Christmas

Hanging of the Greens

November 29, 2017

9:00 AM at the Sanctuary of Kings Campus

“ALL Hands On Deck!” Help prepare our sanctuary for the coming holidays.

Donations are accepted each year for the beautiful and festive Christmas greenery and poinsettias that adorn our Sanctuary during this holiday season. Your donation may be given in honor and/or in memory of loved ones and friends. Please submit a completed donation form and your check or money order, payable to FPC Greenery, at either church office or mail to FPC, PO Box 1306, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578-1306. Names of those honored will appear in our newsletter.

Annual Presbyterian Women Christmas Brunch

December 5, 2017

10:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall of Kings Campus

Once a year, we gather and give thanks for all our blessings. Thank Offering is taken at this event to help provide scholarships. Payment for event required. RSVP to church office at 843.448.4496.

Operation Christmas

December 2, 2017

2:00 – 6:00 PM at Fellowship Hall at Kings Campus

FPC Youth and Mission Ministry Teams sponsors our traditional and largest local mission project. Each holiday season, FPC adopts children from our local community whose families need assistance with gifts for Christmas. Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church; Memo Operation Christmas.

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The Lovefeast & Festival of Lights

December 3, 2017

6:00 PM in the Sanctuary of Kings Campus

The Moravian Lovefeast and Festival of Lights is a worship service of scripture, prayer, carols, and candles signifying Christian fellowship and brotherly love. Beginning with a beautiful candlelight processional, special Christmas music will be provided by the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, Youth Choir, Youth Handbell Choir, and other instrumentalists. Congregation members, clothed in period dress, will serve hot buns and coffee while everyone joins in the singing of Christmas carols. This beautiful and joyous Christmas service concludes with candle lighting. We invite you and your family to attend and participate in this treasured tradition in celebration of the advent of our Savior.

Super Senior Luncheon

December 12, 2017

11:30 AM in Fellowship Hall at Kings Campus

We expanded our TLC to our “Super Seniors” (80+). The Abundant Life Ministries hosts this luncheon that provides special attention, a delicious meal, caroling, and fellowship during the holiday season. Communion will be served. This event is held in Fellowship Hall at our Kings Campus and is free of charge. Registration is required. For additional information or to register a friend or loved one for this event, please contact LuAnne at 843.946.6038.

Christmas Cantata

December 17, 2017

8:45 & 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary of Kings Campus

Every December, the FPC Chancel Choir, soloists, and instrumentalists present a beautiful Christmas Musical Selection at our Sunday worship services.

DIRECTOR: Brown Bradley; Susan Cadwell, Organist

Christmas Eve Services

December 24, 2017

3 Services in the Sanctuary of Kings Campus

First Presbyterian offers three services to celebrate the eve of our Savior’s birth. We invite everyone to come and worship with us and celebrate the birth of our Lord with our church family and friends. Habitat for Humanity Offering is received at all three Christmas Eve services. This offering will be used to build Habitat Houses for people in need of a helping hand to live in a decent house.

Children’s Worship Service @ 5:00 PM

This child-friendly service will appeal to God’s children of all ages! We will hear the wonderfully familiar story told from a fresh perspective, sing our favorite carols, enjoy hearing the Joyful Noise Singers and be led by our Chorister and Sunshine Choirs. Doors open at 4:15 PM.

Traditional Worship Service @ 7:00 PM

This Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion service will be a service of lessons and carols with traditional Christmas selections led by FPC Chancel Choir featuring soloists Brown Bradley, tenor; Jeff Jones, baritone; Susan Cadwell, organ and James Canty, flugelhorn.

Communion Worship Service @ 9:00 PM

A traditional candlelight communion service. Our Bells Angels Handbells and Youth/Alumni Choir will lead this service.

Dr. John Brearley will deliver the Christmas message at all three services.

Children's Christmas Activities
Advent Garden

Advent Garden

Nov. 26th // 5:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall

Come and make an Advent Wreath to take home. Children and families will have the opportunity to make Christmas cards and crafts for members of our church community. Join us for dinner at 5:30 and then participate in our Advent Garden Stations! Please RSVP below. The cost is $10.

The WAY... To Bethlehem

The WAY... To Bethlehem

Nov. 19, Dec. 6 and 13  // 4:00 – 5:45 PM at Kings Campus

Join us for our special Christmas children’s program.

Carol-Out

Carol-Out

Dec. 13 // 7:00 PM

Following dinner, children and adults will travel to a community facility to carol and spread Christmas cheer to the residents!

Offerings

Thornwell Offering

Received the week before Thanksgivng at Early Sabbath and Sunday Morning Worship services.

This annual Thanksgiving Offering is taken to help support Thornwell Home for Children. For decades children from Georgia, South Carolina, and elsewhere have found a haven of hope at Thornwell. Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church; Memo Thornwell Offering.

Christmas Joy Offering

Collected in December at our Early Sabbath and Sunday morning worship services.

Received every December, this offering helps and supports retired servants of the church and those facing serious financial difficulty. Assistance is also extended to deserving racial ethnic students in their efforts to succeed and excel in Presbyterian ethnic schools. Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church; Memo Christmas Joy Offering.

Habitat for Humanity Offering

Collected at Christmas Eve Worship Services.

With your help, more deserving families will be “home” for Christmas by this time next year. Our annual Christmas Eve offering will be used to build Habitat Houses for people who need a helping hand to live in a decent house. Please make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church; Memo Habitat Offering. To learn more about this organization please visit Habitat For Humanity.org.

Merry Christmas from FPC!