This Week's Big Events: Advent and Christmas at First Presbyterian
Advent is off to a wonderful start at First Pres, judging from these images (courtesy of member Eleanor Hatcher) from the Advent Communion Service and the luncheon that followed, which was sponsored by PW (Presbyterian Women).
Here are some other services and events you can take part in to bring a little extra joy into your Advent and Christmas season:
Children’s Nativity Play
The children have worked hard, so please join us in supporting them on December 16 at 10 a.m. in Wood Fellowship Hall for the children’s telling of the Christmas story. This has been rescheduled from December 9.
Lessons and Carols:
Join us at 9 or 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary on December 16 for a music-filled service of traditional Lessons and Carols, which will be led by the pastors, Sanctuary Choir and guest instrumentalists. A series of scripture passages, carols and anthems will lead the congregation through the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus.
Service of Wholeness and Healing:
Bring your need for healing and hope to God through prayer, scripture, music and reflection at the Service of Wholeness and Healing, 7:30 p.m. on December 20, in the sanctuary. Childcare for infants through TK will be provided by reservation only.
Welcoming Love at Christmas (Formation for all):
All ages will gather in Wood Fellowship Hall on Sunday, December 23, at 10 a.m. to welcome Jesus, who is God’s Love made flesh. We will have stations where you can taste Love Feast buns and have hot chocolate; watch watch a short video, “The God that is Coming,” with time for discussion; color a Love poster; create Moravian stars using scripture of the season; and take a Nativity scene photo.
Christmas Eve Services, Monday, Dec. 24:
- 4 p.m. Worship is open to everyone and is particularly suited for children.
- 8 p.m. Candlelight Service
- 10:15 p.m. Handbell Concert, Wood Fellowship Hall
- 11 p.m. Candlelight and Communion Service
Read more about Advent and Christmas programming in the holiday issue of FirstNEWS, which is also available for pick-up at the church.
News & Announcements
Other than events and activities, what else do you need to know about what’s going on here First Pres? Here’s the headline news for this week.
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