December 2 - 10 am Worship Service “Righteous Man” We have long considered the example of Mary, Jesus' mother as inspirational during Christmas season. Today I want to take a look at Joseph and ask the question "what does it mean to be a righteous father?" – Pastor Zach Rieber
December 9 – 10 am Worship Service “Knocked Up” An unexpected pregnancy is always exciting, how much more, an immaculate one! While we believe the pregnancy was divine, people in those days did not. Let's try to understand a little more how Mary would have experienced this blessing. At one point Mary gets out of Nazareth to visit the only person who might understand, Elizabeth. – Pastor Zach Rieber
December 9 – 12:30 pm Fellowship Potluck Our potluck luncheon follows the 11:30am Bible Study time. All are welcome. If you wish to help with food, you are encouraged to bring a main dish, salad (green or fruit), side dish or dessert. Organizers are looking for dishes that could serve 8-10 people. But do come with or without food.
December 9 – 6 pm will be the Adventist Christian School annual Christmas Program titled, “Follow the Star”. After the Christmas Program, all are invited for “Soup and Bread” in the Fellowship Hall. During the meal, PIES, donated by the students, will be auction to the highest bidder.
December 16 - 10 am Worship Service “Awkward Family Photo” We all have had the experience of Awkward moments at family reunions. The uncle who makes bad jokes, the black sheep of the family, Mom’s anxiety as she prepares to host the judgmental in-laws. How much more awkward must it have been for Mary and Joseph, forced into a family reunion with a pregnant fiancé. The first miracle of Jesus on earth is possible, the unity that He brought to His own family. – Pastor Zach Rieber
December 23 – 10 am Worship Service “No Place Like Home/Refugee, Runaway, Reject” We often take for granted the early years of Jesus' life. He was literally a political refuge, an asylum seeker; running away from a hostile ruler. What else might Jesus have suffered, just to be able to relate to us? He was a refuge to the refuges, an outcast to the outcasts an abuse victim to the abuse victims. His homelessness brought with it, an invitation to come home. For refuges, there is something healing in being able to cook your traditional food. Even if you are in a new country, at least you can eat like you're back home. – Pastor Zach Rieber
December 26 - 12:30 pm Fellowship Potluck Our potluck luncheon follows the 11:30am Bible Study time. All are welcome. If you wish to help with food, you are encouraged to bring a main dish, salad (green or fruit), side dish or dessert. Organizers are looking for dishes that could serve 8-10 people. But do come with or without food.
December 23 – 5:30 pm Sabbath Evening, December 23, join us for a special Candlelight Christmas Eve program. It’s a time for family and friends to enjoy this special time of year.
December 29 - 6 pm Communion Service What a wonderful way to end and begin the year with a Special Evening Communion.
December 30 – 10 am Worship Service “New Year’s”