Special Holiday Events/Dates
Hanging of the Greens
You are invited to assist the Flower Committee as they decorate the church for the Christmas Holiday season Friday, December 8 at 10am.
Sunday, December 17
9:30 am Service
Join us as the Church School Children lead us in worship on Sunday, Dec.18, as they present the Christmas Story in song and pageantry.
Sunday, December 17
11:00 am rehearsal
12 noon gather
If that special music inspires you to keep singing, spend an afternoon with friends Christmas Caroling to fellow church members in our community.
This year we will be caroling on Sunday, December 13, at noon. Carolers will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 11:00am to rehearse and gather at noon for refreshments provided by the Fellowship Committee before heading out. All ages are welcome.
The Longest Night: Blue Christmas Evening Prayer
Thursday, December 21
Please spread the word to your neighbors and friends. Then plan to join us for this quiet, contemplative, and beautiful time of prayer, song, and healing.
Christmas Eve Services / Festivities
9:30 AM Manger Service (Blessing of the Animals)
5:45 PM Welcome Friends Christmas Eve Dinner
7:30 PM Worship Service
9:00 PM: Youth Group Alumni Party
11:00 PM Candlelight Service with Communion
9:30 am Manger Service with
Blessing of the Animals
A brief service designed especially for families with young children; bring your pet, or photos, or your pet’s favorite toy, to receive a blessing and welcome the Christ child in story and song.
Christmas Eve Dinner
This will be SPC’s ninth Christmas Eve dinner for the patrons of Welcome Friends and Our Daily Bread. If you would like to prepare either a spiral ham or your favorite sweet potato casserole for our annual Christmas Eve dinner it would be most welcome. Or perhaps you are a baker and could bake an extra dozen or so cookies they would also be appreciated. For more info speak to someone on the Peace and Justice Committee.
7:30 pm Worship Service
At the conclusion of this service, the congregation is invited to join the choir in the balcony for the singing of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s MESSIAH.
9:00pm – 11:00pm Youth Group Alumni Party
Join us for the annual SPC gathering of current youth and youth group alums on Christmas Eve at 9:00pm in the Church Parlor. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch up with church friends! Refreshments will be served, and the time will allow you to attend either the 7:30pm or the 11:00pm Christmas Eve worship service.
11:00 pm Candlelight Service
Celebrate the joy of Jesus’ birth at this service with candles and communion. The Bell Choir will perform as the choir for this service.
New Years Eve
Sunday, December 31, 2017
9:30am Worship Service
Explore, Celebrate, and
Hanging of the Greens – Clean Up
Equally important as decorating is the clean up on Monday, January 8, 2017, at 10:00am. Volunteers are desperately needed and very welcome!
Happy New Year!