Serving the community of Woodstock, Georgia, we are glad you are interested in finding out more about the life of our church. We have many opportunities to worship, learn, serve and connect!
Thanksgiving is a unique American holiday established in the last century to not only thank God for our many blessings, but to specifically thank God for our many blessings as Americans. Though we may do that in our gatherings with family and friends, it is also an appropriate time to gather for worship. Our Thanksgiving Eve service, Wednesday, November 22, 7:30 p.m., will lift up our thanks to God and bless us once again with God’s gifts of Word and Sacrament.
Are you someone who loves to bake? Do you have an old family dessert recipe you would like to share with the congregation? Luckily for you, the youth are holding the second annual Dessert Bake-off. Anyone can participate in the competition no matter their age. We will be giving prizes for the best tasting dessert for our adult and youth categories, judged by a wonderful panel of judges such as Pastor Paul and Hailey Hovda. Another prize will be given to the dessert with the best name voted by you, the congregation. You will able to buy tickets to vote on the best name the day of the Bake-off. The Bake-off will be held on Sunday, December 10th after the 10:45 service with the youth providing a Mexican lunch. All the money raised is going toward the youth mission trips. The entry forms are due to Hailey Hovda by December 3. There is no better way to start the Christmas season!
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 7:30pm. While Advent is a season of hope and Christmas is a season of joy, not everyone feels hopeful or like celebrating. Grief, illness, aging, depression, loneliness, unemployment, and loss are magnified. Even those who are not struggling with losses may feel the stress of preparations and expectations around Christmas time. The Longest Night service provides a time and place of solace during the often frenetic days surrounding the celebration of Christmas. We come together seeking healing and room to share grief, sadness, loneliness, or confusion when these emotions often feel out of place during the holidays. Stay tuned for further information on this service.