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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas in Elizabethton

One of the coolest things about the congregation I serve, First Presbyterian of Elizabethton, is the variety and quality of musicians among our little club of bandits.

We have two great services coming up. This Sunday, December 21st, is Music Sunday: Holiday Edition. We have vocalists, instrumentalists, a liturgical dancer, and some beautiful poetry. That service starts at 11:00 a.m. We will take a special offering for Five Cents a Meal. All the offering will go to help hunger organizations in East Tennessee.

On Christmas Eve, we will have our candlelight service with more music and sacred writings. That service will be at ten p.m. We will take a special offering that will be distributed among three local organizations we support:
  1. Shepherd's Inn: our local safe house for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
  2. Assistance and Resource Ministries (A.R.M.): a cooperative effort among Carter County congregations that provides food, clothing, and financial assistance.
  3. Community Daycare and Learning Center: provides day care for those on limited incomes.
Here is a recording of our Liturgical String Band: Star of Bethlehem Get QuickTime

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