During the Season of Advent The congregation is invited to bring a favorite ornament to decorate the “family” trees in the sanctuary. You are also invited to bring a nativity set that you’d like to put on display during the season. There will be tables set up by the windows to show our international collection of nativity sets.
Guest Preacher! Worship begins 10:10 am, followed by book signing. Third Sunday of Advent (Dec. 14) the Rev. Barrie Shepherd preaches: Author of Faces at the Manger and many other devotionals and preaching guides. A native of Great Britain, a Royal Air Force veteran, and a former senior minister of historic (founded 1716) First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York — in Greenwich Village. – don’t miss it!
Special Musical Offerings from Vox Nova Chamber Choir! December 14: “Carol of the Bells” and “Still, Still, Still”; also Paul Aliapoulios on Saxophone! MCPC Advent Singers will also sing “Carol of the Newborn King”. December 21: Vox Nova Singer will sing “Personent Hodie” and join the MCPC Advent Singers for “Fum, Fum, Fum” and a non-traditional “Away in the Manger”.
Courage for Christmas, Dec 21, 5:00 pm: Winter Solstice is the darkest day of the year and while we are expected to be joyful and merry this season, sometimes it can be difficult to do so – whether it is anxiety, loss of a job, grief over a loved one, or any other challenge that shadows your celebrations – you are invited to take part in a simple service of prayers and passages of comfort.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 5:00 pm: Come join our church family for our traditional Lessons and Carols service, including a story for the children and a gift for them to open on Christmas day. Bring your bells to ring during the singing and plan to rejoice with us as we anticipate the arrival of the baby Jesus! We always have extra bells to share!