First United Methodist Church
Living in Darkness to Light
As the time changes, and the days get shorter, and we start leaving work at 5pm in the dark, it can feel like the light is far from us. Worse, it can get in our heads and we start thinking the Light of the World is far from us. This week we will experience living in Darkness to Light in very practical ways that give us hope and a means of grace. Don't let darkness have the final word! Be the light!
Locations & Times
  • First United Methodist Church
    3101 Colusa Hwy, Yuba City, CA 95993, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
Darkness Never Has Total Victory
•You are invited to use cell phones only for flashlights this morning
•The world is never in total darkness, no matter how dark it feels because there is always the light of our omnipresent God

Life In The Dark
•What if all you had of God to share was what was in your head?
•How much Scripture can you remember?
•What songs do you remember?
•What testimony do you have of God’s blessing and grace?
•What prayers would you offer for each other and a lost world in darkness?
From Darkness to Light
•Feel the relief?
•Changes our options and gives us freedom

Living in the Light
•So since we no longer live in darkness
•Since we are carriers of this Great Light that is the Light of the World
•Let us live in this light with joy and celebration
Life Application
•Share with your person how you will be light in someone’s world this week.

First United Methodist Church

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Adult Sunday School
Bible Study with Pastor Lois - Minor Prophets
Sundays at 10 am in Fellowship Hall with Pastor Lois (A Life Obeying Jesus- Green)

Small Groups
Book of Acts
starting October 23rd
The life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the Book of Acts and the Epistles. Join us as we study the Book of Acts.
Mondays - 6pm - Fireside Room - Julie Raridan

Healing Steps with Jesus
Healing Steps with Jesus is a Christ-centered program with foundations firmly established in Biblical truth. The 12 steps with accompanying Scriptures and the 8 principles based on the Beatitudes offer participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, healing, and the opportunity to give back one day at a time through Jesus Christ. This program addresses all types of habits and hurts, not just recovery from alcohol and/or drug issues. It is a "large umbrella" program that addresses a number of issues. The 12 steps and the 8 principles work seamlessly together, tying historical recovery to timeless Biblical teaching. Order your materials at the church office.
Thursdays - 6pm - Fireside Room - Cathy Cheever

Childcare available for Small Groups upon request.
Please contact the church office ASAP if you need childcare to be arranged.

Women's Bible Study Group
At Jessica Solis' house
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Book of study: Women of the Bible by Frances Vander Velde
A study of the lives of 31 women during their time and culture.
Contact church office for more information 673-5858
Smart Money Live Stream Event
Tuesday, November 7th
5pm to 8pm

What if all your money questions could be answered in just one night, and all that was required of you was a desire to learn and an internet connection? The Smart Money Live-Stream Experience will give you the proven plan for dumping debt and building wealth in seven steps, all from the comfort of your own home. You’ll get a clear vision for your family’s financial future while learning to work together and communicate more effectively with your spouse. Join Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze for this one-night-only event that will change you the trajectory of your life forever! You can register online using the link on our web.

Turkey Drive
Sunday, November 12th
12:30pm - 2:30pm
West Parking Lot

Help us bless our community with Thanksgiving Food Baskets
and Christmas Food Baskets by participating in our Turkey Drive.
All sizes of Turkey’s are welcome
Christmas 2017
Some of you will remember when we held a meeting for all those that wanted to have input on how we plan Christmas services (April 10, 2016) for Christmas 2016 and beyond. Thank you to all of you that participated in that meeting. This year Christmas Eve is on a Sunday. We will have a 10:30 a.m. traditional service and a 7 p.m. contemporary service. There will not be Sunday morning education on December 24, 2017. Each of these services will be approximately 1.5 hours (with normal services being 1.25 hours). It allows us to do both Advent 4 and Christ candles as well as congregational candle lighting with our Silent Night tradition.
As people have aged and the dynamics of the congregation have changed, our 11 p.m. service has had fewer and fewer attendees. Part of caring for the congregation is knowing when it is too difficult for some of our people to drive at night. Another part of pastoral care is recognizing our volunteers for each Christmas Eve service often spend more time at the church on Christmas Eve night than they do with their families. In an effort to care well for all of our congregation, we've made the decision to no longer have a late night (11 p.m.) service. We will continue to have our traditional candle lighting service earlier in the evening.
We look forward to sharing and celebrating with you during our coming Advent season.
Pastor Lois and Pastor Julie
Thanksgiving Break Lock In!
Looking for something to do during Thanksgiving Break? Participate in our Lock In on November 20th. After breakfast the next morning, we will load up to take a day trip to Sacramento to help in an Sierra Service Project helping to beautify neighborhoods in Rancho Cordova. See Mindy for a parent permission slip and packing list. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
We have some incredible mid-week gatherings for our youth where they can experience Fun, Fellowship, and Games with a Message in the Youth Trailer

JV - open to students in Middle School,
Mondays, from 6 to 8pm

Varsity - open to students in 9th grade and higher
Wednesdays, from 6 to 8pm

The last youth night of the month is fun night creating an opportunity to invite your friends.

Church Charge Conference
Our Church Charge Conference is November 12th at 2:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Join in Mission with Cutting EDGE (Evangelize, Disciple, Go to the Ends of the Earth)
Focus for the month of November
As we prepare our shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, it is a good reminder that Samaritan’s Purse, the organization that distributes them, does so much more!
· Which includes responding to the urgent needs of families devastated by the wind, rain, and storm surge of catastrophic hurricanes. Whether in the United States or abroad, they have come alongside hurting people to bring emergency relief and practical help in the Name of Jesus Christ.
¨ Texas & Florida: 5 response bases in Texas and 2 in Florida have been opened, organizing over 10,000 volunteers which have led 500 people to a faith in Jesus Christ
¨ Throughout the Caribbean: Relief supplies are being flown on a regular basis and as of Mid-October the following has been distributed
-- Heavy-duty shelter plastics - More than 38,000 households
-- Hygiene Kits - More than 9,000
-- Blankets - Nearly 17,000
-- Generators - Over 400
-- Clean Water - Close to 1 million liters
¨ Dominica: A 10 person medical team has been deployed along with 4 water treatment systems installed
¨ Barbuda: 2 water treatment systems installed
Thank you to all for being a part of our Mobile Pack last month. Many of these meals will be sent to the Caribbean to assist in relief efforts.
Opportunity to check out the Loaves and Fishes Ministry in Sacramento on Saturday November 11th by serving lunch to the needy.
· Cutting EDGE will provide transportation. Spots are limited, so talk to Mindy if interested
· We will meet at the church at 9:15am
Cutting EDGE is funded by faith promises which can be made at any time of the year. Cards can be found at guest services and can be placed in the offering plate.
· Funds raised are used at the donors choosing.
¨ You can donate for a specific project or missionary of your choosing or help fund outreach that Cutting EDGE is facilitating.
-- Please make you checks out to FUMC – Missions Cutting EDGE

Sutter Buttes Olive Oil Fundraiser
In support of the First United Methodist Church Yuba City and our Ministry Programs
We are offering:
Flavor Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars
Fresh Fruit Jams and Spreads
Local Wildflower Honey
California Grown Olives
Tapenades and Spreads
Caramel and Chocolate Dessert Sauces
Olive Oil Baking Kit
Gift set combinations: jams, jam / honey, tapenades, olive oil / balsamic vinegar & dipping sets
All made by our local Sutter Buttes Olive Oil Company in Sutter.
The Sutter Buttes Olive Oil Company Fundraiser begins October 15 and will continue through Sunday, November 5, 2017. Order forms and catalogs can be found at the Fundraising table in the Narthex and orders will be taken every Sunday. Please consider sharing the catalog with your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and everyone you know.
How much will we earn? 35% of total sales will be returned to the church if our orders total $2,500 or less - and if our total sales equal more than $2,500 we will receive 40% back!
Orders need to be paid for at the time of purchase by either cash or a check made out to FUMCYC. Orders will be available for pick up at the church later in November.
Any questions? Contact Debbie Meeker at church or by calling 790-7554. Please take a look at the catalog and consider a delicious purchase!
Stockings for Rescue Mission
The youth are collecting Tube Socks and Non-opened travel sized toiletries to bless the clients at the Rescue Mission
Examples of needed travel sized items include: Shampoo, Conditioner, Hand Lotion, Body Soap, Hand Sanitizer, Toothpaste, Combs, Deodorant, and Toothbrushes.
Our goal is to create 80 pairs of stockings to bless the needy in our community.
We are up to 31 Stockings!
Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets
Each year WWAM puts together approx. 50 food basket for Thanksgiving and again for Christmas.
We need your help with food donations and basket assembly. Please bring food donations to the church Narthex by November 14th. If you are interested in helping to assemble baskets, please let Jan Warne know.
Items Needed:
Canned items:
¨ Cranberries
¨ Canned fruit
¨ corn
¨ Beans /vegetables
¨ Cream of mushroom soup
¨ Cream of celery soup
¨ Yams /sweet potatoes
¨ chicken broth.
Boxed items:
¨ Turkey stuffing
¨ Jell-o
¨ Mashed potatoes
¨ Aluminum Foil
¨ Packages or Cans of gravy
¨ 5 or 10 lbs bags of potatoes
Frozen/Refrigerator Goods
¨ Pies
¨ Margarine/Butter
¨ Cool Whip
¨ Turkey
¨ Rolls
Angel Breakfast
Saturday, December 3rd
9:30am - 11am
Free Event

Join us for breakfast and an old fashioned sing along!
Family Christmas Dinner
Friday, December 8th

Celebrate the season with family and friends. We will have a silent auction and activities for the whole family.
Tickets are available in the Narthex or church office
Adults $10
Children 12 and under $5
$40 per family

Dinner menu
Tri-Tip, Baked Potato,
Veggies & Dessert

Ways you can help:
· Set-up and clean-up crews for
Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th & Friday 8th
· Silent Auction Baskets - see Craig Jones
· Food Preparation - Thursday evening, Friday all day

If you are interested in helping please call Craig Jones, (921-2831), or April Buck, (701-3183).

Holiday Pie Fundraiser
Holiday Pies are back in time ofr Thanksgiving. Please full out the form in your bulletin and return to the church office by November 15th.