Saturday, December 10, 1-3pm
Special Advent Labyrinth Walk with Live Celtic Harp
Enter the spirit of the season with a special contemplative walk. Step away from the lights, sounds and busyness of the season and take time to reflect. This special Advent walk will by accompanied by Rev. Frederick Boyle, a retired Methodist minister, who plays the Celtic Harp. The walk is open -- come whenever you like, stay as long as you like. Walk the labyrinth or just rest in the beauty of the sanctuary.
Sunday, December 11, 10:30am
Celebrate the joy of Christmas with a special musical performance by our Sunday School children (during worship.)
Sunday, December 18, 10:30am
A Special Musical Christmas Gift!
On Sunday morning, December 18, the choir and instrumentalists will offer the congregation a special musical gift: Mary’s Magnificat, her song of praise and worship of the God who has just blessed her with the promise of the Holy Child, Jesus.
This famous and beloved text will be sung in both ancient Latin and modern English translations in a musical setting by composer Mark Hayes. This festive arrangement of the Magnificat will include several instruments: trumpet, horn, oboe, bassoon, flute, violin, percussion, piano, and harp!
The music is joyous, expressive, and celebratory – and would be a wonderful opportunity to bring children, friends and colleagues to FCC! We hope you will enjoy our musical gift to you!
This special morning of music is made possible by a generous gift from the Gregg Peters Monsees Foundation.
Wednesday, December 21, 7:30pm
The Longest Night Service Worship Service
Sometimes the Christmas season is not always merry. Christmas is a time of joy and celebration. Yet for many of us the holiday season brings a sense of sadness as well.
We will offer a special worship service to acknowledge the difficult emotions of the season and offer a place for blessing and comfort. There will be a contemplative service of readings and music, a time to pray individually with our pastors, receive an anointing with oil, and an opportunity to walk the labyrinth. You are not alone. Join us to find a moment of comfort and hope. All are welcome.
Christmas Eve Services:
5pm Family Service of Story and Song:
A joyous service which shares the good news of Christmas for children (and grown-up children) of all ages!
8pm Candlelight Service with Holy Communion
A contemplative service of lessons and carols to reflect upon the miracle of Christmas. Our communion table is an open table — everyone present is welcome to join in the feast of love which God sets before us.
There will be no service on Christmas Day.