Announcements December 5

THE 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

5 December 2021

Welcome!  We extend a warm welcome to our guests, and invite you to sign the guest book at the back of the sanctuary.  Unfortunately, however, we are not yet able to resume our after-service fellowship time in the Church Hall.

Hanging of the Greens – Today’s service is our annual “Hanging of the Greens” service, which we had to cancel last year, since we were not able to have services in person at the time.  This service explores the significance of many of our Christmas and pre-Christmas traditions.  However, today’s service is an abbreviated version of what we’ve done in the past, since we’ve reduced the number of hymns, due to the pandemic.  We are also keeping the amount of movement in the service to a minimum; so we will remain seated, and will not get up to decorate the Christmas tree, etc.  We are reducing the number of readers to a minimum for the same reason; so the reading parts will be read by Lalaine and Ruth Buan, and John, only.

Online Services – Since the format of the Hanging of the Greens service doesn’t lend itself to being recorded (with our very limited equipment), today’s service will not be recorded and uploaded to YouTube.  If you’d like a copy of the script to read at home, please let John know, and he’ll send it to you.

This Week in First Church:

– Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – Finance & Maintenance Committee meeting (rescheduled)

Coming Up:

– Sunday, 12 December – Communion Sunday

– Friday, 24 December, 7:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve service

Newsletter – The December issue of our congregational Newsletter has been sent out by e-mail, and hard copies are being mailed to everyone for whom we don’t have an e-mail address.  Many thanks to all who contributed news items or photos; also to Lisa Sneesby for putting the Newsletter together, and to Mardine Garnham for printing and mailing the hard copies.

Full announcements here