New Year’s Eve Sunday

Sunday, December 31, 11 a.m. | Sanctuary

Regular children’s programs & nursery are provided. Please note there is no 8:30 a.m. service or Sunday School on New Year’s Eve.

Coffee & Donuts in the Rose Garden

Christmas Eve Sunday | December 24, 10-11 a.m.

New Year’s Eve Sunday | December 31, 10-11 a.m.

Join us before the 11 a.m. worship service for a chance to fellowship together over coffee and donuts in the Rose Garden. If the weather is bad, we will move into the Community Room (located to the left of the Rose Garden when facing the church on Perry Street).

Bring your Angel Tree gifts on Sunday

Gifts will be collected until Sunday, December 17 and distributed to St. John’s Church and Families Moving Forward. Thank you for your generosity! Questions: call Suzanne Coonley at 919-680-2593.

Richard Scearce Funeral Service

Saturday, December 16, 12:30 p.m. | Sanctuary

All are welcome at the funeral service for longtime Blacknall elder Richard Scearce, whose death was December 7. The family will receive guests from 11-12 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us in praying for his wife Margaret and the whole Scearce family and in giving thanks for Richard’s life. Read more about Richard in his obituary.

Blacknall Book Blog – Advent in the Home

Blacknall recently held an event for families to shares ideas about ways to engage with the season of Advent. (You can listen to the full event here.) A key tip was to hold it loosely – it’s ok if you miss a day! – and to make it a part of your daily rhythm. Reading a devotion after dinner, opening the Advent Calendar door, or lighting a candle are all ways to signal the season of Advent as we head towards the mystery of Christmas.

Visit the Blacknall Book Blog for a full list of Advent ideas to get you started.