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.