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UPCOMING EVENTS

Advent Bible Study
Thursdays in Advent, 7:00 pm

We will be diving into some Advent themes and scripture stories as we get ready to celebrate the coming of the Christ Child.
We will meet on Dec 1, Dec 8, Dec 15, and Dec 22. A Zoom link will be available for those unable to join us in person; sign up with the church office to receive emails with notes and the zoom link each week of the session.

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CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGS

Vestry Elections Meeting - December 11th

Annual Congregational Meeting - January 22nd

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Meals on Wheels Cookie Baking
December 3, 9:30 am

Get ready for an epic baking party! We will be baking enough cookies to for the participants in the Meals on Wheels program to enjoy throughout December. It’s going to be an all-hands-on deck affair!

Living Nativity
December 9 and 10, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Come check out the Nativity Story brought to life on the lawn of Mars United Presbyterian Church (232 Crowe Ave). The program will run every thirty minutes between 6:00 and 8:00 pm each night. St. John folks will be participating in the scene on Friday night.

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Youth Group and Kids Club Christmas Party 
December 18, 1:00 pm

The Joint Youth Group and Kids Club will be having a combined Christmas Party! There will be lots of games and snacks and other fun Christmas activities! Know a kid in grades 2-12 who hasn’t been to Kids Club or Youth Group yet? Invite them to join us for the party! All are welcome! While no reservations are required, it’s helpful to have an idea of who to expect so that we can prepare supplies.

Greening of the Sanctuary
December 18, after worship

Help us with our final preparations for Christmas as we prepare the sanctuary by putting up decorations. If you are able to help decorate the church for Christmas, please stay after the worship service. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Many hands will make light work!

Baby Admiring a Christmas Tree

Blue Christmas Worship Service
December 21, 7:00 pm
(at Mars United Presbyterian Church)

While Christmas is a season of joy, not everyone feels like celebrating. Grief, illness, aging, depression, loneliness, unemployment, and loss are magnified. Many feel the stress of expectations around Christmas. A Blue Christmas service provides a time and place of solace.

Join us at Mars United Presbyterian Church (232 Crowe Ave) in sharing and hearing prayers, scripture, and music that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn and struggle this time of year.