Last Sunday a group of about 25 people gathered in the Fellowship Hall to go out into neighborhoods to carol. We split into three groups, two went to Westminster Canterbury and one went to the Colonnades and nearby church members. In all, we made 14 caroling stops and spread unmeasurable joy. Jackie Brownfield hosted our last stop with food for the hard working carolers. Thank you to Jackie for her hospitality, and to Carolyn Kelly for her help organizing the Westminster Canterbury visits.
Sunday, December 31—First Sunday of Christmas, worship service, 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, January 7—Epiphany of the Lord, worship service, 11:00 a.m.
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet Monday, December 18, in the lower lounge from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. I hope you all can make it, for all or part of the evening. If you have any questions, please let Beth Hochstetler.
Sunday, December 17—Caroling, 3:00 p.m.
All are welcome to join in song and share carols with those in our congregation in need of Christmas cheer. Gather in the Fellowship Hall to get directions and song sheets. We will head out in cars to various locations and end up at Jackie Brownfield’s house for one last caroling stop and refreshments. Last year we were able to have two groups of carolers head out in different directions to spread even more joy. We hope you will consider participating in this special ministry.
Come and enjoy a traditional service of Lessons and Carols led by the Choristers and Singers choirs. Readings and carols retell the story of Christ’s birth, with candlelit singing of Silent Night. Following the service gather for a potluck meal and carol singing in the Fellowship Hall. This annual event is a wonderful time to gather with family, and invite new friends to celebrate the season at Westminster. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck meal.