COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
Promoting Vibrant Faith at Home
Get to know the Bible passages that talk about
the promise of Jesus’ birth and
the events leading to Jesus’ birth.
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Come join us for a Workday on Saturday 12/7 at 8:00
AM. There’s plenty to do and many hands will make light
Hanging of the Green Service
Sunday, Dec. 8, 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. Refreshments
following the service in the Fellowship Hall.
Church Family ADVENTure
Friday, Dec. 13, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Join us for
dinner, craft, songs and worship.This will be an interactive
experience for all ages. Make a nativity scene to take home.
If you make a nativity scene and do not want to take it
home, we will be donating the extra scenes to the Onslow
Women's Center (Women's Shelter). In order to help us plan
for food & materials, please RSVP how many members of
your family will be attending by contacting Crystal Lord:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (910) 330-6532.
Christmas Cantata & Handbell Service
– Sunday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 7
p.m. in the Sanctuary.
“Just As I Am” Casual Service Come as you are Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and join us in the
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Infant and Nursery Childcare
are provided during Worship.
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The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem!
Sundays: Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Location: First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
Join us on a journey with Adam Hamilton as
he travels on video from Nazareth to Bethlehem in a fascinating
look at the birth of Jesus Christ.
The five-session DVD-based study was filmed on
location in the Holy Land. Each exciting and informative session
contains 10-15 minute video vignettes of pastor and best-selling
author Adam Hamilton retracing the actual path of Mary and
Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.
1. Mary of Nazareth
2. Joseph of Bethlehem
3. Mary’s Visit to Elizabeth
4. From Nazareth to Bethlehem
5. The Manger
It is our prayer that
study will add a new depth and joy to your Christmas
Parents’ Afternoon Out
Saturday, December 7, 2-5pm, Fellowship Hall
Free child care. Volunteers will be spending time with your
child(ren) at the church so you can do some Christmas shopping,
go on a date with your spouse, or just spend some quiet time
doing something you like to do. In order to help us plan for
food and materials, please RSVP how many children you will
have attending by contacting Crystal Lord-
email@example.com or (910) 330-6532.
No Stress, No Fuss Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 22 during 11a.m. worship
Who would you be if you were a character in the nativity story?
The congregation is invited to take part in a NO STRESS, NO FUSS
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT. This fun, meaningful telling of the story of
Jesus birth allows those who wish (young & old) to participate
with no rehearsal. Congregation members will be invited to
choose a character to portray as they enter the sanctuary. We
could have 5 Marys, 6 Josephs, 15 Wise Men, 10 Shepherds, etc.
There are no lines to read. Simply portray your character when
invited forward. Not interested in becoming a nativity scene
character? Just enjoy the experience from the pew, but don’t
A new interactive, online Advent calendar for kids offers
fun activities to do as a family or Sunday school class this
Advent season. Beginning Sunday, December 1, each calendar day
features an exciting tidbit about the Christmas season, a
Scripture reading, a multimedia resource, or a hands-on
activity. Linking to the Advent calendar daily will encourage
kids to experience
and learn about the sacred season of Advent through doing.
Developed by Congregational Ministries Publishing (CMP), the
Advent calendar also serves as a supplemental activity for the
winter 2013–2014 PC(USA) denominational We Believe children’s
Access the Advent calendar at
For more information about CMP, visit its