Special Services

 

Community Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service and Pie Social

Tuesday, November 21, 7:30 pm

Come to worship and thank and praise God for God’s many blessings! Join with other congregations to sing, pray, give thanks and eat pie! Please arrive at 6:45 p.m. if you would like to sing in the choir and bring a new or gently used coat and/or canned good for the FISH pantry. Pie social to follow: pies are welcome, too!

Service of Lament and Hope

Saturday, December 2, 5:00 pm

Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult. The constant refrain on the radio and television, in shopping malls and churches, about the happiness of the season, about getting together with family and friends, reminds many people of what they have lost or have never had. The anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation - all these can make us feel very alone in the midst of the celebrating and spending. We need the space and time to acknowledge our sadness and concern; we need to know that we are not alone.
 
Our spirits sink, as the days grow shorter. We feel the darkness growing deeper around us. We need encouragement to live the days ahead of us. Psalm 80 says, “Let your face shine upon us, and we shall be saved.”

 

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