This year, many of our celebrations and occasions have been cancelled or will be held virtually. As a society, we’re being forced to re-examine what it means to be present. And as we come to Christmas, there’s a certain irony. Right now we’re unable to be fully, physically present with others, but we’re celebrating a story about God being present with people, and people being present with God.
It turns out that this is just the story we need right now. And through it, we’ll find that, no matter how isolated we are, God is with us.
Campfire Christmas Carol Evening
Friday, December 4th
5pm & 7pm
We are excited to have you and your family join us for this unique event. There will be some carol singing led by Adam and you are encouraged to bring your own lawn chairs, hot-dogs, marshmallows, roasting sticks and your favorite hot beverage to keep you warm.
The 5pm time will be more family friendly but families are also welcome to come to the 7pm time if that suits you better.
You are welcome to invited friends but please stay in your family/friend bubble around your fire bowl. Each venue is limited to 50 people.
Virtual Christmas CHOIR
That's right, CHOIR!
We miss singing together. And we wanted to do something special for our Christmas Eve virtual service. So we're going to create a virtual choir.
We're inviting everyone to film a video of themselves singing, and then we'll combine the videos.
EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE, EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT A GREAT SINGER! DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 29th - SOONER IS BETTER.
Gather equipment: 2 devices (phone, tablet, computer), headphones for 1 device.
Download the SCRATCH TRACK (link is in the Staying Connected newsletter) and the LYRICS.
Use one device to play the scratch track over your headphones.
Use the other device to film a video of yourself singing along to the scratch track. If you've done it right, we won't hear the scratch track on the video - just your voice as you sing along.
Send the video to ADAM.
Wondering if you should participate? YOU SHOULD! Send us a video ASAP.
ADVENT ORNAMENT KIT REGISTRATION
This year, at South Langley Church, we are trying to make this unique Advent season special. One way we are doing this is by offering our SLC families an Advent Ornament Kit.
This kit is NOT a craft; it is an collection of items,
that will enable you to fully participate in our
Advent sermon series, as well as our Christmas Eve service.
Please register one person from your family to receive
a handmade Advent Ornament Kit, which will be
available for pickup at the end of November.
Christmas may look different this year, but that doesn't mean we can't experience the joy of the season!
Here are some events we are hosting as well as other Christmas opportunities for you and your family to enjoy.
MCC Relief Buckets
During this global pandemic, MCC Relief Buckets
are needed more than ever.
Buckets will be available to pick up any week day
during our office hours - 9am - 5pm.
Our upcoming Christmas Events
November 29 | Advent Sermon Series PRESENT begins
December 4 | Postponed // 5pm & 7pm // Campfire Carol Sing
December 24 | Virtual Christmas Eve Service
Youth Unlimited Special Project
Our South Langley Youth will be putting together a special fundraising project this Christmas.
Check back soon for more details.
“Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,”
which means, “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 (NRSV)