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Happy New Year, Worship Announcement, and MORE

Happy New Year Tom's Creek community! Jeff and I had so much fun making deliveries to ZOOM Bingo winners and others. If you go to our Facebook site you can see the videos of people receiving their deliveries. AND there are more that are happening today! It was a fun way for use to connect and kinda see one another. If I had more food and time I would have delivered to all of you! Go check out the videos if you have Facebook! Also, please join the website this will be the last blog entry that I am going to have Karen Wivell send out via email!

This week worship is going to be exciting. I will be leading the worship service BUT we have Rev. Dr. Sarah Dorrance bringing a special message to us! Oh, and during the announcement time near the end of the service there is going to be a really exciting special announcement that you are not going to want to miss!

The attached bulletin has stars for you to cut out. You can make the star however you want but everyone is going to want to have a star with them during worship. All the words to the songs we are singing together will be displayed. We did that this week because we have the poinsettias list in the bulletin. Remember it is still the Christmas Season and Sunday will be the tenth day of Christmas! And now to the ways you can connect in worship:

You can catch the Facebook Livestream at: .

We will start the Facebook Livestream at @8:50am and you will see announcements scroll and hear music playing. This is the best option if you want to interact with others online. Feel free to chat to each other before and during the service. You can put prayer requests in the chat. This is great way to be able to interact with others if you watch it live with others in your church family who are staying home but want to worship as part of an online community.

You can catch this livestream on our Toms Creek UMC channel at: We will start the YouTube Livestream at 8:50 am and you will see announcements scroll and hear music playing. This format is best if you are watching on a television or large screen with lots of people gathered around. You can have it fill the whole screen and just watch it without any distractions. There is a way to chat on YouTube but it normally has a lot less people and is normally a lot less chatty than the our Facebook livestream. If you subscribe to our channel it will let you know when we go live in future weeks.

You can go to our website here and by Monday morning there should be shortened version of our service that will contain the Scripture, the Middle Hymn, the Sermon, and through the end of the service. Sometimes the whole service is there instead of the shortened version depending on an technical issues we might have had.

You can also use a phone to listen to our service by calling 857-799-9465 from any phone starting at 8:50 am. This will only have sound coming through and you will not be able to see anything that is occurring. If you would like we can we make a DVD of the service for you to watch just let the church office or Pastor Heath know.


you can go to our website and hit the donate button on our webpage


you can mail your offering to:

Tom's Creek United Methodist Church

10926 Simmons Road

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

This new year gives us all a great opportunity to commit our lives and church to more fully living out the call of Jesus. I hope and pray that we take ahold of the opportunity that God has given us.



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