A Special Invitation For Advent & Christmas Season

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LIFE & MINISTRY for December 14th

Immediately after Worship this Morning we will be serenaded by “The Just Friends Musical Society,” a group of very talented friends who get together to play mostly-brass, jazz-based songs for the joy … [Read More...]

A Candlelight Vigil (for Anyone Feeling Fragile this Christmas)

December can be a rough time of year for people, and many assume they must suffer alone in their struggles. Those who feel especially vulnerable during this holiday season wonder if there is any place where their wounded hearts are welcomed. Where can someone turn when the memory of past difficulties or the stress of present problems become overwhelming at Christmastime?

Our sanctuary is a safe place, where we can gather in the Spirit of Christ’s love, compassionately respecting each other’s struggles and making room without judgment for everyone’s unique journey. On Wednesday, December 17, at 7:00 pm, OUC’s Care & Support Team invite you to this quiet, gentle, candle-lit remembrance of God’s promise to be with us in all of life’s circumstances.

Advent and Christmas Schedule 2014

Celebrate Advent and the Christmas Season in Worship at Orleans United

December 7 (10 am) Advent 2

  • White Gift Sunday
  • Exploring Joseph’s Advent Journey

December 14 (10 am) Advent 3

  • Family Christmas Pageant
  • Celebrating the Christmas story through our intergenerational pageant

December 17 (7 pm)

  • Longest Night Service
  • A time of reflection with music and prayer for those who need to find peace and calm in the midst of the busy Christmas season

December 21 (10 am) Advent 4

  • Celebrating Advent with Music
  • Preparing our hearts in Word and song as the choirs lead us in worship

We are pleased to offer new worship times & experiences for Christmas Eve

December 24

5:00 pm                        Christmas Eve for the Very Young

Time for our littlest ones to discover the joys of Christmas Eve worship through story and song, led by Rev. Molly and our Junior Choir.

7:30 pm                        Candlelight Christmas for the Whole Family

All ages will experience the beloved Christmas story with carols, Scripture, prayers and candlelight, led by Rev. Molly, Rev. Glen and our Senior Choir.

9:30 pm                        Carols, Communion and Candlelight

Carols sung by candlelight, inspired preaching, sacred music and the celebration of Holy Communion, led by Rev. Glen and our Senior Choir.