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Join Us for Sunday Worship
Coffee Fellowship @ 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service @ 10:15 a.m.
All are welcome to join us for Worship!

During worship service on Dec. 11. How do we tell the story of how the birth of Christ has changed things long ago and how it continues to change things today? How about if we tell the story backward? The Backward Christmas Pageant, shows that time doesn’t matter in this story. The birth of the baby – born two thousand years ago – did in fact change everything - for God's grace is timeless. The story of our redemption, begun in Christ's birth, is always before and ahead of current events in our life and the world.  So come and join the kids as we present The Backward Christmas Pageant!

Time to shop for items to fill Operation Christmas Child boxes. These are distributed all over the world to children who need to experience the love of Jesus and the knowledge that someone far away cares for them. Please fill one or more boxes. If you don’t want to fill a box but would like to provide some items, please bring and give to Ina. Also, money is welcome to help with the shipping. Instructions are on the pamphlets provided. Each box will need $7 for shipping costs. For questions, see Karen or Alice.

Will be held for four Tuesday evenings starting Nov. 29, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Other dates are Dec. 6, Dec. 13, and possibly Dec. 21. Go from Bah! Humbug! to a blessed Advent and Merry Christmas. We will explore the world of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the Crachits with an eye to Christian faith. Along the way we will meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and learn about living with others in a world blessed by Jesus. Study books will be available Sunday, November 20th.

Dec. 4 – Single Moms Care & Support meeting
Dec. 11 – Sunday School Program Sunday morning followed by Pastor Deb and Barb hosting a Christmas goodie brunch after.
Dec. 18 – Annual Choir Christmas Cantata "Mary Did You Know" during worship service, followed by a brunch potluck.
Dec. 24 – 4 & 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Worship Services
Dec. 25 – Joyous Worship, 9 a.m., on Christmas Day.

Dec. 3 (Sat) Luncheon Fund Raiser for the Sound System.  A person will host a table with a theme of their choice. There will be 8 seated at the table. The hostess will decorate their table and invite people to attend their table at $10 a person. The program will be story teller Alan Baughman. The hostess will provide dessert. Other food will be donated. We need 15 table hosts, and we have only five. Please consider hosting a table. Contact Pam Scott or Karen W. if you will host a table.

If you have a sweet tooth or know someone who does, for $1 you can purchase a delicious candy bar from the TWIGS. Proceeds go to the Eureka Springs Mission Trip in July. Several different types of bars.

See the shirts in the fellowship hall.  $20 each. Proceeds to go Mission Trip

Needed - Church Financial Secretary
Must have accounting and computer skills. Duties include managing checking and savings accounts, writing checks, payroll, and present a financial report each month to the Board. Being available to take care of last minute transactions a plus. Volunteer position. Please see Pastor Deb, Roger Post or Dwayne Wallace for more information.


Scholarship Applications
are being taken by the Investment Committee for any church member who is furthering their education. Please send information to Cody Geick, 1739 Langley Ave., Pomeroy, IA 50575 or email Please give the name of the college you are attending. Deadline for applications is Oct. 31. For questions, please contact Cody at the above email.

Volunteers Needed 
1. Meals for the Lawmans. There is a signup sheet on the table in the fellowship hall if you can take in a meal or even part of a meal. The office will help coordinate meals.

2. Coffee Signup Sheet – Some folks don't eat breakfast before coming to church on Sunday morning and really appreciate the coffee time yummies. If you enjoy the coffee fellowship, please sign up to serve.
(psst….don't tell anyone, but your snacks don’t even have to be homemade)

Grace Umw School/Health Kits
Helen Walters reports she has 60 school bags and enough supplies for about 20. Now is the time to pick up items for school kits during the school supply sales at stores.
School Kit Items 
3 notebook pads, wide rule, spiral or bound, standard size, 70 sheets each  
1 blunt scissors                                          
6 unsharpened pencils with erasers
1 box of 24 crayons   
1 2 ½ " eraser
1 plastic ruler, 30 cm. metric
1 hand pencil sharpener (not too small)
NO construction paper

Food Pantry Needs & Info
Currently the food pantry needs everything EXCEPT green beans, corn and pork & beans.
Also, please be sure that all monetary donations in the form of checks are made payable to the Manson Ministerial Food Pantry and sent to Max Dodds at 606 12th Ave, Manson IA 50563-5080. If you have any questions, please call Max Dodds at 712-830-1379. Thank you.

Golden Meadows Needs Volunteers
Calling all members of OSUM Church: Golden Meadows is in need of volunteers to do light maintenance inside and outside of the building. The following is needed: rooms hallways painted; drywall repair, garden area restructured, raking around building. Please contact Project Manager Laura M. Eastwood at 712-469-2119 to schedule times if you are able to assist us. Thank you for your time and have a great day.

Prayer Shawl Knitters
9 a.m. First and third Tuesday of each month.
Praying, knitting, and fellowship

Musicians, Come On In!
Hey, Musicians, here's an opportunity: playing Praise Music for our Sunday worship service at 10:15. Do you play guitar, piano, keyboard, bass, drums, tambourines, spoons, or anything else that would make music to praise God? If so, please contact Pastor Deb or the office. Let's make joyful; music together for the Lord!

Village Store Needs Volunteers
The Village Store, 12 N. 25th St., next to Kemna Auto in Fort Dodge, needs volunteers to serve as cashier any afternoon Tuesday through Friday and Saturdays. Volunteers are also needed to help sort and display merchandise. Opportunities are available to volunteer one or more shifts a week, a month, or on an occasional basis. The second - hand store helps support Opportunity Village services to local people with disabilities. For more information, please contact Kris Hillmer - Pierson, 515-573-4046,, or ask at the Village General Store, 12 N. 25th Street.

UMW Kits Needs List
A list of items needed for each kind of kit is available by the UMW Kit donations box.
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OSUM Church's purpose is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by sharing Jesus' love and message of salvation. We reach out to others at their point of need... through the gifts with which each one has been blessed.

Welcome to Our Savior United Methodist Church

Welcome to Our Savior United Methodist Church's website! We're so glad you stopped by and we warmly invite you to peruse this site. If you have any questions please fell free to contact us online via our Contact Us form or by calling the church office at 712.469.3510.

Whether you're looking for a new church home or looking for a great church to visit, you are always invited and welcome to join us for Saturday evening and/or Sunday Worship. Worship services are led by our Pastor, Rev. Deborah Parkison and besides having great worship services we have many wonderful programs and ministries for all ages.

Our Savior United Methodist Church is a beautiful church filled with loving Christian people and it's a church with a rich heritage that we are all proud of too! For more information about Our Savior UMC and our beliefs please visit our About Us page.

We are located at 1130 11th Street Manson, Iowa. Visit our Maps and Directions page for directions to our church as well as getting street and satellite maps.

We look forward to seeing you!
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  • Pastor:
    Rev. Deborah L. Parkison
  • Worship Service
    9:00 a.m.
  • Coffee Fellowship
    10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
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