December 2- Hanging of the Greens following worship during expanded coffee hour.
December 2, 9, 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the Stone Parlor -The Christmas Story in the Gospels: We love the traditions at Advent and Christmas that come from the Gospels! But did you know that the Gospels actually have very different accounts? Want to know more? Join Chuck Blaisdell for a short-term class.
December 9 – Second Sunday Noisy Offering towards FCC’s “Giving Tree” to help needy families.
December 23 – Christmas Sunday! Free gift for each child. Come and sing your favorite Christmas songs!
December 24 – Christmas Eve “Service of Lessons & Carols” with Candlelighting and Communion (ALL are welcome to communion!). 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free gift for each child. (You won’t have to drive in the dark and you’ll have the evening for activities with family or little ones)
The “Giving Tree”
Add your gifts to the Giving Tree beginning Sunday, December 2. These gifts will be distributed to needy families in our community and congregation the week before Christmas.
Noisy Offering for Mission
Bring your change, Sunday, December 9, and make the offering cans ring with joyful noise for purchases for the Giving Tree.
Offering to Support our Northwest Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ) wider family.
On December 16 and 23, we will receive the Annual Christmas Offering for our wider Disciples family ministries. One-hundred percent of this offering stays within our Northwest Regional family of churches to assist in ministry here.
Christmas Eve Offering
For the last several years our Christmas Eve Offering has gone to Nourish Food Bank (formerly known as FISH Food Bank). For every $1 you donate, Nourish can distribute $7 of food items to their clients.
We hope that you’ll join us for any or all these activities! We understand that there are lots of folks who love the Advent and Christmas seasons but are skeptical of “church,” having seen too many instances where churches were judgmental and joyless.
Please know that you are truly welcome here – whatever your race, orientation, class, or economic status. You are “welcome, wanted, and safe” and we want EVERYONE to know the good news of Christmas: that God’s unconditional love for each and all comes at Christmas to each and all!