November 22 begins a season of celebration, of praise and worship, for us at “the church on the hill.”
November 22, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we will be concluding our year-long sermon emphasis on the life and ministry of Jesus through a special service of Thanksgiving involving Holy Communion/the Lord’s Supper. Immediately following our service, we will continue our celebration by having a Thanksgiving meal together in the fellowship hall.
On November 29 we will begin the Advent Season. During the season Pastor Josh’s messages will connect with the Advent Conspiracy movement and series that claims that CHRISTMAS CAN STILL CHANGE THE WORLD as the messages will call us to WORSHIP FULLY, SPEND LESS, GIVE MORE and LOVE ALL. As the Advent Conspiracy website (www.adventconspiracy.org) puts it, “Today, Advent Conspiracy is a global movement of people and churches resisting the cultural Christmas narrative of consumption by choosing a revolutionary Christmas through worshipping fully, spending less, giving more and loving all.”
Join us for this series beginning November 29 and going through December 20 as we will conspire to change the way we celebrate Christmas by truly celebrating JESUS and seeking to follow HIM.
Other important EVENTS related to Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas:
-Church Hill Community Thanksgiving Service at First Baptist in Church Hill on Tuesday, November 24 at 7 p.m.
-Church Hill Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 5 at 1o a.m. We will have a float in this year’s parade.
-Church Hill First UMC Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 13 during the 11 a.m. worship service.
-Children and Youth Christmas Program on Sunday December, 13 at 6 p.m. Immediately following the Christmas Program we will have our Happy Birthday Jesus Party. Everyone is invited to bring a gift to help families in need in our community with diapers, wipes, baby food, formula and other baby related items.
-Christmas for the Children with One Accord Ministries on Tuesday, December 15 at 6 p.m.
-Christmas Eve Service with Candlelight, Carols and Communion at 7 p.m.