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Wednesday, 11-28

5:30pm, Wednesday Night Live Meal followed by Trivia at 6:00pm in the Christian Life Center

6:00pm, Children's Ministry Activities in the Christian Life Center and Worship Center

6:00pm, Youth Arts in the Worship Center

6:00pm, Celebration Ringers Handbell Rehearsal in the Christian Life Center

7:00pm, Festival Chorale/Chancel Choir Rehearsal in the Worship Center

7:45pm, Clemson Wesley's Eventide in CW's downtown location

Thursday, 11-29

6:45am, Youth Ministry Chick-Fil-A Prayer Breakfast

6:00pm, Decorate The Vine worship space for Advent & Christmas

6:30pm, Senior Singles Dinner at Cracker Barrel in Easley

Friday, 11-30


Saturday, 12-1


Sunday, 12-2

8:30am, Traditional Service in the Worship Center

9:30-10:45am, Sunday School

10:30am, The Vine Worship Service in the Christian Life Center

11:00am, Traditional Service in the Worship Center

3:00pm, Appalachian Winter Christmas Musical in the Worship Center

4:00pm, Family Christmas Sing-Along in the Christian Life Center

5:00pm, Sunday Night Youth in the Christian Life Center

6:30pm, Clemson Wesley's Evensong meal & worship in the Christian Life Center

Monday, 12-3

7:30pm, Monday Night Discussion Group in room 116 of the Office Building

Tuesday, 12-4

First Sunday of Advent

Rev. Fran Elrod will preach at the 8:30 & 11:00 traditional worship services in the Worship Center.
Rev. Steve Simoneaux will preach at the 10:30 Vine modern worship service in the Christian Life Center. 

Appalachian Winter Christmas Musical

You are invited to join the CUMC Festival Chorale and Chamber Ensemble as they present Appalachian Winter, a Christmas musical, this Sunday afternoon, December 2, 3:00pm in the Worship Center. The music celebrates the legacy of Early American carols and hymnody. Composed in the spirit of folk music, the musical combines traditional sounds with more rustic elements. Shaker and Appalachian melodies are woven together with wonderful texts that celebrate the Christmas and Advent seasons. Invite a friend or two and join us for an afternoon of joyful music!

Children's Ministry Family Christmas Sing-Along

We are excited to offer an opportunity to our families and children of our church and community! Rebecca Smith (The Melody Garden) is coming to lead us in a fun time of singing and playing different instruments this Sunday, December 2 from 4-5pm. Please invite friends and family! We will have Christmas-themed snacks and a hot cocoa bar with all kinds of festive toppings. 


message from Pastor Fran

Come, Lord Jesus. This is the Advent mantra each of us is invited to whisper, chant, cry aloud, and carry in our hearts in preparation for the celebration of Christmas…Emmanuel, God with us beginning Sunday, December 2. Not only will we be worshiping in the spirit of the first Sunday of Advent, your hearts will be warmed and prepared to enter into Advent more fully as the Festival Chorale presents “Appalachian Winter” at 3:00pm on Sunday afternoon.
‘Tis the season to prepare for the Christmas celebration, to plan numerous gatherings with friends and family, and it is the season to be intentional about giving gifts. I look around our wonderful church and see the fruit of many hours of labor poured into the bricks and mortar, and the fruit of many hours of service poured into the life of the community of faith called Clemson UMC. We are all recipients of the great gifts that are given to continue the increase of God’s kingdom, not just sustain it.
That is why I ask you now, how much will you give your financial rewards from your labors and your servant time at the close of this year and for the years to come, to move beyond sustainability into growing the Kingdom of God? We are a blessed congregation and offer our thanksgiving to God for what we have – but especially for who and whose we are. May our return to God be generous and with a cheerful heart. To God be the glory for the things God has done!
If you want to experience the joy of giving this Advent and Christmas, and see God’s kingdom increase…give to this community of faith and to the glory of God through CUMC!
Come, Lord Jesus,
Pastor Fran

Vine Kids' Junior starts this Sunday, December 2!

We are excited to offer our older children at The Vine a different option for children's church time. Children in grades 2-5 will be invited to go to the conference room (room 402) during children's church instead of Vine Kids. They will learn about the different aspects of worship and eventually be more involved in some areas of The Vine worship service. Please contact Marie Schmidt (marie@clemsonumc.org) or Kristian Pierce (kacpierce@gmail.com) with questions or if you're interested in volunteering with this new ministry! 

Decorate The Vine for Advent

Join us on Thursday, November 29 at 6:00pm in the Christian Life Center to decorate The Vine worship space for Advent. We’ll put up the tree, hang decorations, and set up our stage backdrop. All are welcome.

Exam Care Bags for College Students

The fall semester is almost over for our college students and it’s time to prepare exam care bags. Please take a bag and fill it with snacks and goodies for our students to enjoy during exam week. Exam Care Bags will be available in the Worship Center and the Christian Life Center. Please return filled bags by Sunday, December 9.


Join us for dinner at 5:30pm - Taco Bar - and our final Trivia of the semester at 6pm in the Christian Life Center. Next week the WNL meal will be followed by the Kids' Choir and Youth Arts Christmas program in the Worship Center at 6:15pm.

Celebration Ringers Christmas Concert

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…we polled the members of the Celebration Ringers and chose some of our favorite “rings”! 
Join us on Wednesday evening, December 12, at 6:15pm in the Worship Center for our Christmas concert, A Few of Our Favorite Rings. We hope you’ll find a few of your favorites in our concert, too!

10th Annual TRIO Fundraising Event

The annual TRIO fundraising event benefiting the CLEMSON FREE CLINIC and CLEMSON COMMUNITY CARE will be held Thursday, December 6 at Holy Trinity Church in Clemson from 6:00 to 9:00pm. This event features raffles and a live auction, wine and beer tasting, heavy hors d’oeuvres and music. Don’t miss out! Tickets are $40 per person or $150 for four. Contact Sandy Smith at 864-506-4049 or ssandra@clemson.edu or Karen Carter at 864-901-2642 or karencarter@clemsoncommunitycare.org. Tickets are also available at Hubbard Young Pharmacy, Clemson Free Clinic and Clemson Community Care.

Did you order a wreath from the Boy Scouts?

Wreaths will be available for pickup after the Wednesday Night Live meal on December 5 and after worship services on Sunday, December 9.

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