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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.

          

December 17th, 2018|

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.

December 13th, 2018|

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.

 

 

 

 

 

December 3rd, 2018|

Pastor’s Ponderings

Recent News

Community Advent Choral Concert Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 P.M.

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Announcements|

SUNDAY DEC. 2 at 3:00 – at the First United Methodist Church: The 41st annual Community Advent Choral Service, with a nearly-40-voice choir, bell choirs, brass quintet, and other instrumentalists. Please join us as we [...]

Presbytery Moderator Rev. Rodger Allen and PC(USA) Stated Clerk Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: Announcements|

Over the past year, Rev. Rodger Allen has served as Moderator of the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois. Thursday, November 15, 2018, he passed this beautiful Moderator's Stole to the new Moderator. Rev. Rodger is seen [...]

It’s a Puppet Sunday!

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: Announcements|

About November 18th's puppet presentation: This number is presented by the Sonshine and Sonbeam teams, working together. Please mark your calendars now for a chance to see them together again: The Puppet Christmas Musical, Sunday, [...]

Youth Event November 18, 2-5 p.m. Sheweys

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: Announcements, Youth|

Paris Christian Youth Fellowship (PCYF) November 18   2:00-5:00 p.m.  Begin at Shewey’s Paint Your Own Pottery Studio Make item for yourself or for a gift for someone Mugs, ornaments, trays/holders, etc. Items cost $10 and [...]

HELP AFTER STORMS

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Announcements|

HELP AFTER STORMS       Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has set up an account for those who would like to contribute to meet the needs of people affected by Hurricane Florence: DR000169. Gifts can be made online [...]

Blanket Drive

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Announcements|

WINTER IS COMING The Compassionate Clothing Closet is collecting new or gently used blankets during the month of October, for distribution in November, as winter approaches. Many households do not have enough blankets to keep [...]

DID YOU KNOW . . .

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Announcements|

. . . that Rev. Laurie serves on the Personnel Committee of the Presbytery of Southeast Illinois? This involves some regular annual proceedings, like performance reviews and salary recommendations for the six (recently reduced to [...]