Celebrate Advent with Old Town Community Church
A Note from Pastor Phil:
Dear OTCC Friends,
Nativity Greetings! I am so looking forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus with our community this year. I believe it promises to be even more meaningful as we continue to emerge out of the clutches of the pandemic. While we still need to pay attention to Covid protocols, many of your favorite OTCC Christmas events are back in 2021. This year at OTCC we want to help you celebrate Jesus through worship, service, and giving. Please take a moment and read through this brochure and make plans to step into the Christmas story once again this year.
I am looking forward to Nativity Stories, our 2021 Christmas series. When nativity scenes are placed at Christmas, Jesus is always at the center. The nativity was the scene that ushered in the promises of God for salvation and the presence of God to live among us. This four-week series will focus on the characters of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds who brought the good news of the birth of Jesus. Just as Jesus is at the center of the nativity, we will be encouraged to invite him to be the center of our lives. Don’t miss it!
Celebrate Advent with us:
Blessing of the Animals
December 4 | 12 – 1:30 pm
After the Scottish Walk all are welcome to stop by the alley with their pets for a special blessing of the animals.
Cookie Decorating Party
December 11 | 9:30 – 11:30 am
Children, youth, and their families are invited to the Hoysas’ home for a time of outdoor Christmas merriment with cookie decorating, a fire, and all-around fun. Please RSVP at oldtown.cc/children.
Senior Christmas Lunch
December 14 | 11:30 am
All seniors are invited to attend a Christmas lunch in the Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP to Molly Wood.
December 17 | 10:30 am – 1 pm
Our December Alive! pop-up food distribution will feature special Christmas cheer. Help us distribute food to people in our community who need it. Sign up to serve with us at oldtown.cc/volunteer.
December 19 | 5 – 6 pm
We’ll meet at the bottom of King Street on the Sunday before Christmas and sing carols together.
During Advent we’re collecting socks and diapers for our neighbors attending Open Table or food distributions. A marked box for donations is in the foyer.