We've all heard the story about the Catholic Priest, the Buddhist Monk, an Imam, a Unitarian Pastor, and a Baptist Preacher.
Due to snowy weather, Sunday School and Worship Service has been cancelled for January 8. Hope you all stay warm and safe.
Sunday, January 8th, at 6:00 pm
First Christian Church of Greenville
is inviting all people who love the fellowship of the Creator and Created to join us at our community worship service. We will give thanks for the many individual and community blessings that were bestowed upon us in 2016, and usher in the spirit of praise and community solidarity for 2017.
We know that we are living in a time where the world, our country, our cities and towns are being pushed to the limits of human decency; our personal life is beseeched by conflict and distress; Depression and anxiety has become a way of life for so many of us; and we have become isolated from others. Our community has become so volatile and unstable that righteous indignation over the routine death of our youth (especially black youth) and law enforcement has all but vanished. Yet, even in these trying times our Creator calls for praise. In response, First Christian Church is here to offer this time of praise and worship that people (the poor, the wealthy, the homeless, black, and white, Hispanic, Christian, Jew, or Muslim) may come together in the spirit as one community in solidarity.
And if we are a community of solidarity, then there is solidarity in what we do in our quest for a better more righteous understanding way to communicate, in pursuit of justice to challenge and change unjust policies, in the protection of the least and the weakest of these, in the resetting of our moral compasses, in the spiritual understanding that all are created equal.
So we encourage all to attend to give praise to our Creator and become part of this community of solidarity.
This worship service will make a few simple adjustments; you are asked to reflect on what burdens you have carried through the past year, the blessings you have received, the breakthroughs and blessings you are anticipating from the Lord in the New Year. With our communion table standing as a symbol of hope we will share our dreams for the new year as we share communion.
It might be helpful to jot some ideas, notes, thoughts down before Sunday morning January 1st 2017. This will be a time of rich sharing that has the potential to help our church grow even closer as we open ourselves up to God and one another. Please come with an open heart and an open mind.
Everyone is invited to come hear the telling of the Christmas Story through Scripture and Hymns.
The celebration will conclude with a Communion Service that ends with the congregation singing
Silent Night by candlelight. You don’t want to miss one of the most special services of the year.
Christmas Day -Sunday, December 25 Worship will begin on Christmas Day at 10:00am
and there will be no Sunday School. This is meant to be a very casual, family-oriented service.
Children are even invited to come in their pajamas if they like. We’ll read some of our favorite
Christmas passages and sing familiar carols. And we will, of course, share the Lord’s Supper.