This Christmas our church family has followed God’s leading to put together a great mixture of opportunities for fellowship, worship and service. Check out all the details of Christmas at Pea Ridge!
First Sunday of Advent – Hope
Sunday, Dec. 2, 10:45 a.m., sanctuary
Experience the hope we have through the coming of Jesus Christ, and observe the Lord’s Supper together.
Second Sunday of Advent – Love
Sunday, Dec. 9, 10:45 a.m., sanctuary
The love of God was clearly demonstrated through His sending of His Son, Jesus.
Annual Business Meeting
Sunday, Dec. 9, 12:15 p.m., sanctuary
At this meeting we will ask for approval of the budget for 2019, vote in new officers for next year and celebrate what God is doing in our church. There will be light refreshments available before the meeting begins. All members are invited to participate, and visitors and those who attend regularly are welcome to observe.
Barboursville Christmas Parade
Thursday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m. (line up at the Barboursville bus barn at 5 p.m.)
Our church is entering a float into the parade and you are invited to help! You’re welcome to help decorate, ride on the float, or walk alongside. There will be a tree lighting ceremony in Cartmill park right after the parade. Contact Nikki Stark at 304-634-9011 for more information.
Third Sunday of Advent – Joy
Sunday, Dec. 16, 10:45 a.m., sanctuary
Knowing Christ brings joy that cannot be extinguished. Also, Christmas food basket and Elf Tree donations are due on this Sunday.
Christmas Night of Worship
Sunday, Dec. 16, 5 p.m., sanctuary
This year we are gathering for our first annual Christmas night of worship! Come with your heart prepared to celebrate the birth of Jesus as our choir, praise band and praise team lead us in worshiping our Savior King.
Sunday, Dec. 16, 6 p.m., fellowship hall
Our annual Christmas dinner will take place in the fellowship hall at the conclusion of the Christmas Night of Worship. Please bring your food to the fellowship hall before the night of worship begins. We will have warmers available for dishes that need to be kept warm.
Pack Christmas Food Baskets
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6 p.m., youth room
Ridge Kids Academy Christmas Extravaganza
Thursday, Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m., sanctuary
Come and listen to our preschool ministry children sing Christmas songs and watch their faces light up as they see scenes from the Christmas story! At the end of the evening we will share snacks in the fellowship hall and the kids will have a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. All church members are welcome to come and encourage our preschool kids, families and staff.
Distribution of Christmas food baskets and Elf Tree gifts
Friday, Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m., fellowship hall
Fourth Sunday of Advent – Peace
Sunday, Dec. 23, 10:45 a.m., sanctuary
Christ’s coming in Bethlehem and his sacrifice at Calvary allows us to have peace with God, and with one another.
Christmas Eve Service
Sunday, Dec. 24, 6 p.m., sanctuary
Join us as we light the Christ candle, sing Christmas hymns together, welcome our boys and girls to share their Christmas wishes and hear the story of Christ’s birth, and fill our sanctuary with light as the flame from the Christ candle spreads to each of our candles.
Please note: there will be no Wednesday activities on Dec. 26.