From the pastor's pen...

 

DECEMBER 2022

 

Dear Church Family,

 

       As I prepare for some of our six children to make the trip home to Keyport for Christmas this year, an old familiar holiday song keeps playing in my head: “I’ll be home for Christmas.” This will be the Seamans’ last Christmas celebrated together in the church’s parsonage, our family home for over a decade. And as I’m thinking of this “home for Christmas” theme, I want to take this opportunity to invite all of you to come “home” for Christmas as well.

 

       I can’t guarantee snow or mistletoe, but I can guarantee celebration of the greatest gift ever known as we worship and praise God for the birth of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. After several difficult years of pandemic, please come home to Community Church of Keyport for Christmas!

 

       We have many special events planned this year.

Throughout December, we light the candles of the Advent wreath each and every Sunday. Our annual children’s Christmas pageant will take place during worship on

Sunday, December 18th at 10 a.m. It is truly joyous to see the real meaning of Christmas through the eyes of the children. This will be followed by a dessert-themed fellowship hour and a visit from Santa for the children.

 

       Our candlelit Christmas Eve service will take place on Saturday evening, December 24th at 5 p.m. This is always a beautiful service, and we invite you to join us as we sing “Silent Night” in a church lit only by our Christ candle, our hand-held candles, and the candles in our stained glass windows. This is always a time of reflection and peace.

 

       (There will be no service on Sunday morning, December 25th.)

 

       As always, the consistory and I thank you for your continued support.

 

       I know that I’ll be home for Christmas… and I hope that you will be here also.

 

       O come, let us adore Him!

 

                                       Christmas love and blessings,

                                   

                                                Rev. Dawn Seaman