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Staff-Parish Relations Committee and Senior Pastor Announce Staff Resignation

Pastor Zach and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee would like to inform the congregation of a staffing change. On Sunday, December 16th, Pastor Zach received the resignation of Pastor Caleb Miles, our Pastor of Young Discipleship. Pastor Caleb's final day with our church will be Sunday, December 23rd. 

In his resignation, Pastor Caleb noted, "With the demand of my position at Goodland High School, it is difficult to give the appropriate attention to my position with Goodland United Methodist Church. I love the people of Goodland UMC dearly...I would like to thank you (Pastor Zach), the SPRC, and the people of UMC for your love these last several months."

We would like to thank Pastor Caleb for all that he did for our children and youth over the last 9 months. 

Pastor Zach will be working with church leadership to ensure that our programs with children and youth are covered in the coming weeks as we discern the next steps in our staffing. Please watch for announcements as to how you can support this work. A meeting with parents of youth, grades 7-12, will be scheduled after the holiday break to discuss the specifics of our youth program in the interim and into the future. 

Any questions can be directed to Pastor Zach.
Help Needed! A/V Booth Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Week

We are in need of a few volunteers for the following worship services:

Sunday, December 23
Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 30

Volunteers are needed for both the sound board and running the slides during worship. Any training needed will be provided, and the ability to control the slide show from anywhere in the sanctuary is available so you can sit with your family and volunteer at the same time. If you are available, please contact Pastor Zach at 785-414-8885.
Radio Ministry Survey
The Church Council is asking for input into our daily radio devotion ministry. You are asked to fill out a short survey to let us know your thoughts on the ministry and help us plan for the future of this ministry. Surveys will appear in the bulletin over the next couple weeks, but can also be completed online by clicking here.

We thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey!
Christmas Eve at Goodland UMC

4:30pm Soup Supper in Parlor

6:00pm Worship with Carols, Communion, and Candlelight
Weather Closing Procedures
During this time of year, it may become necessary to cancel worship services and activities because of weather conditions. When these decisions are made, it will be made with the safety of our members at the forefront of our minds. When we do need to cancel we will use the following methods to inform everyone. Please check these sources before heading out on Sundays when the weather conditions merit:

Local Radio
Youth Group on Break
reNEW Youth will be on break until January after students return to school.
Life @ Goodland UMC

Sunday, December 23

9:15am Adult Sunday School
10:30am Worship
10:45am KidZone

Monday, December 24
12:00pm Office Closes
4:30pm Soup Supper in Parlor
6:00pm Christmas Eve Worship

Tuesday, December 25
Office Closed
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 26
4:00pm Bell Choir

Sunday, December 30
9:15am Adult Sunday School
10:30am Worship
10:45am KidZone
Prayer List
Jeanne Harding, Alberta Hayden, J.B. McClure, Lois Sieck, Marsha McGillivray, Alvin Zimbelman, Marsha Smith, Iris Irvin, Gordon Colip, Fern Hawks,
Elmarie Nelson, Dianne Merz

Family of Royce Kehlbeck

Weekly Worship


Worship 10:30am 
KidZone 10:45am (Sundays during worship)


reNEW Youth Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm
      (7th-12th Grades)

Daily Radio Devotion

Radio devotions are broadcasted through KLOE 730AM and KKCI 102.5FM here in Goodland each weekday at 6:10 a.m. (MT) They can also be found on our website and Facebook page.
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