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10:00 A.M., Sunday, December 11

On Sunday, December 11 at our 10:00 a.m. worship service our choir will be singing our Minister of Music, Joel Raney’s, new Christmas Cantata, Joy. Once again, our Preschool & Kindergarten children will join with the choir for one of the anthems, Angels Watching Over Me. Join us and celebrate the season!

7:00 p.m., Saturday, December 24

We invite you to join us for our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service that will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 24. In addition to singing favorite Christmas carols, the service will include special music and a message from the pastor. The highlight of the night is the lighting of candles as we sing Silent Night accompanied by guitar and come forward to place our candles around the crèche.

Join us for one of the loveliest services of the year.

10:00 a.m., Sunday, December 25

On Christmas Sunday we will hold a worship service at our regular 10:00 a.m. hour. The service, however, will have a different flavor. It will resemble a family Christmas gathering as we sit closer together to sing carols and listen to a story by the pastor. Start your Christmas out right!

New Stephen inister CommissioningSunday, September 13, 10:00 a.m.Rachael Godinez Wallace is being commissioned as our new Stephen Minister. She has received 50 hours of specialized training in Christian caregiving and joins a team of ten active Stephen Ministers serving our congregation and community. Please pray for Rachael—ask God to bless her ministry and work through her to bring hope and healing to those whom she serves. Pray also for the ongoing ministry of our current Stephen Ministers

Bible Study

Classes for all ages are offered. We hope you will want to start the fall off right by deciding to grow in your understanding of scripture. The following is a summary of our offerings.
Adult Opportunities
Matthew Studies: 9 a.m., Sellers Rm.; Fay Havlick Teacher
Living Waters: 9:00 a.m. in Dining Room. Teacher: Steve Bruner; coffee & cookies!
Pastor’s Class: 11:30 a.m. in Parlor. Teacher: Harry Parker
Youth Opportunities--September to June
Youth Bible Study (6th-9th Grade)--11:30 a.m., Youth Room (in basement); Join Lauren Visser, Minister of Youth and Young Adults, and discover what it means to be a dedicated follower of God. Classes will be interactive, conversational, and hands-on as students discover how the messages in the Bible relate to their everyday lives. Topics last year included Bible study methods and the gospel of Mark, which was chosen by the students.
Children’s Opportunities--September to June
GOD’S KINGDOM KIDS will meet during adult worship service every Sunday, gathering together after “The Passing of the Peace.” Kindergarten through second graders will meet on the 2nd floor across from the nursery. Third through fifth graders will meet on the third floor.

Weekly Events


9:00 a.m. Matthew Studies Adult Bible Study Class
10:00 a.m. Morning Worship
10:30 a.m. India Telugu Church
11:30 a.m. Pastor's Class


4:00 p.m. Young Adult Gathering
5:45 p.m. Handbells
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir


7:00 p.m. Al-Anon

December 2016 Calendar

December 3
9:00 a.m. All Teams/Board Meeting
9:00 a.m. Sanctuary Choir
5:45 p.m. Cook County Jail Ministry Outing
December 6
7:00 p.m. Spiritual Life & Worship Team
December 10
9:00 a.m. Sanctuary Choir
December 11
10:00 a.m. Christmas Choir Sunday
December 12
7:30 p.m. Sarah Circle
December 13
5:30 p.m. Property Committee
December 14
8:00 a.m. Men's Breakfast
2:00 p.m. Sharing Seniors Christmas Tea

December 15
5:45 p.m. Preschool & Kindergarten Board
6:30 p.m. Preschool & Kindergarten Christmas Program
December 19
12:00 noon Tower Tidings Deadline
December 24
7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
December 25
10:00 a.m. Christmas Day Service
December 26-January 2, 2017
Church Office Closed

Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2016 14:41