Christmas 2017 Letter

Dear Members and Friends of Bayview United Church,

By the time you read this letter, the stores will be fully decked out in Christmas decorations, with Christmas carols paling in the background and a Santa Claus set up somewhere ready to pose for pictures. This signifies that time of year when many of us are frantically busy running around shopping for gifts, planning dinners and checking address lists to send cards.

Amidst all this hustle and bustle, it is important and comforting to pause every now and then and think about and appreciate the true meaning of the Advent and Christmas season. The following are a number of opportunities to do just that!

Sun. Dec. 3 – 11:00 am – Advent I with candle lighting and the celebration of Holy Communion.
Sun. Dec. 10 – 11:00 am – Advent II with candle lighting and creating at Tree of Remembrance. Catered turkey lunch to follow.
Sun. Dec. 17 – 11:00 am – Advent III with candle lighting, the celebration of White Gift and Choir Cantata.
Sun. Dec. 24 – 7:00 pm – Christmas Eve Family Service with a Christmas drama, carols, scriptures and candle lighting.
Note: no 11:00 am Service on Christmas Eve Day.
Sun. Dec. 31 – 11:00 am – New Year’s Eve Carol Service
Sun. Jan. 7 – 11:00 am – Epiphany Sunday

Michael Kitagawa
Chair, Board of Trustees