Service of Remembrance
Sunday, December 2, 3:00pm
For many this is a difficult season of the year, especially if you have lost a loved one. But there is hope in the midst of darkness. Come, light a candle and experience God’s love at our Service of Remembrance. Our healing prayer ministers will be on hand to fashion a prayer for your needs and Rev. Chris Shorow will offer a meditation. (No child care)

Hanging of the Greens & Tasting Party
Sunday, December 2, 6:30pm 

Join our Student Ministries for this unique service which shares the meaning of traditional holiday symbols as we sing carols, listen to Scripture, and decorate our Sanctuary for the Advent season. This year, the service will contain familiar themes while also sharing new stories and incorporating additional elements to celebrate the beginning of Advent.  A church-wide "Tasting Party" and reception will follow the service. Church members are invited to make and bring their favorite holiday appetizer or sweet treat to share with all! (No child care)

Children's Christmas Musical
Sunday, December 9, 6:30pm
Join the children of First Christian Church as they share an exciting Christmas musical called "The Noel Critter Motel" (by Ruth Elaine Schram and Mark Cabaniss). It’s not just another day at the Tiny Bit of Heaven Motel in Bethlehem (actually a stable behind a small Inn) which is run completely by animals. Annie Lamb is a reporter for The Bethlehem Chronicle and is snooping around for clues regarding Caesar’s Census. However she, along with the others, is about to have a life changing night. The Innkeeper is the only human that ever comes in among the animal visitors, but rumor has it he’s bringing a human couple in to stay the night. Will these humans ruin everything? The animals eventually learn that a certain “Stranger in the straw” came to earth to change the world, and that even people and things we don’t understand can sometimes be miracles in disguise. A reception will immediately follow in the Fellowship Hall. (No child care)

Christmas Cantata
Sunday, December 16, 6:30pm
Come Celebrate the season of His birth, and honor the gift of a Savior – Our Savior –Jesus! “Jesus! The Advent of the Messiah” (by Mary McDonald and Rose Aspinall; orchestrated by Ed Hogan) will be presented by the Chancel Choir of First Christian Church, accompanied by a 28 piece orchestra. Through powerful original songs, favored carols, and dramatic spirituals, the story of Jesus’ birth is told. This musical reflects solely on the Holy Child. It examines the impact of His arrival and what it means for all who would receive this life-altering gift. A reception will immediately follow the cantata in the Fellowship Hall. (Childcare is provided.)

Children's Christmas Eve Service
Monday, December 24 - 5:30pm
The Gospel will come alive with the help of our children in a narrative re-telling of the birth of Jesus. This abbreviated, family-oriented worship service includes familiar Christmas hymns. Children (ages 3 through 2nd grade) may select a costume at 5pm and participate in the Nativity story!  (No child care)

Candlelight Christmas Eve Services
Monday, December 24 - 7 & 11pm
Join us as we anticipate the day of our Savior’s birth!  The 7pm Christmas Eve service will feature beautiful music, scripture readings, and the lighting of the Christ Candle. The 11pm service will feature a serene, simplified candlelight service with carols, the Chancel Choir, and scripture.  The service ends in candlelight with the bells tolling the midnight hour, marking the arrival of Christmas Day. (No child care)

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