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November 29, 2013

church briefs

Rushville Church of Christ

Rushville Church of Christ, 627 W 11th Street, Rushville, invites all to attend a special journey to first century Bethlehem from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly Dec. 13 and14.

Come experience a live and interactive outdoor nativity, where we turn our parking lot into the town of Bethlehem as it may have been the night Jesus was born, giving our guests a true experience of that night.

Participants will become travelers who will journey in small groups on the grounds outside the church building. As you walk through “Bethlehem.” you’ll hear angels singing and the buzz of a bustling village. You will meet people in the marketplace handing out goodies, Roman soldiers reminding you to register with the census taker, real live animals, shepherds, wise men, and maybe even an innkeeper hoping to get some extra business.

See Mary and Joseph welcoming baby Jesus. What a remarkable reminder of God’s amazing love for us!

Come ready to spend some very special time with your family and friends. You will experience Christmas like you never have before! Dress for the weather. Outdoor journeys will take approximately 15-20 minutes. Free admission.

Main Street Christian Church

Main Street Christian Church begins its Advent series this Sunday in preparation for Christmas. The 2013 Advent and Christmas theme will be carried out at both the 8:30 a.m. and the 10:30 a.m. services. Each Sunday’s service will include the lighting of the Advent Wreath, the singing of carols, The Lord’s Supper, and message on this year’s theme “A Community Christmas.” This Sunday’s sermon is “A Community Guided by the Light”. Other weekly themes: Dec. 8 - A Community that happens in Peace, Dec. 15 - A Community that thrives on Joy, and Dec. 22 - A Community that is Led by the Good Shepherd.

On Sunday, Dec. 15, a combined service will be held at 9:30 a.m. which will feature a children and youth Christmas pageant. Youth and children from high school and younger are invited and encouraged to participate. Participates for the Christmas message are set for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12; and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. All practices will be held in the church sanctuary at 615 North Main Street. Following the service on Dec. 15, the annual congregational business meeting will be held. A pitch-in fellowship luncheon will follow the annual meeting with the congregation invited to bring their Christmas favorites.

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