November 29 – December 27
“The Nouns of Christmas”
The persons, places and things of Christmas will be our sermon series theme during this Advent and Christmas season.
The Lighting of the Advent Candle
The Advent Wreath is a ring of evergreens with four candles, one for each week of Advent. It also includes a center candle which is called the “Christ Candle.” The light that the candles give reminds us of Jesus, the Light of the World. The light coming from the candles increases throughout Advent as each week one more candle is lit. The weeks of waiting for the candles full light help us recall the world’s long years of waiting for Jesus, the Light. Each Sunday in each service, one of our church families will light the Advent candle and read scripture, share a short message and lead us in prayer.
Special Sanctuary Service
On the third Sunday of Advent, December 13th, there will be a combined service in the Sanctuary at 11am. Carols will be sung, special music performed and a message for all.
Christmas Eve Services
This year, in keeping with the safety protocols due to Covid-19, we will offer two services. First, we will celebrate the birth of joy and hope, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, with a contemporary worship service at 5pm in the FMC. Then at 6:30pm we will gather in the sanctuary for our traditional worship service. Both services will feature the singing of carols, readings, a Christmas message, the Lords Supper, and the closing beauty of the candlelight ceremony.
The Sunday after Christmas
This year on Sunday, December 27th our regular Sunday morning schedule will change slightly. We will hold one combined service in the sanctuary at 11am.