Sunday, December 2, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. - Advent worship with Holy Communion and Hanging of the Greens during the service.
The Sunday, December 2, 2018 Confirmation class has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. The next Confirmation class will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019 immediately following worship!
Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. - Prepare for Hanging of Greens at St. John’s - all help would be greatly appreciated.
Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. - Advent worship (Hanging of the Greens during the worship service) Holy Communion
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - NVC Pastor’s Meeting (Pastor Sonya)
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. - Christmas Caroling - meet at St. John's
Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. - Mocha and a Message - Enjoy singing those favorite Christmas carols before Christmas? Come and join us as we do just this at St. John’s in the sanctuary. This is how we’ll finish up our Christmas Caroling event. We’ll conclude with refreshments and fellowship. No bingo this month.
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - Last day to donate money or items for the December Outreach Project.
Sunday, December 16, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. - Wrap Presents in the social hall for our adopted family from Indian Hollow Elementary School .
Sunday, December 16, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. - Advent worship with Holy Communion
Sunday, December 16, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. - Blue Christmas at The Village at Orchard Ridge
The Return of Blue Christmas - Do you ever feel social pressure to be full of good cheer during the Holidays, but perhaps your heart just isn’t feeling it? Or, maybe you will really be missing someone during this season who has recently died or who may have been gone for some time. Perhaps your family situation has changed the way you feel about Christmas. If any of this describes you, then you are invited to attend a Blue Christmas worship service on Sunday, December 16, at 3:00 PM in the Chapel. Congregations and Pastors of the Northern Valley Conference (Virginia Synod) and the Pastoral Care Department of The Village at Orchard Ridge are sponsoring a time for a quieter, more reflective service that takes seriously that we humans don’t always feel the same way about things. We will be using the contemplative Holden Evening Prayer service by Marty Haugen. The hope of the Christ Child will be offered in scripture, song, story and prayer. You are invited to come with your sorrow, fear, anxiety, and anger with no pressure to conform to holiday social standards. Christ came into the world for all people…not just those of good cheer. Contact Chaplain Bill Boldin, 540-431-2799 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sunday, December 23, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. - Advent worship with Holy Communion
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 – Friday, December 28, 2018 - Pastor Sonya on vacation. In case of emergency please contact Steve Allamong (by email by clicking on his name or phone 540-877-2529).
Sunday, December 30, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. - Lessons and carols worship. This is Bring a friend or family member to worship Sunday. Please invite a friend or family member to join us for worship! Magnets and invites are available in the sanctuary! No luncheon that day!
We collected 232 food items for CCAP in December. Thanks to all for your generous donations.