Shuck and Jive

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Have Yourself a Progressive Little Christmas

We have a sleigh full of activities for your Yuletide cheer. All of the activities are open to everyone.

Here is what's happening at FPC Elizabethton:

December 19th:

Chistmas Cantata, 11 a.m.

Our choir, conducted by Beverly Shuck, is presenting Handel's Christmas Messiah: A Cantata during Sunday worship.

Christmas Dinner, 6 p.m.

We will have our Christmas Dinner with communion and a presentation of "The Friendly Beasts" by children and youth. Bring a dish to share.

December 20th:

Yule Ceremony, 6:30 p.m.

We will honor our ancestors and celebrate the Solstice with our own ceremony on the eve of Yule, December 20th. We will light our fire outdoors, unless the weather is really bad (in which case we will do it indoors). This year's Solstice (Dec. 21st) will be especially magical, because it coincides with a Full Moon - and a total lunar eclipse later that night! Please join us. We will meet at the church at 6:30 and carpool to our site. Dress for the weather! If you are interested, or have questions, please contact Elaine at the church. Yule blessings!

December 21st:

Tidings of Comfort, 7 p.m.

The holiday season isn't all bright and cheerful for all of us. This service is designed to let you know that it's okay to not be "in the spirit" all the time. This beautiful and reflective service honors the via negativa and commemorates the solstice and the transition into winter.

December 24th:

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 10 p.m.

Join us for a beautiful evening of readings, music, prayer, and candlelight as we celebrate the birth of Christ as well as begin the Via Creativa, the Divine Creativity within.

Put on your Santa suit and join us.

Snickers sez, "Arf."

(What he means by that is whoever put this outfit on him will pay when they least expect it.)