The Community United Presbyterian Church

 

                          

“WAITING”

   All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name “Immanuel” (which means, God with us).”

                                                                    Matthew 1: 22-23

    I am sure we all have some  pretty interesting Christmas memories from our childhood. Whether it was making due with simple things and spending time with family, or wondering what St. Nicholas might bring—if we had been good—there seems to be a special feeling, something in the crisp winter air, that whispers news of our Savior!

   But always, one of my favorite memories was attending the Christmas Eve Service of Candles and Carols.

 

Underneath the weeks of Christmas music on the radio, beneath the chaos of last minute shopping, amidst the decorations and services—there is the still small voice: “Immanuel,” God with us.  And we wait with anticipation.

   Now I’m sure that some of us have some crazy, and possibly even funny or strange Christmas   memories—many of mine also fit into this category as well.

   One year, we had a huge turkey sitting on the dining room table—when we came back in the room, it was gone! Our Irish Setter, Molly Holly O’Hara (all of our animals had proper names), was such a well behaved dog— but she was still a dog, and a large one. She could not resist temptation and ran away with an 18 pound turkey. Fortunately, my father was in a good mood, and Molly had the best Holiday meal of her life.

   As an adult, and parent of four young children, I can sense their anticipation. I am drawn into their childlike wonder. And I remember my own youth.

   I remember the people and places that impacted my life, and helped to make this time meaningful.

  As Christmas, we remember the birth of Jesus, and we prepare for the Messiah’s return. All the while, the Holy Spirit is with us.

  Please join us this Advent Season!

May God Bless You!

Grafton and the Eliason Family

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January 20, 2019 at 12 PM:

Installation and ordination of Church Officers and Congregational meeting.

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Dates to Remember:

           Communion:  

                                  December 24 Christmas Eve at 7:00 p.m.

                                  No Communion in January.

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Advent and Christmas Events:

              

             Christmas program presented by the Sunday School and Choir on Sunday,

              December 16 followed by the annual covered dish dinner.  New choir members are always welcome to join.

            Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, at 7 p.m. will be a service of carols.

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OUR NEXT SEPTEMBER MEETINGS

  • The PROPERTY COMMITTEE:  Monday, December 3 at 6 PM

    The DEACONS: Sunday, December 30 at 12 PM

    The MISSION/STEWARDSHIP/FINANCE: Monday, December 10 @ 7 PM

    The SESSION: Wednesday, December 12 at 7 PM

    The CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Sunday, December 2 @ 12 PM

    The HISTORY COMMITTEE: Monday, January 7 at 10 AM

    The RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE:  Monday, January 21 at 10 AM

    The WORSHIP COMMITTEE: Monday, January 14 @ 10 AM

     

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Up Coming Events

Please join us for our  Activities!

All are welcome!

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    December 2:   Advent Services begin at 11 AM

    December 5:   PW Christmas Gathering at 7 PM

    December 7:   Live Nativity at Community Center,   6:30—7:00 PM

    December 7:   Christmas Kick Off— 7:00 PM    Community Center

    December 9: Dove Tree Gifts Due

    December 16: Christmas Program for Kids and Adults   at 11 AM, Covered Dish Dinner After

    December 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at  7 PM with Communion

    December 25: Happy Birthday Jesus!

    January 1:      Happy New Year!

     

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