BARBERSHOP CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Congregational United Church of Christ
at the corner of Battle Creek and Church Streets
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
2 – 4pm
‘FOUR GOT TO SHAVE’
‘Remix’ and a Carol Sing!
ALL ARE WELCOME!
REFRESHMENTS FOLLOWING CONCERT
All gifts will go to support this church. Thank you!
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS EVENTS
FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT: DECORATING THE CHRISTMAS TREE WORSHIP: December 4. Come join in this festival of decorating our tree as a family of God. Everyone is welcome! Children will remain in worship on this day. Communion will be shared
GALESBURG WINTER WONDERLAND: Wednesday, December 6. City Parade at 6pm, and many events happening throughout Galesburg.
SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT: December 10. We continue to journey together in this Advent Season. All are welcome!
THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT: CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: December 17. Children & youth who are participating should arrive to church by 10:00am! We will receive and dedicate our gifts to the Christmas Fund, White Gifts for the food pantry, and our Mitten Tree gifts. Bring a small plate of goodies to share at Coffee Hour!
CHRISTMAS COFFEE HOUR: On Sunday, December 17, we invite everyone to bring a small plate of Christmas goodies to share during Coffee Hour!
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT: Sunday, December 24. A morning celebration of this Christmas Eve Day. Everyone is Welcome!
CHRISTMAS EVE: December 24. A candlelight worship of song and story will be held in our sanctuary at 8:00pm. Kids are welcome to wear pajamas to church! This service is a serene experience of both calm and joy. Everyone, family and friends, is welcome!
SPECIAL OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES:
· Mitten Tree: You are invited to bring a pair of snow pants, mittens, gloves, a hat or scarf to place underneath our Christmas Tree. Our gifts will be given to the local schools for children in need.
· White Gifts: White Gifts are gifts of food items that can be placed under the Christmas Tree. Our White Gifts will be donated to the local Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry here in Galesburg.
· Poinsettia Delivery: You are invited to sign-up to deliver a Poinsettia plant to someone you personally know who could use some cheer this season. Our sign-up sheet will list the numbers of plants that have been donated for this purpose.
· Christmas Fund: Gifts given toward this offering help to care for our retired clergy and/or their spouses with emergency needs. We will be receiving these gifts all through Advent, and dedicate them on Sunday, December 24. Please make your check/envelope out to “CUCC” and writing in the memo, “Xmas Fund”.
NEW YEAR’S WORSHIP: Sunday, December 31, 10:30am. Come welcome the New Year together in community. Bring your hopes, prayers, and dreams!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018: Come renew your spirit in worship. as we celebrate Epiphany. We will need help following worship to take down our Christmas Decorations. Many hands make light & merry work! Thank You!!
ALL ARE WELCOME! COME AS YOU ARE!
No matter where you’re on life’s journey,
you are welcome here!