Events

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    Christmas at MPC

    MPC offers several events throughout the holiday season.

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

     

    Operation Christmas Child

    Shoe Boxes must be returned to church by November 13.

     

    Advent Bible Reading Plan - Starting Nov. 27th

    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.

    Poinsettias

    We are offering an opportunity to give poinsettias in memory or honor of loved ones. They will be displayed in the church beginning December 18. Place your order online at mandarinpres.com/poinsettia or in person in the church lobby beginning November 27. Plants are $10 each.

    Pancakes & Pajamas Family Event

    A family event with pancakes, Christmas crafts, photo booth and Advent Activities…all while wearing your pajamas! Sunday, November 27 on the Mandarin Road Campus. Register online for this event here. Pajamas are fun but not required!

    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 Wednesday, December 7th and go through Wednesday, December 21st. You may sign up in person on Sunday mornings beginning November 13th at the Information Center in the lobby or click on this link to sign up online.

    Alternative Gift Market

    Market opens December 4th. 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 18th.

    Annual Christmas Music Celebration

    Come enjoy an evening of music and scripture on December 11th 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 Wednesday, December 21st at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall on the Mandarin Road Campus. For information, call the church office, 680-9944. Childcare is available with RSVP to wgreer@mandarinpres.com.

    Christmas Eve Services

    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.

    Christmas Day

    The church will not gather in-person on Christmas Day. Instead, we encourage you to log on to mandarinpres.com or visit our Facebook page (Facebook.com/mandarinpres) and enjoy a special Christmas service.

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    Pancakes and Pajamas

    A family event with pancakes, Christmas crafts, photo booth and Advent Activities…all while wearing your pajamas!

    A family event with pancakes, Christmas crafts, photo booth and Advent Activities…all while wearing your pajamas! Sunday, November 27th on the Mandarin Road Campus. Only one time slot is still open: 5:30-6:30pm. There is no cost but registration is required. This is an open house style event; you can come anytime during your designated time slot.


    Deadline is Wednesday, November 23rd to register. Pajamas are fun but not required! 

    You’ll be able to pick up this year’s Family Advent Devotion at this event. They will also be available on December Sundays in the church lobby.

    Click here to sign up for this year's event!