Worship: Sunday, December 22, Fourth Sunday of Advent
   9:00 a.m.  A Celebration of Christmas Worship (identical services)
   9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for preschool – 5th (except the 1st Sunday)
                        Grade school children will be brought to the patio at 10:15 a.m.
10:10 a.m.   Adult Education (adult ed room) resumes Sunday, January
10:45 a.m.   A Celebration of Christmas Worship (identical services)
                     (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)
 
Poinsettia Sunday
On the fourth Sunday of Advent, our sanctuary will be adorned with poinsettias given in honor or memory of loved ones. We will begin singing Christmas carols, and hear about the gift of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come in Dickens A Christmas Carol. Identical services this Sunday.
Lighting of the Advent Candles  
Honoring Jill Maurice for Ten Years of Service at CPC The great celebration of Jill’s ministry at CPC takes place on Sunday, February 9 before she leaves with her family for Atlanta… but this Sunday we honor her for ten years of faithful service to the children and youth of CPC.
 
Scripture  1 Timothy 6:17-19   
Sermon   A Christmas Carol – Revisited: The Gift of Christmas Yet to Come
Charles Dicken’s classic Christmas story of Ebenezer Scrooge is our Advent sermon theme. Each Sunday we’ll focus on the gift offered by one of the four spirits that visited Scrooge on the fateful Christmas Eve when his future was in the balance. This week we remember the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come – and how Scrooge’s Christmas journey ends!
 
Sunday Adult Education: resumes Sunday, January 5, to discuss parables of Jesus, beginning with Luke 15:11-32, 10:10-10:45 a.m. in the adult education room.
 

Christmas Eve at CPC
Tuesday, December 24   
   Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship, 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Candlelight, our gifted CPC musicians, and the most beautiful story of all. The sermon story is A Christmas Carol – Revisited. Child care is available for infants and toddlers at the 5:00 p.m. service.