It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Church of the Servant is celebrating the birth of Christ in so many wonderful ways this month. Come and be a part of all or any part of the festivities!
Advent Worship Services – “Five Simple Words”
8:15 a.m. Chapel, 9:30 a.m. Traditional, 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Modern
On Sunday, December 2, Church of the Servant will begin a worship series entitled “5 Simple Words”. In a world full of long-winded statements, come hear these 5 simple words that will help you connect with Christ this Christmas.
Christmas Festival – Celebration Center
December 8, 7:00 p.m., and December 9, 4:00 p.m.
This year’s CHRISTMAS MUSIC FESTIVAL is jammed packed with great music. Our 100-voice choir is working hard with our 40-piece worship orchestra to create a special night of Christmas memories. While last year’s performance included some secular music, this year we focused completely around our Lord, the babe of Bethlehem.
Jane Jayroe Gamble will be our hostess for this year’s festival. We are so excited to have Jane with us this year. In addition, we will have the Hill Irish Dance Troupe! We will elevate the center floor so you can get a good look at their award-winning step dancing!
“Mary Did You Know” will include an original dance from choir member Shauna Gerlach. “O Holy Night” will take you to a splendid place of peace. The soulful voice of Lindsay Ballard will have you on your feet and clapping your hands.
This Year, the music festival will be on Saturday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, December 9 at 4:00 p.m. Nursery will be available for children ages 2 and under.
Polar Express Party
December 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
The POLAR EXPRESS PARTY will be a special event for Children who may not want to sit through the Christmas Music Festival. Of course, all are welcome. However, sometimes children really want to have fun in their own special way. Servant Kids ministry is planning and preparing for a special showing of Polar Express during the music festival. Golden tickets, hot chocolate, and maybe even dancing waiters will be highlights of this special event. The event will only take place on Sunday afternoon during the music festival (NOT Saturday). Please plan accordingly.
A Walk Through Bethlehem
Friday, December 14, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday, December 15, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
On December 14, 15 and 16, a new tradition will begin at Church of the Servant. On these three special nights part of the campus will be transformed into a far-away land and an immersive experience for God’s children of all ages. A Walk Through Bethlehem will serve as a unique and special way for each of us to share the great story of the birth of Jesus and invite our friends and family to Church of the Servant.
During these three nights, you will have the opportunity to walk the streets of Bethlehem! The royal decree of Caesar Augustus will be fulfilled as all are counted in the census! You can attempt to check into the King David Inn (is there a vacancy?). And as you stroll the city bazaar, you will be transported back in time to the great story of the day of Christ’s birth. You can also experience a petting zoo at the Royal Stables, a manger, and many other special interactive booths in the bazaar.
Happy Birthday Jesus Party – Children’s Area
December 23, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Servant Kids are invited to the most important birthday party of the year on Sunday, December 23rd – a birthday party celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior – Jesus Christ.
9:30: Total Group Time
11:00: Small Groups (Sunday School)
We will talk about the importance of Christmas and have special birthday treats to celebrate Jesus’ birthday! Make plans for your children to be with us on the morning of December 23rd!
Christmas Eve Kid-Friendly Service – Centrum
December 24, 3:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve services will begin at 3:00 p.m. with the Modern Christmas Eve service in the Celebration Center. Bring the whole family to enjoy this very “kid-friendly” celebration of the birth of the Christ child. Nursery care is available for ages 2 and under.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Services – Celebration Center
December 24, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The traditional Candlelight Communion Services will be held in the Celebration Center at both 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Bring your holiday guests along and enjoy one of these beautiful services that celebrate the birth of our Savior. Nursery care is available for ages 2 and under at the 6 pm service only.