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Providence UMC Invites Community to Christmas Services, Musical Celebrations

Posted by: Chuck Dean on Mon, Nov 30, 2009

Providence United Methodist Church invites the community to special services and musical celebrations during December, including a Christmas Eve candlelight and communion service.

 Providence United Methodist Church invites the community to special services and musical celebrations during December, including a Christmas Eve candlelight and communion service.

The 300-member congregation is celebrating its first Christmas in its new church building at 32200 Jimmy Faulkner Dr., between Spanish Fort middle and high schools. The Rev. Bob Sweet, a retired navy pilot and graduate of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, is pastor.

The children’s Christmas program, titled “Shepherd, Sheep and Savior,” will be held Sunday, Dec. 6, during the 10 a.m. worship service. The children of Providence UMC will help the congregation discover the joy of Christmas through the eyes of a group of shepherds tending shaggy, smelly sheep on a hillside outside of Bethlehem.

The Providence UMC choir will present the choir cantata “Celebrate the Gift” on Sunday, Dec. 13, during the 10 a.m. worship service.

The community is invited to the annual Christmas Sing-A-Long, a favorite Christmas tradition at the church. The casual Sing-A-Long is a chance to sing favorite Christmas carols and enjoy the musical talents of church members as they perform Christmas favorites. The Community Christmas Sing-A-Long will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13.

The annual Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service will be held Thursday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m.

“We invite the community to bring your family and friends to the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, one of the most holy and blessed worship services in the Christian year,” the Rev. Sweet said.

Sunday School begins at 9 a.m. and worship is at 10 a.m. each Sunday. A nursery is provided which has met certain safety requirements so that Providence UMC has been designated “A Church for All God’s Children.”

For more information, call the church office at 626-2510 or visit the website at www.providencemethodist.org

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