The Advent season will be celebrated at Grace Presbyterian Church, 222 East Broadway, with special programs, music and worship. All Sunday worship services start at 10:30 a.m.
On December 2, the first Sunday of Advent, Sunday school and worship will be held. The first candle of the Advent wreath will be lit as a part of the worship service; the lighting of the candles will be a part of each worship service during Advent. After the service a pot luck lunch will be served, followed by a time when families will make a simple Advent ornament to take home. Advent devotionals will be available for all ages.
The celebration of Advent will continue on Sunday, December 9, followed by a Christmas program, “From Heaven Above,” directed by the Christian Education Committee, on December 16. All children and young people of the church will participate in the program. Please join the service as the Christmas story is told, announcing the greatest gift from God to us. A sloppy Joe lunch will follow.
On Friday, December 21, a Blue Christmas Service will be held at 6 p.m. for those dealing with situations that can cause them to feel “blue.”
This service will be reflective, accepting where we really are, and sending out healing and hope.
Christmas Eve brings an appetizer potluck meal, which will be served at 5 p.m. during a time of fellowship. The celebration will continue with a candlelight service and communion at 6 p.m.
Grace Presbyterian wishes everyone a meaningful and merry Christmas on December 25.
A worship service of lessons and carols will be held at the December 30 service at 10:30 a.m.
During the season of Advent a “Mitten Tree” will be decorated with gloves, mittens, scarves and hats to be given to children who are in need of items to keep them warm this winter.
The boxes the members of the church packed for Operation Christmas Child are on their way to children around the world. The church has been a part of this program for several years.
Remember the “Reason for the Season” and keep Christ at the center of your plans.