First Presbyterian Young Adult Newsletter
December 2018
Congratulations! If you're receiving this email, it's because you're between the ages of 23 and 40 and are considered a young adult. (Or at least young adult-ish.) Young adulthood is a strange stage of life, and it looks different for different people. Whether you're on Tinder or you have a ten year old, you are welcome here!

Each month, we'll send you a newsletter with highlights about worship, Sunday classes, fellowship events, and service opportunities. In the in-between weeks, we'll send a short newsletter to highlight upcoming events. We promise to keep it short and sweet and to keep you in the know.
Mark Your Calendars
December 6
11 a.m. Annual Advent Communion Service followed by a luncheon hosted by PW in Wood Fellowship Hall

December 9
10 a.m. Nativity Play
(Wood Fellowship Hall)

December 16
9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship Services
Lesson & Carols

December 20
7:30 p.m. Service of Wholeness & Healing
(Sanctuary)
Childcare for infants- TK will be provided by reservation only.

December 23
10 a.m. Intergenerational Formation
Welcoming Love at Christmas
(Wood Fellowship Hall-Overflow)

December 24
4 p.m. Worship is open to everyone and is particularly suited for children.
8 p.m. Candlelight Service
10:15 p.m. Handbell Concert
(Wood Fellowship Hall)
11 p.m. Candlelight and Communion Service

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Good Samaritan Class:
The Impact of Incarceration

The Good Samaritan Class, which meets in the Fresco Lobby on Sundays at 10 a.m., will offer a five-week program on the subject of People Re-entering Society: 
The Impact of Incarceration. Discussions will include:

Nov. 11: How did we get here?
Nov. 18 – Being incarcerated
Nov. 25 – What happens to the family?
Dec. 2 – Returning home
Dec. 16 – What do we do, now that we know more?
Alternative Gift Market
Find a meaningful gift for your special friends and loved ones at this year’s Alternative Gift Market on Sunday mornings in Wood Fellowship Hall.



Lessons & Carols
Join us at 9 or 11 a.m. in the sanctuary on Dec. 16 for a music-filled service of traditional Lessons and Carols will be led by the pastors, Sanctuary Choir and guest instrumentalists. A series of scripture passages, carols and anthems will lead the congregation through the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus.
Serve
Room In The Inn
On Mondays and Tuesdays the winter months, First Pres provides food, fellowship, and a safe, warm place to sleep to 12 guests who are experiencing homelessness. Each Monday and Tuesday night from Dec 3 – March 26, in partnership with the Urban Ministry Center’s Room in the Inn program, our volunteers serve dinner and spend time with our guests. If you would like to volunteer to serve dinner, spend the night, or otherwise offer hospitality on these nights, please sign up her e or contact Mary Scott Peterson.
Elizabeth Cook, Administrative Assistant for Christian Formation
ecook@firstpres-charlotte.org