Twenty-Sixth Sunday After Pentecost 2018 — Planning Notes


Dwellings Worship Series, week 3: CONFIDENCE
November 18, 2018


Calendar Notes

November 18   Bible Sunday
November 18-25    National Bible Week (USA)
November 22    Thanksgiving Day (USA)
November 25    Christ the King/Reign of Christ Sunday
                           United Methodist Student Day (offering)

December 1      World AIDS Day
December 2      Advent-Christmas Series (Year C) Begins (Forthcoming)
December 21    Longest Night/Blue Christmas
December 24    Christmas Eve (evening)
December 25    Christmas Day
December 26    Kwanzaa
December 31    Watch Night/New Year’s Eve

The title for this week is “Confidence”, pulled from Heb. 10:19. We can dwell in confidence by the grace of Jesus Christ. Rev. Heizman Lear taps into the idea that is only by embracing authenticity and overcoming shame that we can truly dwell in conference. How would it look for your congregation to move into the Advent season by embracing confidence in Christ? This is an especially good place to connect your worship with your Sunday school or small groups using our parallel resources.

Next week, depending on your context, might be light if people are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, but begin to think about how you are going to proclaim Christ the King Sunday, in preparation for the Advent season.