An Update From your Pastor's Desk - 12.04.2020

An Update From your Pastor's Desk - 12.04.2020

Hello there,

Greetings to you and your family. We hope that you are staying well and healthy. This email update includes important information of what's going on at Oberlin UMC. If you have any questions please feel free to contract us.


UMYF Youth Meals

Youth Group Meals are needed for December 16th, January 6, 13, 20 and 27th. The Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.

UMW / Dorcas Circle

Neither UMW nor Dorcas Circle will meet in December.

Birthdays ๐ŸŽ‰

December 4 Jamie Orr; Stosh Seller; Talulah Woolsey
December 5 Kristy Evans; Mackenzie Urban
December 7 Lynn Doeden; Kay Matheney; Perrell Stanley
December 8 Johnathan Fick; Kara Haselhorst; Pam Scribner; Shirley Ward
December 9 Sonya Capps
December 11 Jacquelyn Marshall
December 13 Steve Kraus; Cheryl Miller
December 14 Joyce Pedersen
December 16 Trenton Raile
December 17 Deanna Castle; Shannon Metcalf; Janelle Walter
December 19 Gabe Moore
December 20 Casey Alstrom; Mick Barth; Blake Garner; Hayley Lewton
December 21 Delbert Erickson
December 22 Kay Danburg; Emma Merrill
December 27 Jacque Elwood
December 28 Wiley Farr; Linda Hollowell; Addison Mathews
December 29 Mark Scott
December 30 Valisha Raile
December 31 Lila Keenan

Anniversaries ๐ŸŽ‰

December 4: Sid and Cheryl Metcalf, Larry and Karen Thompson
December 7: Cody and Rebecca Hooker
December 9: Jay and Ann Anderson
December 10: Bradley and Angie Erickson
December 21: Lyle and Leona Hilker
December 24: Cole and Alyssa May
December 28: Joe and Candy Dejmal
December 29: Glen and Kristin Stragey
December 30: Jordan and Whitney Tally
December 31: Jerry and Melissa Chambers, Robert and Robyn Rouse, Stosh and Jill Seller

Please be in Prayer for ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

All residents and staff of Good Samaritan Society โ€“ Decatur County; all staff and all patients - Decatur Health Clinic and Hospital; Jessica Luck; Pastor Mary Courtney; Brogan McCorkle and family; Wilbert Dennis; Minnie Dawn Purty; Marian Fraker; Larry Ishii; Barry Richards; Pastor Dorcia and Michael Johnson and family; Brady and Ellie Ginther and baby; Doris Sloan; Hannah Abbott and family; Pam Scribner; Lynn & Roberta Johnson; Greg Long; Jan Walters; Lila Keenan; Lowell Moxter; our schools, teachers, administration, staff and school board members; our County, City, State and National leaders.

The family and friends of Duane Carman.

Christmas Eve Worship Services ๐ŸŽ„

2020 has been a year youโ€™ll never forget (but probably wish you could!) Donโ€™t let the holidays add to your stress this year. Find some peace and hope instead. We want to help.
Join us this year for Christmas Eve at the Oberlin United Methodist Church. Great music, a hope-filled message, and some Christmas nostalgia that will make you feel at home. Please consider this your invitation - weโ€™d love to share Christmas with you.

Due to Covid-19, we will be limiting seating at each service. This allows us to spread out our seating and offer a safer environment. We are requiring everyone to reserve a free ticket to our Christmas Eve Services to ensure we donโ€™t exceed our capacity.
You can reserve your spot for either service by calling the church office (785.475.3067), via email ( or Online. (If reserving via Phone or Email, please tell us what service you would like to attend and those who are joining you.)

We will also be streaming both services on our online campus.

Online Tickets

5:30 PM Service -
8:00 PM Service -

For Your Calendar ๐Ÿ—“

Friday, December 4 โ€“ Pastor Gordon Day Off
Sunday, December 6 โ€“Second Sunday in Advent with communion
9:45 AM โ€“ Adult Sunday School
10:45 AM - Worship
1:30 PM โ€“ Christmas Crafting in Fellowship Hall for shut ins
Wednesday, December 9 โ€“
9:30 AM โ€“ Womenโ€™s Bible Study โ€“ Basement
5:30 PM โ€“ Womenโ€™s Bible Study โ€“ Fellowship Hall
6:15 PM โ€“ UMYF โ€“ Basement
7:00 PM โ€“ Praise Team Practice
Friday, December 11 โ€“ Pastor Gordon Day Off
Sunday, December 13 โ€“ Third Sunday in Advent
Friday, December 18 โ€“ Pastor Gordon Day Off
Sunday, December 20 โ€“ Fourth Sunday in Advent
Childrenโ€™s Christmas Program during Worship
Wednesday, December 23 โ€“
School Christmas Break to Jan. 4, 2021
Thursday, December 24 โ€“ Christmas Eve
5:30 PM Worship โ€“ Reservation Required (Click here to Register)
8:00 PM Worship โ€“ Reservation Required (Click here to Register)
Friday, December 25 โ€“ Merry Christmas / Office Closed
Sunday, December 27 โ€“ First Sunday after Christmas
Friday, January 1 โ€“ Happy New Year / Church Office Closed
Sunday, January 3 โ€“ Epiphany of the Lord Sunday

Worship Online ๐Ÿ’ป

Did you know you can worship with us wherever you go? Head to to worship LIVE with us on our online campus on Sunday's at 10:45 am. Or rewatch our services anytime anywhere with our on-demand content available on our online campus - head to

Follow us on your favorite Social Media Network ๐Ÿ“ฑ

Did you know that Oberlin UMC is now on Twitter, and Instagram, along with Facebook, and YouTube? Follow us on your favorite social media platform and stay connected with Oberlin UMC.

Facebook: @OberlinUMC

Twitter: @oberlinumc

Instagram: @oberlinumc

YouTube: Oberlin United Methodist Church

Please continue to take care of yourself and each other,

Pastor Gordon