Christmas Pageant – Dec. 15th

ADVENT WREATH LIGHTING & CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

This Sunday we will have no Sunday School class as we will be in the Church for Advent Wreath lighting, the Christmas Pageant, and Worship.

All pageant participants will need to be at Church by 10:00 AM to put on costumes in the Education Building. Men’s costumes will be in the Heart classroom and Women’s will be in the Treasure classroom. The Advent Wreath Reader and Lighter will go to the church in costume to light the wreath at 10:30 AM. This week’s wreath lighter and reader are Brighid and Liam Beckham.

READINGS

These are the readings for the Third Sunday in Advent: Psalm 146:4-9, 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

“God always keeps his word.” ~ Psalm 146:6 (Contemporary English Version)

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

For questions or interest in volunteering, contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

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Sunday School – Dec. 8th

LIGHTING THE ADVENT WREATH @ 10:30 AM

This Sunday we will gather in the Narthex to process in to church and Light the Advent Wreath at the beginning of the Service. Sam and Joe are the Lighters and Readers for this Sunday. After the Wreath is lit, we will go to the Treasure Room in the Education building for class.

READINGS

These are the readings for the Second Sunday of Advent: Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, The First Reading is Isaiah 11:1-10, The Second Reading is Romans 15:4-13 and the Gospel is Matthew 3:1-12.

MEMORY VERSE

“Let peace and justice rule every mountain and hill.” ~ Psalm 72:3 (Contemporary English Version)

UPCOMING PAGEANT REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCE

Following the Church Service we will hold a Blocking Rehearsal in the Church. All members of the Pageant Cast will need to stay for Rehearsal so they will know where to move and when to do it. We will also add the Angel to your Creche scene today. If you have not yet tried on your costume you will do it today. Our next rehearsal will be held on December 14, which is a Saturday, at 9:00 in the Church. This will be our dress rehearsal.

Arrival time for the Pageant on December 15th will be 9:45 AM. Thank you all for your time and effort.

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 parents(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. Teachers will be available to offer assistance to parents and children with registration, questions or any special needs – just introduce yourself and they’ll take it from there. Thanks so much and we look forward to meeting you!

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

For questions or interest in volunteering, contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

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Sunday School – December 1st

LIGHTING THE ADVENT WREATH @ 10:30 AM

This Sunday, the children will gather in the Narthex to process in to light the Advent Wreath. Clare and Michelia are the Lighters and Readers for this Sunday. After the Wreath is lit we will go to the Education building for class. Some children will also try on Costumes for the Pageant on this day.

READINGS

These are the readings for the First Sunday of Advent: Psalm 122, the First Reading is Isaiah 2:1-5, the Second Reading is Romans 13:1-14, and the Gospel is Matthew 24:36-44.

MEMORY VERSE

“It made me glad to hear them say, ‘Let’s go to the house of the Lord. “ ~ Psalm 122:1 (Contemporary English Version)

UPCOMING PAGEANT REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCE

A blocking rehearsal is scheduled for December 8th following the 10:30 AM service in the Church. The Dress rehearsal will be held on Saturday December 14th in the Church at 9:00 AM. All members of the Pageant Cast will need to attend. Arrival time for the Pageant on December 15th will be 9:45 AM.

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 parents(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. Teachers will be available to offer assistance to parents and children with registration, questions or any special needs – just introduce yourself and they’ll take it from there. Thanks so much and we look forward to meeting you!

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

For questions or interest in volunteering, contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

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Special Events – Annual Christmas Pageant x 2 – Sunday, Dec. 16 @ 8 & 10:30 am

NO SUNDAY SCHOOL – DEC. 16TH

This Sunday there will be NO Sunday School classes. The children will worship with their families in the Church. We will also participate in the 2018 Christmas Pageant “Silent Night”.

INSTRUCTIONS

Parents and children are to meet-up in the Education Building at 10:00 am for costumes.

Be timely as we’ll be entering the church at 10:30 am to light the Advent Wreath.

NURSERY CARE

Nursery care will be available with Tina in the Narthex–llocated in the back of the church.

PAGEANT PARTICIPANTS: Pageant Dress Rehearsal will be held on Saturday morning December 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am in the church.

We will walk through the Pageant (2x) twice and run a rehearsal of the Curtain Call. There will be muffins available with coffee for adults and apple juice for the children.

8:00 AM SERVICE: ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

Adults at the 8:00 Service are presenting an alternative Christmas Pageant “The Legends of Christmas” and welcome anyone who would like to attend!

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Sunday School – Nov. 18th

STARTS @ 10:30 AM

This Sunday classes will be held in the Treasure and the Heart Classrooms, in the Education Building. Pam and Sue will be the teachers.

DONATIONS FOR THANKSGIVING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DRIVE

Sunday School is collecting food for our Annual Thanksgiving Ingathering of Non-perishable Food for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Donations will be accepted through today and taken to Second Harvest Food Bank tomorrow. Please help if you can to make someone’s life a little brighter.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT READ-THROUGH AFTER SERVICE

We will hold a Pageant rehearsal in the Disciples Room for characters with lines. Please come over quickly so we can start on time.

READINGS

This week’s readings for the Twenty Sixth Sunday after Pentecost are: As a Canticle 1 Samuel 2:1-10, the First Reading is 1 Samuel 1: 4-20, the Second Reading is Hebrews 10:11-14 and the Gospel is Mark 13:1-8.

MEMORY VERSE

“You make me strong and happy, Lord.“ (From 1 Samuel 2:1-10) (CEV – Contemporary English Version).

NURSERY CARE*

Nursery care with Tina is available for infants and children (up to 4 years*) during the 10:30 AM morning service. The Nursery is located in the Education Building.

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 parents(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. Teachers will be available to offer assistance to parents and children with registration, questions or any special needs – just introduce yourself and they’ll take it from there. Thanks so much and we look forward to meeting you!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

The annual Christmas Pageant will be held on December 16th. Sign-ups are still available on the back table located in the Narthex (at the back of the church sanctuary).

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

For questions or interest in volunteering, contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

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