This time of year is steeped with tradition. From baking cookies and wrapping presents, to decorations and candle-lit singing, we repeat patterns that have been handed down to us by those we love. But, sometimes cherished rituals lose their meaning and stop convey-ing the story of love we need. Sometimes we have to let go of our traditions because families change and life takes new directions. Sometimes we have to renew the rituals that we “let go of” long ago. Every Sunday during this season of Advent, we will hear from different families as they share a Christmas tradition that is important to them. We will learn how to pass on some tra-ditions, let go of others and take on new ones. This season we will reclaim the deep meaning of our Christ-mas traditions and share the LOVE that binds us all together, at Christmas and throughout the year.
November 27 ~ What Christmas Fashion will you wear this year? – Romans 13:11-14
Hanging the greens and Advent Angels, 9:15 and 11AM
December 4 ~ Roll out the Welcome Mat! – Romans 15:4-13
Holy Communion 9:15 & 11AM
December 11 ~ Who’s on your Guest List? – Mathew 11:2-11
Liturgical Dance led by Cindy Brain
December 18 ~ The Best Gift of All! – Matthew 1:18-25
Chancel Choir Cantata, 9:15AM
December 25 ~ Christmas Day
One Service, 10AM
Singing Carols and a special celebration of Jesus’ birthday!
Celebrate Christmas Eve by Candlelight ~ Saturday, December 24
Children’s & Family Service with special music by LGUMC and Grace Preschool Children
Carols and Candlelight led by Open House Praise Band
Carols and Candlelight led by Chancel Choir.
Sundays, November 27-December 18, 9:45-10:15AM
Children’s Christmas Eve Music Rehearsal
Saturday, December 3, 10:30AM
Los Gatos Children’s Christmas Parade
Join the church as we walk, ride and sing in the town parade.
Saturday, December 3, 4PM
Parent’s Night Out
Sunday, December 4
Annual Christmas Faire
Sunday, December 4
Children’s Gift Tree
(wrapped, tagged, gifts returned)
Saturday, December 10, 5:30PM
Christmas Carols and Dinner. Afterward, all who wish, will head to the Bethlehem Experience at Santa Clara First Baptist Church.
Sunday, December 11
Cookie Exchange, 10:15-11AM
Christmas Caroling, 2PM
Wednesday, December 14, 7-8:30PM
Youth “Ugly Sweater” Christmas Party and White Elephant Gift Exchange in the Student Center
Saturday, December 17, 7:30PM
Golden Bough Christmas Concert
Enjoy Celtic Christmas music and refreshments with a portion of proceeds supporting LGUMC’s Chancel Choir.
Tickets can be purchased in church office, from choir, or at the door.
Thursday, December 22, 4:30-6PM
Christmas Dinner at LGUMC Shower Ministry