December Ladies Night Out

Tuesday, December 12 • 6:30 p.m.

Ladies, mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 12! You are invited for a night where you can relax, connect with other women from the church, and enjoy some good food at The Other Place (22730 Midland Dr, Shawnee, KS 66226). We look forward to seeing everyone!

Upcoming Dates for Ladies Night Out at The Other Place

• Tuesday, January 9, 2024

• Tuesday, February 6, 2024

• Tuesday, March 12, 2024

• Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Blue Christmas Service

Thursday, December 21 • 6:00 p.m.

Not everyone is cheery and joyful during the Christmas season. So many things can impact how we feel…Grieving the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with job loss or financial distress, facing a serious illness that puts a question mark over our future…any number of situations can make parties and joyful gatherings painful for many.

Blue Christmas is a service that acknowledges the hard stuff in the midst of the often joyful and busy holiday season. It’s a service of honesty, a space to hold what gives us joy alongside that which gives us sadness. It’s a place to remember the hope God brings to all the different, joyful and difficult parts of our lives…

This service is open to all of our community. Please share this event with anyone who may need comfort during this season.

Christmas Eve at Shawnee Community

Sunday, December 24 • 5:30 p.m.

Start your family holiday celebration by remembering the reason for the season! Join us for a casual, family-friendly, Christmas Eve worship service with Christmas music, candle lighting, activities for kids ages 0-4th grade and communion for all people who desire to receive it without any exceptions. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

 

Advent Sermon Series begins Sunday

Sunday, December 3 • 10:00 a.m.

Join us for worship at 10:00 a.m., either in-person or streaming live on Facebook, as we begin our new sermon series, The Gift of Being Present, as we journey through Advent. On Sunday, the first Sunday of Advent, we will examine The Gift of Being Present: Being Present with Hope (1 Corinthians 1:4-7, Psalm 80:1-2).

We spend quite a bit of time in our lives waiting, and with waiting often comes difficulty. Waiting for restored relationships, for healing, for financial stability, for peace in conflict…it can seem a long wait for hope. Like our early spiritual ancestors who cried out to God for help, we too need God’s help in our times of distress. Just like the early Christian community, we have times of waiting, watching for God’s presence, and anticipating a restoration to freedom. All of this points to the presence of hope, essential to survival in difficult times. Let us all be present with hope to all those who need it most.

 

Sunday morning’s music set list is below. You can click on the links to view the YouTube videos, learn the songs and enjoy.

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Hope Has a Name

King of Kings

Light of the World

Hope for Everyone

 

Christmas Choir

Happy Holidays,

I appreciate you all for volunteering each year, and we can’t ever do this without you. I love when you all can sing and share your talents. That said, for those who are new and are interested in joining the choir this year we would love to have you. If you can show up to at least three rehearsals it would be appreciated, especially the rehearsal before the day we perform. We will perform on Christmas Eve, but at the morning service. Please email me at ronette@shawneecommunity.org to join the Christmas Choir.

-Ronette

 

Rehearsal dates:

Wednesday, December 6, 6-7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 10, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 13, 6-7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 17, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 20, 6-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 23, 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 24, performance day rehearsal 9:15-9:45 a.m.

 

Cookies with Santa at Shawnee Community

Saturday, December 9 • 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Join us for Cookies with Santa! This will be such a fun afternoon for our kids and will surely put you in the holiday mood. Enjoy crafts and games for the kids, COOKIES and photos with the main jolly dude himself, SANTA!

December Ladies Night Out

Tuesday, December 12 • 6:30 p.m.

Ladies, mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 12! You are invited for a night where you can relax, connect with other women from the church, and enjoy some good food at The Other Place (22730 Midland Dr, Shawnee, KS 66226). We look forward to seeing everyone!

Upcoming Dates for Ladies Night Out at The Other Place

• Tuesday, January 9, 2024

• Tuesday, February 6, 2024

• Tuesday, March 12, 2024

• Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Blue Christmas

Thursday, December 21 • 6:00 p.m.

Not everyone is cheery and joyful during the Christmas season. So many things can impact how we feel…Grieving the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with job loss or financial distress, facing a serious illness that puts a question mark over our future…any number of situations can make parties and joyful gatherings painful for many.

Blue Christmas is a service that acknowledges the hard stuff in the midst of the often joyful and busy holiday season. It’s a service of honesty, a space to hold what gives us joy alongside that which gives us sadness. It’s a place to remember the hope God brings to all the different, joyful and difficult parts of our lives…

This service is open to all of our community. Please share this event with anyone who may need comfort during this season.

See You on Sunday for Worship!

Sunday, November 26 • 10:00 a.m.

Join us on Sunday at 10:00 a.m., in person or streaming live on Facebook, for worship. We can’t wait to worship with you!

 

 

Sunday morning’s music set list is below. You can click on the links to view the YouTube videos, learn the songs and enjoy.

I Thank God

Run to the Father

Good Good Father

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

Reign Above it All

Cookies with Santa

Saturday, December 9 • 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Join us for Cookies with Santa! This will be such a fun afternoon for our kids and will surely put you in the holiday mood. Enjoy crafts and games for the kids, COOKIES and photos with the main jolly dude himself, SANTA!