Note these dates in your calendar now so you don’t miss them during the busy month ahead:
Christmas Program & Potluck – Please join us on Sunday, December 10th at 4:30 pm for a beautiful Christmas Program put on by the Sunday School students. This will be a wonderful event with classic Christmas music and special performances from the Galileans & EDGE youth that will guide us through the story of the very first Christmas. After the program, we invite you to stay and enjoy a soup dinner potluck. Please bring a pot of chili, dessert, or fruit to share.
Christmas Decorating will be on Saturday, December 2nd at 9:30 am. We will decorate trees in the Worship Room and the gathering space. There will also be greens to hang and Nativity scenes to set up. There is plenty to do, so we welcome a large group. Please let Marcia know if you are planning on coming (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Christmas Caroling – We’ll meet at the church on Thursday, December 21st at 6:30 pm. Please sign up in the gathering space if you plan to come, or call the office. All ages are welcome. We’ll carol at the homes of homebound members. Wear a Christmas hat if you have one, and bring some cookies to share if you can. We’ll return to the church around 7:30 for cookies and cocoa.
Christmas Eve helpers needed – If you can help at any of the Christmas Eve services on Saturday, December 24th, please let Marcia know in the church office. We’ll need ushers, Communion servers, greeters, Communion set-up people, PowerPoint operators, and readers.
Christmas Eve Worship will be at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, and 7:00 pm on Sunday the 24th. All services will have holy communion and the singing of Silent Night by candlelight. The offering will be given as follows: 50% to Camp Chisomo; 25% to Marion Cares; and 25% to Take Away Hunger.
PLEASE NOTE: as Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, there will be no Sunday morning services on December 24.