Advent Devotional

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We hope this devotional, written by Blacknall members and community partners, will help you prepare for the celebration of our Lord’s birth. Pick up a hard copy outside the sanctuary or in the lower atrium.

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Advent Services

Advent Services
Advent Wreath Workshop

Sunday,  November 27, 4-6 p.m. | Community Room.
Looking for a creative way to begin Advent? Join us at the workshop and shape a beautiful wreath out of greenery. $12 per kit (candles, oasis ring, cash or checks payable to Blacknall.) Please bring something to transport your finished wreath. Clippers and greenery cuttings are helpful, too. All ages are welcome. RSVP to Margaret Frothingham.

Lessons & Carols Services

Sunday, December 4, 8:30 & 11 a.m. | Fellowship Hall
Our annual celebration with a chamber orchestra, gorgeous choral singing and lots of congregational participation, all built around selected Scripture readings. Invite a friend! Regularly scheduled children’s programs and nursery provided. 

Advent Open House

Sunday, December 11 & 18, 10-10:45 a.m. | Fellowship Hall
Coffee, cider, live music, and crafts for all ages. Join us as we prepare for Christmas, and use this time between services to talk with a friend, sign a card for one of our missionaries, or help complete an advent mural.

Carols & Cocoa

Sunday, December 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Sanctuary
A Christmas songfest with tasty refreshments to follow. Come sing your favorite carol and end the evening with cocoa and cookies. The whole family is welcome! Childcare not provided.

Worship on the Longest Night

Sunday, December 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Sanctuary
Perhaps this has been a hard year for you or you are having trouble getting into the ‘spirit’ of the season. All are welcome to gather for prayerful worship of Jesus Christ, the Light of the world, who is with us even on this (symbolically) longest and darkest night of the year. Childcare infants-2nd grade.

Christmas Eve Services

Saturday, December 24, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. | Sanctuary
Communion & candles. Childcare at 5:30 p.m. service only.

Christmas Day Service

Sunday, December 25, 11 a.m. | Sanctuary

November | December Newsletter

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Highlights Include:

  • A letter from Pastor Goodie Bell
  • Meet Carol Smith, New Financial Administrator
  • Advent & Christmas Events

A bi-monthly newsletter sharing stories, poems, and art from our life together at Blacknall. Do you have something to share for the next newsletter? Contact Mary Grimm.

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Job Opening – Director of Youth Ministries

Director of Youth MinistriesJob Description
The Director of Youth Ministries’ (DYM) primary concern is the spiritual vitality of the sixth-twelfth grade youth of Blacknall. Through teaching and example, he/she invites youth into an active life of prayer and Christian discipleship. He/she encourages youth to understand the Christian faith as a relationship with Jesus Christ and encourages them to grow in a love for Christ and the Scriptures through a Scripture-centered ministry, group worship, study, and one-on-one opportunities.

Candidates will be considered as they apply and the position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, brief statement of faith, and a resume to youthsearch@blacknall.org.

Women’s Lunch Break

Wednesday, November 16, 12-1:15 p.m. | Parlor

Lauren McCrary will lead a discussion about how to be faithful in our workplaces, relationships and other commitments. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to to Margaret Frothingham.