Christmas Eve Candlelight Service/Monday, Dec. 24, 11 P.M
Monday, December 24 worship, 11 P.M.: Midnight . . . Candlelight . . . “Silent Night” . . . That’s Christmas Eve.
Please don’t miss our beautiful 11 P.M. to Midnight Candlelight Christmas Eve service. We will tell the Christmas story in lessons and carols, featuring much special music and the series of Bible readings about angels, shepherds, wise men, and God’s wonderful gift.
Puppet Christmas Musical Sunday, Dec. 16, 6:00 p.m.
Join the laughter at 6:00 on Sunday, December 16 for the fun-filled Puppet Christmas Musical, featuring the program “Star Search,” in which some of heaven’s stars are doing their best to stand out and shine brilliantly, so they will be chosen to help announce the birth of a Savior down on Earth. What qualities is God really looking for? Refreshments will follow the presentation, which will run less than an hour.
MANY ADVENT EVENTS TO GET YOU IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON
Now until Dec. 31
Once again we will have our church doors and a Christmas message of hope at the: Holiday in the park
(Twin Lakes Park) yearly light festival. Don’t miss out on warming your heart for the holidays. Each year more and more lights are added.
December 16 at 6 P.M.
The annual Puppet Christmas Musical, presented by the Sonshine and Sonbeam Puppeteers! This year: the cute and lively—but with an important message—“Star Search,” in which some of heaven’s stars are doing their best to stand out and shine brilliantly, so they will be chosen to help announce the birth of a Savior down on Earth. What qualities is God really looking for?
Refreshments will follow the presentation, which will run less than an hour.
December 23 at 9:00 A.M
All-Church Christmas Party is
FUN! FUN! FUN!
with our own talent joyfully entertaining us to begin a fantastic Christmas week. If you would like to play an instrument, tell a story, or sing a song, please let music director Susan Farris know.
December 24 at 11 P.M.
Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols service is so meaningful. It features wonderful special music and the telling of the Christmas Story through a series of lessons read** from the Bible, as well as a candle lighting ceremony sung to “Silent Night.” What a way to bring in Christmas day as we finish at midnight (An offering plate will be available, with all gifts going to the Paris Ministerial Fellowship Assistance Fund).
**If you are willing to take a reading for the service, tell Revs. Laurie or Rodger—all ages are welcome to read.
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