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ANNUAL RHYTHMS

 

FALL

FALL KICKOFF & BBQ

The Sunday after Labor Day

Our Fall Kickoff marks the start of our ministry year. Typically, we begin a new sermon series, begin Children's Church, and start the choir back up. We also enjoy a meal together after church. This is a great Sunday to visit and bring friends.

HARVEST DINNER

Late October

We celebrate the bounty of the season by enjoying a meal of ham and turkey together after church.

THANK OFFERING

November

During the Thanksgiving season, it is our church's custom to respond to the Lord's blessing with a special offering, collected over the course of the month and dedicated to the work of the Gospel at home and abroad.

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WINTER

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

The First Sunday in December

We celebrate the church's birthday each December with cake together after the service.

ADVENT

December

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we commemorate our Savior's coming and look ahead to his coming again. Our services feature traditional Advent and Christmas hymns and songs. We also work together to bless a local ministry with shoebox gifts, and often spend an afternoon singing Christmas Carols for homebound members of our congregation.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

December 24

We gather in the evening for a festive service of congregational singing, special music, and scripture readings — an excellent opportunity to invite friends and neighbors.

 

SPRING

SOUP LUNCHEON

Late January

Also known as the "Parade of the Crockpots", we feast together after the service on homemade soups and bread.

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE

The Thursday before Easter

Join us for a reflective communion service as we commemorate Jesus' Last Supper, betrayal, and arrest.

EASTER SATURDAY BREAKFAST

The Saturday before Easter

We gather for breakfast on the Saturday before Easter to celebrate together. "Christ Chapel Eggs" and sausage are provided, and the congregation supplies a spread of homemade baked goods to accompany. Typically, an Easter Egg Hunt is held for the children.

EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE

Easter Sunday

The high point of the Christian calendar, we invite you to celebrate the resurrection with us!

GRADUATE SUNDAY

Early May

As a church in a college town, we are blessed to have many people join us for just a few years. We set aside time each May to honor our graduates and others transitioning.

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SUMMER

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Late June

Every year, we invite children from our church and the community to participate in a week of fun skits, songs, puppets, stories, crafts, games, and friends. Parents are invited to a closing program on Friday to hear what their children have learned over the course of the week, and celebrate with a cake reception.

Vacation Bible School requires many volunteers with a wide array of talents and skills. Every year, we need classroom teachers, puppeteers, musicians, and staff to prepare and supervise snacks, crafts, and games.

SUMMER FUN

Throughout The Summer

Every summer, great fellowship happens through hiking, kayaking, sightseeing excursions, and more. These are organized regularly but informally — feel free to seek out or offer an invitation after church!