Check out what we are up to this season. Everyone is invited.
We have more gatherings, activities and events planned, so be sure to check out what’s going on within each of our ministries. Look for additional listings, that are grouped specifically for children, youth, women, seniors and men.
2017 December Announcements (PDF Download)
Advent Calendar 2017
Advent at Hinsdale Covenant Church: we have many opportunities to hear the Christmas story, sing cherished carols, be in fellowship together and experience joy. Be sure to sync your calendar with the church calendar to take part in these programs and services throughout the Advent season.
CHIC 2018 Registration time is here!
You/your student are invited to the CHIC Parent/Student Meeting Sunday 12/3,(11:30 – 12:15) It’s communion Sunday, so bring your family for the 10:30 service and stay for the meeting right after in The Loft. Please attend even if your student is already signed up, as we will have new information regarding fundraisers, trip itinerary, etc. that will be good for you to know.
Refugee Book Drive – Collecting NOW
Children’s Ministry, in partnership with World Vision, is collecting items to create “Enrichment Kits” for refugee children. During Sunday morning worship, Kids can help create kits which World Vision will distribute to parents, so they can help their children reach developmental milestones. We accept gently used or new items. Check out our Refugee Children Enrichment Kit Wish List on Amazon.
In this newsletter, we get a preview of what’s to come this Advent season, an update on our pastoral search and other staffing changes, plus invitations from the nominating committee and MSEC to get more involved at Hinsdale Covenant.
Special Worship Service 12/10
All are invited to “Jesus’ Family Tree” a service of scripture (with student & youth readers) and carols featuring our music ensembles: choir, bells and band. The service begins at 4 pm in the sanctuary. Stay afterwards for appetizers in the Garden Court. Bring something to share.
Senior Lunch Special 12/12
Royce Eckhardt, organist, conductor, composer and former minister of music here, will present a Christmas concert in the Sanctuary followed by a hot lunch in the Garden Court ($10) at noon.
RSVP with firstname.lastname@example.org by 12/8
Available Sessions 12/15
Spiritual direction is a ministry of listening, discernment, and prayer in a confidential setting of encouragement and compassion. Through this ministry one discerns the presence and work of God’s Spirit with a companion who sets aside the concerns of their own life to attend to the experience of God in the life of another.
Birthday Party For Jesus 12/17
Children are invited to a special birthday celebration for Jesus during Sunday worship on 12/17. Nursery and Little Lambs will gather in the lower level. Festivities include games, arts and crafts, cupcake decorating and a special project.
Longest Night Service 12/21
This is a service of worship on the longest night of the year where we recognize the difficulties, hurts, and darkness that can be so present in the holiday season, and lay our dark night before God’s great light. Worship with us, Thursday 12/21 at 7p, in the Sanctuary.
Live Nativity Christmas Eve 12/24
Our Live Nativity is unlike any other Christmas service. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to this special event. In addition to our regular morning Sunday worship at 9 & 10:30 am, we will host our Live Nativity services at 2, 3, 4, and 5pm.
2018 Giving Envelopes
If you would like to use numbered envelopes for your weekly offering, please stop in the church office to choose a set. You will not receive a pre-assigned number. Please forget to sign the sheet indicating which number you selected.
Stop in the office to pick up a set.
Wednesday Sessions 6:30p
Alpha is a worldwide program that explores the basics of Christian faith. Each session focuses on a different question about faith and is designed to create conversation. The Alpha course provides an open, informal space to sit down and discuss what really matters in life. Consider inviting a friend who is exploring faith. Weekly Wednesday sessions at 6:30p, 9/20-12/6 .
Adult Education Fall/Winter
Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 for time of studying God’s Word with others. Our faithful teachers will be facilitating each week as we walk through the Gospel of Mark. Contact leader, David Marco, for more information.
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