Our next recital of the season will feature:
The recital is free and open to everyone!
Join the Stephen Ministry of Providence United Methodist Church for a special time of support for those who have lost a loved one, family or friend, recently or in the past.
Grief is “the reluctant journey” of processing a life-shattering experience while trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy.
It is our hope that this program will be of help to you as you and your family and friends enter into the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. We will gather Sunday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel for about an hour and end with light refreshments.
Please consider joining us and bringing a friend who might also benefit from this special program.
9:30 a.m. until sold out
Purchase homemade sweet and savory baked goods and create your own cookie assortment.
Live arrangements, bows, and other holiday decor are also available.
Benefits UMAR & PUMC Haiti Missions
Cookies: $8/box or $15/two boxes
Bakers & Helpers are needed! Email Wade Penny or call her at 704.341.1680.
Under the direction of Adam M. Ward, Chancel Choir and orchestra will perform Gloria by Francis Poulenc and The Many Moods of Christmas by Robert Russell Bennett.
On December 21 at the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. traditional services of worship, we will have our Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols presented by our Chancel Choir, Junior Choir and Providence Handbell Ringers. This year’s service will feature music by Ord, Jennings, Biebl, Lauridsen, and Hovland performed with choir, handbells, organ, and harp. harp and cello.
In 1880, E.W. Benson, then Anglican Bishop of Truro, England, composed a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, based on ancient sources, for Christmas Eve. In 1918 it was adapted for the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, by its Dean, Eric Milner-White, who also wrote The Bidding Prayer. The Blessing after the Lord’s Prayer, added by Milner-White, was first included in its present form in 1930.
The Nine Lessons given this morning have been customarily used in recent years at King’s College, Cambridge. The scripture lessons lead followers of Christ from the fall of mankind to mankind’s ultimate salvation through Christ. Each carol is chosen to illuminate the scripture lesson that precedes it.
In this service, we connect to a century of liturgical tradition and celebrate the journey from Advent to Christmas in a very special way.
Plan now to attend this favorite service of the Providence UMC year and bring friends and family.
Held on the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, this service is an offering of consolation and hope for many who move through the holidays with great difficulty due to divorce, grief, loss of employment or illness.
The service will conclude with an invitation to light a candle as a sign of hope.
The service will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. A nursery is provided.
All are invited to be a part of this special service of hope and healing, and this is a wonderful time to invite a friend to share in this meaningful experience.
Questions? Email Rev. Bill Jeffries or contact the church office at 704.366.2823