STARs December Luncheon, Dec. 10, 12PM:  The STARs are having an Old Fashioned Christmas luncheon.  Lunch will be catered from Jason’s Deli, and everyone is asked to bring their favorite Christmas treat to share.  Michael King will be leading the group in Christmas carols.
Churchwide Advent Breakfast, Dec. 13, 7:30AM:   The Men of Grace are hosting an advent breakfast this Saturday morning.  All are invited.  The topic for discussion is: “If you want to walk on water, you’ve got to get out of the boat” to spread the Good News – John Ortberg. 
The Sounds of Christmas, Dec. 14, 6PM:  Join us for an evening of uplifting Christmas and worship, led by Michael King and all of our choirs at Grace.  Immediately following the concert, you are invited to stay in the narthex and enjoy cinnamon rolls and hot cider.
Children’s Christmas Pageant, Dec. 17, 6PM:  The Children’s Music Ministry at Grace will be putting on our first Children’s Christmas pageant in Wheelus Hall.  Dinner is served at 5PM by RSVP only, and you may RSVP on your Connection Card.  The pageant begins at 6PM.  Following the pageant, you are invited to join us as we carol at a local nursing home and return to Grace for cookies and hot chocolate.
The Longest Night Service, Dec. 21, 7PM:  The Longest Night  Service is a time to recognize that Christmas can be a bittersweet time of the year–what should be a festive season can be a time when many people feel sadness, isolation, a sense of loss or the weariness of ill health.  We need to know God’s presence during this season, to know that we are not alone.  So, on the longest night, we invite you to experience a meditative worship service, that takes time for remembering, and sharing your hurting places with God.  Through scripture, special music, silent reflection and healing prayer, you can leave your burdens with the Christ Child, and receive the blessing of comfort and hope.  Everyone is welcome!  Come join us on Sunday, December 21, at 7PM in Wheelus Hall.
College Reception, Dec. 21, 10:30AM:  All college students are invited to a reception in the expanded narthex on Sunday, Dec. 21st following the 9:30AM contemporary service.
Mission Focus – Austin Street Shelter:    Please stop by the mission table in the narthex and sign up to provide an item or two for our annual dinner at the Austin Street Shelter on New Year’s Eve.  You may also sign up to be a server or caroler.