Remember your special ornaments for the Advent Memory Trees to be placed on the trees this Sunday, Nov. 28 during the Downtown services
or on the Gathering Area tree at the West Campus throughout Advent.
ADVENT SERMON SERIES (both campuses)
What is your favorite Christmas carol? Ask anyone this question and their face will almost certainly light up as they hear the tune of “Joy to the World” or "Hark the Herald” begin to play in their head. There is a beauty and joy expressed by these carols, which touches a deep longing in each person’s heart for something or someone to shine a light into the darkness we see all around us.
Our Advent series “The Carols of Christmas” will pair some of our best-loved Christmas carols with a bible reading that inspired it. Because these carols are so well known, it’s easy to sing along without paying much attention to the lyrics. It’s helpful to slow down and examine the words alongside the biblical text. Through song and scripture, this series aims to proclaim the gospel we have received in Jesus. As our hearts are lifted up in worship, we also pray that visitors will hear the message of hope that is the good news of great joy for all people.
Join us for Community Advent Taizé Worship. Everyone is welcome!
DOWNTOWN MUSIC SUNDAY - A beloved tradition and part of a special
Weekend of Holiday Music in the Downtown Sanctuary (more below)
The Longest Night: A Service of Reflection
Tuesday, Dec 21, 7 pm at the First Church West Campus.
This is a time to reflect on the changes and challenges of the past year and experience the hope and healing found in Christ.
Contact Laurie at 785-841-7500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for details and transportation assistance.
Christmas Eve Worship Dec 24 in-person, live stream, or on-demand 6 pm at the West Campus, or 8 pm at the Downtown Sanctuary online on our YouTube or Facebook pages or at fumclawrence.org/worship-online/
PLEASE NOTE: to give our dedicated worship volunteers a holiday break,
there will only be ONE Worship Service in-person and online SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26 10 AM in the Downtown Sanctuary
MORE HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
WesleyKU at Westwood House kumethodists.org
Bring your friends and family and enjoy this very special Weekend of Holiday Music in the Downtown Sanctuary Dec 11 and 12
Dec 11, 7:30 pm Free State Brass Band Christmas Concert
Dec 12, Music Sunday, 9:30 Life Worship, and 11 am Sanctuary Worship
Dec 12, 5 pm Organ Vespers with Tandy Reussner and Friends
You won't want to miss this! Saturday, Dec 11, at 7:30 pm Free State Brass Band presents
"An Eccentric's Christmas"
First Church Lawrence, Ks
Celebrating 25 years Organ Vespers 2021
Tandy Reussner and Friends present Gloria (click here for a preview)
Sunday, Dec 12, at 5 pm First Church Downtown Sanctuary
WANT MORE? CHECK OUT THESE OPPORTUNITIES
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Adopt-a-Family
Interested in helping adopt?
Contact Sarah Merriman
Help is also needed receiving the donated gifts delivered to the Downtown Church Sundays Dec 5 and 12, 9:30-12:30 pm
Contact Carladyne email@example.com
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Operation Christmas Basket
Each year the Care team assembles baskets
for church family members in need
of special care during the holidays.
Volunteers are needed to deliver over 60 baskets during the week of December 12
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
After-L.I.F.E. Class will be studying
The Contemplative Life Program
Faith: An Advent Companion
SUNDAYS 10:30 am Downtown Brady Hall
The study will begin on November 28
and run through Epiphany.
Wesley Walkers Advent Study
Following the Star (and Jesus is the Star)
A Bible Study looking at the basics
of the faith that Jesus taught.
Join the Wesley Walkers on the
West Campus Trail at 8 am Saturdays
the study begins at 9 am Nov 28.
The Peacemakers Sunday School Class
will have a 4 session video series called
Because of Bethlehem, by Max Lucado
Sundays 9:30 am Downtown, Room 203
beginning Nov 28.
Or visit the West Campus Sunday School Groups
The Huddle Men's Group and Women Out West
Sundays at 9:00 am at the West Campus
Your Giving Makes All This Possible! Thank You!
Donations help First Church to continue and grow in ministry
to the Lawrence community and beyond.