2018 Advetn Programming

Advent & Christmas 2018

November 12, 2018 6:18 pm

Advent Worship: Creating a Culture of Calling Message Series

First Sunday in Advent – Sunday, December 2nd

Services at 9:15 and 10:30am. Baby’s First Christmas at the 10:30am service. Pastor Jack’s message: “The Stories We Live–Called For… “ Music by the Chancel Choir and Agape Ringers.

Second Sunday in Advent – Sunday, December 9th

Services at 9:15 and 10:30am. Pastor Jack’s message: “The Stories We Live–Called Through…“ Christmas Cantata during 10:30 worship presented by the children and youth.

Third Sunday in Advent – Sunday, December 16th

Services at 9:15 and 10:30am Pastor Jack’s message: “The Stories We Live–Called In…” Worship Arts featuring Chancel Choir and Alleluia Dancers.

Fourth Sunday in Advent – Sunday, December 23rd

Services at 9:15 and 10:30am. Pastor Jack’s message: “The Stories We Live–Called Within…” Music by the Chancel Choir and Good News Ringers.

Christmas Services

Blue Christmas

Wednesday, December 19th, 7pm

A service of remembrance and encouragement. Leave your pain, loss and discouragement at the altar in readiness to find peace this Advent season.

Family Service

Sunday, December 23, 6:30pm

An intergenerational, family-friendly “candlelight” Christmas service that is interactive and engaging for all ages.

Christmas Eve

Monday, December 24

  • 8:00pm—Carols & Candlelight Service. Featuring the Jubilate Dancers and Chancel Choir.
  • 11:00pm—Carols & Communion Service. Music by the Chancel Choir.

Faith Formation

Advent Study The Gift of the Nutcracker

Thursdays 11/29—12/20, 10:30am & 6:30pm

This four-week study will explore the characters from The Nutcracker and apply them to our familiar Christmas narrative. Join us Thursdays in the Parlor. Contact Rev. Cora for childcare.

Advent Lunch & Learn

Sunday, December 2nd, 12–2pm

What is Advent? How do I celebrate it? Every­one is invited to this afternoon of discovering what Advent is and how we can participate in it this year. Light lunch provided.

#PictureAdvent

Join us for this engaging online journey and share Advent images with your church family. Watch for more info to come.

Music and Fellowship

Hanging of the Greens

Saturday, December 1st, 9am

Help transform the church for Christmas and enjoy a light lunch when our labors are done. Sign up outside the church office or contact Jannette Deszell.

Jackson Chorale Concert

Saturday, December 8th, 7:30pm

Enjoy an evening of Christmas music with the critically acclaimed Jackson Chorale. Visit www.jacksonchorale.org for ticket information.

Christmas Cantata

Sunday, December 9th, 10:30am

Join us during worship as the children present “What Child Was This?” Featuring solos from the New Joy Singers Youth Ensemble and Carol & New Joy Choirs with flute, piano and percussion accompaniment.

Tuesday Musicale Concert

Tuesday, December 11th, 7:30pm

“Let Heaven and Nature Sing,” a free Christmas performance by the Tuesday Musicale Chorus and Adele Thomas Bell Choir. There will be an afterglow immediately following the concert.

All Church Caroling

Sunday, December 16th, 5pm

This youth-group sponsored event allows us to share Christmas cheer with our homebound members. Everyone is invited. Sign up outside the church office or contact Rev. Cora for more info.

Carols & Beer

Friday, December 21st, 7 pm

Bring friends and family to Rustic Leaf Brewing Co. for a holiday sing-along with the musicians of Central Church. Rustic Leaf does not serve food, so plan to bring a bite to eat or order from the food truck that will be on site.

For all Advent happenings and mission opportunities, click to download the brochure.