Advent and Christmas Happenings at Armstrong

 

An Advent study begins Sunday, December 1st.


Books are available at church or from your favorite online bookseller. 

 


“I’ll have a Blue Christmas without you…” Elvis crooned in 1957. Yet, even today, many people face a Blue Christmas. There is an empty chair at the Christmas table because of death, estrangement, a move or other reasons. There is illness or physical changes which impact the celebration or there are other stressors which make the season of advent less than joyful.   This candlelight service of scripture reading, music and prayer gives those who grieve the opportunity to receive comfort and hope in the midst of struggles. Hosted by Stephen Ministers


Christmas Eve Services

Childcare provided for ages 3 and under at the 4:30 & 8:00pm services only.

4:30 PM — Worship Center 
(Music will begin at 4:15)
Join us Christmas Eve as look at the difference that one night in Bethlehem made for all of eternity.  Together we will celebrate the arrival of the king – in glory, in power, in a stable.  Families of all ages will be transported to that starlit night in Bethlehem as we hear and read the Christmas story, sing the beloved carols of Christmas, and discover the wonder that drew shepherds, kings, and angels.       

8:00 PM — Sanctuary
Come to Bethlehem and behold the newborn King.  Scripture, candlelight, beloved carols of Christmas and the graceful music of the Chancel Choir inspire our hearts to worship the Newborn King.   

11:00 PM — Old Chapel
Bethlehem is called “the house of bread.” Come and share in the simple warmth and intimacy of Old Armstrong Chapel.  Give praise to God as we choose our favorite carols of Christmas. Share in the gifts of candlelight and Holy Communion as we acknowledge Jesus who proclaims, “I am the living bread which came down from heaven” John 6:51.

 A Space for Quiet on Christmas Eve
Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of Advent, there is a longing for a quiet moment, a moment to reconnect to Christ. This year, the Armstrong Room (in the back hallway of the Education building) will be transformed into a place of prayer and reflection. This worship space will be open from 3:30-9:30pm. You may stop to pray there at any time. There are now Care Notes on a variety of topics available outside the Wesley Room (off Atrium and Fellowship Hall), along with one specifically for the Holidays.

Christmas Eve Photo Booth
As a gift to the families of Armstrong Chapel and everyone who joins us on Christmas Eve, there will be a full-service photo booth operating in the Atrium beginning from 4:00-8:00pm.  Props and silly hats will be provided and copies will be printed on the spot for you to take home.  Plan on coming early and begin a new family tradition.


 Sunday, December 29 

Regular service times.  

  • 8:20am Old Chapel
  • 9:40am Sanctuary
  • 10:00am Worship Center