Holiday Services At First Parish Church Of Groton
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:35am Heraldgroton
Winter Solstice Celebration, Friday, December 20, 7- 8 p.m.
This service is for all ages and includes music, singing, stories and simple rituals to welcome back the light on the longest night of the year. Come rest in the darkness with us and celebrate the return of the light.
Paper Bag Nativity Pageant, Sunday, December 22, 10 a.m.
Our no rehearsal, no stress, usually hilarious and always poignant Nativity Pageant. Come to church and pull a costume out of a paper bag and join the story. The youngest baby is Jesus. There are usually more shepherds than sheep, number of wise people varies from year to year, as do the visitors to Bethlehem. Children are also welcome to wear their own costumes - all are welcome at our stable. As we say every year, there are no mistakes, just us, telling a story which is both ancient and always new, of how love is born into this world.
Christmas Eve Services, Tuesday, December 24, 5:30 and 8 p.m.,with Caroling from 7-7:45 p.m.
5:30 p.m. This service is for all ages, especially families with young children and the young at heart! It includes stories, halos, bells and crowns, and the sweet music of the children’s choir.
8 p.m. This service is quieter and more meditative and features music from the Adult Choir and a message from the minister.
Both services include carol singing and the tradition of passing the candlelight to each other as we sing Silent Night in the quiet of the sanctuary. There will be cookies and cider following each service and caroling downstairs from 7-7:45 p.m. All are always welcome - bring family and friends. Donations of Christmas Cookies (nut free) would be great too!
Lunch Making Service, Sunday, December 29, 10 a.m.
All ages and abilities gather to make sandwiches and pack over 200 bag lunches for residents of five area shelters. We also make homemade cards with messages of hope and love for each lunch bag, which staff tell us are as appreci- ated as the food. Begin the new year in service to others. Cookie donations are welcome here too!
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