CHRISTMAS PAGEANT WORSHIP
Sunday, December 22 ~ 10:30 a.m.
CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
Tuesday, December 24 ~ 7:30 p.m.
FIRST SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS
Sunday, December 29 ~ 10:30 a.m.
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT ~ DECEMBER 22nd ~ “WONDERFUL CHILD”
This year’s pageant will employ some innovative staging and participation by the congregation. In addition, our Children’s Choir will be singing. You are invited to come on Sunday, December 22nd and experience the telling of the Christmas story in a new way. Invited to participate are all First Pres youth ages pre-K through grade 12. The fun begins during Sunday School Time this coming Sunday, December 8th, when we will be working on the “staging” for the pageant. Come and see what surprises we have in store for the congregation. Rehearsals will be on Saturday, December 21st, from 9:00 am until noon with lunch provided and on Sunday, December 22nd at 9:00 a.m.
SOMETHING IS STIRRING AT FIRST PRES
Something is stirring at First Pres. The team leaders have made it a goal to make sure that the cost of the trip shall not stand in the way of any missionary who feels called to go. We know that the people of First Pres are people who make things happen. Our goal is to raise at least $1,000 for each participant. Will it be challenging? Yes. Is it do-able? With God’s help it is absolutely do-able!
Here are 3 opportunities to support our Puerto Rico mission trip:
• Rada cutlery sale: We will take orders from now through December 9. Orders will be shipped to the church and will be available for pick up on December 15. Rada makes quality knives; kitchen utensils; stoneware; and dip, cake, soup and sauce mixes that are reasonably priced. We have paring knives and peelers on hand for immediate purchase for only $5, a savings of 75 cents over the catalogue price. Once you try these knives, you won’t want to use anything else! We will be set up in the narthex after worship on Sunday, December 1 and Sunday December 8.
• Scrip cards: This is Christmas shopping made easy! Purchase gift cards for that hard to buy for person on your gift list. Know just what you want? Purchase gift cards and use them on line or at stores and help us meet our fundraising goal. It is as easy as 1-2-3. Select vendors from our convenient order form. Make check payable to First Presbyterian church of Elmira. Pick up the gift card the following Sunday after worship. Cross shopping off your to-do list! It’s as easy as pie! See us in the narthex after worship on Sundays or call the church office at 734-1614.
• Christmas cookie sale: On Sunday, December 22 we will have a Christmas cookie sale in the narthex after worship. Purchase a special treat to have on hand for the holidays! You won’t want to miss this! Stay tuned for more exciting opportunities to support our PR mission!