Thank you to all who stayed and participated in our truly intergenerational Advent Event. A special thanks to all who helped with the arts and crafts projects. More intergenerational events to come.
Join the youth of the church on December 14 in volunteering for the Action Center’s Holiday Gift Shop. You may be checking people in, restocking toys, or checking people out. The Holiday Gift Shop allows families who would not otherwise be able to give toys to the kids in their life this holiday season. December 14, 12:15-4:30 pm, at the Rock Community Church, 12472 W. Belleview, Littleton. Sign up on the welcome center or see Rev. Mollie
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Advent is the season of the church year where we prepare ourselves to receive the gifts of the Christ Child yet again. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, our American culture insists we do more, go faster, and fill our shopping carts and calendars. Advent, in stark contrast, is a time of waiting, of slowing down, and of seeking out the simple gifts God provides. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on the gift of hope and how Advent just might be exactly what we need right now.
In the midst of the season of hustle and bustle and as we move toward the longest night of the year, you are invited to a Blue Christmas Service on Tuesday, December 17, at 7:00 pm, to finish off this series of quiet, contemplative, and reflective practice. This simple service creates a sacred space for those who need it in the midst of dark times, grief, uncertainty, and loneliness this season. This reflective, accepting service will remind us of God’s presence and hope amid difficulty.
The service will be less than an hour long and is designed to be a casual, welcoming, and meaningful worship experience particularly geared toward families with younger children. We include lessons, carols, candlelight, a children’s sermon, and an “instant messy pageant” where children and adults can become part of the Christmas Story. Contact: Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt.
Join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ with a traditional evening candlelight service and carols. We’ll start with a medley of Christmas songs at 7:00 pm, move into the service proper at 7:30 pm, and conclude with a candlelit Silent Night. Following the service, join us in the Fellowship Hall for hot cider. Plan to arrive early!
This Sunday, you’ll arrive at a church transformed! Lakewood UCC will be decorated for the holidays. It’s a time of giving! For the first two Sundays in December, we’ll be collecting new toys for the Action Center’s Holiday Gift Shop. Most needed items are arts & crafts kits, science kits, scooters, skateboards, Lego and nerf toys. And if you attach your receipts (or even an estimate!) the Mission Board will match your donations up to $600! In other giving news, the tree in the narthex is our mitten tree; please bring donations of mittens, hats, scarves, etc. through Christmas to be donated to the Action Center in the New Year.
Thanks to Memorials and Furnishings and the Faith Formation Board, you’ll notice we have an addition of a rocking chair to the narthex. It’s for anyone who wants it to use, especially those with young children. The worship service can be heard through the speakers in the narthex, enabling anyone who needs to come out of the sanctuary but still hear and be a part of worship, to take a moment in the rocking chair. Thank you Memorials and Furnishings and the Faith Formation Board!
Thanks for the generous donations to SocksGiving! We had a final total (complete with a few pairs that came in after the official end of the drive) of 799 pairs of socks! These will be brought to the Action Center next Wednesday, December 4, as they attempt to break the record for most pairs of socks donated on a single day. The record is 2,789 pairs and they’re aiming for over 10,000. We’ll be a big part of that!
Tickets $5 / $10 / $15 on Facebook, Eventbrite, and at the door. The only concert at which you’re GUARANTEED to hear your favorite Christmas songs – because you tell the pianist what to play! Chappell Kingsland, the Music Director at Salem United Church of Christ and a wizard of the keys, LOVES Christmas music and knows just about every song you could ask for. Come and hear for yourself! This is an all-ages show.