Prepare for Worship
December 19 , 2021
Homer United Methodist Church
Worship is now both in person and livestreamed, so you can chose how you want to worship each week. Please make the choice that is most appropriate for your health needs.

If you are worshipping in person, wear a mask and maintain appropriate physical distance. We will safely celebrate the joy of the season together.
Important Dates on the Church Calendar
  • December 18, 11 am: HUMW in-person event in Fellowship Hall
  • December 19: Fourth Sunday of Advent
  • 9:30 am: Zoom Fellowship
  • 10 am: Handbell Choir rehearsal in sanctuary
  • 11 am: Worship in person or online
  • 12 pm: Marimba rehearsal in sanctuary
  • 1 pm: All the Good Advent Study - Chapter 4
  • 5 pm: The Longest Night service
  • 6:15 pm: Christmas Eve full dress rehearsal and filming

  • December 19, 5 pm: Longest Night Service - a quieter, more contemplative way to observe Christmas
  • December 19, 6:15 pm: Christmas Eve Dress Rehearsal - all readers and musicians
  • December 24, 2 pm: Children's Christmas Program (in person and live-streamed). No rehearsal Christmas play - everyone gets a costume!
  • December 24, 7 pm: Christmas Eve Online - worship online as we recount the Christmas story in word and song.
All the Good
Resources for Children

Click here for today's Children's Bulletins and here for the answer sheets.

Click here for this week's Advent Coloring pages.
The Longest Night
If you are struggling to feel the Christmas cheer this year, please join me for a service of The Longest Night, a quieter, more contemplative commemoration of Christmas. We will pray, light candles, and be blessed y beautiful music. In person and live-streamed. Please wear a mask if you are worshiping in person.

Click here for the worship bulletin.
Click here to watch the livestream on Facebook.

Prayer Requests

Please reply to this email with your prayer requests.

  • Prayers for those struggling to feel the holiday spirit
  • Prayers of healing and patience for Sunrise Sjoeberg
  • Prayers of healing and patience for Ola Mullikin
  • Prayers of strength and healing for families struggling with division
  • Prayers of healing for Cindy Dye
  • Prayers of healing for Donna Hinkle
  • Prayers of healing for Scott Lapp
  • Prayers for patience and strength for Crystal Lapp
  • Prayers for the Early's Fairbanks family: healing from Covid
  • Prayers for Glenn & Marilyn Green: patience, strength, healing, and endurance
  • Prayers of healing for Katy Adams
  • Prayers for Bernadine Jackson: patience and strength
  • Alaska Conference prayer focus: First United Methodist Church Ketchikan. David Owsley, Pastor

Please reply to this email with your prayer requests!

Ways to Give
Thank you for your consistent giving! Your generosity allows us to continue our ministries with people in need in our community. There are many ways to give:

Give Online
Click here for our church donation page.

Send a Check
Homer United Methodist Church
770 East End Road
Homer AK 99603

Donate Automatically
Use the "bill pay" or "auto draft" options of your bank or credit union. Contact your bank to learn more.

Text Your Offering
Safely text your donation through the Give+ app. Learn more here.

Click here to select Homer UMC as your charity on Amazon.
Spiritual Wellness Resources
Exploring Spiritual Practices

We practice spiritual disciplines so that when difficult times arise, we have tools to keep us grounded in peace, hope, joy, and love. Click here to watch Pastor Lisa's YouTube channel, Raven Fed.
Pastor Lisa's Current Schedule

Work Days: Sunday - Friday
Day Off: Saturday

Pastor Lisa is now serving as the pastor of Homer UMC 3/4 time and as the Alaska Director of Connectional Ministries 1/4 time. Please call or email to make an appointment.

Over the course of the week, if you are in need of comfort and worship, "visit" some of the other Alaskan United Methodist churches to watch their worship services. Click here to see the list of churches offering online worship.

Contact Us
770 East End Road
Homer, AK 99603