|ADVENT Season at CCPC||Prepare your heart for the birth of our Savior|
|Sunday, December 17 - 3rd Sunday of Advent||Christmas Cantata at 8, 9:30 & 11am in Sanctuary - Our Chancel Choir will present the cantata Darkness Into Light on Sunday, December 17th at all three morning services. Please invite your friends and family to come and be blessed! 5pm Casual Service in Chapel|
|December 17 - 7pm Special Service||Blue Christmas - Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after a divorce, or difficult diagnosis, the loss of a job, or anything else that makes the “normal” holiday celebrations painful—if this describes your current life situation, then our Blue Christmas service is for you. This is a reflective service, supporting you and accepting you where you are, for hope and healing. Everyone, regardless of church background is welcome. - Ellsworth Chapel|
|Sunday, December 24 - 4th Sunday of Advent||One morning service at 9:30am-Sanctuary; Regular KIDMin Children's Church for the 9:30am service time.|
2017 Christmas Eve Services
All services feature a Service of Lights, when the light from the Advent Wreath's Christ Candle is passed throughout the congregation to the strains of 'O Holy Night'.
There are six services from which to choose:
* Christmas Eve services for 2017 begin at 3:30pm and occur every 90 minutes with the final service concluding at midnight.
3:30pm - Lessons and Carols with the HISKids Ringers and the Worship Team Our children's handbell choirs and our Worship Team lead the service full of your favorite hymns and carols.
5:00 & 6:30pm - A Musical Nativity. Experience the Christmas story through scripture and song! Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the wise men bring the Nativity to life with costumes and contemporary and gospel music.
8:00 & 9:30 - Lessons and Carols with the Adult Choirs. Come and be inspired as the Chancel Choir and Jubilation Ringers lead the music in our traditional Christmas Eve services.
11:00pm - Candlelight Communion Service. Share the sacrament of communion in this moving service that leads up to the midnight hour of Christmas. Candlelight and acoustic music create a special ambiance as the service builds to the moment when you are the first to be wished—and wish others—"Merry Christmas" on Christmas Day.
- Childcare available for children 31/2 and under at the 9:30am, 3:30pm and 5pm services.
|*Christmas EVE 2017 (December 24) falls on Sunday this year. Central College will hold one unified worship service on Sunday morning at 9:30am and then 6 Eve services starting at 3:30pm. See Above.|