Christmas Season Services and Events – 2022


All of our Worship Services will be In-Person and Live-Streamed throughout the Holiday Season.




How to Access Live-Streamed Services and Other Offerings Online:
To access each service, you will go online to the GNC’s YouTube channel by clicking on the following link:
Once the channel has opened, scroll down and click on the service for that day.

Sunday, December 4
~ Sunday Worship – Carols Sunday
9:30 am – Auditorium
Rev. Elmo Acton
A 4-part song leading team will perform carols.

~ Theta Alpha Guild Christmas Class
3:00 PM – Lake Lounge
A wonderful way to kick off the Christmas season is by attending the Theta Alpha Guild Christmas Class. The program includes a talk from one of our ministers and discussion followed by refreshments. All are welcome. If you need a ride to the class, please contact Sue Lee at 224-324-6389.
Theta Alpha Guild is our women’s organization that supports a number of valuable uses for our congregation. Contact: Sue Lee

Sunday, December 11
~ Sunday Worship – Christmas Story Service
9:30 am – Sanctuary
Rev. Mark Pendleton
A reading of the entire Christmas story in 3 parts with interludes.

~ Christmas Pageant
3:30 PM and 5:00 PM Performances
Please, come and enjoy this offering to the public on December 11th. Ring in the Christmas season with a small town performance of Jesus’ birth as it is told in the Bible. Children and families will be offered a free ornament to be taken home. Outside, take the children to meet the shepherds and their live sheep. As you leave, drive around our circle and take a look at our many lit up nativity scenes that will be viewable until December 28th.
Performances start promptly at 3:30pm and 5:00pm. Each performance with sing-along takes around 35-40 minutes. People will have 30 minutes to mingle indoors after the performances.
(Contact: Rev. Elmo Acton)

Sunday, December 18
Sunday Worship – Christmas Holy Supper
~ 9:30 am – Sanctuary
Rev. Mark Pendleton

Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
~ Family Worship Service
5:00 pm – Auditorium
Rev. Mark Pendleton

~ Candlelight Worship Service
10:00 pm – Sanctuary
Rev. Elmo Acton

Sunday, December 25
Christmas Day Worship Service
~ 11:30 am – Sanctuary
Rev. Mark Pendleton