Advent Begins Today At New Song!

The holidays are almost upon us. We invite your family to come and experience the gratitude of Thanksgiving and the hope, peace, love and joy of Christmas at New Song Church. Below, you will find opportunities for you, your family and friends to worship, serve, and have fun with others this holiday season. 

Advent at New Song

Nov 30: First Week of Advent - HOPE 
Worship  5:30 

Dec 6: Annual New Song Christmas Party 7 pm (Home of Bob and Susan McMillan 7261 Ellington Court Dardenne-Prairie Children welcome; Please bring a dish to share.

Dec 7 : Second week of Advent - PEACE 
Worship 5:30 
SuperSaturday - 6:30 

Dec 14: Third week of Advent - JOY
Children's Program Practice and Snack 4:00-5:30 
Worship and Children's Christmas Program 5:30 Cookie Reception 6:30

Dec 21: Fourth week of Advent - LOVE
Worship 5:30 

Dec 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship - 7:00


IT'S BEGINNING 
TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!

Christmas is a holy and special time of year. Rex's sermon series during Advent will be: Repeat, Repeat the Sound of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.  

Come sing, pray, listen, take communion and share the gift of Christmas with your family at New Song this Advent Season.

SuperSaturday Christmas
December 7 6:30-8:30
Angels sang, shepherds watched and a baby was born in a stable. At SuperSaturday in December we'll visit once again the amazing story that changed the world. We'll also have dinner and special Christmas crafts, games, music and activities. A very merry night for all!! 
All Children ages 3 and above are invited. Friends are always welcome, too!

CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 
December 14 during worship 
Practice before worship 4:00 
Children of all ages (Including babes in arms) are invited to be a part of the Children's Christmas Program on Dec.14.  We'll need plenty of angels, shepherds, wise men, stars and of course, Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus to tell the story.  This is an informal program during the first part of worship that promises to bring Christmas cheer to all who participate or watch!  We'll have a practice at 4:00 on Dec. 14 in the chapel.  No prior acting experience needed! Costumes provided. Parents of children 3 and under, please stay with your children during the practice. We'll have snacks and drinks for the kids.

COOKIE RECEPTION DECEMBER 14th 
It's become a fun tradition to have a cookie reception after worship the night of the Children's Christmas program. It's a great way to thank our kids and visit with others before Christmas. If you have extra cookies to share please drop them off at the table in the foyer prior to worship. Thanks!

Candlelight Communion and Worship 
Christmas Eve 7:00
Families and friends are invited to join in this special worship service. 
There will be no child care that night.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT NEW SONG
 
ACOLYTES: Children who w ish to light the candle at the beginning of worship should see Bob McMillan prior to worship to volunteer. 

OFFERING HELPERS: We thank Tanner Boyd for helping with offering hundreds of times! Now, Tanner is in college and not at worship every week. Children volunteers are needed to take the offering forward during worship. See Bob McMillan prior to worship to volunteer. 

CHILD CARE VOLUNTEERS: Thanks to volunteers, Songbirds (infants-first graders) are lovingly cared for during worship. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of children by serving once every 8-10 weeks, please contact Brona Sarchett at bronasarchett@gmail.com. 

CHRISTMAS PARTY VOLUNTEERS: Susan has planned awesome activities for children to do downstairs at the party. Now, she needs some help! Parents and teens who would like to do activities with children at the party please contact Susan at mcmillansj@sbcglobal.net.

LITURGISTS: Like to read out loud? Join our team of liturgists by occasionally reading scripture in worship. Contact Pam to volunteer. pamkjennings@gmail.com


SERVING OTHERS

At New Song, we love to provide opportunities to love and serve others. Adults and children alike are invited to participate in these activities throughout the year! December opportunities:

Dec. 7 Lazarus Bags:
The New Song Youth class help fill Lazarus Bags each month. Children work hard to fill each bag with thoughtful gifts of snacks, personal care items and winter items such as gloves and socks and sock caps. Watch your email for a list of needed items.  Please put items in the black hamper at the back of the chapel.

Dec. 10 Food Outreach 4:00-7:00
3117 Olive, St. Louis 63103
Children and adults who have participated in this activity have loved being grocery shoppers for others who have health problems. Clients choose foods they need on a form and "shoppers" fill their order. Older children and adults only. 
Contact Tom Boyd to volunteer. Taboyd28@me.com

Dec. 21 Sack 'Em Saturday (third week of every month)
After worship, join us for  a great opportunity to fill lunch bags for Gateway 180 residents. Watch your email for opportunities to sign up to donate food. No need to commit in advance to help package the food. Just show up!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MAY YOU FIND THE HOPE, PEACE, JOY AND LOVE OF CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR.

New Song Church Worship 
Saturdays at 5:30 in the Chapel at Holy Cross
13014 Olive, Creve Coeur, 63141 
Dr.Rex K. Loy, Pastor