Sunday, November 12th 

  • 9:30 a.m. – Rev. Dr. Bau Dang’s  sermon will be “Ready Anytime” using the Scripture Matthew 25:1-13.
  • 11:30 a.m. – Vietnamese Worship in the Chapel.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Vietnamese Worship in the Chapel.

Coming Events

  • Saturday, December 2nd, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon – Come and help deck the hall, or Sanctuary as the case may be!  Get a jump-start on Christmas in the church.  Be part of the celebration!  Please bring rags.  Cider, coffee, and donuts will be served.  And remember, many hands make light work.
  • Saturday, December 9th, “How Great Is Our Joy” the Garden Grove United Methodist Church Chancel Choir’s 39th Annual Christmas Dinner and Concert.  Doors open 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m.  Adults $16, Children $8.  If you are unable to attend the dinner you can still attend the Concert for a freewill donation at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Watch for more information.
  • Sunday, December 10th, 9:40 a.m. – Annual Children’s Advent Craft Day in Acker Hall.  Bring your children to church as usual and then instead of going to Sunday school, we will all go to Acker Hall to make (and eat!!) Christmas cookies, an Advent wreath to take home, and many other fun crafts.  Bring friends along to join in the fun!  Hope to see lots of our young friends there!


  • The deadline for the December issue (to be mailed Thursday, November 30th) of Expectations is 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 14th.  Any events occurring in December and January should be in this issue.  Remember there will not be a January issue of Expectations.  You may E-mail articles to, bring them to the Church Office, mail them, or (if they are short) call them in, on or before the deadline.  Janine Ryder, Editor
  • The Church Office will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving.
  • Do you sing?  Play an instrument?  Have a trio, quartet, or other musical group you perform with?  Then we are looking for you! Pastor Bau would like to continue having Special Music year round, so if you or someone you know would like to provide music for our Worship service please contact Janine Ryder, or 714-534-1070, to sign up.  We have professional accompaniment available by Norberto.  We will have the Children and Youth Choirs singing on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays November through May so those Sundays are already covered.
  • Remember to look for the clipboard, on the counter in the office next to the Flower Calendar book, to sign up to be a Sunday Greeter! Greeters for December are needed.  Signup in the office on the counter clipboard, or call the office at 714-534-1070.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Wednesday, November 15th, 6:30 p.m. – Finance Committee Meeting in the Lounge.
  • Wednesday, December 6th, 9:30 a.m. – Trinity Circle Meeting at Joyce Hall’s.
  • Thursday, December 14th, 3:00 p.m. – United Methodist Women Executive Committee Meeting in the Lounge.
  • Wednesday, December 20th, 11:00 a.m. – United Methodist Women General Meeting in the Lounge.  They will begin with Brunch, $6.00 suggested donation.  We will have a Christmas program.
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