Fill your heart with Christmas Wonder

St. Mark’s invites everyone to to Fill your Heart with Christmas Wonder the year!

ADVENTure   Make & Take Craft Fair

An afternoon full of crafts, music, goodies, and fun.

Sunday, December 2, 12:00 – 4:00pm in MacMurdo Hall

Choose from more than 20 tables to make decorations for yourself or gifts for friends and family. Music will fill the air, and there will be fun for everyone—all for free!  All ages are invited to join in the fun. This is a First Sunday Brunch, immediately after church. Share in a delicious meal and time of fellowship while making crafts. On the menu:  Home made soup and hot apple cider. Please bring a finger food to share. There is no set fee, but donations are accepted.

Mark your Calendars: Christmas Cabaret and The Messiah
In celebration of Christmas, the Music Ministries at St. Mark’s are planning two events that will bring opportunities for you to invite friends and neighbors to attend with you. On Sunday, December 16, at 4:00pm, the now popular Christmas Cabaret returns for its third year. This event is for all ages and includes singing and hearing favorite carols, all while enjoying treats of the season and seated around tables in MacMurdo Hall. It’s early enough in the day to plan for dinner afterwards! Individuals or families are also needed to help decorate tables or bake/make goodies for the event. If you are interested in decorating a table or making goodies, please contact Cath at cbrown@stmarksumc.com or 916.483.7848.

On Sunday, December 23, at 7:00pm, plan to come to St. Mark’s first singalong of The Messiah, to be held in the Sanctuary. Scores will be available for those who need them.You might consider inviting your friends to an early dinner before attending. In preparation for this event, there will be some rehearsals, which are open to anyone wanting to learn or review parts of The Messiah and will last about an hour. Sessions will be on Sundays:

November 11 and December 2, at 11:15am; and Fridays, November 16, at 7:00pm.

     It’s not too early to be thinking of who you will invite to either of these events. Put them on your calendar now. Invitation cards will be in the Lobby in mid-November. Come and join in the music of the season!

Christmas Eve Services at St. Mark’s

5:00pm (family-oriented with children)

       9:00pm (lessons, carols and communion)

Both services will end with a candle-lit circle of carols. Please mark your calendars!


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