Advent and Christmas

We invite you to participate in these special seasonal activities and mission opportunities. 

Advent Study

A tabletop display of a lantern with a lighted candle, pine cones and a pine branch, and a gift wrapped in brown paper and a Blackwatch plaid bow

Pastor Mike will lead a 4-week study titled “Advent: The Gift of New Hope.” The study will meet Wednesday evenings from November 28 through December 19 in the Family Life Center. We will begin at 6 PM with a meal and our study session will begin at 6:30 PM. The study will include readings, table discussions, and reflection. So our cooking teams know how much food to prepare, we ask that you make a reservation for each week by signing the lists in the narthex (one for each session) or contact the church office.

Hats and Mittens for Foster Children – Due December 2

A laughing girl wearing a toboggan cap and gloves with snow falling around her

Once again, Rehobeth is helping to bring Christmas warmth and cheer to  the foster children in Catawba County.  Cards with each child’s first name and age have been placed in pouches on the display in the narthex. Simply (1) take one or more cards from any of the pouches, (2) purchase a toboggan hat, mittens or gloves, and an age-appropriate book for each child, (3) tie ribbon around each child’s gift, using the sample in the narthex as a guide, or place the gift in a gift bag (do not wrap the gifts), (4) attach the original card to your gift, and (5) place your gift in the appropriate container.

Christmas Cards for Troops – Due December 2

A selection of vintage Christmas cards

Be sure to remember our active and wounded troops overseas this Christmas! Christmas cards will be available in the narthex on Sunday, November 18, for you to take and sign. Or, if you prefer, purchase your own cards to send. You may sign your name on the inside of the card and include a note but, for security reasons, do not include your return address. Be sure to write “Merry Christmas” on the envelope. Deposit your cards in the red, white, and blue box in the narthex. Thank you for supporting those who won’t be home for the holidays!

Christmas Cantata

Close-up of open choir folder with sheet music

Rehobeth’s annual Christmas Cantata will be performed on Sunday, December 9.  There will be just one service that Sunday at 10:45 AM

Come and celebrate the season with our musicians as they present  Journey of Promises by Joseph M. Martin.

White Gifts Service

A box wrapped in white paper with a simple red ribbon bow and a sprig of evergreen

December 16
6:00 PM in the Sanctuary

This year the children and youth of the church will be leading the service with what may be called, “One of the Worst Christmas Pageants Ever.”  They don’t take directions well, they sing poorly, when they should be listening they are talking, and when they should be speaking they are quiet.  It might be considered a disaster, and yet, somehow, the greatest story ever told shines through.

Plan to come and bring canned goods and non-perishable food wrapped in white paper for our local ministries.

Following the service, refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall, and a special guest is expected to make an appearance.

Gifts for Our Homebound

Assorted Christmas gift bags with tags

When going Christmas shopping this season, don’t forget to purchase some small gifts for the members of Rehobeth who are homebound or are in assisted-care facilities.
These folks enjoy being remembered by their church family. Gift bags with the name of each of these members are located in the narthex. Simply wrap your gifts and place them in the gift bags by Sunday, December 16

Christmas Eve Service

The Christmas Eve Service will be held on Monday, December 24 starting at 4:30 PM.  This will be a traditional service including bright Christmas carols, Holy Communion, and a candlelight singing of “Silent Night” to close.  Bring the whole family for a warm celebration of the Nativity of Christ.