Come One Come All to the annual Christmas celebration at East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church (which some know as "The Brown Church.") We'll tell, sing and hear the story of Christmas in scripture and song. With an expanded choir, and special singing guests, the evening will be full of wonderful music and the best message of the season: that God comes TO us in love and grace. There will be a free-will offering and a reception following the program.
Not feeling so jolly this Christmas? The loss of a loved one, anxiety, stress, transition – these are all very real parts of every life. For those who find themselves in a long, dark night of the soul, this worship service can offer a glimmer of light. The Blue Christmas service can be a way of acknowledging grief. It might be a way to connect with God through tears. Even in the midst of sorrow, we can find joy and peace.
If you, yourself, are not feeling sorrowful, maybe someone you know is. You can invite them to the service, or you can participate on their behalf, helping to boost the entire community.
Bring your holiday singing voice! We’ll raise the rafters at the Craftsbury Community Care Center, singing holiday favorites with the residents. We’ll also walk the halls and carol as we go, bringing a message of joy and hope in the holiday season. Bring some sweet and/or savory snacks to enjoy with the residents.
What's the meaning of Christmas? Is it family, feasting, gift exchanges, cookies, light, love, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ? All of the above? Christmas is multivalent - with meanings at every level of life. Come and share with others as we talk about all the meanings of Christmas. Bring a poem or brief reading to share.