Families with Children This Sunday, December 8, 2013 Second Sunday of Advent

Families with Children
This Sunday, December 8, 2013
Second Sunday of Advent
8:30 - 12:30 Childcare for Babies and Toddlers, 6th Floor
Chapel Worship with Eucharist
Godly Play, Advent Children’s worship
Preschool and older, 6th floor
Family Fellowship and Playtime, 6th Floor
Friends, fun, and refreshments!
High School Youth Group, Wesley Room
Children’s Choir Rehearsal, Wesley Room
Preschool Arrival & Kip Sharing, 6th Floor
Sanctuary Worship, Middle and High school Youth
Children’s Worship, 6th Floor
Dismissal - Kindergarten and older, Wesley Room
All others, 6th floor
Children’s Choir, 6th Floor
12:30 Dismissal, Wesley Room
Children’s Worship and Wonder – Isaiah 11:1-10 and Matthew 3:1-12
Even children have moments in the proverbial “wilderness”. Like separation,
transitions to the unknown, night time fears. It is your and other adult’s voices
that bring hope and light to a sad or scary time. This week we remember the
darkness that was the wilderness which the prophet Isaiah and John the Baptist
punctured with their voices, asking for the aspirations of humanity to help
prepare the way for new life and light.
Each Sunday in Advent
You are invited to sign up at either Coffee Hours
on Sunday to give a gift of pajamas for a child
and/or slippers for a Mom who resides at the
Concourse House, a transitional housing facility
for homeless women and their young children.
Contact Lynn O'Neil for more information or to
sign up via email.
Please return gifts no later than Dec. 22
December 7
Families with children are invited to join the Methodist Home
volunteers on December 7. Residents love the company of their Christ
Church friends and seldom get to interact with children and babies.
Our Sunday morning kids made beautiful ornaments and bird feeders
and have been encouraged to go and help with the giving of them
in person. For more information, contact Tracey Gmoser
December 8
Second Sunday of Advent
Lori Wiesner
In the 11:00 Worship service we will receive New Members. If you
have considered joining the church, this is a wonderful time to clasp
hands and journey with the Christ Church family. Classes will meet on
December 1st and 8th at 9:45. Contact Lori Wiesner for more
The Children’s Choir will help to
lead in worship on this Sunday also.
Blessing of the Animals, 2:00
The sanctuary will be filled with
neighbors of all faiths, furs, tails, and
scales! It’s noisy and joyful as we give
thanks and blessing for our animal
friends and family. Our clergy will be
joined by Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein in this
sponsored by Cindy Adams and The NY
December 13, Friday 7:30 p.m.
"Seek Him the Maker of the Seven Stars”:
A Christmas Concert of Star Music
Featuring the Christ Church Choir, Bells Choir, and Brass Octet
Reception following
December 22
Fourth Sunday of Advent
The Children’s Choirs will complete this year’s final Advent Sunday
liturgy at 11:00 with this sweet choral story. Families with children in
kindergarten and older are encouraged to begin the worship hour
together in the sanctuary.
Christmas Feast and Carol Sing
Following the 11:00 service in Phillips Hall -Gather ‘round the piano with your church
friends and family for a rousing celebration in
song and good cheer. We will sing the carols,
break the bread, and rejoice in all that our
Christian tradition and family means to us.
To help provide the feast, contact Lori
To support the caroling, contact Kathryn
Christmas Eve
4:00 p.m.
Journey to Bethlehem in story, song, and sacrament.
We celebrate the birth of Christ in a family friendly worship service with a
simple, but multi-sensory presentation of our shared story. All are invited to
enter into this Holy mystery in Communion and Candle light.
Tree trimming and refreshments immediately following
6:30 p.m.
The Nativity of our Lord
Festival Worship with Holy Eucharist
and candle light.