TODAY – YOUTH ST. NICHOLAS PARTY
TODAY – HANDEL’S MESSIAH
12/5 – ONE-DERS & NDY’S COOKING EVENT
12/11 ADVENT LESSONS & CAROLS WITH PARISH SUPPER
12/18 – PARISH CHRISTMAS BRUNCH
12/20 – CROSSROADS DEADLINE
12/22 – BLUE CHRISTMAS HEALING SERVICE
12/24 – HOLY EUCHARIST & PAGEANT
& EVENING CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
12/25 – CHRISTMAS DAY HOLY EUCHARIST
12/26-12/30 – CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
1/2 – CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Parish Advent Festival on Sunday December 11 at 5pm – Make plans to join us in celebrating and preparing for Christmas at this year’s Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols followed by a parish family dinner. The clergy, parish choir and lay readers will present Darkness to Light: A Liturgy of Advent Lessons and Carols. This liturgy begins in darkness. The Blessing of Light follows, and, as the Service unfolds, the church is transformed from darkness to light. Please sign up for dinner in the narthex or by calling the church office now through December 6.
There are still a few Advent Calendars available in the narthex. The supply is limited so get yours before they are gone.
Handel’s Messiah – A community favorite, the Elsie Blackwell Pollock Festival Choir will perform the timeless classic work THIS EVENING at 4pm at the Historic Winyah Auditorium, Georgetown.
The annual Christmas Pageant will take place during the 4pm Holy Eucharist on Christmas Eve. All participants and adult helpers are asked to arrive at the church at 3:15 to prepare.
The HCFM Book Study is on break for the rest of the year. Make plans now to attend the next book study which will be Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption written by acclaimed human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson.
The book study will be facilitated by Susan Webb and will begin Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Parish Hall.
Mark your calendars for the new Walking in Wonder winter schedule! We encourage new walkers to join in! We meet at HCFM at 9:30 am and carpool to our walking locations. Winter schedule: Sat. Dec. 3; Fri. Dec. 16; Sat. Jan. 7; Fri. Jan. 27; Sat. Feb. 10; Fri. Feb. 25. For questions or to be added to the Walking in Wonder email distribution list contact Nancy Laprade at moc.l1481373566iamg@14813735661edar1481373566paln1481373566 or 843.685.1837. If you are not on the email distribution list please check with Nancy before going to the meet-up place. Occasionally, times or dates change. And please check out the blog walkinginwonderhcfm.com to see photos and reflections from Wonder Walkers!
The annual parish Christmas Brunch will be held on December 18th hosted by John & Geales Sands. It will take place following the 10:30 service at their home.
The church office will be closed the week after Christmas. We will be checking phone messages periodically but please contact Reverend Sandy directly if you have a pastoral care emergency. Thank you.
Feed A Family for Christmas cards are now on sale! For a $10 donation you can help a family in need. Cards are available in the narthex following the 10:30 service or through the church office.
Help decorate the church for Christmas! For a $10 donation you can dedicate an adornment in honor or memory of a loved one. Christmas Adornment dedication forms are available in the narthex or through the church office.