SUNDAY SCHOOL – 10:30 AM
We will gather in the Narthex (just inside the big red doors of the church) for a procession into the church followed by the lighting of the third Advent candle. Please arrive a few minutes early.
After the candle lighting, all classes will meet in the Love classroom in the Smith Education Building. The children will be finishing their ornaments for “The Greening of the Church” event following Sunday School’s annual Christmas Pageant on December 18th.
Childcare for infants and children up to 4 years of age is available with Tina in the Nursery, also located in the Smith Educational Building.
Parents: After service, we’ll remain in the church to do a block rehearsal for the Christmas pageant. While there are no lines to memorize this year, participants will receive guidance, positioning and direction on where to move. If you did not try on your costume last week please be sure to have it fitted at this time.
For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.
NEW STUDENTS – FIRST VISIT
Hello Parents and Guardians – if this is your student’s first time with us, please arrive a few minutes early to register your child.
We follow safe church practices, so its important that we know who’s in attendance, have parent(s) or guardian(s) check children in-and-out, and provide us us with any important details including contact info in the event of an emergency. Teachers are happy to help 🙂
Education building doors are locked 10 minutes after church service begins for added security…so give yourself a little extra time this first day. Thanks so much and we look forward to meeting you!
READINGS – THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
This Sunday’s readings are: Psalm 146, The First Reading is Isaiah 35:1-10, The Second Reading is James 5:7-10 and the Gospel is Matthew 11:2-11.
MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK
“The Lord God of Jacob blesses everyone who trusts him and depends on him.” – Psalm 146:5 (Contemporary English Version – CEV)
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT – NEXT STEPS
The next and final Rehearsal will take place in the church on Saturday December 17th at 9:00 AM. It will include a dress rehearsal with props to use and carry, and a curtain call. We’ll also be setting up the scenery following rehearsal. Please be on time so that we can finish early.
QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING
For questions or interest in volunteering, contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.