United Christian Parish plans Advent and Christmas events

LAKEPORT, Calif. – United Christian Parish has a full schedule of events for the rest of the Advent and Christmas season.

Services begin at 10 a.m. at the church.

Upcoming sermon messages are:

– Dec. 8: Matthew 3:1-12, “Toasted Wheat!”
– Dec. 15: Matthew 11:2-11, “What are You Looking For?”
– Dec. 22: Matthew 1:18-25, “Joseph’s Story.”

During Advent, the children will stay upstairs from the Christmas songs before the service to the lighting of Advent candles, the reading of scripture and the children’s time. The church plans to try to keep the services children-friendly.

On Sunday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. the church will have a “Blue Christmas,” a quiet, contemplative service for those who struggle during the holidays. They gather to give people a safe space to come as they are to experience God’s love.

Christmas Eve comes in two styles:

– 6 p.m.: A pageant this year to tell the ancient story of God’s love. Children of all ages (yes, those over 18, too!) will join in the fun as we celebrate Jesus’ birth.

– 11 p.m.: A quiet late service that will include communion and candlelight. A wonderful and intimate way to recharge and reconnect with God’s love revealed in Jesus.

On Sunday, Dec. 29, a wonderful Christmas story will be shared. The service will feature lots of Christmas Carols and a wonderful time together to celebrate Jesus’ birth.

United Christian Parish is located at 745 N Brush St., Lakeport, telephone 707-263-4788.