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ADVENT AT LAKESIDE
Advent at Lakeside
Everlasting Lovingkindness: God’s Journey to Us
FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT
God’s Journey to Us: Creating Life
December 3 - 11 o’clock a.m.
“Hanging of the Greens”
A service of carols, readings, and decorating the sanctuary
Children’s and Chancel Choirs
SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT
God’s Journey to Us: A Calling in the World
December 10 - 11 o’clock a.m.
Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-Saëns
The Chancel Choir
NC Symphony String Quartet
Guest Soloists and Harpist
December 10 - 5 o’clock p.m.
Taking the music of the season to our members at home followed by a time of food and fellowship in Robbins Hall in the Kincheloe Building
THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT
God’s Journey to Us: Freed for Righteousness
December 17 - 11 o’clock a.m.
Chancel Choir and Adult Handbell Choir
SERVICE OF CAROLS AND CANDLELIGHTING
December 17 - 6 o’clock p.m.
A service of lessons and carols telling the story of Jesus’ birth
Chancel and Children’s Choirs
Adult Handbell Choir
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT
God’s Journey to Us: Courage for the Day
December 21 - 11 o’clock a.m.
CHRISTMAS EVE COMMUNION
God’s Journey to Us: Immanuel
December 24 - 6 o’clock p.m.
Chris Ellis, violinist
Topnotchers Christmas Party
December 17 - after Candlelight Service -- 101 Bunn Avenue
Please join us for our annual Topnotchers Christmas Party on Sunday, December 17, following the Candlelight Service, at Sheila Whitley’s home (101 Bunn Avenue). Transportation will be provided (if needed). Please call the church office to sign up and let us know if you need a ride.
Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Robbins Hall
During the months of December and January, our heARTworks kids will explore the theme “Peaced Together” through literature and art. Along with Christmas crafts, the children will create a ceramic hand dish and use pencil and watercolors to draw pictures representing peace.
Many thanks to Circle 10 and to all who contributed to the heARTworks Christmas fund. Thank you also to Dick Berry and Louis O’Neal for making canjos for our children to decorate. We are also grateful to Jacob Watkins and Jerry Hamrick for showing them how to play their homemade banjos.
Lakeside Ladies' Book Club
January 9 - 7:00 p.m. - 113 Old Colony Way
Our book club will meet on Tuesday, January 9, at 7:00 p.m. with Jackie Allsbrook as host (113 Old Colony Way) and Sue Bulluck as co-host. We will discuss Walk to Beautiful by Jimmy Wayne and Ken Abraham. The Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall is recommended as a companion book.
Thursdays at noon - Parlor, Education Building
The psalmist says: "Be still and know that I am God." One way to experience this oneness is through the practice of meditation or centered prayer. When we pray sincerely, we are open to being changed by the very act of prayer itself. Thus the essence of meditation is learning to stand back from ourselves and allow God to come to the forefront of our life.
Amy Shortt leads a group in meditation on Thursdays at noon in the Parlor.