Take time out of the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations and refocus on the meaning of the season. Join us for all or some of the events listed below (no reservations required.)
Saturday, December 10, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Luncheon & Movie, “Hillsong – Let Hope Rise” According to film critic Bob Walszewski, the movie “delivers a stirring, refreshing – and musically familiar – reminder that Jesus still reigns amid the chaos of our world and that He invites us to worship and adore Him in it….The movie gives viewers a better perspective of the humble beginnings behind the Hillsong Church movement in Australia that launched this global worship phenomena…. that now includes – on any given Sunday – an estimated 50,000,000 believers around the world singing at least one Hillsong worship tune.” He gave it a 5 star rating!
Join us for a meal and earn why we at SHELC sing “those contemporary songs.”
Sunday, December 11, 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Field Trip to see the Nativity Village Diorama Display at New Life in Christ Fellowship, 250 Firetown Road, Simsbury. The diorama has over 110 Fontanini figures, 20 buildings and landscape pieces, and 40 animals. A 15 minute presentation on the birth of Jesus will be given as different areas of the display are highlighted. A 15 minute close-up look and Q&A session will follow. Meet at New Life in Christ Fellowship 250 Firetown Road, Simsbury.
Wednesday, December 14, 7:00 p.m. – Blue Christmas Service of Healing. We come together seeking healing and room to share emotions that often feel out of place during the holiday. Nearing the time of shortest daylight in the year, we come with our honest yearnings seeking the return of light and hope. Invite yourself and someone you know who is struggling amidst the stress of preparations and expectations around Christmas time. Refreshments to follow in the Gathering Space.
Saturday, December 24, 7:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Candlelight Holy Communion
Sunday, December 25, 10:00 a.m. – Christmas Day Holy Communion