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Christmas Decorations Up, Plans Made

CHILDREN HELPING DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS

Today, (Dec. 3) is the first Sunday of the traditional Advent season, the pre-Christmas season of preparation that begins the church year.  Several of the children helped us to decorate our church for Christmas last Sunday after church.   A couple of the men got out the big step-ladder and Griffin, an able athlete and the oldest of our group of children climbed up to do the honors of decorating the chandelier.   Others decorated the alter and the tree.   Afterwards, we enjoyed a fellowship meal together.  

Events planned

The joy of the decorating was a good introduction to the Christmas message series and the exciting month og events that are planned at Copper Hill. Here is an outline.

  • Dec. 3    9:30  AM   Pastor Kelvin Jones began a new series of messages called "Christmas Discoveries" with a message about the joy that Mary felt and shared as recorded in the famous passage called the Magnificat, Luke 1:46-55. 
  • Dec. 10  9:30 AM    Next week the message will be based in another well-known passage,  sometimes called the Benedictus,  or the Song of Zechariah found in Luke 1:68-79.   
  • Dec. 10   2-5 PM   Much to the joy of children, friends from the church family are invited to the parsonage to view the Christmas train display and run the trains.  
  • Dec. 17   9:30 AM  Children's Christmas service including the traditional "Hanging of the Greens" liturgy.   This year they will be adding a children's choir special as well. 
  • Dec. 17   2-5 PM   A Second Chance.  Much to the joy of children, friends from the church family are invited to the parsonage to view the Christmas train display and run the trains.

Christmas Eve - Morning and Evening

  • Dec. 24  9:30 AM   Christmas Choir singing as a part of the morning service.  
  • Dec. 24  5 PM    Christmas Eve service featuring harp solos and Jonathan Griffin singing "O Holy Night" with multimedia accompaniment.