Preparing for Christ’s Coming
Advent Bible Study: The celebration of Christmas has been connected with the singing of songs for nearly two thousand years. Join the celebration by studying the songs of Zechariah, Simeon, the angels, and Mary.
Tuesday nights, 7:00-8:30pm
December 1, 8, 15, and 22
Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:00am
December 2, 9, 16, and Tuesday morning-December 22
Nov. 30 and Dec. 7: Advent Quiet Prayer Time, 7:30-8:30am and 7:00-8:00pm – a quiet time and prayer in the Sanctuary to prepare for Christ’s coming once again into our hearts. The Advent candles will be lit and a centering prayer will be available.
Dec. 6: Family Worship and “The Hanging of the Greens” at 10:00am – the children will learn about the meaning behind the decorations we hang up for Christmas. After the service, all are invited to help “green” the sanctuary.
Dec. 9: 2nd Wednesday Dinner and Christmas Hymn Sing, 5:30-7:00pm, $5 a person and $10 a family, pulled pork sandwiches, fries, salad, dessert and beverage.
Dec. 12: Potluck dinner and the inspiration documentary “A Place at the Table”, 5:00-8:30pm – bring a dish of food to share.
Dec. 13: Cecil County Chorale Society concert at 4:30pm.
Dec. 20: Children’s Christmas program at 10:00am.
Dec. 21: Blue Christmas Service in Ward Hall, 7:00-8:00pm – Not everyone is up and cherry for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other disease that puts a question mark over the future, and a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people. We are opening our doors and heart to the community, inviting those needing solace and hope to come to this special evening that honors our pains but reminds us of the ever present healing and hope of the Christ Child we are celebrating.
Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service at 7:00pm.
Dec. 25: Remember that Christmas does not end on December 26, but continues to Epiphany, January 6.
Jan. 3: Family Worship and Celebration of Epiphany
With God’s abundant love and guidance, our vision is to grow to effectively share with the community, through our words and works, the teachings and mercy of Jesus.
Our mission is to minister to whomever God chooses that we touch, to serve Him through worship and praise, to gain spiritual insight through learning and prayer, to find strength in faith, to be steadfast stewards of His word, to rejoice in the promise of His grace, to offer shelter to the weary, to nurture those in pain, to share with those in need, to offer hope to the hopeless, and to be a beacon of Christian love for our community.
God has been up to some wonderful things at West Nottingham: