The Christmas Vigil of the Longest Night
Wed, December 21 @ 7 p.m.
in the Community Room
 
Family Christmas Eve Service
Sat, Dec 24
4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
This is designed especially for younger children, and the child in all of us. It is appropriately timed and paced for young attention spans. Hear the Christmas Story, sing favorite carols, and enjoy the excitement of this holy night!
 
Traditional Candlelight Services
Sat, Dec 24, 5:30 & 11:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary.
We hear and reflect on the story of Christ's birth, sing familiar carols, light candles and celebrate together the great gift of God becoming flesh and dwelling among us.
 
Christmas Day
Sun, Dec 25th at 10:00 a.m.
Please note there will be only one service this Sunday at 10 am.!
 
Traditional Service 
9am-10am
 
Contemporary Service
11:15am-12pm
 
Education Children, Youth & Adults
10:15-11am
 
Fellowship/Coffee Hour
10-11am

Worship & Fellowship Events
During the Advent & Christmas Seasons

Advent Devotional Books Now Available
Our congregation has created their very own booklet of Advent Devotions. Members of the congregation have written a brief reflection based on a verse or two of scripture. Through personal stories, theological reflections, poetry, and prayers, individuals make the story of God’s gift of Jesus come alive. The booklet of these treasured reflections is available to our congregation for their personal devotional use during the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Hanging of the Greens and Advent Workshop
Sunday, Dec 4 at 12 p.m.
Please join us for Hanging of the Greens and Children's Advent Workshop Adults will decorate the church while the children make Christmas crafts.  We will end the festivities with milk and cookies.
Cookies & Cocoa with Santa
Saturday, Dec 10 9 to 11 a.m.
Children of all ages (and adults) are invited to this Open House style gathering with cookies to decorate, hot chocolate, games, letter writing, crafts, and the opportunity to have your picture taken with Santa.  Families can come and go as they please between 9:00 - 11:00 am.  Cost is $10 per child call 636-530-7529 for tickets.
The Christmas Fund Offering
Sunday, Dec 18 at 9 & 11:15 a.m.
This offering provides direct financial assistance to retired and active United Church of Christ authorized ministers and lay employees and their surviving spouses, including pension and health premium supplementation, emergency assistance, and Christmas thank-you checks.  A ministry of the Pension Boards, the offering is received annually on the Sunday before Christmas.  This offering is received on the Sunday before Christmas.
Kids Christmas Pageant
The Signs of Christmas
Sunday, Dec 18 at 11:15 a.m.
Our Children’s Christmas Program and Youth-Led Service.  Celebrate the Birth of Christ through familiar carols and let the joy of Christmas ring through our church!  
Youth Group Christmas Extravaganza
Sunday, Dec 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Our youth groups will not have a simple Christmas Party. It has an Extravaganza with a $5 gift exchange and a Horrible Christmas Outfit contest.
St. John’s Early Childhood Center Christmas Performance
Monday & Tuesday, Dec 19 & 20 at 10 a.m.
Christmas party & performance for parents and friends. Celebrated in the Sanctuary followed by gifts and refreshments.
The Christmas Vigil
Wednesday, December 21
at 7:00 p.m.
In the Community Room
Personal loss, the death of a loved one, financial difficulties, relationship challenges – all these challenges and more can make the Christmas season a difficult, even overwhelming, time.  Our culture and those around us shout JOY, and tell us to be filled with WONDER & HAPPINESS, while we may be struggling just to make it through the day.  The Vigil Service is designed to acknowledge that pain and brokenness sometimes overshadows the light and hope of this time of the year.  This quiet and reflective time of worship will focus on God’s deep love for us in all moments – even in the midst of our pain and heartache.
Sunday Service January 1st at 10:00 a.m.
In the Community Room
 
Begin 125th Celebration Year
Sunday, January 1st