December 1, 8, 15, 22, 24


 

HANGING OF THE GREENS
Sunday, December 1 • 6:00 pm

Hanging of the Greens is a custom predating Christ, when people would bring green boughs and branches indoors to sustain them during the dark days of winter. For thousands of years, the church has continued this tradition as a way to remember the incarnation of Christ during the Advent season. We prepare for the One who has come, whom we expect to come, and who will come again.
Join us as we hang garland and wreaths, place poinsettias, and decorate our sanctuary while hearing scripture, singing songs, and telling stories about these traditions.
 

 

Christmas at Columbus:
CHRISTMAS COLLAGE

Sunday, December 8 • 6:00 pm

Collage (n.)– an artistic composition made of various materials; a creative work that resembles such a composition in incorporating various materials or elements; a work having contrasting scenes in rapid succession without transitions
Come celebrate the story of Jesus' birth with us on Sunday, December 8 as our worship ministry presents a “collage” of music and scripture telling the wonderful news brought to Mary and Joseph through the coming of the Wise Men with gifts for the Prince of Peace. You won't want to miss this presentation from our children's choirs, youth choir, hand bell choir, orchestra, and worship choir as they reflect on various aspects of the Christmas story.
 

 

Family Avenue Christmas:
Festival of Nativities

Sunday, December 15 • 6:00 pm

Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of fun as we prepare our hearts and minds to celebrate Christmas. This is a come and go event including nativity display, story time, ornament making, the Christmas Store, and more!
*If you would like to lend a special nativity set to be displayed at the event, please label with your name and drop off at the church office or Children’s Building by Wednesday, December 11th.  All nativities will be ready to pick back up on Monday, December 16th.
 

 

Service of Consolation
Sunday, December 22 • 6:00 pm

The Service of Consolation on December 22 will allow those who have lost a loved one in the past year or those who are bearing a burden to find encouragement and refuge in the midst of the holiday season. If you would like to participate by lighting a candle as your loved one's name is read during the service, please submit that name here.
 

 

Christmas Eve service
Tuesday, December 24 • 5:00 pm

Our family Christmas Eve service will feature Christmas carols, the Christmas story for kids, and a mass candle-lighting as we celebrate the coming of Christ!