HANDBELL CONCERT CANCELLATION:  Due to illness, we have canceled the 7:15 p.m. handbell concert on Christmas eve. The 8 p.m. Candlelight service will continue as planned.


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Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation (Luke 1:48b-50).

This year’s Advent sermon theme, From Generation to Generation…, invites us to look at the characters in our scriptures and wonder: What did each character pass on or contribute? What is our role now?
During Advent, worship and Formation activities centered on hospitality remind us of the interconnectedness of our lives, histories, and actions, and the necessity of opening our hearts and minds to one another. As we welcome Christ again this Advent, we listen for the task that belongs to our generation. What will we carry forth, and what should we leave behind?


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Family-Friendly Worship with Candlelight

December 24 | 5 p.m. | in person
The congregation will become a “host of angels” in this interactive service that encourages families to participate in the story from the pews.

Worship with Candlelight

December 24 | 8 p.m. | in person & livestream
Due to illness, the preceding handbell concert at 7:15 p.m. has been canceled.

Christmas Eve Broadcast (virtual only)

December 24 | 11 p.m. | WAXN-Channel 64, WSOC-Channel 9, livestream
The candlelight service will air on our livestream and television for those who prefer to worship as Christmas Eve becomes Christmas day.

Christmas Morning

December 25 |11 a.m. | in person, WAXN-Channel 64, livestream
The Rev. Lorenzo Small, Sr., will preach and the First United Praise Choir will sing. 

New Years Day

January 1 |11 a.m. | in person, WAXN-Channel 64, livestream