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.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
There will be no on-site Christmas Eve gathering. Instead, we will release a pre-recorded Christmas Eve service (at 10am) designed to be viewed at home, in your living room, as part of your Christmas Eve celebration.
The service will be short (about 45-50 minutes) and engaging for the whole family. It is designed to be participatory.
We encourage you to watch it at whatever time works best for you amidst your Christmas celebrations. If you have kids, you could watch it in the afternoon, perhaps with some hot chocolate. If you’re having a dinner celebration, watch it between dinner and dessert.
When you watch the Christmas Eve service, do it in the same room as your Christmas tree, and have your ornament kit handy. At multiple points during the service, you will be prompted to open up one of your items and add it to your ornament. Late in the service, you’ll hang it on your tree.
Christmas Eve service will be released on our YouTube channel at 10am on December 24th.
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.
Please drop off filled buckets to the church office by January 3rd. Thank you!
Our upcoming Christmas Events
November 29 | Advent Sermon Series PRESENT begins
December 13 | LiveStream Carol Sing // 6:30pm
December 24 | Virtual Christmas Eve Service
“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)