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2013 Advent Worship and Events

Central UMC’s Advent/Christmas Worship and Events 

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2013 Advent/Christmas Worship Theme:

“Behold! Our Journey with Christ:  The “Advent”ure of a Lifetime!”

Our congregation invites you to come and celebrate the season with us in worship and fellowship. 

Each Sunday will emphasize a different aspect of our theme:

 

Saturday, November 30:

11:00 AM  Deck the Halls – Come and fellowship with us as we prepare the church for the season.

 

Sunday, December 1: 

11:30 AM  Hanging of the Greens Service – A celebration of Hope & the Symbols of Advent and Christmas.        

Worship focus:  “Mary and the Angels”

 

Sunday, December 8: 

11:30 AM  Celebrating God’s Peace            

Worship Focus:  “Joseph and the City of Bethlehem”

             

 6:00 PM  Church Christmas Dinner

 

Sunday, December 15:

  11:30 AM  Celebrating the Joy of God’s Grace       

Worship Focus:  “Mary’s Visit to Elizabeth”

 

 

Saturday, December 21: 

6:00 PM     Meet at the church for Christmas Caroling in Beaver Falls

 

Sunday, December 22: 

11:30 AM      Celebrating the Love of God.          

Worship Focus:  “The Journey to Bethlehem”

 

Tuesday, December 24:  Christmas Eve

4:00-5:00 PM  Free Community Dinner at Central

5:00-5:30 PM  Special Concert of Christmas Music

5:30-6:30 PM   Luminaries & Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – A Celebration of the Light of the Savior Come to Earth.    

Worship Focus:  “The  Manger and the Birth of Jesus” 

 

7:00 PM       at Riverview UMC – Luminaries & Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – A Celebration of the Light of the Savior Come to Earth.     

 Worship Focus:  “The  Manger and the Birth of Jesus” 

 

Sunday, December 29: 

11:30 AM      A Service of Lessons and Carols – Recounting the prophecy of a Messiah and Birth of Christ in Scripture interspersed with the beautiful carols we love to sing.

 

Sunday, January 5, 2014: 

11:30 AM      Epiphany Sunday     

Worship Focus:  “The Magi and the Star”

 

 

 

Mission Focus for Advent: 

Local:              Tower of Hope Pregnancy and Parenting Center

International:      Heifer International

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