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    2017 Advent/Christmas Calendar


    Sunday, December 3rd - 10:00 a.m.  First Sunday of Advent Worship Service and Communion

    Come and celebrate the anticipated joy of the coming of the Christ Child as we light the first Advent Candle of Hope.  During worship, we will light the Christmas tree symbolizing the light of Christ coming into the world. Our

    Celebration Singers will perform during this worship service.  During Fellowship Time, we will enjoy Deacon Cookie Sunday hosted by our Deacons Board.


    Sunday, December 3rd – 11:30 a.m.  Advent Discussion – “We Need to Believe in Santa!...  True?...  False?... (Pick One)”  
    Open to all – casual and laid-back for seekers of all varieties, discussions not lectures, no

    homework!  If you miss one, the material and topic change every week so please come any week.  Advent Discussion led by Pastor Gordon.


    Saturday, December 9th - 5:30 p.m.  Christmas Progressive Dinner  
    Join us for this popular Fellowship event as we progress to different homes for each course of this meal. Enjoy beautiful Christmas trees and beautifully decorated homes as we gather together during the Christmas season.  Everyone from our church family is invited to attend.


    Sunday, December 10th - 10:00 a.m.  Second Sunday of Advent Worship Service 

    As we continue to prepare ourselves for the coming of the Christ Child, the second Advent Candle of Peace will be lit during this worship service.  Our church youth will share a Christmas Message “The Shepherd & The Lamb.”


    Sunday, December 17th - 10:00 a.m.  Third Sunday of Advent Worship Service
    As we await the coming of Christmas, we will light the third Advent Candle of Joy.  Our Music Ministry will present its annual Choir Cantata.  Celebration Ringers will enhance this worship service. 


    Sunday, December 17th – 11:30 a.m.  Advent Discussion – “Celebrate Christmas: Remember/Practice What’s Truly Important!”

    Open to all – casual and laid-back for seekers of all varieties, discussions not lectures, no home work!  If you miss one, the material and topic change every week so please come any week.  Advent Discussion topic led by Pastor Gordon.


    Thursday, December 21st – 7:30 p.m.  Holiday Concert at PCOP – Jonathan Beyer

    World renowned Baritone Jonathan Beyer will perform for us.  The program includes selections from Classical, Musical Theater and Holiday repertory.  Mr. Beyer is an Illinois native and graduate of Carl Sandburg H.S.  We are so thrilled to welcome Jonathan to our church.  Tickets are $20 and available on Sundays after worship and

    in the church office.


    Sunday, December 24th - 10:00 a.m.  Fourth Sunday of Advent Worship Service

    On this Sunday before Christmas, we will be celebrating God’s pending gift to us.  We will begin this service by lighting the fourth Advent Candle of Love.  Our Celebration Singers will perform during this worship service.


    Sunday, December 24th - 9:30 p.m.  Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service

    Come and be part of this beautiful and traditional candlelight worship service as we rejoice and light the Christ Candle and celebrate His birth.  The Celebration Singers will enhance this meaningful service with a wonderful celebration of music.


    Please note there is only one service

    on Christmas Eve at 9:30 p.m.


    Sunday, December 31st – 10:00 a.m.  First Sunday after Christmas Day

    Come and celebrate the New Year at this joyous worship service.  Our own Pastor Gordon will be

    delivering the inspirational word.





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