Sunday, December 1st – First Sunday of Advent

•             9:30 a.m. –  Rev. Dr. Bau Dang’s sermon will be “Be Ready” using the Scripture Matthew 24:36-44.  The  Chancel Choir will sing “Come, O Long-Awaited Savior” by Felix Mendelssohn.

•             9:30 a.m. – Samoan Worship in the Chapel. 

•             10:45 a.m. – United Methodist Men’s Brunch in Acker Hall.  Everyone is invited to join them for Brunch after worship for a time of food and fellowship.  John Elwell announced at Charge Conference that there would be a surprise for those attending the December Brunch and it is rumored that the surprise is it will be free!    

•             11:30 a.m. – Vietnamese  Worship in the Chapel. 

•             7:30 p.m. – Vietnamese Worship in the Chapel.  


•             The Church Office will be closed tomorrow, in observance of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th.

•             Pastor Bau will be doing a brief Confirmation class on Sundays after worship for Youth who want to become members.  Anyone who is interested should contact Janine or Pastor Bau, 714-534-1070.  Once we have a few signed up we will announce dates.

•             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 have 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. 

•             Sign up to be a Sunday Greeter!  Greeters for the main door on December 8th are needed.  Also Greeter Signup sheets for 2020 are now available!  Sign up in the office, on the clipboard, on the counter, next to the Flower Calendar book.

•             Flowers for the Altar for 2019 are all signed up for this year, thank you! A calendar for 2020 is now available.    If you have an event or person that you want to honor or memorialize with flowers just sign up in the book on the counter in the office, next to the greeter clipboard.  You will also find the name and phone number of the florist we use in the front.  If you have any questions, ask Janine.

•             Every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – English Worship in the Sanctuary.

•             Every Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – Samoan Worship in the Chapel. 

•             Every Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – Vietnamese Worship in the Chapel.

•             Every Sunday, 7:30 p.m. – Vietnamese Worship in the Chapel.

Upcoming Events

•             Saturday, November 30th, 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!  Cider, coffee, and donuts will be served.  And remember, many hands make light work.

•             Saturday, December 7th – “A Christmas Concert of Lessons, Carols & Hymns” the Garden Grove United Methodist Church Music Ministry’s 41st Annual Christmas Concert with Dessert.  Doors open 6:00 p.m., Dessert 6:15 p.m.  Adults $5, Children $2, Family $15.  If you are unable to come for dessert, you may still attend the Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Freewill donation.   Tickets on sale Sunday after 9:30 worship.

Upcoming Meetings

•             Wednesday, December 4th, 9:30 a.m. – Trinity Circle at Joyce Hall’s.

•             Wednesday, December 4th, 6:30 p.m. – Board of Trustees Meeting in the Lounge.

•             Tuesday, December 10th, 2:00 p.m. – United Methodist Women Executive Board Meeting in the Library.

•             Wednesday, December 11th, 6:30 p.m. – Finance Committee Meeting in the Lounge.

•             Tuesday, December 17th, 7:00 p.m. – Staff Parish Relations Meeting in the Lounge.

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