30 Nov December 2022
Sunday worship at 10:00am in the Sanctuary followed by Fellowship Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall
Services are also live streamed on the CHANNING YOU TUBE CHANNEL and available for viewing afterwards.
Sunday, December 4: I Can Hardly Wait
Rev. Bill Zelazny
According to the religious festival calendar we’ve now begun Advent. But what the heck is Advent? It is a time of waiting and preparation for the coming of Jesus. But what about us who do not hold to the traditional story of the birth of Jesus in a stable? Rev. Bill thinks that Advent is relevant to all of us. Today we will talk about what this religious event means in the Christian calendar and how it can also be a symbol for the waiting everyone has to do in their lives. During the service we will light the first candle of an Advent wreath and learn about the meaning of the candles.
Sunday, December 11: A Gift to Oneself: Looking Back
Rev. Bill Zelazny
The end of the year is a time for reflection. It’s important that we look back and reflect on the past year. While we all have ups and downs there are a few specific types of memories we should look at which are probably most useful for us to better prepare for the future. Bill will look at what is suggested as the most useful things for us to reflect on as we get mentally and emotionally ready for the next chapter of our life.
Sunday, December 18: Celebrate the Holiday with Music
The vocal group SummerSong will celebrate the holidays at Channing with music and words about Hannukah, the winter solstice and Christmas. The words and music will be uplifting, entertaining, and fun, and will include a sing-a-long or two so everyone will get to join in the merry-making.
Saturday, December 24, 5:00PM
Christmas Eve: Reflection and Beauty
Rev. Bill Zelazny, Janet Grant & Guests
The sanctuary will be decorated, the candles will be lit, the readings assembled, the music ready to be performed all for a beautiful evening service to usher in Christmas. Our Christmas Eve service is for adults and children with members of Channing Church providing scripture and secular readings, guest musicians, a choir singing modern and traditional anthems, and congregation carol singing, all concluding with the lighting of individual candles and singing Silent Night in the darkened sanctuary. Come, bring family and friends for our very special Christmas Eve service.
Sunday, December 25: A Day of Rest
Sunday, January 1
A preview: We will hold a breakfast gathering with a short service in the Parish Hall at 10:00