DECEMBER CALENDAR


Saturday, Dec. 2 - Decorate the church for Advent & Christmas starting at 9.30 a.m. All welcome!!!!

Sun, Dec 3  - 1st Sunday of Advent

Communion Service at 11.15 a.m.

  Community Choir Christmas Concert at 3.00p.m.   -    with light refreshments


Tues, Dec 5 Bible Study – symbols of Advent – 9.30 a.m.

Thurs, Dec 7 Choir practice for Christmas Eve service at 6.30 p.m.

Sat, Dec 9 Cookies, Crafts & Kris Kringle

from 2-4.00 p.m. [See details  under EVENTS]

Sun, Dec 10 -2nd Sunday of Advent -

service at 11.15 a.m.

Tues, Dec 12 Presbyterian Women Christmas Program & Luncheon starting at noon

Thurs, Dec 14 Choir practice at 6.30 p.m.

Sat, Dec 16 Holiday Open House at Beth’s from 3 – 6.00 p.m.

Sun, Dec 17 - 3rd Sunday of Advent -

service at 11.15 a.m.

Tues, Dec 19 Presbyterian Women (PW) meet at 10.00 a.m.

Choir practice at 6.30 p.m.

Thurs, Dec 21 - Longest Night -

Communion Service at 7.00 p.m.

Sun, Dec 24  - 4th Sunday of Advent -

service at 11.15 a.m.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Community Service at 7.00 p.m.

Mon, Dec 25 Blessed Christmas!


Sat, Dec 30 5th Sunday Service @ 7th Day Adventist Church at 10.00 a.m.

Sun, Dec 31 No service today – 5th Sunday service on Saturday


  HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY 

 McDowell Presbyterian has a handicapped-accessible rest-room, a ramp for ease of entrance from the

gravel parking lot at the rear of the  building,  and large print bulletins and devotionals. 

Come worship with us:

In MCDOWELL:  Worship Service: 11:15 a.m.      

 in beautiful HIGHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA

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Sunday School –
led by Greg & Mary Robinson
from 10 - 11:00 a.m.
Focus on discussion of current events and scriptural guidance for our understanding

of what’s happening in the world and

what we’re called to do about them.

from Beth's desk....

The Prince of Peace is coming! Jesus’ arrival is what we celebrate and remember  - every year during Advent (the four weeks before Christmas); and with Jesus’ arrival we celebrate anew our own birth and rebirth, our own place in God’s kingdom, our own call to God’s beautiful bidding.

So this year, amidst all the hustle and bustle of the season, in the middle of whatever heartaches and challenges may visit you, may you be blessed with the peace which surpasses all human understanding, the peace of the baby swaddled in a manger, no crib, perhaps, for a bed, but all the world before him bowed down in wonder and awe and bliss.

Pastor Beth


WHAT'S  NEW --- EVENTS

Presbyterian Women

Christmas Program & Luncheon

Our annual Christmas program & luncheon will be on Tuesday, December 12 this year, starting at noon. The lunch, catered by Tracy Hiner and his crew from Mary Baldwin will feature chicken, salmon, salad, side of veg, rolls and dessert for $13.50. Contact Sarah Samples at 396-3365 to make your reservations.
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Longest Night Service

Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7.00 p.m., the Longest Night Service happens on the longest night of the year (always December 21). This special service is a time of quiet reflection and worship during times of sorrow amidst so much busy-ness and joy, especially for those for whom the holidays can be a challenging time as we miss beloved faces no longer around the table with us. The service includes a time of remembering and communion.

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Christmas Eve Community Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols at 7.00 p.m. on Christmas Eve – Sunday, Dec. 24 at 7.00 p.m. Community choir for the service will practice at the times listed in the December Calendar on the right. Everyone is invited to join the choir.

Call Beth at 396-3450 with any questions.
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Cookies, Crafts & Kris Kringle Saturday  Dec. 9 - from 2 - 4.00 p.m. at the church. An afternoon of crafts, a movie, cookies & hot chocolate along with a visit from Santa Claus. Bring the kids.

Shoot, bring Grandma – she likes cookies

and Santa Claus too!