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Advent Breakfast and New Member Sunday

Rev. Lynn Sullivan, Rev. Jim Adelmann and Janet Martens at the welcome table.
Rev. Lynn Sullivan, Rev. Jim Adelmann and Janet Martens at the welcome table.
The Garden City Community Church sponsored its annual Advent Breakfast on Sunday, December 1st. The Membership, Life and Development (MLD) Committee served up some pancakes, eggs and sausages after the Reverend Lynn Sullivan lead grace. Children's crafts included pine rope wreaths and coloring projects. A special Christmas Tree banner held names of children from a nearby church who need Christmas presents. Members selected their names and will buy them a gift .
 MLD Chair, Paul Birkenstock said, "We had a nice turn out of church families and friends for the breakfast. The kids really loved the craft and word puzzle placemats. A great start to the holiday season!"  
During the service, new members were introduced to the congregation. In Church School, rehearsal for the upcoming Christmas Pageant took place.  

Upcoming December events include the following. All are welcome:
Sunday, December 16th- Christmas Candlelight Vesper Service, Candlelight Dinner and Carol Sing- A beautiful seasonal event, starting at 4:30 pm in the Sanctuary, followed by dinner in Gardner Hall. (Suggested donation)
Sunday, December 23rd- Annual Christmas Pageant to be held in Gardner Hall after the 10:30 am service. Colorful costumes, cute kids.
Monday, December 24th- Christmas Eve Services:
 4 pm Family Service
 8:15 pm- Christmas Music Prelude 8:30 pm- Candlelight Communion Service 10:45 pm- Christmas Music Prelude 11:00 pm- Candlelight Communion Service.
(photos by Suzie Alvey)

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