Wednesday evening, December 19 We will hold our first Blue Christmas worship service. Knowing that the holiday season, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, can be difficult for those who grieve, hurt or experience seasonal stress, and recognizing that we are approaching the longest night of the year, the darkest period of the year, we offer this time of hope and encouragement. Using scripture, music, candles, and gentle love, we will encourage each other. This time of worship begins at 5:30 in White Chapel and will last 30-40 minutes. All are invited.
Sunday, December 23
8:30 & 11:00 am Lessons & Carols service in sanctuary worship
9:45 am Common Thread worship
Monday, December 24
4:00 PM Children & Family service in the sanctuary with Communion
5:30 PM Common Thread Christmas Eve worship with Communion & candlelighting
11:00 PM Candlelight service in the sanctuary with Communion & candlelighting
Sunday, December 30
8:30 & 11:00 am worship in sanctuary
9:45 am Common Thread worship in Carson Hall
Discipleship Plans for 2018-2019
Growing the Leader Inside All of Us: A church-wide invitation to grow in our discipleship and leadership in connecting with one another (regardless of age, and regardless of current leadership position or lack thereof). We will read four books over the nine-month period between September and May, and we will gather four times to discuss one book each time, discussing the current book assignment, along with its application to the church, to our church, and its connection to the other selections we are reading. Kim Lamb will lead the discussions. Please register for the series in the Lobby and place the four scheduled discussions on your calendars!
We will provide nursery care for those parents who both would like to participate in the discussion. We hope that our discussion will be robust, and our participants will represent a broad section of the church!