This morning – Sunday, December 13th – we lit the Advent candle representing JOY! What better way to bring joy to the congregation than to have our annual Children’s Christmas Program. So, this morning, the children of the congregation led the worship service and provided joyful music as a way to celebrate this third Sunday of Advent.
Here are some photos:
Callee Norton read the prayer for the lighting of the Advent candle of JOY
Kyle Norton and Dallas Ecker lit the Advent candles (the way they stood while doing this prevented me from getting a photo)
Callee also delivered the message – “The Perfect Gift”, by Sandra Wood
Dallas Ecker read the Gospel Lesson
Dallas also led the Prayer of Confession and Kyle Norton led the Call to Worship
Hailey and Lindsay Crawford read the story of “Caroling”, by Susan Farr-Fahncke
Hailey Crawford (on flute) and Dallas Ecker (on trumpet) played “O, Come All Ye Faithful”
The Methodist Music Makers sang “Away in a Manger” and “Silent Night”
(left to right): Dallas Ecker, Kyle Norton, Kelsey Crawford, Hailey Crawford, and Al Capurso
Also in the group is Lindsay Crawford, who can not be seen from this angle
The Methodist Music Makers
(front) – Kelsey Crawford
(left to right) – Dallas Ecker, Kyle Norton, Hailey Crawford, and Lindsay Crawford
(back) – Al Capurso, FUMC Children’s Music Director
All of the children did an awesome job! We are so proud of our youth and how they contribute to the congregation.
Join us for our special Christmas Eve Worship Service – the first in our new home at the Christ Episcopal Church – on Thursday, December 24th at 11:00 PM.