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Season of Advent: Programs + Events

ONGOING

The Giving Tree.  The annual Linda Pendy Giving Tree will be in Roebling Hall throughout the Holiday Season beginning November 22. We wish all members of Peace would take an “ornament” off this tree and purchase what the ornament suggests.  It may be a gift for an individual in need, supplies for our own Peace Café or something needed by RCS.  Please take an ornament today and return the unwrapped gift as soon as possible. Place your gifts around the tree with the ornament tag attached.

 

Poinsettias. Peace Memorial purchases Poinsettias from the Tarpon Springs High School Marching Band to support their Booster Program. You may sponsor a plant in honor or memory of a loved one for $10.The flowers will decorate the sanctuary throughout Advent.  Please take home any plants you sponsored on Christmas Eve after the service you attend. Those that are left will be delivered to the homebound.

 

“Rediscovering Advent” Advent Devotional.  The 2015 Advent Calendar from Presbyterians Today is sure to reawaken in you the beauty and spirituality of Advent, thanks to the wonderful, poetic reflections of author Rachel Srubas and the vivid, contemplative watercolors of illustrator Roy DeLeon. Rediscovering Advent features a Scripture reading, meditation, and prayer for each day of Advent. Copies are avaliable in the church office if you did not receive one in the mail.

 

Daily Blog and Devotional.  Receive a daily reflection from the Pastoral Staff at Peace Memorial.  Email Cara to make sure your address is on our distribution list or visit our blog at findpeacememorial.blogspot.com/

 

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Calendar of Events and Programs

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Deck the Halls from 10:00am - 12noon. Come decorate the church for Advent. Meet in Roebling Hall for a cup of coffee and grab a danish.  Then we’ll split up and decorate the church.  One hour or the entire morning will be appreciated.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 ~ FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Advent Workshop beginning at 9:00 am. ALL ARE INVITED! Come explore your creative side as you learn more about the church season of Advent.  We’ll work on some projects (like an Advent Wreath)  so you can bring home an artistic expression for this time of preparation.  There will be a couple of service projects as well.  

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 ~ SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11

Church-wide Christmas Party at 5:30 pm in Roebling Hall.  Join your church family and celebrate the holidays with a traditional Christmas caroling on the Jolly Trolley! We will stop at a few nursing homes and serenade folks as we wind through Belleair to look at Christmas Lights. Return to Peace for cookies and warm beverages (please bring a plate of cookies to exchange and share).  

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 ~ THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Concert Series at 3:00 pm. "Sparkling Holiday Vocals"  Led by Maestro Mark Sforzini, exciting voices and instrumentalists from The St. Pete Opera Company will stir your spirits with a delightful holiday program.  Selections will include Christmas classics, carols, and popular tunes of the season plus some highlights from their upcoming 2016 opera season.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 ~ FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Service of Lessons & Carols.  Join us for worship as we celebrate our annual tradition of celebration of the Nativity of Christ in scripture and song using "Kneeling in Bethlehem" - A Festival of Readings and Carols for Advent and Christmas by Michael Burkhardt with poetry by Ann Weems.

 

Christmas Joy Offering. This special offering is a Presbyterian tradition of almost 70 years. Half of the offering is for assistance programs providing support to retired and active church workers and their spouses and families. The other half of the offering supports Presbyterian-related racial ethnic education. Please place your donation in the pew envelopes.

 

Living Nativity from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  Bethlehem comes alive on the front garden of Peace Memorial.  Both children and adults can fill the roles needed for the scene. Cast include all your favorite characters with special appearances by four legged guest stars.  Kids are invited to get up close and personal with the animals.  Bring the whole family, neighbors and friends to experience the magic of the nativity. 

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24 ~ CHRISTMAS EVE

Christmas Eve Services:

5:00 pm     Worship - Family Service

Children are welcome and encouraged to join their families in this interactive worship experience.  Professional Nursery Care is available for children age-3 and under.

 

6:00 pm - Holiday Reception in Roebling Hall

 

7:00 pm - Worship - Candlelight Communion Service
Professional Nursery Care is available for children age-3 and under.
 
11:00 pm - Worship - Candlelight Communion Service