Celebrate Christmas at MCC!

Christmas Luminaries

MCC will be decorating the outside of the church’s building on Christmas Eve with luminaries.  These white bags will be in our worship center during December.

If you would like to donate a luminary to the church, please sign up in the foyer next to the water cooler.  If you would like to place the luminary in honor or memory of someone, please mark this on the sign-up sheet.  We will decorate your bag with the name you choose in memory or honor in gold lettering.  If you would like to make a donation of $2 to help cover costs, just mark “Luminaries” on your offering.   

Christmas luminaries

Sunday, December 21st-Christmas Breakfast

We invite you to an MCC Christmas Breakfast on Sunday, December 21, in the Fellowship Hall.  We will not be having our weekly Sunday Bible Classes, so the breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m.  Please bring your favorite breakfast items to share, food and drinks:  egg casserole, doughnuts, grits, orange juice, apple juice, etc.  And bring a friend!  Call the church office if you have any questions.

Breakfast

Sunday, December 21st-Worship

Join us at 10:30 AM on Sunday, December 21st, for a wonderful day of worship.  At 10:30 AM, adults meet in the Worship Center to sing praises to God, share in the Lord’s Supper, and study God’s word together. Children from infants through 5 years old meet in the education wing for a time of crafts and games. Children in Grades 1-5 meet in the Worship Center for the first half of the worship service. During the Message time, they join the younger children in the education wing for an age-appropriate lesson time of their own.  During this special Christmas service, the children will sing a special song.

Christmas-Worship

 

Message Series:  Strange Gifts

Have you ever received a “strange gift” at Christmas? Whatever it was, it totally went against your expectations.  During this Christmas season, we are looking at some Strange Gifts, gifts that are either not what we expect at Christmas, or gifts that even counteract how we celebrate Christmas in our day and culture.

November 30:  Contentment
December 7:  Silence
December 14:  Conflict
December 21:  Suffering
December 28:  Time

StrangeGifts

Fusion (Youth)

We invite all YOUTH in Grades 6-12 to meet at 4:00 p. m. in our youth group, Fusion! Sage Moody and Kim Pollard will lead the group in a time of fun, fellowship, and study.

Fusion.real life

Wednesday, December 24th-Christmas Eve Service

On Christmas Eve, at 6:00 p.m., we will celebrate the birth of Christ with a Candlelight Service.  This service is always a highlight of our year as a family of faith.  The service will feature the traditional Readings of Christ’s birth, your favorite Christmas Carols, and the celebration of God’s gift to us-Jesus, the light of the world.

christmas eve candlelight

This Week at MCC!

Wednesday, December 10th

Mid-week Connect!on

Join us for our Mid-week Connect!on!  We have groups from Adults through Nursery, and we invite you to join us as we study God’s Word together.  The children in Grades K-5 have Discovery Club.  The Youth and Adults are both studying the New Testament book of Hebrews.  We begin at 7:00 PM.

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 Saturday,  December 13th

Christmas Play Practice

Our dress rehearsal for this year’s Christmas play, Christmas Idol,  is at 2 PM.  The play will be presented during the worship service on December 14th.  Please see Roger Mize if you have any questions.
christmas play

Sunday,  December 14th

Bible Study/Worship

At 9:30 AM, we have Bible Study and Sunday School for all ages. Our children from new-borns  through 5th grade meet in the education wing of the Main Building (go in through the side door). Enthusiastic and prepared teachers look forward to teaching your children. Our youth in Grades 6-12 meet in their Sunday School class which is also off of the education hallway.

We have two adult Sunday School classes. One meets in the Main Building and is currently studing the book, The Pursuit of Holiness, by Jerry Bridges. A second class meets in the Fellowship Hall and is doing a DVD study, Acts of God:   “a cinematic, six-episode small group study, Acts of God offers insight and hope as Pastor Bob Russell uses the biblical story of Joseph to explore how, in the face of personal pain or the suffering of those we love, we can trust in the Lord at all times.”

At 10:30 AM, adults meet in the Worship Center to sing praises to God, share in the Lord’s Supper, and study God’s word together. Children from infants through 5 years old meet in the education wing for a time of crafts and games. Children in Grades 1-5 meet in the Worship Center for the first half of the worship service. During the Message time, they join the younger children in the education wing for an age-appropriate lesson time of their own.

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Christmas Idol

As part of our worship service, we’ll have the opportunity to watch the Youth present their one-act play, Christmas Idol. Three judges will have a chance to pick who is the ultimate “Christmas Idol.”    Will it be Frosty, Rudolph, Santa, or perhaps Ebenezer Scrooge?  Who knows the true meaning of Christmas?  Could it be Linus?

Linus

Message Series:  Strange Gifts

Have you ever received a “strange gift” at Christmas? Whatever it was, it totally went against your expectations.  During this Christmas season, we are looking at some Strange Gifts, gifts that are either not what we expect at Christmas, or gifts that even counteract how we celebrate Christmas in our day and culture.

 

November 30:  Contentment
December 7:  Silence
December 14:  Conflict
December 21:  Suffering
December 28:  Time

StrangeGifts

Fusion (Youth)

We invite all YOUTH in Grades 6-12 to meet at 4:00 p. m. in our youth group, Fusion! Sage Moody and Kim Pollard will lead the group in a time of fun, fellowship, and study.

Fusion.real life

Ladies Bible Study

Ladies, you are invited to join our Ladies’ Bible Study at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Sandy Nyman is leading our study as we focus on Walking with God and Bearing the Fruit of the Spirit. This is hopefully the desire of our hearts – yet it remains a constant challenge with all the interruptions and problems of daily life.

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