Calendar | December 2017 - First Christian Church

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December 2017

December 3, 2017

Worship - First Sunday of Advent

10:30 am - 11:30 am
On this first Sunday of Advent, we will be lighting the candle of Hope. Pastor Rich Pate will give his message on Revelation 1: 4b-8 with the title "Get Ready, Set, . . . Wait." There will be a discussion about the meaning of Advent and how we should live in a fast "want it now" world. Jenny Hastings is Elder and will read scripture, lead prayers, and serve at the table. Brian Nabors will have special music.
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Belmont Tower Worship Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pastor Rich and Brian Nabors will lead the 2:00 worship service at Belmont Tower, Brethren Care Village.
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December 10, 2017

Worship - Second Sunday of Advent

10:30 am - 11:30 am
On this Second Sunday of Advent we will explore the many prophesies of the Old Testament foretelling the Coming of the Messiah. Glen and Marcia Gallaway will light the candle of Peace. Pastor Rich Pate's message is from Isaiah 9: 2-7 and is titled "God's Promise Is Our Peace." Yvonne Kimball is Elder and will be reading scripture Psalm 85: 1-2, 8-13, leading the prayers and serving at the Table. Brian Nabors will have special music. Following the worship service we will have our Annual meeting of the congregation.
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December 17, 2017

Worship - Third Sunday of Advent

10:30 am - 11:30 am
On this third Sunday of Advent, Miriam Brady will light the candle of Joy. Pastor Rich Pate will give his message on Luke 1: 5-17 titled "Promises, Promises." We will talk about who were the Priest Zechariah, his wife Elizabeth and their son John who "was to make ready for the Lord a prepared people." Lana Bell is Elder and will read Old Testament scripture Isaiah 40: 1-11, lead prayers, and serve at the Table. Following worship, we will prepare our Christmas Remembrance gift bags for our shut-ins and home-bound members and friends. The youth with Amy Shakley and Jan Robinson, will go caroling and deliver the gift bags.
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December 24, 2017

Worship - Fourth Sunday of Advent

10:30 am - 11:30 am
On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sara Stewart will light the candle of love. Pastor Rich Pate will give his message "Let It Be" from Luke 1: 26-38. He will explore going from the impossible and improbable to the possible, in a world filled with skepticism and doubt. Linda Gardner is Elder and will read Micah 5: 2-5, offer prayers and serve at the table. Lana Bell, Yvonne Kimball and Brian Nabors will sing "Mary Did You Know?" and "Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child."
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Christmas Eve luncheon

11:45 am - 12:30 pm
You are invited to stay for a light lunch served following the morning worship service and stay for the Christmas Eve service following lunch.
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Christmas Eve Service

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
The service is based on Luke 2: 1-20 and the Christ candle will be lit. We will celebrate Christ's birth in scripture, prayer, and song. Please join us as we celebrate the birth of our King.
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December 31, 2017

Worship

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Elder Ellie Wells will be reading from the Old Testament Isaiah 61: 10 - 62:3, leading prayers, and serve at the table. Elder Lana Bell will be reading from the New Testament Luke 2: 22-40, leading a hymn sing, reading a New Year's message. Pastor Rich is on vacation until January 2,m 2018.
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Worship Time
Sundays: 10:30 a.m.
Office HoursPastor Rich Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
or by appt. 
Please call for availability.

 

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