November 24—Deck the Halls 4-6 pm
Deck the halls with boughs of holly....fa la la la la la la la
Enjoy a great time of fellowship as we decorate the church and pavilion for the Advent season.
This event ends with chili, soup, grilled cheese, hot chocolate and more!
ANGEL TREE GIFTS—all gifts due:
Each year St. Francis helps families feel the love of Christ with Christmas gifts.
How it works: grab an ornament or two from the angel tree, buy the gift written on the ornament, wrap the gift and bring it back and place it under the tree. It’s that simple.
Your generosity will bring big smiles to those in need.
Dec. 1—Advent Workshop 3-5 pm
Bring your family and friends for a time of centering
We make Advent wreathes for you to take home to help you remain centered on Christ as we Journey to Bethlehem.
December 5, 12, & 19th - Advent Lunch & Devotions 11:30 am
Enjoy a warm and delicious lunch while engaging in meaningful devotions and fellowship to help prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Christ!
December 7th & 14th - Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Harris Teeter at Providence Commons
Each year St Francis participates in the Salvation Army Bell Ringing. The Red Kettle Christmas Campaign enables the Salvation Army to provide food, toys, and clothing to over 6 million people during the Christmas season and helps more than 34 million Americans recovering from all kinds of personal disasters nationwide. Our scheduled time slots are from 10 am to 6 pm each Saturday. Sign-ups to ring the bell for an hour begin on November 10 in the Narthex.
Plan to bring you family, a friend, a group or class to make a fun holiday experience of it!
December 8 –Cantata 8:30 and 10:30 am
What is Advent without singing to the rafters the joy that the birth of our Savior brings to us.
Don’t miss this special time of worship
Dec. 14—Breakfast with Santa 8-11 am
This outreach event is a highlight for our holiday season. It is a great opportunity to bring friends and help spread the message of Jesus’ love. A full breakfast, crafts, games, and even a bit of snow are all part of this memorable event.
And did we mention photos with Santa?
Purchase tickets here!
Dec. 22 Children’s program &Live Nativity 5 pm
Nothing says like a traditional children’s program!
Your heart will be filled!
After the program spend some time in prayer as you and your family connect by the live nativity—it truly helps you relax your soul and connect with God.
Dec. 24-Christmas Eve will be at 6 pm in the Sanctuary
This special evening of worship is without a doubt the highlight of our Christmas joy.