First Sunday of Advent - December 1
Lighting of the First Advent Candle: Hope
Blessing of the Creche - 11:00 Worship
Christmas Dinner - December 4
5-7 pm Usborne Book Fair and photos with Santa in Courtyard Tent
5-5:45 pm First Dinner Seating in Asbury Hall
5:50-6:10 pm A Story of Advent from the point of view of Joseph, Elizabeth, the Shepherds and Isaiah in the Sanctuary
6:15-7 pm Second Dinner Seating in Asbury Hall
The menu is pork tenderloin, hash brown casserole, green beans, rolls and dessert. Chicken tenders are available for children. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Second Sunday of Advent - December 8
Lighting of the Second Advent Candle: Love
Peace Light Tree Dedication - 11:00 Worship
5-7:30 pm Youth Progressive Dinner Party
5-5:30 appetizers for high schoolers at the Berry Home and middle schoolers at the Eagle Farm Club House
5:45-6:45 dinner and crazy sock exchange in Asbury Hall for all
7-7:30 dessert for high schoolers at the Newton Home and middle schoolers at the Satterfield Home
6:00 pm Children Christmas Caroling
Calling all children! Please join us on Sunday, December 8th, as we travel with the Children's Choir to sing Christmas carols at Parkwood Village and The Landing and for some of our homebound church members. We will leave the church at approximately 6:00pm. If anyone would be willing to help us with transportation, please contact Joel firstname.lastname@example.org, Vickie email@example.com, or call the church office.
Preschool White Gift Service
Wednesday, December 11 at 10 am in the Sanctuary
(MW 2's, MWF 3's and M-TH 4's)
Thursday, December 12 at 10 am in the Sanctuary
(T/TH 2's, T/TH 3's and M-F 4's)
Third Sunday of Advent - December 15
Lighting of the Third Advent Candle: Joy
Birthday Party for Jesus - Sunday School Hour 10 am
All children are invited to join us on Sunday, December 15th, during the Sunday School hour in room 201 of the Blackburn Building.
We will be celebrating the birth of Jesus!
5 pm White Gift Service in the Sanctuary
First Letter of Last Name - White Gift Items
A-C - Peanut Butter
D-H - Canned Vegetables
I-P - Canned Fruit
Q-T - Spaghetti and Spaghetti Sauce
U-Z - Dried Beans and Rice
Special Christmas Music - December 20
7:30 pm Special Christmas Music, "Joy Has Dawned," with Chancel Choir and Orchestra
Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 22
One Worship Service at 11 am in Sanctuary
Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle: Peace
Special Christmas Music, "Joy Has Dawned," with Chancel Choir and Orchestra
5 pm Children's Choir Christmas Program, "Boring Bethlehem"
Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24
5 pm Family Christmas Eve Service in the Sanctuary
A celebration service for everyone with scripture readings and songs. Children as well as adults dress in costumes to recreate the Christmas Story. Come celebrate the birth of Jesus with us during this special service.
11 pm Candlelight Communion Service in the Sanctuary
Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25
11:30 am - 1 pm Christmas Dinner at First Christian Church for our neighborhood friends,
followed by Christmas Gifting in Asbury Hall at FUMC