CHRISTMAS WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE JOYFULLY INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE THE ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH YOUR CHURCH FAMILY!
- Each Sunday in Advent beginning December 2 through December 23 Lighting of the Advent wreath at each service.
- Sunday, January 6 at 9:30 a.m. – Remove remaining decorations and pack them away for the next year!
Advent Music/Poinsettia Sunday December 23 at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Come enjoy all the Poinsettias that have been ordered in honor of and in memory of loved ones! Our Adult Choir and Bell Choir are once again preparing lots of special music for our annual Sunday-before-Christmas Music Sunday. Who might you invite to join you for worship?
Family Christmas Eve Service Monday, December 24 at 5:00 p.m.
The time of Advent waiting is drawing to a close: it is time for us to welcome the Christ Child together. As always, our earlier Christmas Eve service will be especially crafted for children of all ages and adults who love them. Our children and teens will lead us in worship, provide special Christmas music and their annual Christmas pageant. We’ll hear what happened that first Christmas Eve and sing Christmas carols. This would be a great time to invite younger members of your family – or neighbors with children who do not have a church home to join us.
O COME, LET US ADORE HIM Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Monday, December 24 at 9:00 p.m.
Our annual, traditional Christmas Eve service will be held at 9:00 pm on Monday, December 24. We will sing the carols that stir our hearts and hear the old, old story of Christ’s birth anew. Come and let your faith be rekindled through a worship service with very special music by our choir and candle lighting. This is a great time to invite someone to come “back home” again or to worship with us for the first time.
Sunday After Christmas “Come as You Are” Sunday, December 30 – ONE SERVICE at 9:30 am
The Sunday after Christmas comes while we are still celebrating with family and friends, cleaning up after family celebrations and/or just plain worn out from all of the celebrating. Let’s make this Sunday easy. “Come as you are” – whether you choose to be dressed up or would prefer to relax in flannel shirt and jeans, sweat pants and hoodie or even in your snuggly pajamas with the feet in them. You will have enjoyed the carols chosen by others for the Christmas Eve worship service, but wouldn’t it be nice to sing your favorites? Well, on the Sunday after Christmas you can. Our relaxed worship will include a “carol fest”: those present in the congregation will select all of the carols to sing and we will leave room for lots. It’s not too early to think about which carol from the hymnal in our pews you might request…
CHRISTMAS BASKETS Deadline Dec. 16
The Mission Committee is partnering with the Fairport Food Shelf to create Christmas Food Baskets for those in need. Please join this cause by bringing food for the baskets! A poster on the Mission Board in the narthex lists all of the needed foods, which are due December 16, 2018. The information for the turkeys and hams for each family has not been received at this time. However, the signup spots for turkey and hams have been added to the board. If you are able to deliver some of the baskets during the week of December 16, please call Judy Sears at 585-733-7199 or email at [email protected]
NEW MEMBER CLASS, date and time TBD
Do you attend PPC regularly? Have you ever thought about becoming a member? Are you curious about what becoming a member entails? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, please contact Kristin Cuccia at [email protected] or Sandy Munson at [email protected]. We are considering a new member class in the January/February 2019 time frame. We’d love to include you!
ADULT MISSION TRIP Jan. 5-12
Our church has a team of 11 people traveling to Houston to provide Hurricane Harvey relief. We will be staying at Troy Skinner’s church. Troy, a skilled carpenter and previous member of PPC, will be joining us. His church is set up to provide room and board for us while we are there. If anybody else is still interested in joining us, kindly contact at Jon Gehret at 264-1448 or see him at church. He typically attends the 9:30 bible study and the 11:00 service. If you wish to make a donation toward our trip, kindly see Peter Judd or simply earmark an offering in the plate for Adult Mission 2019.
ANNUAL DOLL TEA PARTY Feb. 2, 2019
Our annual doll tea party to benefit Resolve will be Saturday, Feb. 2. More details will be forthcoming in January. To volunteer, contact Cyndi Besig at [email protected]
Senior Pastor Search News
Part of the work necessary to provide information the PNC will need to do its work (in addition to the CAT Scan results) is for the congregation to look at its history – how it is affecting the present and may inform the future work of a new installed pastor – and also as a whole congregation to consider the pastoral leadership styles and personality traits that would be the most fruitful match for Perinton Presbyterian Church. Session has scheduled two gatherings for Interim Pastor Janice Fitzgerald to lead us in completing this work right after the holidays. Please mark your calendars and plan to gather in the fellowship hall at 9:40am on Sundays, January 13 and January 20, for this important work. We need your voice, memory, and perspective. If the PNC must depend only upon their own sense of what they think you are thinking, their task will become difficult, if not impossible.
Election of Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC)
Session has added “Election of the PNC” to the agenda of the annual meeting of the congregation which will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 (time to be announced). Please pray continually for those who will be elected to serve on the PNC and for the installed pastor that God is already in the process of preparing to eventually move to Perinton and share ministry with us.