December 1st begins the season of Advent. It is the start of a new Church Year. We will have our normal schedule of Sunday Services at 8 am and 10:30 am except on December 8th. There will be one service at 9:00 am because St. James is hosting the Alternative Gift Market. This is the joint effort of five area churches to provide the opportunity for people to buy meaningful gifts for those they love. You can buy clean water for a village, a goat for a family, a school uniform so a child can attend school. There are many options available along with gift cards to give to those you love. You can also purchase items from 10,000 Villages. Lunch will be available for a reasonable cost. The proceeds from lunch go to our churches community feeding programs. The Alternative Gift Market is open to everyone in the community.
People are invited to join us as we read a chapter of Luke's Gospel, beginning December 1st and ending on Christmas Eve. We will hear the story of Jesus life and ministry from the eyes of Luke through these days in order to more clearly hear the message of the angels this Christmas.
Christmas Services will be held on Christmas Eve at 11 pm and on Christmas Morning at 10:00 am. You are invited to come and hear like the shepherds long ago.