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700 E. 9th St., Lockport, IL  60441

815 838-2091

Church from across the street, Nov., 2015
Ministry center and church - (11/3/2015)

November 29th

First Sunday in Advent

Sunday Morning Worship: "Lessons & Carols of the Advent Season" - 9:30 a.m. - Sanctuary
Rev. Eric Quinney-Burnard, Pastor

Events and Programs for Advent and Christmas

Saturday, November 28th, 3:00 p.m.

Hanging of the Greens    A long-held tradition that ushers in the Advent season. The Hanging of the Greens is a celebrative time to decorate the sanctuary and the church facility. People of all ages are encouraged and welcome to participate in this memorable activity.

Sunday, November 29th, 9:30 a.m.

Lessons & Carols of the Advent Season    Interweaving the scripture readings with choral songs creates a meditative atmosphere that sets a reflective Spirit for the season.

Saturday, December 5th, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Cookie-Walk & Brunch - In the Fellowship Hall
A holiday event that brings the joy of this season together. Purchase cookies for your holiday season while enjoying a wonderful brunch.   Adult tickets $7.00; children $3.50

Sunday, December 13th, 9:30 a.m.

An Intergenerational Christmas Pageant    A no-rehearsal-necessary intergenerational Christmas Pageant where young and old alike join in on the Christmas Story. Filled with Christmas carols, everyone participates in the joy of Christmas.

Sunday, December 13th, 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

An Open House at the Quinney-Burnards    Eric and Kay invite the congregation to an open house at the parsonage to celebrate the joy of the season. This is their Christmas card to the congregation.

Thursday, December 24th, 4:00 p.m.

A Family Christmas Celebration    A Christmas Servicee for all generations, filled with song, the retelling of the Christmas story and a reading of the children's book, "Jacob's Gift," authored by Max Lucado. Celebrate the joy of the birth of Jesus with the entire family.

Thursday, December 24th, 10:30 & 11:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Candle-light Lesson & Carols    Beginning with a 30-minute concert at 10:30 p.m. which then, at 11:00 p.m., transitions into a Service of carols, scripture and reflective readings, the evening brings a meditative spirit culminating with ringing of the bells to celebrate Christ's birth.

Sunday, December 27th, 9:30 a.m.

Lights of Thankfulness, Lights of Hope    The last Sunday of the year is a reflective moment of the past and future. A service where an invitation is offered, for those who choose, to light a candle of what they are thankful for in the past year and/or what they hope for in the coming year.

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Would you like to play or sing with a choir for the Christmas season? Here's how:

Thursday evenings

Handbell Choir - Weekly rehearsals at 6:00 - 6:50 p.m. in the sanctuary.

All hands welcome!

Thursday evenings

Chancel Choir - Weekly rehearsals at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

All voices welcome!

Every other Sunday after church services

Children's Choir - Rehearsals from 11:00 to 11:25 a.m. every other Sunday.

Speak with Music Director Stephen Cannon for more information.