Advent and Christmas

Prepare your hearts and minds for the coming of Christ the King. 


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Golf Cart Caroling

Catch the Christmas spirit by blessing others! 

Decorate your golf cart or vehicle for a Jingle Parade, or ride along in the hay ride. We'll sing Christmas Carols on the front lawns of shut-ins. 

Because of rain, we have rescheduled. The new date is Saturday December 14 at 5:30 pm. Stay afterward for marshmallows around the fire pit.

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Worship in Music

The annual Christmas musical worship is December 15 at 10:00 am (one combined service). This year's worship features stories from some unusual characters, such as a lamb and angel, as well as music by the children's choir, chancel choir, CROSSROADS praise team, chancel handbell choir, and Kings Ringers beginner handbell choir. The service also includes an original hymn by Rev. Mike Ruffin.

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Longest Night

Saturday, December 21 at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary

Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. This community service offers comfort for those who are dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with job loss, or living with disease. 


The service, just under an hour in length, will be led by Stephen Ministers, trained listeners who are ready to help.

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Walk the Labyrinth

Sundays in December, 1-4pm


For centuries, Christians have used labyrinths as places of prayer and contemplation. The walking movement and focus on the path can create just enough of a distraction that the mind is allowed to focus and become quiet.

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How to Walk the Labyrinth

There is no “right” way to walk the labyrinth, but if you follow a few guidelines, your walk is likely to be more relaxed.

Entering

A labyrinth has a single, winding, unobstructed path from the outside to the center, unlike a maze, which has many dead ends and wrong choices designed to trick the mind. 


A labyrinth is often seen as a metaphor for the spiritual life journey—many twists and turns but no dead ends. Have faith, keep walking, no matter what life throws at you. 


You may want to pick up and carry a stone to represents the burdens you carry. Or bring food for area food banks.

What if others are here?

Should there be others in the labyrinth, please refrain from speaking or otherwise disturbing them. Please allow the person ahead of you to get “into” the labyrinth (2-3 turns on the path) before entering yourself.   

If the person in front of you is slower, you are welcome to pass them. Don’t worry about appearing to be in too much of a hurry. Your pace is your pace.

At  the Center

When you reach the center, stop. If you are carrying a burden, praise, or gift, leave these.


Feel free to linger before moving on. When ready to exit, follow the labyrinth out the same way you came in.


And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,

‘This is the way; walk in it.’

- Isaiah 30:21



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Christmas Eve

We'll have two services on December 24.


Family Worship at 5:00 pm

Children are invited to come in costume.

Traditional at 11:00 pm

with Holy Communion and Candle Lighting.