****Parish Happenings and Events****


Valparaiso UMC had their 3rd annual “Tired of Turkey” Holiday Meal and Games on Sunday, November 27th.  If you didn’t make it – you missed some great food, fellowship and Bunco!!




Ad Council

Ceresco’s next Administrative Council meeting will follow worship on Sunday, December 4th.


Lets do holiday lunch

Ithaca’s annual All-Church Christmas luncheon will be at 12:30pm on Sunday, December 4th.  Families with last names starting with A thru K bring salad or dessert and families with last names starting with L thru Z bring casseroles.


Bible Study

Our Wednesday morning Parish Bible Study will meet on Wednesday, 7th  @ 10 am @ Ceresco UMC.   We will resume our study of Jesus’ Parables.    Everyone is welcome!  




Youth group

The Parish Youth Group will meet on Wednesday, December 14th @ 7pm @ the Ithaca UMC.


The Ceresco UMW will have their holiday meeting and white-elephant gift exchange at Barb Burklund’s on December 15th @ 7pm.  The white elephant gift should be valued at nor more than $5.  Everyone who wants to participate in the gift exchange needs to bring a gift.  See you there!



Ceresco’s Children’s Christmas Program will be during worship on Sunday, December 18th.


“Christmas Eve Communion”

There will be a “Come and Go” Communion from 1:30-3:30 pm @ Ceresco UMC. This is for individuals and families whose schedule doesn’t permit them to worship at the times of the worship services.  Brian will be serving Communion. You will receive Communion and stay to pray or meditate for as long as you want.  This is open to anyone from any of the churches.

We will also offer Communion at each Christmas Eve service.

5 pm – Ithaca UMC

 6:45 pm – Valparaiso UMC

   9:30 pm – Ceresco UMC



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