Food Pantry Collection for December

Cake mix and frosting!

Feeding the hungry is an important ministry, taught by Christ.  Each month we focus on collecting a different food item to help stock a local food pantry's shelves.  Donations are left in the fellowship hall and delivered once a month.  

Choir Practice

Thursdays, 7:30pm

If you love to sing, the choir would love to have you sing along with them.  The choir usually sings a special musical offering each week in worship.

Sunday School

December 3rd & 17th 10:45am

Our Sunday School meets twice per month - on the first and third Sundays - at 10:45am.  We have a class for the younger kids (pre-k to 3rd grade) and one for the older kids (4th to 6th grade).  We also offer confirmation for those 7th grade and up, as well as adult Bible Study.  Growing in faith is important for ALL ages!

Magnolia Meals delivery

Saturday, December 16th, 10:15am

Our partnership continues with Meals on Wheels and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Pearl River, NY, to deliver nutritious easy-to-make meals to people coping with cancer.  We receive the meals at our drop off point in St. Joseph's Church parking lot (thank you St. Joe's!) and from there deliver them to the clients in need.  It only takes about an hour of your time and it is SO worth it!

Advent Midweek Worship & Lunch

Wednesdays beginning at Noon

The church season of Advent spans the four weeks before the celebration of Christmas.  This year Advent begins on December 3rd.  Each Wednesday of Advent we hold a midweek worship service followed by a simple lunch of soup and sandwiches.  Worship begins at noon and lasts approximately 30 minutes and lunch follows afterwards.  All are welcome!  

Christmas Eve Worship

Sunday, December 24th, 8:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  Since Christmas Eve is on a Sunday this year, in the morning we will celebrate the 4th Sunday of Advent and in the evening we will have our traditional Christmas Eve service with Christmas hymns, Holy Communion and Candle lighting during "Silent Night."  Come, celebrate with us as we give thanks for the birth of God among us!

Anointing for Healing

Sunday, December 31st, during worship

At the end of our worship service, all those who would like to receive a prayer of healing and anointing of their foreheads with oil are invited to come forward and receive a prayer and anointing by the pastor.  Anointing with oil for healing is a practice handed down to us from the New Testament (Mark 6:13, James 5:14).