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.

Blacknall Advent Devotional

Digital Version

Pick up a hard copy this Sunday of our annual devotional written by members, missionaries, and partners. A digital version may also be accessed by clicking the above link.

To receive a daily email December 3-25 with the corresponding devotion in a mobile and tablet friendly viewing form, please sign up here.

Worship on the Longest Night

Sunday, December 17, 6:30 p.m. | Sanctuary

Are you feeling out of step with the joy of Christmas? Blacknall offers a contemplative service that provides space to pause, reflect, and remember that Jesus comes for those of us who are suffering, lonely, or grieving. All are welcome. Childcare is provided.

Carols & Cocoa 

Sunday, December 10, 6:30 p.m. | Sanctuary & Fellowship Hall

A Christmas songfest with cocoa and cookies. The whole family is welcome! Childcare not provided.

Angel Tree

An opportunity to help provide Christmas gifts through St. John’s Church in Walltown and Families Moving Forward. If you are interested, please select an Angel from the tree in the Lower Atrium, sign the gift sheet, and give your contact information. Return the gift to the with the Angel attached by December 17.

Simple Supper & Prayers for Outreach

Sunday, December 3, 6-7:30 p.m. | Fellowship Hall

Join us for a simple supper followed by prayer for our partners in mission in Durham, on campus, in Congo, and around the world. Please note we are meeting the first Sunday this month instead of the second Sunday due to Carols and Cocoa taking on December 10.

Advent Wreath Making 

Sunday, December 3, 4-6 p.m. | Community Room

Join us at the workshop and shape a beautiful wreath out of greenery. $12 per kit. Please bring something to transport your finished wreath. Clippers and greenery cuttings are helpful, too. Sign up for a one-hour shift by contacting Margaret Frothingham.

Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 3, 8:30 & 11 a.m. worship services

Our annual celebration with a chamber orchestra, gorgeous choral singing and lots of congregational participation, all built around selected Scripture readings. Invite a friend!