Christmas at E-Free
Christmas Eve Celebrations
December 23 & 24
CONTEMPORARY SERVICES (Worship Centre)
Sunday, December 23 at 6:00 pm
Monday, December 24 at 3:00, 4:30*, and 6:00 pm
Engaging drama and lively carols to celebrate Christ’s birth and capture the imagination of all ages.
*Also available by Live Stream or to watch at your convenience.
LESSONS & CAROLS SERVICE (Gym)
Monday, December 24 at 3:00 and 4:30 pm
Join us for a modern liturgy by candlelight, including scripture readings and acoustic carols, with a short message.
CHRISTMAS IN THE KIDS ZONE
For ALL Christmas Eve Services:
• NURSERY provided for ages 0–3.
• PRESCHOOL & ELEMENTARY age children are invited to participate in the Christmas Eve Services. Colouring sheets and crayons will be provided.
Note: On Sunday, December 23 join us for regular morning services to celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent. There will be a Contemporary Christmas Eve service in place of Church at 6 (no Toonie Supper).
Advent Conspiracy 2018
Worship Fully | Spend Less | Give More | Love All
We SPEND LESS by resisting the cultural pressure to celebrate Advent through over-spending and over-consumption. Instead, we GIVE MORE! That is, we give relational, thoughtful, and meaningful gifts. We then take the money we saved and LOVE ALL by giving to those in true need. In all of this, we strive to WORSHIP FULLY by keeping our focus on Jesus and participating with Him in what He came to do, bringing hope to a desperate world.
This year, instead of choosing one project to pursue as a church family, we are inviting you to explore your passions, listen for guidance from the Holy Spirit, and invest a portion of your Christmas spending in the cause He lays on your heart. This could mean providing support for a neighbour you notice is struggling, responding directly to a need God opens your eyes to in our community, or giving to an organization that serves the poor and the marginalized.
‘TRULY I TELL YOU, WHATEVER YOU DID FOR ONE OF THE LEAST OF THESE
BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF MINE, YOU DID FOR ME.’
– MATTHEW 25:40
TO JOIN THE ADVENT CONSPIRACY:
1) Prayerfully reconsider and re-direct some of your holiday spendingto the cause that God lays on your heart. Need help finding a cause? Check out our past projects here or visit our missions pages for more ideas.
2) Give directly to the cause or organization of your choosing. The church cannot receive gifts designated Advent Conspiracy for 2018. Any gifts to the church designated “Advent Conspiracy” will be returned to you.
3) Fill out a paper ornament to hang on the Advent Conspiracy tree in the lobby, located beside the coffee bar. We want to know about the people and places you have chosen to support so that we can celebrate how our church family is making a difference this Christmas season.
Saturday, December 8 at 6 pm (Gym): International Christmas Potluck
Celebrate Christmas with friends from around the world! Please bring a dish of food to share. This would be a great time to bring food that would be part of a celebration in your country of origin!
Monday, December 10 at 6 pm (Gym): Prime Timers Christmas Banquet
Seniors, we’re celebrating Christmas with a great meal and Christmas music together! Dave and Julie Acree will be sharing. The meal will catered by Trabers.
Tickets are $20 each and will be available December 2 following the 9:15 am service or contact Bonnie at 403.634.8299.
Tuesday, December 11 from 6-9:30 pm: HSM Fast Food Crawl (Gr 9–12)
Wednesday, December 12 from 6-9:30 pm: MSM Fast Food Crawl (Gr 6–8)
Bring $20 and come on out for supper and shopping for donations to Harbour House. Don’t forget: We meet from 6-9:30 pm for the Fast Food Crawl! Half of the cost goes toward buying gifts for clients of Harbour House, the other half goes to your meal. Contact Levi orJared for details (329.3125). (Gluten free and Dairy Free options will be made available.) Drop off and pick up will be at the church. We will be using Carefree buses for the driving.
Christmas Dinner Theatre: Home Isn’t Here
November 24–December 1
A big thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy this year’s dinner theatre performances, as well as all the cast, crew, and guest services teams that served at nine shows! It was exciting to see everyone enjoying the Christmas season with friends and family and hearing how you’ve been impacted by the experience!
Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1
We always have a fantastic time with the guests and vendors of the Big Christmas Trade Show and Farmers Market. Thanks to everyone who came out to watch and those who played roles in the Live Nativity!