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Christmas at Northside


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Hanging of the Greens

Sunday, December 3  | 5:00PM | Sanctuary 

Celebrate the Advent season through song and liturgy, as the children tell the story and symbolism of the greenery hung in homes each holiday season. Reception to follow in the Watson Faith & Arts Center.

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Service of Hope

Wednesday, December 6 | 6:00PM | Chapel

As a counselor, Ron Greer, has helped many bereaved spouses in the aftermath of their devastating loss. He found himself on the same heartbreaking journey after the death of his wife, Karen. In his new book, The Quite House, Greer offers himself as a fellow pilgrim on the journey of mourning and healing. This evening is not about death and dying, but rather, about life and living and the world that lies beyond heartbreak.

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Festival of Carols

Sunday, December 10 | 8:30 & 11:15AM | Sanctuary

Join us for Northside’s annual Festival of Carols as we hear the songs of Christmas. This year’s festival choir will be joined by string orchestra, harp, and baritone soloist, Gerard Sundberg. We look forward to having you join with us in song at the 8:30 and 11:15AM services on December 10 as we usher in the season.

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Advent Devotional

Print & Digital Versions Available Soon

This year we will be exploring Kenosis, the Greek word for the activity of emptying that we find in Philippians 2:5-11. In this passage, the word describes the activity of God in the advent of Jesus Christ. Devotional books are free and can be picked up at the church at the end of November in preparation for the first Sunday of Advent, December 3. You can also sign up for the email version.

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Poinsettia Deliverers

Help Us Deliver Some Holiday Cheer
Pastoral Care is seeking volunteers to deliver poinsettias to our prime-time members and anyone who is homebound, as well.  If you would like to spread some Christmas joy and cheer to others this December by delivering a few poinsettias, please email Leigh Ann Ayres. The plants will be here at the church December 5, 6, and 7 to pick up and deliver to our special members.

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Christmas Eve | Sunday, December 24

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Family Services

10:00AM, 12:00 and 2:00PM | Sanctuary | Childcare Available

Come worship at 10, 12, or 2 for our family service. This will be a service perfect for worshippers of all ages. Carols, candlelight and the story of the birth of our Lord. Your family also has the opportunity to enjoy our Christmas animals before and after the services.

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Contemporary Service

4:00PM | Watson Faith & Arts Center | Childcare Available

Come worship at 4:00 for our contemporary service. Carols with our band, candlelight and the story of the birth of our Lord will prepare your heart for this holy occasion. Your family also has the opportunity to enjoy our Christmas animals before the service.

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Traditional Service

6:00PM | Sanctuary | Childcare Available

Come worship at 6:00PM for our traditional service. Carols with our choir, candlelight and the story of the birth of our Lord will prepare your heart for this holy occasion.

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Chapel Communion

5:15PM | Chapel

On this holy night, we will offer the sacrament in the chapel between the contemporary and traditional services. We celebrate that Christ the savior is born, and we remember his sacrifice for us as we gather around the table. Join us for an abbreviated time of communion in the chapel to pray and participate in this sacred liturgy together.

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Nativity Animals

9:30AM-4:30PM | Outside along Kingswood Ln

Enjoy the fun and joy that animals bring to children and adults alike during the Christmas season from 9:30AM to 4:30PM.

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