Dec 11

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Pastor Susan’s Advent Bible Study
Explore the Biblical meaning of the Advent Wreath

Mondays at 4:30pm, December 1, 8, 15
Tuesdays at 12:30pm, December 2, 9, 16
Wednesdays at 6:00pm, December 3, 10, 17

All ages welcome, just bring your Bible!

advent wreaath



Mark your calendar for the Advent Family Festival, 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Sunday, December 7!
Eat a light supper at home, then plan to arrive at church for good seats in the Sanctuary shortly after 6:00pm.
Joyful Praise is diligently preparing to present the musical “Room For Christmas” during the 6:30 PM Advent Service.
Siblings will have the opportunity to wear a mini-costume to be part of the action!
The Pageant “crew” is running a toy drive to make their pageant unique. Please bring a new toy , infant through age 12,
for Operation Blessing to bring forward at a special time during the musical!
Fellowship over hot chocolate and cookies will follow, in the Atrium.

On Sunday, December 21,  all the children in worship will process to their places during the 10:30am service

A string quartet will play before and during our 9:00pm Christmas Eve Service. Brad Gant will coordinate with musicians from the Youngstown Symphony
to plan pre-service music as well as string accompaniment for “O Holy Night” sung by the Chancel Choir.
Strings will also play for our candlelit “Silent Night” followed by “Joy to The World!”


Plan now for Christmas Eve worship at Canfield UMC.
From the song of Mary to the chorus of the Angels we will celebrate the birth of Jesus with the meaningful music of this Holy Night!
In order to accommodate work and family schedules, we have added an additional Christmas Eve service:

1:30pm            This traditional service focuses on the story of Mary and the “song” she “sings” of the coming Messiah!  Communion and special music round out this afternoon worship.  Pastor Susan will offer the message of hope!

6:00pm            A perfect service for families with special moments for children including our Joyful Praise music ministry, childrens message, communion and candles!  Pastor Susan will tell the story of the singing angels!

9:00pm            This service expresses the joy of Christmas with multiple music offerings, communion and candlelighting!  Pastor Susan and her husband Pastor Jerry will preach together sharing the songs of the Christmas Story!

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