Evensong Services for Advent
The Worship & Music Committee of Presbyterian Church of the Cross will provide an opportunity for meditative worship during Advent this year. An intimate evening service of candlelight, prayers, scripture and song will provide peaceful preparation for this busy season. Join us at 5:30 pm in the Sanctuary (on the chancel), on both Sunday, November 27 and Sunday, December 18. Childcare will NOT be provided. Evensong developed in England as a form of worship said or sung in the evening. The ecumenical Taize’ form of worship is similar and was first practiced in France during WWII.
Church Officer Nominations
In the Presbyterian Church, we have the privilege and responsibility of nominating, electing, ordaining, and installing our own congregational leaders. Please see the bulletin insert containing instructions for nominating a new class of Elders and Deacons. Forms need to be handed in by December 11. Your input is both appreciated and necessary!
Dec. 11th - Advent Music Sunday
CHOIRS & ORCHESTRA PRESENT “THIS LITTLE BABE” DECEMBER 11 at 9:00 & 11:10. Music includes selections from Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols,” and a beautiful arrangement of the Christmas hymn “See, Amid the Winter’s Snow” by Dan Forrest, as well as hymns for choir, organ, orchestra, and congregation. Invite someone to join you for this annual special music event.
12 enthusiastic volunteers are needed to ring bells for the Salvation Army's Christmas campaign on Saturday, December 17th, at HyVee on 132nd and Dodge. Each volunteer will ring for 1 hour in shifts starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 2:00 p.m (2 at the east entry and 2 at the west exit). Volunteers should check in with one of the PM Officers about 5-10 minutes before the start of your shift. Coffee & hot chocolate are available inside. This is an easy and enjoyable opportunity to assist the Salvation Army in helping those among us in need during the Christmas season. Please sign-up at the Information Center by Sunday, December 11th. Call Jim Chapin at (402) 393-7402 with questions. Thank you for your service!
Families for Fellowship - Session Two
ATTENTION ALL PCOC FAMILIES! Families for Fellowship was a huge success this past fall and we are getting ready to start signups for Session Two! We are excited that families with children ranging in ages from birth through high school will have the opportunity to gather together to share a meal, become better acquainted, and build new friendships and community in a relaxed, casual setting. The second session will run from January through June with families scheduling dates and times to get together (a minimum of three times) for food and fellowship. Several of our PCOC families have already signed up! A sign-up sheet will be available at the Information Center. Please sign your family up by Sunday, December 11th if you would like to participate. You will be contacted by a host family to schedule the first get-together. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Miller at 402-290-6526.
December Friday Night Gourmets
Come one, come all to the Friday Night Gourmet's Hardy Hors d’oeuvre Christmas Party on Dec. 16th (note, it's the 3rd Friday) @ 6:30 pm @ the home of Tim & Kris Goodman. Address: 17206 Fairway Drive Omaha, Ne. 68136. Phone # 402- 934-4844 &/or Mary Reid @ 402-334-8375. It's a BYOB & the host will supply soft drinks & a signature cocktail. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex @ the information desk. Hope to see you there to celebrate a very Merry Christmas!!