Christmas at MPC

MPC offers several events throughout the holiday season. Check them out below:

 

Advent Bible Reading Plan

This is the Season of Advent. Advent means "coming" or "arrival". This is the Season we celebrate the coming and arrival of Jesus into the world to "save us from our sins". You can follow along each day of Advent with our reading plan. Click on the link below to download the plan.

Advent Bible Reading Plan

Poinsettias

Thanks to everyone who has placed a Poinsettia order. The Poinsettias will be displayed in the church this Sunday, December 19th.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

'Tis the Season! MPC will be ringing the Salvation Army bells at the Publix of Mandarin Oaks (corner of San Jose Blvd. and Mandarin Rd.) Dates begin Monday, November 29th and go through Saturday, December 18th. You may sign up in person on Sunday mornings beginning November 10th at the Information Center in the lobby or click on this link to sign up online.

Alternative Gift Market

You have the opportunity to join our congregation in supporting a number of missions both local and abroad. Purchase meals for a day for a local family, or chickens & goats through World Vision, or even send a child to a Young Life Camp; the possibilities are endless. AGM will be available through Sunday, December 19th.

Annual Christmas Music Celebration

Come enjoy an evening of music and scripture on December 12th at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary. Hear the Christmas story, special music by Sanctuary Choir, Concert Band, and Handbells! Invite your neighbors…refreshments served before the program beginning at 6:30pm on the courtyard.

Blue Christmas Service

The Holiday season is hard for those whose hearts are hurting. You are not alone. Blue Christmas is a gentle, contemplative service for those who are carrying pain or loss during this season of celebration. Blue Christmas service is Tuesday, December 21st at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall on the Mandarin Road Campus. For information, call the church office, 680-9944.

Christmas Eve Services

While the past couple of years have been a little different, the peace and joy of this season continues...we hope you will plan to join us at one of our three services offered in person or via our livestream. All three services will have childcare available for Nursery - Kindergarten. During the 7:00pm Contemporary Service we will offer a special kids service for children 1st - 5th grades.

Our service times will be:

4:30pm - Family & Children's Celebration of Christmas

7:00pm - Candlelight Christmas Message, music by the Worship Team

9:00pm - Candlelight & Communion Christmas Message, music by the Sanctuary Choir

 

Family Celebration of Christmas

Our family service is designed with kids in mind!  There will be music, video, interactive elements, and live animals in our outside nativity.  As you arrive, everyone will receive props to participate in telling the Christmas story from your seats and glowsticks for our ending “candlelight” song.

Contemporary Candlelight Service

Our inspiring contemporary service will include Christmas music; a meaningful, relevant message; and culminate with candle lighting.

Traditional Candlelight Service

Our inspiring traditional service will include traditional Christmas music with choir and band; a meaningful, relevant message; and culminate with candle lighting.

Childcare will be available for kids Kindergarten and under during all three services.