Come and enjoy our ceremony of Advent Lessons and Carols on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. The choir and congregation will participate by hearing Bible passages that tell about the coming of Christ. All will sing carols and the choir has prepared some anthems that further enhance the experience. It’s a quiet hour in which you can anticipate the arrival of our Savior. Refreshments will be served afterward.
The Newark Area Welfare Committee’s Holiday Food Box Program requests your help in acquiring frozen turkeys and/or non-perishable food for the estimated 350+ food boxes we expect to assemble for local families in need this season. We hope the centerpiece of each basket filled with canned goods and other non-perishable food will be a 10-15 lb. frozen turkey.
You may store the non-perishable food items and/or frozen turkey in your home or contact the person listed below who will gladly arrange storage for you.
If you would like to participate by donating a turkey, canned goods and/or to help with SORTING, ASSEMBLING, or ASSISTING with PICKUP at First Presbyterian Church of Newark, please fill out the sign-up sheet and return it to Laura Greene or call Laura at 302-737-5455.
If you purchase and store a turkey, please bring it to First Presbyterian Church of Newark, 292 West Main Street, Newark between 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 17th.
If you are collecting non-perishable food for us, please deliver it to the church listed above by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15th or simply contact the person above and we will gladly pick it up.
If you would like to volunteer help sorting, assembling or assisting with pick up, please volunteer for ONE TIME SLOT ONLY. We have numerous volunteers and would like everyone to be able to help.
If you would like to make a monetary donation to this project, please mail it to: Newark Area Welfare Committee, P.O. Box 951,Newark, DE 19715-0951.
You may also donate online at our secure website newarkareawelfare.org.
Thank you for your kind consideration and generous help.
Have you always wanted to be one of those generous anonymous people who do wonderful things for people they’ve never met? Here’s your chance. St. Thomas’s will help several area families have a good Christmas by providing gifts for them. Look for the Angel Tree. Take a tag or two or three. KEEP THE TAG. Purchase the items and wrap them. Please put the tag with the gift so that we can get the right gifts to the right people. Please bring your gifts to the church by Sunday, December 18. It’s that easy and our neighbors will appreciate your generosity. If you have any questions, contact Cami Seward at the church office or Connie Cooper at 302–731-7595 or email@example.com.
I pray you will join us for worship throughout the Advent & Christmastide events, and that God will brighten your heart and soul to continue in the days to come in worship, fellowship, and service with our parish family. See St. Thomas’s schedule of worship for this holy season.
A most blessed Advent and Christmas seasons to you and your family. Fr. Paul+
“O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him. O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord.” We are coming closer to Christmas, Love come to earth … but we are not quite there as yet. Soon, very soon … but not quite yet!
See the entire Fourth Sunday in Advent sermon.
GREENING THE CHURCH
The Flower Guild would love your help in decorating the church for the Christmas season on Sunday, Dec. 20 following the 10:30 a.m. service. Sweepers, wrappers and other helpers are very much appreciated.
If you have questions contact Karen Krauss at firstname.lastname@example.org