Advent 2013: I Am Light

November 27, 2013

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT - Sunday, December 1
Morning Worship at 11:15 AM
"Walk in the Light" | Jim Kast-Keat, preacher
Middle Church Choir | Communion | Advent Dance | Family Worship

Adult Education at 1:00 PM
Advent Small Groups: "I Am Light: Isaiah and John"

Art & Soul Evening Worship at 6:00 PM
World AIDS Day "Walk in the Light" | Jacqui Lewis, preacher
Gospel and Praise with MCJJ Gospel Ensemble | Advent Candles

Film: "All the Way through Evening" at 7:00 PM
A documentary about Mimi Stern-Wolfe and her AIDS concert series.

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT - Sunday, December 8
Morning Worship at 11:15 AM
"Hope Chest" | Adriene Thorne, preacher
Middle Church Choir | MCJJ Gospel Choir | Advent Dance

Adult Education at 1:00 PM
Advent Small Groups: "I Am Light: Matthew"

Greening the Sanctuary Party at 2:00 PM
Decorate the sanctuary for the holiday season.

Art & Soul Evening Worship at 6:00 PM
"What Is This Wonder All Around Us?" | Tricia Sheffield, preacher
Second Sunday Jazz with Marty Ehrlich | Advent Candles

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT - Sunday, December 15
Gift to Bring Sunday

Family Breakfast at 10:30 AM
For families with children and youth.

Morning Worship at 11:15 AM
"Magnificent Mercy" | Jacqui Lewis, preacher
Middle Church Choir | Advent Dance

Adult Education at 1:00 PM
Advent Small Groups: "I Am Light: Luke"

Writers Christmas Reading at 2:00 PM
Featuring holiday stories from our popular Creative Writing group.

Art & Soul Evening Worship at 6:00 PM
"Magnificent Mercy" | Jacqui Lewis, preacher
A Whitney Houston Christmas with Nita Whitaker o Advent Candles

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE: WAFFLES & WHITE ELEPHANTS
Friday, December 20, 7:30-9:00 PM
Holiday party for high school students and recent high school graduates.

ROCKAWAY CHRISTMAS MISSION TRIP
Saturday, December 21, 12:30-5:00 PM
Donate or deliver new, wrapped toys for the toy drive.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT - Sunday, December 22
Morning Worship at 11:15 AM
"God IS with Us" | Jacqui Lewis, preacher
Middle Church Choir | Advent Dance

Adult Education at 1:00 PM
Advent Small Groups: "I Am Light: Revelation"

Advent One-Day New Member Gathering at 2:30 PM
We'll share some spiritual journeys, some church history and theology, and some reflection on the gifts you have for doing God’s work in this place. Then we’ll welcome the group into membership the same day during Art & Soul.

Art & Soul Evening Worship at 6:00 PM
"God IS with Us" | Jacqui Lewis, preacher
Gospel and Praise with MCJJ Gospel Choir | Advent Candles

CHRISTMAS EVE - Tuesday, December 24
If you can't be with us on Christmas Eve, watch the live webcast at 7:00 and 9:00 PM on middlechurch.org!

Family Christmas Eve Worship at 4:00 PM
John Del Cueto, Alisa Joyce, Jim Kast-Keat, worship leaders
Join us for this family-style worship where we will celebrate Christmas in story and song. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

"We Are Light" Candlelight Concert at 7:00 PM
Middle Church Choir | featuring the Manhattan Brass
Jacqui Lewis and Jim Kast-Keat, worship leaders

"Walk in the Light" Candlelight Worship at 9:00 PM
Middle Church Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir
Jacqui Lewis, preacher | Jim Kast-Keat and Tricia Sheffield, worship leaders

Carols and Candlelight Christmas Worship at 11:00 PM
Midnight mass with a gospel twist.
Jacqui Lewis, preacher | Tricia Sheffield and Dionne McClain-Freeney, worship leaders

The Church Office will be closed December 25-28 for the Christmas holidays.

WORSHIP CELEBRATIONS - Sunday, December 29
Morning Worship at 11:15 AM
"Jesus Christ, Refugee" | Adriene Thorne, preacher
Middle Church Choir | Family Worship

Art & Soul Evening Worship at 6:00 PM
"Where Are You Going?" | Chad Tanaka Pack, preacher
Tituss Burgess, Gospel and Praise Music

JAZZY NEW YEAR
Tuesday, December 31 at 6:00 PM
A jazzy tribute to ring in the year.
"No Excuses" | Adriene Thorne, preacher
Andrew Bemkey, Jazz Music

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