Advent & Christmas 2022
ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS CALENDAR
Sun., Nov. 27 - First Sunday of Advent - “My Heart Shall Sing”
Sun., Dec. 4 - Second Sunday of Advent - “God’s Mercy Will Last”
Fri., Dec. 9 - Progressive Dinner
Sun., Dec. 11 - Third Sunday of Advent - “The World is About to Turn”
Thurs., Dec. 15 - Service of Hope and Healing - “Wipe Away All Tears”
Fri., Dec. 16 - Youth Christmasgram Fundraiser
Sun., Dec. 18 - Advent Lessons & Carols
Sun., Dec. 18, 2 p.m. - Children’s Christmas Program
Sat., Dec. 24, 4 p.m. - Family Christmas Eve Worship Service
Sat., Dec. 24, 9 p.m. - Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship Service
Sun., Dec. 25, 11 a.m. only - Christmas Day Worship
Sun., Jan. 1, 11 a.m. only - Epiphany Sunday Worship
PROGRESSIVE DINNER SIGNUPS
Signups are now open for our annual Christmas Progressive Dinner on Friday, December 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone will start at a home for appetizers and then head back to the church for dinner, dessert and a concert by the Ballard Madrigal Singers.
Cost is $25 per person. You can sign up after worship, online at this link, or by calling the church office during the week. A minimum of 60 participants is required for catering, so please sign up as soon as possible.
APC YOUTH CHRISTMASGRAMS
Christmasgrams are the winter youth fundraiser! Between 5-8pm on Friday, December 16, Christmas-y youth will arrive at the door of a loved one you choose (within 40223 or closeby please), sing a personalized song, deliver some goodies, and spread good news of great joy all for $75. There are a limited number available as we are not Santa and cannot go to everyone’s home in one night. Support our youth today by buying one HERE.
SERVICE OF HOPE AND HEALING
Our annual Service of Hope and Healing will be December 15 at 6 p.m. For those who have suffered loss, whether it’s the loss of a loved one, a relationship, security, a lifestyle or health issue, the holidays can be especially difficult. This service, led by our ministers and deacons, will be filled with music and words that serve as reminders that Christ’s birth is a sign of hope in the face of despair.
If you are in a place of sadness, for whatever reason, join us. If you have experienced this kind of struggle in the past and understand how this time of year doesn’t always come with joy and excitement, join us. If you know of family members or friends who are suffering this Christmas season, invite them to this service, too. All are welcome. Help us show support, love and comfort to those who are struggling.
HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR BROOKLAWN & BELLEWOOD FAMILIES
If you'd like to help make the holiday brighter for the children and families of Bellewood & Brooklawn, please reach out to Hallie Brockhoff at firstname.lastname@example.org to sponsor an individual child or family.
Purchase NEW items for children and place them in the basket in the back of the sanctuary. HERE IS A LIST OF ITEMS.
You can also purchase items directly through Amazon with THIS LINK.