Sunday,  December 5th

Joy to the World. Jingle Bells. Oh Holy Night. Christmas just doesn’t feel like Christmas without our favorite carols to make things merry and bright. But the tunes we deck the halls to all December long to aren’t just songs, they’re the soundtracks to our memories—decorating the tree, spending time with family, holding candles in a dark church. From Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer to Silent Night (okay, maybe not that first one), Christmas carols have a deeper meaning, a history behind their words that point to hope, to joy, and ultimately to a savior born as a baby in a manger.

Sanctuary Worship 11:00am

Rev. Trevor Kennedy

December Events

We are hosting another free Christmas light display (Dec. 4th, 11th & 18th) on our campus. Get a look at the lights and enjoy some hot cocoa! This is a free event, but we encourage visitors to bring food donations for HCCM. (www.hccm.org)

We are in need of volunteers to help make this joy-filled experience for our neighbors possible! 

Ways you can serve: 
 1. Make hot cocoa (6-6:30pm)
 2. Greet guests, serve hot cocoa, & collect HCCM donations (sign-up for one hour shifts). (6:30-8pm)

Theology on Tap will now only meet every 3rd Tuesday beginning December 21st.

Weekly Events

Every week at Good News you can find a group meeting. Check them out!

Nursery Attendant

Good news needs a Nursery Attendant (this is a paid position). We are looking for someone to provide a loving, nurturing environment for kids ages 3 years and younger.
Hours would be Sundays 10:30am-12:30pm, & Fridays 9:00-10:30am. Additional hours will be available.

Email your resume and questions to lgrant@goodnewsumc.org.

Kid Ministry Lead Teacher

Seeking an energetic member to join our Kids Ministry team who will lead our preschool- and elementary-aged kids in fun, interactive lessons and activities that help them build relationships with Jesus and each other.
The position is approximately 5 hours/week to include teaching Kids Church on Sunday mornings and leading our Kids class on Wednesday evenings utilizing our Deep Blue curriculum. 

Email your resume and questions to lgrant@goodnewsumc.org.

By volunteering for just 30 minutes a week in a one-on-one reading session, you will help improve one of the most pressing educational issues in the Greater Austin area – school dropout rates. Research has shown that children not reading at grade level by the end of 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of school. Through Education Connection, join the movement to minimize this trend by becoming a volunteer in one of the many participating elementary schools in the Greater Austin area.

For more information, please email Lavenda Elmers at elmlavenda@gmail.com.

Raise Your Hand!

It takes a lot of planning and dedication to present fun events for our Youth, Tweens and Kids and we LOVE every step of the process!

BUT we could use some extra hands to help make sure the events run smoothly. When more adult volunteers are signed up we can guarantee that the event will take place and the kids won’t be let down by last minute changes. Oh those smiles on their faces when they hear about what we have planned are so wonderful to see!

If you have never volunteered at a Youth or Kid & Tween event and are hesitant about what you would be ask to participate in,  DON’T WORRY! We would never assign you to an uncomfortable task. However you can individually help is plenty for us!

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this online form and a ministry director will be in touch. Thank you friends!

We are currently revising the prayer list concerns. If you have a family member or friend that could use prayers, please email us at pastor@goodnewsumc.org and they will be added to the prayer list.