December 1 – Throughout Advent, we will look at this season through Charles Dickens’ play “A Christmas Carol.” We will read Luke 1:46-47 and 52-55, and hear from the Ghost of Christmas Past. Rev. Trina Bose North’s sermon title is “Bah Humbug! Making Change!”
December 8 – On the second Sunday of Advent, we will enjoy an a-cappella quartet. Under Mariann Searle’s direction, they will take us back in time with old English carols. Throughout the hour, we will be visited by the Ghost of Christmas Present with a sermon called “Hope from Heartbreak.”
December 15 – As we gather for the third Sunday of Advent, our children will perform their version of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” at the 11 am service. The play is adapted by Madison Rubino and Rev. Trina Bose North. There will be special music in both services. We will invite the Ghost of Christmas Future to join us this week in worship.
December 22 – For our last Sunday in Advent, we will sing some of our favorite Christmas songs, and we will dare to ponder God’s hope for us and our world. Christ came to change everything! Paul said in Romans 8:17, “You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as God’s children.”
Tuesday December 24 – All are invited to our Christmas Eve Service at 7 pm. We will read the Christmas story, according to Matthew (2:1—14). We will sing Christmas carols and light candles. All are welcome to join us on this holy night! Nursery will be available.
December 25 – Merry Christmas! We will not have worship on this day.
December 29 – On this first Sunday after Christmas, we will worship at 10 am and have one worship service. We will celebrate Christ’s coming into the world with John 1:1-14. The nursery will be open, but no children’s programming.