For many, the best traditions of Christmas are the ones we craft and create with loved ones: making cookies, decorating the tree with cherished ornaments, wrapping gifts, cooking and hosting friends and family. Christmas is best when it is a hands-on experience. So this season, SMCC is spending advent and Christmas considering how we can be ‘hands on’ with our faith, preparing room in our hearts for the coming of the Christ. Don’t miss a moment this December as SMCC gathers together in a Hands On Christmas!

    Family Service: The Christmas ABC’s — 2:00 pm, Fellowship Hall

    Rev. Jessica Vaughan Lower leads this inter-generational, kid-friendly service for all ages, exploring the story of Christmas and singing familiar Christmas carols. Music will be led by Willow Stephens in this joyful and interactive service. Childcare provided.

    (Visit the Nativity Animals from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm!)

    Children’s Nativity Pageant — 4:00 pm, Sanctuary

    Children of all ages can participate in this family-friendly service. Parents bring your children to church by 3:40 pm for an angel or shepherd costume. Surprises await worshipers of all ages as they see and hear the re-telling of the Christmas story.

    Contemporary Candlelight Service — 6:00 pm, Fellowship Hall

    Join in worship with the Virginia Road band as we light the Christ Candle, sing familiar Christmas carols, and look ahead to Christmas Day with candlelight and Silent Night. Rev. Jessica Vaughan Lower preaches. Childcare provided.

    Traditional Candlelight Services — 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm, Sanctuary

    Enjoy traditional music sung by the Ensemble at 8:00 pm and the Chancel Choir at 10:00 pm. In both services Rev. O’Grady preaches and the service concludes with candlelight and carols in celebration of Christmas.

    (Nursery & Childcare provided in lower courtyard for 2pm & 6pm services.)