Christmas Pageant This Sunday
Please join us online for virtual worship on Sunday, December 20 at ghtc.org via YouTube.
Join Us this Sunday for Our Digital Christmas Pageant, Message from Our New Rector, and Coffee Hour 
This Sunday our digital Christmas pageant will be a part of virtual worship! We welcome you to join in for our annual retelling of the Christmas story, complete with instrumental songs for at-home sing-alongs. Our new Rector, Duane Nettles, will introduce himself during the service at announcement time.

You are also invited to join with us at 10:00 a.m. for a special pageant-themed coffee hour via Zoom. The cast have been invited to join us in costume as we all talk about our favorite pageant memories and enjoy one another’s company, even while we are apart, on this final Sunday of Advent.  
Winter Wellness 2020-2021
Our Winter Wellness Ministry aims to provide weekly resources to help you connect your whole being during this challenging winter season. We will meet as a group to check in on 1/13, 2/10, and 3/10 at 1:00 p.m. To learn more check out our website.
Red Door Christmas and New Years
Thank you to everyone who donated for the Red Door Christmas and New Years Gift Cards. We were able to meet our goal and everyone will receive a generous gift! Many thanks to our Red Door Leadership team especially Amber Weaver, our kitchen coordinator, for leading this important effort so that people will have a meal on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

In case you were wondering what contactless meal distribution looks like, follow the Red Door Ministry on Facebook. This past week Mother Kim asked everyone to participate in the #AdventWord photo challenge by asking guests and volunteers for a word.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Sing-Along
Within our Christmas Eve worship service, which will be available for viewing any time after 3:30 p.m., our choir will sing "Silent Night" in a way that will allow you to see them as they sing. We invite you to have a candle handy to light as you join along in singing with them and the rest of the congregation. The song will follow immediately after the announcements in that service. Thank you Norm Hyde for producing this virtual choir musical offering!
Personal Calls Instead of Poinsettias
Usually, we distribute 25 or so poinsettias for Christmas to people who are ill or homebound. Due to COVID precautions, we will not be able to do this. If you usually deliver poinsettias, please consider having a phone visit with one of our members during the 12 days of Christmas. You can contact Mother Kim to get a name and phone number of a parishioner who would normally receive a blooming poinsettia.
Episcopal Campus Ministry Update
In case you were wondering how the students liked their prayer shawls, which we sent with the Radical Love packages before Advent started, here are some of them sharing in the LOVE.
Race at Grace
As we continue to endeavor to respect the dignity of every human being, and love one another as Christ loves us, with God’s help. You are invited to add your own recommendations to the list of reading, watching, and listening materials on our website and to participate in the journey towards racial equity, relationship building, on your own journey. Recent additions to the resources have come from Nick Sollog and Nancy Trego. Thank you for the recommendations! Contact Mo. Kim or Bill if you’d like to add your voice to the conversation. A link and a short reflection of the material is greatly appreciated.
Next Steps Committee
Your Vestry is constituting a committee to look at the next steps for us as a parish to respond to the important issues of racial equity and justice. In order to tap into your wisdom and commitment, the Vestry is seeking parishioner volunteers to be a part of this committee. If you are interested, or just want to know more, please contact Thomas Ewers or Barbara Derry
Staying in Touch
Over the past few months we have continued to stay in touch with our church family. If you’d like to join one of these fellowship groups, please contact the leader listed below or click here to learn more.