Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thursday Thoughts

1. Night of Worship - The 9Thirty Band will be hosting a Night of Worship this Friday at 7pm in our Family Life Center. Join us as we worship together singing the songs of the Christmas season. 

2. Sunday Morning Worship - This week we will continue our Advent preaching series of Unlikely Gifts as we focus upon the gift of Joy from  Luke 2:10 with Pastor Daryl preaching.  Know someone who needs the peace and love of Jesus this season? Invite them to come with you this weekend. We'll be worshipping at 8am, 9:30am, and 11am. 


3. Christmas Eve Worship - We will have three worship services on Tuesday, December 24th.

The Contemporary Family service will be at 5pm in the Family Life Center.

The Traditional Communion services will be at 7pm and 9pm in the Sanctuary.

All three services will feature singing by candlelight at the conclusion. We look forward to seeing you there!

4. Office Closed 
The church office will be closed from December 24th through January 1st. Pastor Mal and Pastor CJ will be available in case of emergencies. The office will reopen on Thursday January 2nd. 

Have a wonderful rest of your week and we look forward to seeing you in worship this weekend! 


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Midweek Moment

This past Sunday afternoon we gathered in the sanctuary for Blue Christmas worship. This is the opportunity folks have to grieve loved ones in the holiday season and acknowledge other blue feelings that they might be experiencing due to other circumstances. It was a beautiful and moving service with over 50 in attendance this year. It particular there were two moments that moved me to tears. First, was when folks had the chance to name their loved ones aloud during one of our prayer times and second was when folks came forward to write the names of their loved ones, or the situations that they are struggling with, on ornaments and hang them on the tree. That tree now sits in the narthex for the rest of the Advent season as a reminder to pray for those families who are grieving and feeling blue in this holiday season.

Grace and peace this Advent!