Christmas

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Mark these dates on your calendar, and join us as we celebrate our Savior's birth.

Handel’s Messiah
Sunday, Dec. 3 | 8:30 & 11 a.m.
Sanctuary

Experience the music and message of this timeless work by George Frideric Handel presented by the Christ Church Chancel Choir with orchestra. Messiah is a wonderful tradition here at Christ Church to usher in the Christmas season.

Stanford Open House
Sunday, Dec. 3 | 2-4 p.m. | Germantown

Join the Stanfords at their home for cookies and coffee.

Family Movie Night at EMC
Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 6-7:30 p.m.

Join us as we watch The Nativity Story (2006, PG). Betrothed to much-older Joseph, Mary must remain a maiden for one year, but she subsequently receives a visit from the angel Gabriel, who tells her of her destiny. When Joseph and now-heavily pregnant Mary journey to Bethlehem for the Roman census, they face a threat from King Herod, whose obsession with an ancient prophecy endangers soon-to-be-born Jesus.

Family Potluck & Christmas Caroling at EMC
Wednesday, Dec. 13 | 6-7:30 p.m.

Bring a savory dish to share as we potluck together. Drinks and desserts will be provided. There will be a short trailer ride to go caroling in nearby neighborhoods. Make sure you bundle up if you want to join along.

Festival of Carols
Sunday, Dec. 17 | 8:30 & 11 a.m.

Enjoy a Christmas tapestry of carols and hymns with our choir and orchestra in the Sanctuary. 

Hosanna Project Christmas Play: Counting Down to Christmas

Performance Dates:
Sunday, Dec. 17 | 9:45 a.m. | Seabrook Hall (preview only)
Monday, Dec. 18 | 6 p.m. | Seabrook Hall (full show)
Caleb’s mom, Mrs. Marlin, is a legendary, no-nonsense, “better get it right” math teacher who has had most of the kids from church in her math class at school. Convinced that his mom’s penchant for turning everything into a math lesson will take the fun out of the evening, Caleb does his best to allay everyone’s fears that the party might get hijacked by a math quiz! During the course of the evening, Mrs. Marlin shares the Christmas story as only a math teacher could; the songs tell the story... “Countdown,” “What Sense Does a Census Make?,” “Treegonometry,” “He Can Count on Me” and “It All Adds Up with Joy to the World.” Christmas by the numbers never sounded so good!

Christmas Camp with Debbie Goodwin for PK-6th grade
December 20-21 & 27-29 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Join Debbie Goodwin for games, arts & crafts, a Christmas party and more! Cost: $175/full camp or $35/day. Before (7:30-9 a.m.; $25) and after care (3-5:30 p.m.; $25) available. | Register

Christmas Communion at EMC
Wednesday, Dec. 20 | 6-7:30 p.m.

Join us for a candlelight service celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior.

NOTE: Christ Church will be closed December 22-23 and 25-26. The Altar service will not be held on Saturday, Dec. 23. 

Christmas Eve services
Sunday, Dec. 24

9:45 a.m. | Seabrook Hall
11 a.m. | Sanctuary
5:30 p.m., Family Service | Seabrook Hall
5:30-7 p.m., Holy Communion | Sanctuary
8 p.m., Candlelight Service | Sanctuary

NOTE: There will be no Sunday school for children, students or adults on December 24 to allow families to worship together. However, the nursery will be open during morning services.

Jimmy Chambers Basketball Camp for 1st-8th grade
December 27-30 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Join us for basketball skills, scrimmage and fun! Cost: $120/week or $35/day. Before (7:30-9 a.m.; $25) and after care (3-5:30 p.m.; $25) available except on Saturday. | Register

New Year's Eve services
Sunday, Dec. 31 |

9:45 a.m. | Seabrook Hall
11 a.m. | Sanctuary

NOTE: There will be no Sunday school for children, students or adults on December 31 to allow families to worship together. However, the nursery will be open.