Christmas Season Services and Events – 2018

Deck the Halls – December 2
Following the services please join us to ‘Deck the Halls’! We’ll have plenty to do from hanging wreaths and greenery, to decorating the Christmas tree, and we’d love your help. We are going to start in the Auditorium and Lake Lounge after the 9:30 service and decorate the Church Sanctuary and Assembly Hall following the 11am service. (Erika Horigan)

Theta Alpha Guild Christmas Class – Wednesday, December 5
Join us for our annual Theta Alpha Guild (TAG) Christmas class for women. TAG is an organization that supports a number of valuable uses in our congregation. 7:00 p.m. in the Lake Lounge.

Carols Sunday – December 9
On Sunday, Dec. 9 there will be two services of worship as usual. Both will have shortened messages and an emphasis on Christmas songs. Our 9:30 service will be a “family” service (no Sunday school) so that children have a chance to enjoy all of the singing. 9:30 am Family Worship Service (Auditorium) and 11:00 am Traditional Worship Service (Church Sanctuary)

Christmas Holy Supper Service – December 16
Our Christmas Communion/Holy Supper service will happen on Sunday, December 16 at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary. It is one of two “full length” _Communion services that we hold each year, the other being on Good Friday. The service has an appropriately shortened message for adults. 

 “A Child Is Born” Christmas Pageant (Tableaux)
Sunday, December 16, 4:30 p.m.
Bring your entire family to our annual Christmas Pageant and experience the wonder and peace of the season. This stage show includes still-life scenes, Christmas story readings, and singing of some of your favorite Christmas carols. It’s a beautiful event for the whole family.
Gifts will be given to all children in attendance up through eighth grade. You will have an opportunity to give a gift as well–to someone in need. You are invited to bring an unwrapped gift to our Tableaux service as a donation to the Toys for Tots program. Toys for Tots is a program that provides gifts for children in need–children who might not otherwise receive a gift at Christmas time. If you and/or your child(ren) would like to give a gift to this program, just bring it along (unwrapped) to this year’s tableaux service. (Pendleton Hall)

Arcana Christmas Class and Luncheon – Thursday, December 19
Each year the pastor and his wife host a Christmas class and potluck lunch in their home for members of the Arcana Class. Arcana Class is a class for adults that meets once a week to survey the books of the theology of the New Church. Join us at 10:30 a.m. at Mark and Ellen Pendleton’s home.

Glenview New Church School Christmas Show – Friday, December 21
Please come to the school Christmas Show on Friday, December 21 at 10am in the Auditorium. This year, it will be a lovely mix of music, poems, and other Christmas-related entertainment put on by the students and teachers at GNCS. The show will be under an hour and followed by refreshments. (Auditorium)

Christmas Holy Supper Service – December 23
On Sunday, Dec. 23 we will offer one service at 11:00 am in the sanctuary, featuring singing, music of the season, and a reading of the entire Christmas story in three parts. All ages are welcome.

Christmas Caroling – Sunday, December 23
This year you’ll have an opportunity to do some Christmas caroling to a select number of homes in our church community (homes of some of our elders). Caroling will happen from 3:00 to 5:00 on the 23rd. Rendezvous location TBD, stay tuned!

Christmas Eve Family Worship – December 24, 5:00 p.m.
Bring your family to our annual Christmas Eve Worship Service which features songs of Christmas, a Christmas choir, and a message for the whole family from one of our pastors. (Auditorium)

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship – December 24, 10:00 p.m.
Wind down on Christmas Eve at this quiet devotional service, which features Christmas music, readings from the Christmas story, prayer, and a candle-lighting ceremony. (Church Sanctuary)

Christmas Day Worship – December 25, 11:30 a.m.
This is a worship service for adults on Christmas morning, and it includes a full Christmas sermon from one of our pastors. It’s a delightful way to celebrate our Lord’s birth into the world. (Church Sanctuary)