Check out what we are up to this season.
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.
December 2018 Covenant News (Announcements) (PDF Download)
ADVENT SERMON SERIES
December 2 – January 6, 9:15 & 10:30 AM
This Advent, we are studying the lesser known birth narrative in the Gospel of John. John never mentions a manger, a star, or swaddling clothes, opting instead for vivid imagery of word, light, lamb, and flesh. Join us each week as we walk through John Chapter 1.
LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE
Thursday, December 20, 7PM
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.
BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR JESUS
Sunday, December 16 , 10:30 AM
Children are invited to a special birthday celebration for Jesus. Nursery and Little Lambs will gather in the lower level. Festivities include games, arts and crafts, cupcake decorating and a special project.
STORIES AND CAROLS
December 16, 4PM
All are invited to “Luke’s Greatest Hits,” a service of scripture stories and carols featuring our music ensembles and children from Sunday Kids Camp. The service begins at 4 PM in the Sanctuary, but come at 3 PM to enjoy dessert in the Garden Court. If you’d like, please bring a dessert to share.
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. We are fortunate to have two Spiritual Directors that sets aside one day each month to meet with members of our church family. As a gift to you, church will pay for your first session so you can try it out (made possible by a generous gift to the church Memorial Fund). After your complimentary session, we ask that you pay at least half the cost of the session fee as you are able (full cost is $50, half is $25). We hope you are deeply blessed by your time in Spiritual Direction.
CHRISTMAS EVE NATIVITY SERVICES
MONDAY DECEMBER 24, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Christmas Eve is a treasured chaos at Hinsdale Covenant, where our sanctuary comes alive with animals at our Live Nativity Services at 2, 3, 4 or 5pm. If you have flexibility in your schedule, please consider attending the 5pm service, to allow space at the earlier services for our visiting friends and neighbors. Ushers needed! Contact Pastor Lars at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to help.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 10 PM
A beautiful, inspiring service of scripture and carols. Come and usher in Christmas Day.
Covenant Women’s Christmas Fellowship and Cookie Exchange
DECEMBER 12, 7 p.m.
Covenant Women, enjoy some great fellowship time and devotional time. All with an added bonus of a cookie exchange and drinks.
If you want to participate in the cookie exchange just bring as many cookies as you would like to exchange. But definitely just come and enjoy the fellowship!
This wonderful fellowship event is being hosted by Annette Burlet at her home at 316 E. Third Street in Hinsdale.
For more info contact Annette Burlet.
COFFEE HOUR HOSTS
Each Sunday morning, one or more families takes a turn hosting coffee. If you are new to hosting, you may request to have someone show you the ropes on Sunday morning.
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