Good Morning Church:
As we prepare for our celebration of the coming of the Christ child and the in-breaking of God’s Kingdom, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas from our family to yours. We are truly grateful to God to be able to serve alongside of you in this wonderful congregation. May the rest of the year and the new year be one of faith, discovery, wonder and service. Merry Christmas from our family: Darleen, Rebekah, Seth and Leah.
This Sunday we will celebrate the 4th Sunday in Advent with a look at Joseph and his role in the story. We will light the Advent Candle of Hope and prepare for our Christmas celebrations later in the week.
Here is the lineup:
Christmas Eve Celebrations:
7pm: Hayesville First Main Campus: Music, Candlelight, and communion.
11pm: Sweetwater Campus. Be in worship in church when Christmas Day starts. Join us in an intimate setting for a different worship experience with all the great elements of Christmas Eve: singing, communion and candlelight.
12-3pm: Christmas Day Lunch. Join us and spread the word about our annual Christmas Day Lunch. Turkey, dressing, desserts and fellowship. No reservations, no cost, nothing to bring. If you would like to serve, contact Tom Landis at 828 389-6922.
Regular worship resumes on Sunday the 28th with a service of Lessons and Carols at both services.
This year’s Christmas Eve offering will be split between Matt’s Ministry, a local ministry operating out of Ledford’s Chapel UMC that focuses on feeding the children of our community and the Tri-State Chaplain Corps Veterans Mission Council an organization that fills the gap for veterans and active duty military families with support not offered by government agencies.
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given”
That is all for now. Be the face of Christ.