family of Carroll Phillips, Ernesto Rodriguez, Ron Rosko, Alyssa Schuck and family with the loss of their 7 year old daughter, Nattaly Brown, Marcus Schwartz, Missy Shapow, Dawn and Ed Shorter, Hunter Smith, Mike Toman, Kris Waito, Dave Wagner, Mike Wallace, Wallace family with the loss of their son, Pam Westbrook and family with the passing of her sister, Family of Franklin White, Ken Zuehlke, and those affected by violence.