The Advent/Christmas Season at Lakewood United Church of Christ 2022
10:15 Favorite Carols
Lighting the advent Wreath
Church school and Childcare
Look for a new devotion each day in your email or at the church website to help inspire your reflection about seeking Christ this holy season.
HEALING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS
Explore themes of the holidays that provide comfort and joy through the challenges of the season. This is a zoom meeting on November 29 and December 13 from 7-8pm. All Are welcome!!
Zoom Meeting link:
Meeting ID: 270 068 3648
ALL CHURCH READ
Access a copy of Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan. It’s a very short story. This book is also available as an audio book.Join in a discussion of this beautiful story December 22 @ 6:30 via zoom.
Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 270 068 3648
A prayerful walk seeking to find Christ in ourselves, others, and the world around us. Wednesday mornings from 9-10am. All welcome!
HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP
During this Holiday season the church is helping to support the Holiday Gift Shop Project at Maximo Elementary School. Please bring toys, jewelry, silly socks, stickers, mugs, coloring books, notepads in fun shapes and books or other gifts to church Sundays through Dec. 11. These will help to stock the Holiday Gift Shop at Maximo where children may select gifts for their families, their friends, and themselves.
Sunday Dec. 4 at 12:30 pm. Lunch will be served after the service for all who go caroling. Share the joy of the season with the homebound.
6:30 Music of the Season
7:00 Service with candlelight and communion.
All ages welcome!
Gather Sunday morning at 10:30 in the sanctuary for songs and stories. Celebrate the gift we have been seeking. There may even be food and fun. You are welcome to attend in your pajamas.
This is the time of the year to focus on the birth of a baby and the story a baby born in a barn, far away from home. Family Promise of Pinellas County is a faith-based coalition helping families without a house to move toward residential stability. This ministry to families without homes has been supported by LUCC for many years. This year Family Promise has asked that we collect diapers for the families in the program. Please bring donations of diapers- any size, any style- to church.
WORLD AIDS DAY
December 1st is a time to reflect on the ravages of AIDS. Wear a Red Ribbon. Offer a Prayer.
LINING THE CRADLE
Join in preparing for Jesus’ birth in the ritual of lining the cradle during Sunday worship on December 18th at 10:30
The longest night is a time for reflection and wonder. Join in a fireside gathering at 5:41pm on Wednesday December 21 at the church.
NEW YEARS DAY
There will be a service on Sunday @ 10:30 to start the New Year. Rituals will help set the heart’s intentions for the year ahead.
CELEBRATE OUTREACH CHRISTMAS CAROLING
Join with others to offer Christmas joy to those who are houseless in St. Petersburg.Friday December 9 from 7-9pm. Meet at the Unitarian Universal Church100 Mirror Lake Drive S. Petersburg, FL.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE HOUSELESS WHO HAVE DIED
In this season of “ No room at the inn” join in remembering those who have died who were houseless. This moving service will be held at Unitarian Universalist Church100 Mirror Lake Drive St. Petersburg, FL on Friday December 16 at 4:30pm.