2016 Tasting Extravaganza!
& Silent Auction
Sunday, December 4th, 2:00-3:30 pm
( In the Family Life Center @ 15 W. El Paso St.)
$5 – entry to the event
$3 – 2016 recipe book
Come enjoy samples of the 2016 recipes!
Pick up some recipe books for stocking stuffers!
…and don’t forget to bid on some amazing items and crafts in the silent auction.
Hanging of the Greens
The Hanging of the Greens
A Service for Advent
The Meaning of the Service As we begin the Christian Year, we celebrate the Holy Season known as Advent. It is a time when we prepare ourselves for the coming of our Messiah. The word Advent means “Coming.” We celebrate these days of Advent in expectation and preparation for Christ’s arrival. Through the centuries, Christians have observed a time of waiting and expectation before celebrating the birth of the Savior at Christmas.
The Advent season is a time for reflection and preparation, but its mood is joyful. Advent has been enriched by Christian tradition to reflect its distinctive Christian meaning. It proclaims the revelation of God’s love as expressed in Christ’s birth in a humble stable, His sacrificial death on the cross and His victorious resurrection! It points to the hope of Christ’s coming again as the King of kings and Lord of Lords. Advent makes innkeepers out of all of us, asking each of us to make room for the arrival of Christ The King. Let us, prepare Him room in our hearts, our lives and our homes!
Our New Journey
2016 has been an exciting year for the ministry of our congregation! In April, we began an annual community ministry event, as we celebrated “Arms Around Greenwood.” We kicked off our fall discipleship program using Alpha on Wednesday nights, and by the end of the year we will be adding an additional Contemporary worship service.
The new service will begin on November 27, at 10:00 a.m. This additional service will enhance our current worship schedule of 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Traditional services in the Sanctuary, and our 9:00 a.m. Contemporary service in the Family Life Center. It will also serve as an opportunity to enhance our Sunday School Program, by allowing us to have use of our rooms for another hour on Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m.
2017 is going to be even more exciting as we continue to grow and move forward in ministry! We will be celebrating our 2nd Annual Arms Around Greenwood in the Spring, and we will continue to look for ways to connect with the community around us as we offer new practical small group studies for our members and our community. Also, we will be celebrating our 150th Anniversary throughout the year! As we look forward to 2017 and “Our Next Journey,” we hope that you will join us for our upcoming sermon series that will help us to understand how we are called to grow as disciples using the membership vows of our Church (prayers, presence, gifts, service, & witness). Life is truly a journey, and it’s always helpful to know the way to move forward!