Christmas Card Writing A time of love: Share your love to those in nursing homes, homebound, etc. Join us to write Christmas cards on December 1st, at 10:00 AM, in room103-B. Pens, cards and refreshment provided. Thank you, Karen Nieschwitz.
Mitten Tree and Children's Books Collection On Dec. 4th and 11th We will again be sponsoring our “Mitten Tree” in the Narthex. These will be for local children for the cold winter ahead. We are also partnering with the Louisville Community Cupboard to give gifts to local children. We have decided on Children’s books as our donation. We are asking the congregation to purchase children’s books for ages 0-12, boys and girls, to be distributed for Christmas in our local Louisville community. The director of the Cupboard said he welcomes Christian books! We are in need of approximately 31 books. This collection will run concurrently with the mitten tree, and we will set up in the Narthex to collect both items.
The family life committee would like to invite the whole church to share in some Christmas fun and fellowship. Join us for games, crafts, Christmas music, and delicious food on Sunday, December 4th. We will meet right after Sunday school in the fellowship hall and the event will run from 11:30-1:30. Calling all chefs! Calling all chefs! We're looking for some tasty homemade soup to share. Would you love to help us out by making a favorite recipe? Bread, butter, salad, hot dogs and peanut butter and jelly will be provided. Hope to see you there. It promises to be a SOUPER event! RSVP online with the link provided or sign up at the church welcome center. Here's a link for the RSVP form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZE4O0i2heeO6ZGXWcjnroZXNBg-3Ehuw01A9yRSUHZwkC2Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
All Church Christmas Caroling, December 18th at 2:00 – 4:30 PM to Nursing Homes and to shut-ins. We would meet at the church together and either all go out together (if we are a smaller group) or split into groups so we can share the love of Christ with more folks. You do not have to be a singer to make a joyful noise and this is truly a gift that touches the heart of our indoor friends. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex to help with planning for snacks, drinks, and planning the destinations.
Christmas Eve December 24th at 7 PM The church will be having a Christmas Eve service at 7:00 PM on December 24th. The service will include special music, a Christmas message, and will end with each person holding their light as we sing Silent Night. Please plan to come and bring your family and friends for this most holy of nights as we celebrate together Jesus' birth.
Christmas Day Worship 10:00 AM on December 25th This year Christmas falls on a Sunday. This is a blessing as we celebrate Christ’s birth on a Sabbath day set aside for worship and praise. This is a challenge for families, especially those with young children. Here is what the Worship Committee has come up with. Come as you are at 10:00. If your kids have presentable pajamas, they are welcome to wear them. (Please no adults in onesies. This is disturbing and it actually happened once in another church. It still haunts me.) We plan to have nursery care, but at present, that is all. We want to give our volunteers a holiday, so we are not planning to have Kid’s Worship. This will truly be a family day together. There will be no Children’s Sunday school on Christmas, and we are recommending the Adult Classes take the day off as well. Please contact your Sunday school teacher about their plans. This special challenges only comes every few years, so let’s plan to be together and make it a wonderful day of celebrating Jesus birthday together. Rev. Mike