Join us for A Celtic Worship Journey through Advent
7:00 p.m., December 4, 11, and 18 in the Youth Center
These special worship experiences on Wednesday night will be casual, in the round, with acoustic music and Celtic themed liturgy. We hope you’ll join us and bring a friend!
Join us for a Birthday Party for Jesus on Sunday, December 8, at 12:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
We'll celebrate Jesus with a special show by "Fish the Magish" and with plenty of pizza and birthday cake!
Please bring an unwrapped toy for the children at the Methodist Home for Children.
Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends and neighbors!
You are invited to our
Caroling, Cocoa, & Care Packages
3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 8, 2019
We’ll leave the Youth Center parking lot at 3:00 p.m. and
travel around our community on the church bus singing Christmas carols. Afterwards, we’ll come back to the Youth Center and drink hot cocoa while we put together Christmas care packages for the moms-to-be at the women’s prison.
Wear your Christmas attire and bring $2 for dinner.
You are invited to hear our Chancel Choir present a service in song, "Let There Be Christmas", a cantata by Joseph M. Martin, Sunday, December 15, at one combined service at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
From the foreword, by Joseph Martin:
In one great crescendo of purpose, the season of Christmas sweeps us into its arms with an unfettered flourish of festivity. The glare of this explosion of activity often overshadows the fragile light that is the spiritual center of this sacred time. Simply, and with unexpected gentleness, Bethlehem's star flicker to life like a candle in the winter wind just when the night is longest. It kindles in the open heart a deep hope that warms and illuminates. It is by this dancing light of promise we discover the miracle of the season. Emboldened, we are drawn close to the manger. By this candle of faith, we see the child of god, wrapped in the simple, the Creator embraced and held by His own creation. It is this glorious impossible that proclaims:
Let there be SONG ... as a young mother's lullaby becomes a symphony of praise that wakes the nations.
Let there be FAITH ... as ancient scrolls unfurl to reveal the living Word of God.
Let there be HOPE ... as the promise of a Redeemer opens like a sacred rose in the soul of the believer.
Let there be PEACE ... as the Spirit descends like a Dove with healing in its wings.
Let there be LOVE ... as the world feels the embrace of God's perfect light.
Let there be JOY ... as our cup of worship overflows with thanksgiving.
Let there be WONDER ... as each seeker's eyes reflect a glory that melts away doubt and reveals the treasure of belief.
Let there be GRACE ... and discover the heart of God.
Let there be CHRISTMAS ... and let the music of life begin and never end!