CELEBRATE THE CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH US!
After you decorate your house, light the tree and hang the stockings, join us st First Presbyterian Church to make your Christmas celebration complete! Our Christmas season services will include something for the whole family: inspirational music, fun activities for the youngsters, Advent workshop, Wassail carol sign, and Blue Christmas service. Please bring your family and join the celebration! Also check the Event category for other activities not listed below that will be happening. We are a church for someone that needs a church family, is single, has a family, or just feels alone at this time of year. We look forward to welcoming you to our church family!
Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20 @ 6:30 p.m. – Wednesday Advent Worship in the Sanctuary
December 3 @ 10:30 am – Sunday Worship and Communion in Sanctuary
11:30 am – Advent Workshop in Dining Hall
December 10 @ 10:30 am – Christmas Cantata “One Silent Night” in Sanctuary
December 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Blue Christmas Service
(Meal provided, please make reservation by calling church) in Dining Hall
December 17 @ 10:30 am – Children’s Christmas Celebration Program
7:00 pm – Wassail and Carol Sing
December 24 @ 10:30 am – Sunday Worship
December 24 @ 4:30 pm – Christmas Eve Prelude Concert
5:00 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service in Sanctuary
Join us for our Advent Workshop Sunday, December 3 after worship in the dining hall. It will include a soup lunch and various crafts for children and adults to celebrate the Advent season. You will also be able to do some Christmas shopping at the Women-at-Risk jewelry party table during the Advent Workshop. All kind of products will be available fro around the world. The best part is proceeds help fund programs to rescue and empower those whose lives are threatened in the United States and around the world.
Losing a loved one and being left to deal with your grief alone is a difficult task to undertake. It can be a struggle and you can feel deep hurt. Understanding that the Christmas season is one of the most difficult times for those that have lost a loved one, we will be offering a special one session Griefshare group entitled Surviving the Holidays. It will be held Sunday, Dec. 3 at 12:30 pm in South Calvin Hall. All are welcome.
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
The Christmas season can be difficult for those of us experiencing loneliness, sadness and loss. We can feel singled out by the programmed happiness of “the most wonderful time of the year.” But we are not alone. As the hymn states, the hopes and fears of all the years are met in him,” Jesus, Immanuel, God with us. Many people experience at least some sadness and loss in this season..
With this thought in mind we will be hosting our annual Blue Christmas Service on Saturday December 16, at 11:30 a.m. This gathering will be an opportunity to be with others who struggle during the holidays and to support each other through time together in prayer, worship and remembrance with a lunch served following the service..
In order to be sure we have a place for everyone at the table a reservation is required. Please R.S.V.P. to the church office, (402))345 – 5383, by Sunday Dec. 10 th .