The Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Old First (the complete schedule)

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Old First (the complete schedule)

The end of the year, the whole season from Thanksgiving thru New Year’s can become a whirlwind of activity and busyness. Let the church help you wade through it all, and stay focused on what matters most and the promise that’s the basis of it all.

As well, Christmas is a great time to invite someone to join you at church. Because folks get blue at this time of year. Or because they may be more open to seeing what church offers (and it offers a lot about now!). Or because you just like spending time with them, and believe they will be blessed spending time with this community…

Sun., Nov. 27: Advent 1: Where Do You See God Breaking into Your Life?

Sat., Dec. 3:
~New Members’ Class at noon in the Social Hall.
~O.F. Youth & Adult Shelter Dinner @ 5 p.m.: “Southern Comfort” (speak with Marjorie for details)
~Greening of the Sanctuary @ 7 p.m.: Getting church dressed for Christmas (speak with Alice for details)

Sun., Dec. 4: Advent 2: A New Jerusalem Is About More than Building a Creche in the Courtyard or an Encampment in the Shadow of City Hall

Sat., Dec. 10: Cookie Workshop, 1 to 4 p.m. (speak to Billi for details)

Sun., Dec. 11: Advent 3: For Mary Who So Graciously Bore the Child

Mon., Dec. 12: Animals arrive and take up residence in the Creche. Bring some kids by to welcome them!

Wed., Dec. 14: Order and Pre-pay for Holiday Cookie and Other Goodies (to benefit Outreach Ministries at Old First)

Sat. Dec. 17: Cookie Workshop, 1 to 4 p.m. (speak to Billi for details); Young Adult Christmas Party (speak with Kristen for details)

Sun., Dec. 18: Advent 4: For All Who Receive Him as Lord… our children will present their version of the Christmas story, along with congregational carols as our worship service.

Sat., Dec. 24:
~ Volunteer at the Food & Clothing Cupboard, 9-11 a.m. (holiday weekends we are often short of help)
~ Cookies & Hot Cocoa at the Creche at 6 p.m. (to benefit the Outreach Ministries of Old First)
~ Christmas Eve: Outdoor service at the Creche at 6:30 p.m.
~ Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary at 7 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 25:
~ An unusual Christmas Service at 11 a.m.
~ No Sunday School or Adult Forum

Tues., Dec. 27: Animals depart from their home with us in the Creche

Sat., Dec. 31:
~Volunteer at the Food and Clothing Cupboard, 9-11 a.m. (holiday weekends we are often short of help).
~New Year’s Watch Night at 7 p.m. (with a sparkling cider toast afterwards)

Sun. Jan. 1: New Year’s Morning Service at 11 a.m. — Getting Off on the Right Foot on Your Resolutions
~ No Sunday School or Adult Forum

Fri., Jan. 6: Epiphany/Tres Reyes (the church will be open from 7 to 8 p.m. for people who want to pray for the world)

Sun. Jan. 8: Epiphany Sunday Service @ 11 a.m. (with Clementine’s baptism!)