“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory,
the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
THIS YEAR'S LIVE NATIVITY HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.
For over twenty years, FPC has shared the majestic scene of Christ’s birth with our surrounding communities. Thousands of visitors have come to see this scene and blessed display, complete with cast members, bonfires with shepherds and sheep, and the spirit of the Lord Himself. The Live Nativity is FPC’s largest annual outreach and fellowship event. This year's Live Nativity, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18, has been CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to see everyone next year.
4th Sunday in Advent Worship Services—Sunday, December 18, 8:30am & 10:00am
Despite the cold and snowy weather this weekend, regular worship services on Sunday, December 18 will occur. Please join us! However, if you do not feel comfortable coming out, please stay safe at home. Sing some Christmas hymns, pray with family and friends, and listen to a sermon on-line. (Click on the Sundays tab above, then select Sermons from the drop-down menu.)
Children’s Nativity Service—Sunday, December 18, 3:30pm
Welcome to a narrated nativity story enacted by children. You may bring an unwrapped “birthday gift for the Baby Jesus” (diapers, formula, clothes, toys, etc.), which will be shared with needy families. Cupcakes to celebrate the birth of Jesus will be served in Fellowship Hall after the service. (Childcare is not provided.)
Christmas Eve Worship Services—Saturday, December 24
Celebration Service with Contemporary Music, 6:00pm—Celebrate Christmas with music provided by the First Praise band and Praise Singers. This service is offered for those who wish to lift up Christ and praise Him in contemporary voice. (Childcare for ages 0–2 is provided.)
Celebration Service With Traditional Music, 8:00pm—A traditional Christmas celebration with the Adult Choir and Joyful Noise. (Childcare for ages 0–2 is provided.)
Contemplative Communion Service, 10:00pm—A quiet, late-evening service and time for reflection on the meaning of Christmas. An opportunity to “be still, and know the Lord is God.” Communion will be offered to all worshippers. (Childcare is not provided.)
All services conclude with an all-church candle lighting and singing of “Silent Night.” The Chapel is open for prayer thirty minutes before each service. The Sanctuary doors open for regular seating twenty minutes before each service. Those requiring assistance may be seated earlier by an usher. Christmas treats are served after the 6:00 and 8:00pm services. Donated baked goods are appreciated (sign up below)!
Christmas Day Hymn Sing—Sunday, December 25, 9:30am
Because Christmas is on a Sunday this year, there will be a single Sunday morning service. Come join in the popular hymn sing celebration of Christ’s birth! Coffee, treats, and fellowship will follow the service. (Please note that there is no Sunday School on Christmas, and childcare is not provided. Children are welcome to join in the hymn sing.)
Volunteer for the Live Nativity Provide Treats for Christmas Eve Register for the Children's Nativity
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