Advent and Christmas 2012

The season of Advent (“coming”) begins the new church year reawakens hope and watchfulness for the Messiah – leading into Christmas, when we celebrate that he comes as Jesus. The most up to date calendar can be found at our website.

Saturday, December 1st – Women’s Christmas Brunch, 11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. Members and their guests will enjoy the fellowship and Christmas carols, with the brunch to be served around noon. If you have questions, please call Judy Platts, 222-8779.

Sunday, December 2nd, First Sunday in Advent. Paul Anderson’s lecture is at 9:45 (see next page), Advent Craft Festival at 10:45am. All children and their friends are welcome. Join us in the Fellowship Hall to make Advent crafts, decorate (and eat) cookies and drink hot spiced cider. If you have any questions please contact Julie Jensen 818 974-0898.

Wednesday, December 5th – Cookie Caravan. We assemble beautiful plates of homemade cookies for our shut-ins, special needs members and new members. We need lots of cookies, which we ask you to drop off at church not later than 8:45 a.m. on Dec. 5. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the narthex. Call Judy Platts if you have questions.

Saturday, December 15th, 9am – 11am. We gather to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas. Please feel free to attend and bring friends and family, too! As is our tradition, coffee and donuts will be served.

Sunday, December 16th – lessons and carols during worship and GALA CONCERT at 4 p.m. featuring Chancel Choir, Worship Team, Folkjammers, Junior Choir, and Sunday School children.

Sunday, December 23rd –ONE worship service at 9:30am, featuring Children’s pageant.

Monday, December 24th -Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 30th – ONE worship service at 9:30am, the first Sunday of Christmas. We go back to two services on January 6th.

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