****Parish Happenings and Events****


Fellowship time

Valparaiso UMC will have their monthly fellowship time after worship on Sunday, December 11th.  Come join the fellowship time!




Potluck Dinner

Ceresco UMC will have their bi-monthly potluck on Sunday, December 11th following worship.  Come enjoy good food and great fellowship!



Bible Study

Our Wednesday morning Parish Bible Study will meet on December 14th  @ 10 am @ Ceresco UMC.   We will continue our study of Jesus’ Parables.    Everyone is welcome!  We will then take a break and resume our study on Wednesday, January 4th.


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.



95th Birthday Celebration for Myrle Moline @ Ithaca UMC on Sunday, December 18th from 11 am to 1:30 pm.


“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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