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Advent and Christmas

Christmas Eve Services

4:00pm  Family Service (child friendly).  Followed by birthday cake for Jesus.   Nursery opens at 3:45pm.

7:00pm Candlelight Service.  Festive prelude begins at 6:30pm.  Nursery opens at 6:30pm.

11:00pm Candlelight Service with communion

Sunday Worship

Worship this Sunday

Dec. 3:   First Sunday in Advent.  10:30am Worship with communion

Dec. 10: Second Sunday in Advent.  10:30am Worship features the 102nd  First Church Christmas Pageant.  11:40am Eucharist Service.

Dec. 17:  Third Sunday in Advent. 10:30 Worship. 11:40 Eucharist Service.

Dec. 24: Fourth Sunday in Advent. 10:30am Worship.

Dec. 31: 10:30am Worship

Jan. 7:  Epiphany Sunday.  10:30am Worship with communion

 

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Give

Star Tree

Choose a star representing a child or youth in the community and give a holiday gift.  The Star Tree is a 27-year partnership between First Church and Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.)

Alternative Christmas Giving

The Mission & Outreach Committee coordinates gift donations benefitting three nonprofit organizations: Instituto del Progreso Latino (migrant crisis response); Ludhiana Christian Medical College Board USA; and Good News Partners in Rogers Park.

 

Build Community

Dec. 6:  Advent Luncheon, First Wednesday Potluck

Dec. 10:  All-Church Breakfast (hosted by youth)

Dec. 16:  Youth Christmas Party

Dec. 17: Young Adults Christmas Potluck

 

Serve

Soup Kitchen Cook Team Member or Dining Room Host –Sign up

Sack Lunch Ministry Packing Volunteer, Delivery Volunteer, or Shopping Volunteer – Sign up

Overnight Shelter Host (Dec. 24-Jan. 14) – Sign up

 

 Get Involved This Season

Interested in making connections but not sure where to start?  Contact us using the button below and provide your email or phone number; we’ll reach out to hear about your interests and identify opportunities that might be a good fit.  We look forward to chatting with you!

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