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700 E. 9th St., Lockport, IL  60441

815 838-2091

sanctuary - christmas eve 2013
Christmas Eve - (12/24/2013)

Christmas at First Congregational UCC

December 21st

Fourth Sunday in Advent - Worship Service:  9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Theme: ~The Magnificat, Mary's Song~


December 24th

Intergenerational Service (informal):  4:00 p.m.

Theme: ~From Preparation to Witnessing the Birth~


Prelude of Christmas Music:  10:30 p.m.

Instrumentalists, organ, the Rutter-5, Jamie Rutter Calandriello, the Pilgrim Handbell Choir

Candlelight Service:  11:00 p.m.

Christmas carols, Scripture readings, songs by the Choir, Silent Night candle lighting, the Ringing in of Christmas


December 28th

Hymn sing and Worship Service  9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

One more time to sing your favorite Christmas carols, with John Devona, organistã



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Confirmation class

A new group of students has begun a Confirmation class. The candidates are Andrew Bean, Ross Cronholm and Kyelar Enyen.

Meeting on Sundays at 12:45 p.m. in the Parlor, the group enters the next part of their faith journey as they explore scriptures and church life with each other and with various mentors.

Please pray for these young people as they deepen their understanding of a Christian life.

First Class Kids

Let your neighbors and friends with young children know about this quality opportunity.  Call Sue Gonzalez at 815 838-8133.  More information

On Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. during the preschool year there are two special opportunities:

  • The children meet in the sanctuary for Bible Story Time with the Pastor or the Director of Teaching Ministries.
  • Adults are invited for coffee in the lobby.  Stay to visit, and/or take a coffee to go.