Another holiday event that your family is invited to attend is Christmas Caroling on Friday, December 20 at 5:30 pm. Together, we will lift up our voices and sing! We will bring Christmas cheer to those who live in the church neighborhood.
We would love to have your family join us for a magical night of music and drama celebrating the birth of Jesus at Camp Hanover on Saturday, December 14 (rain date). Make plans to meet at the church at 6 pm. We will use the CHAT van and go to Camp Hanover together. We will walk down a candlelit trail through the woods and be transported back in time to meet people traveling, shepherds, kings, and angels. Please dress warmly for this event and sign up on Facebook if you can attend.
Children are invited to attend a Birthday Party for Jesus on Sunday, December 22 during the Sunday School hour. It will be a birthday party that you will not want to miss. We may even have a surprise guest attend the party. Join us for a morning of fun, food, and fellowship! We would like to say a special thank you to Lynne Lilley for hosting this event.
It’s Christmas time! A time to celebrate the birth of Jesus with family and friends. As we prepare our hearts and wait for the coming of Jesus into the world, let us remember the real meaning of Christmas. “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7) Like the shepherds and the angels, let us rejoice and give glory to God for the birth of His son. “To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. (Luke 2:11) As you gather with your families this Christmas, may you enjoy this good news of great joy. Merry Christmas!
This is our 15th Advent and Christmas together. This season of the year is always very special. I want to thank all of those who work so hard to make it meaningful. There are numbers of people who have been working on special music for the month. Lee and Allen are heading that effort up, but many have said yes when contacted to sing with a group or alone. We are all grateful for the folk who decorate the sanctuary and other spaces. The individuals and families who lead in worship are important as well. The Christmas dinner is always a special evening and we look forward to that taking place on Wednesday, Dec. 18th. There is always a good crowd that goes into the neighborhood to Carol and that will take place on Friday, Dec. 20th. The Christmas Musical, “Bethlehem Morning” will be sung by our Christmas Choir on Sunday, Dec. 22nd. For most people, the service that is so very special is the Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service. That service will begin at 7 PM on Christmas Eve.
It takes all of us to make these services possible, so I hope you will take advantage of each one. Most years I also remind you to carve out some “Family Time” just for your family to have some time together where you do not have scheduled events to go to. The schedule can get so full that you don’t have the time to enjoy the season with those who are most special.