Advent/Christmas 2020

Advent/Christmas 2020

Worship schedule

December 6th @ 10:00am – Worship/Second Sunday of Advent
December 13th @ 10:00am – Worship/Third Sunday of Advent
December 20th @10:00am – Worship/Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 24th @ 4:30pm – Outdoor Celebration of Christmas *
December 24th @ 7:00pm – Indoor Worship with Hosanna Bells
December 24th @ 9:00 pm – Indoor & Virtual Worship with Communion

* Join our church family for an outdoor celebration including Christmas readings, hymns, and prayers with candles.

Christmas Meditation Hours

The church will be open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm starting December 1st  through Christmas Eve. All are welcome to stop into the Sanctuary to enjoy the quiet and decorations. Remember to wear a mask and maintain 6 foot social distancing if not alone in the Sanctuary or hearth room.

You may also bring in Christmas cards for your church family and place them in the hallway mailboxes during those hours. Please drop off cards by Thursday, December 17th. Cards may be picked up from mailboxes beginning Sunday the 20th through Christmas Eve.

Memorial Tree

Precious memories of loved ones or friends who have passed are with us all year but especially at Christmastime. The tree in the Hearth Room by the fireplace is a Memorial Tree. We invite you to add an ornament, picture or something special in honor of your loved ones.

Giving Tree The Giving Tree is a CCRC Tradition! There are many ornaments to choose from, each ornament represents an organization in need. Choose an ornament and place your gift under the tree or in the “package” next to the tree. More details about the organizations we are supporting can be found here .

Seasonal Devotions

Daily Devotions from the RCA for the Advent season. This year the theme for the devotions is about the JESSE TREE. Links to devotions for adults and families are here.

Hospitality Peace Project

“Peace be with you.” Throughout Advent, let’s show our hope for peace, at home and around the world, by making and sharing paper doves.  Resources and more information about the peace project can be found here.

Stories of the Season

Beginning December 1st, stories told by members of the congregation will be shared every other day. Special stories at Christmas are a wonderful way for us to share with one another while embracing the meaning of the season. Find a list of video recorded stories here.

Events and Activities

For seasonal events and virtual groups, please check our events calendar.

Sundays in December join us for movie discussions, Christmas crafts and baking! Virtual groups are a fun way for us to stay connected and share our interests during the winter months.  Both the young and young at heart are invited to join these Zoom meetings.

More details about virtual groups can be found here.