Opportunities for Ministry and Service


Sunday, December 19th

Open House @ the Parsonage—after worship at Antioch

Monday, December 20th

NO Bible Study (see you in January!)

Tuesday, December 21st

NO Bible Study (see you in January!)

Wednesday, December 22nd

No choir or prayer meeting tonight

Friday, December 24th

Christmas Eve Worship @ Antioch—5:30 PM

Christmas Open House at the Parsonage

Plan to come by the Parsonage this afternoon.  The doors will be open and Joy and Andrew will have soup on the stove and a fire in the fireplace all afternoon!  Feel free to come by any time from approximately 12:30 PM until 6:00 PM.  See you there!

Christmas Eve Worship

Both church communities are invited to gather for a candlelight Christmas Eve Service at Antioch on Friday, December 24th at 5:30 PM.  Come and bring your families for a time to celebrate the birth of our Prince of Peace!

Alternative Christmas Giving

Buying fair trade gifts or buying gifts from organizations that are committed to helping provide skills and a living to individuals who have been the victims of war, slavery or sexual exploitation is a great way to both find unique and nice gifts for your friends and family this Christmas as well as supporting some great causes.  Here are a couple of ideas!

Wonderfully Made (www.wonderfullymadejewelry.com): Beautiful jewelry made by women who have been rescued from sexual exploitation.

Paper to Pearls (www.papertopearls.org): Incredible beaded jewelry made of recycled materials in refugee camps in Uganda.

Ten Thousand Villages (www.tenthousandvillages.com).  All fair trade gifts from all around the world.  They have an amazing selection!  Go online or visit the store at 3201 West Cary Street Richmond, VA 23221 (804-358-5170).

Pastor Andrew and his family have given and received gifts from all of these organizations and have yet to be disappointed!