Advent and Christmas Services 2020

All services will be virtual and available on our YouTube and Facebook platforms, except for the Family Outdoor Christmas Eve service at 5:00 p.m., which will be in person, weather permitting.

Sunday, December 20

The Fourth Sunday of Advent – 10:00 a.m.

We light the Advent candle of Peace

Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7; John 1:1-14   

A Christmas Concert will premier on Facebook and YouTube -- 3:00 p.m.      

Monday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m.

A Blue Christmas on the Longest Night

The winter solstice marks the shortest period of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere.

On this Longest Night, we will share a service of music, prayer, candlelight, and reflection that focuses upon the challenges the holiday season can bring for those who have experienced losses of all kinds and those who are simply struggling to feel the "joy" of the season.

This is especially true for so many this year, so come away for a sacred time especially for you.

Thursday, December 24, Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Family Outdoor Service – 5:00 p.m. Weather Permitting

Please join us for a simple outdoor service on the Parade Grounds directly in front of the main sanctuary entrance.

We will practice social distancing, wear masks, and share in this "in person" worship as safely as possible.

**Please BYOCAL – Bring Your Own Candle and Lighter ***

For each person, choose a candle that can be safely held in your hands without dripping wax or getting too hot. Wider pillar candles work well.

Also, bring your own lighter so that nothing is passed among us.

Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather and standing on frozen ground. There will likely still be snow!

Feel free to bring a folding chair if helpful.

We will ring in the birth of Jesus with bells, scripture, prayers, music, and candlelight, and a special socially distant beloved Carol.

We will get the word out if we need to cancel due to weather. If any question, please call the church office for a message alert on the voice recording.

Christmas Eve Virtual Service – 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for this service of Lessons and Carols, Communion and candlelight as we welcome the Christ Child.

While the service premiers at 7:00 p.m., you can watch at any time thereafter. 

Sunday, December 27 – Service of Worship and Witness – 10:00 a.m.

Our Advent and Christmas worship series continues with the scripture story of the witness of a man named Simeon and a woman named Anna. They were early witnesses of the miracle of the long awaited Messiah.

We will offer our own memories of Christmas as the witnesses now called to share the Good News!

Sunday, January 3 – Special Worship Service with Communion – 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, January 10 – Star Gift Sunday – 10:00 a.m.

We conclude the season with the celebration of The Epiphany and the sharing and receiving of Star Gift words. We would love to have you create a BRIEF recording sharing about your Star Gift Word for 2020. If willing, please contact Lorraine Westervelt or Pastor Kathy for more information!

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