Christmas Eve and New Year Eve service schedule

Christmas 2017 Services
This year, Since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday there will be three Christmas Eve Services a 10AM combined morning worship service (No Sunday School) and 2 evening services.  A 5:30 p.m. will be a Service of Lessons and Carols w/ Holy Communion and Candle lighting.  This is a more family-oriented service with a Children’s Sermon and a nursery will be provided.  Holy Communion will be by intinction. 11:00 p.m. will be a Liturgical Service.  Candle lighting at both evening services.

5th Sunday December 31st  Sunday School 8:45 AM and 10AM Worship Service.  There will be no meal following the service.

Faith Community Nurses collecting winter hats and gloves

For our Christmas service project, the Faith Community Nurses of Anderson will be once again collecting winter hats and gloves for our neighbors at South Main Chapel and Mercy Center. This church serves many of the homeless population of Anderson. These items will be distributed by the Faith Community Nurses at South Main to their clients this winter. If you would like to help, please place gloves and hats in the box in the Narthex labeled “FCN Glove and Hat donations”. Thank you, Amy Goodson

Gideon Update

Gideon Update
A big Thank you to the congregation for your financial support of the Gideon bible ministry on November 26. Together we donated $769.00 which will allow many more bibles to be purchased and placed where they are needed.

POINSETTIAS for the Christmas Eve services

POINSETTIAS for the Christmas Eve services will be provided this year by Whitten’s for $ 15.00. Donors will be listed in the worship bulletin for the Christmas Eve services. If you would like to place an order for one or more, please fill out the form and place it in the offering plate or send to the Church office. The deadline is Sunday, December 17th. Payment must accompany your order. Plants may be picked up after the 11:00 p.m. service Christmas Eve. Please leave the three white poinsettias in the manger.

Fish from the Men’s Group for charity

All you fish lovers, now available: 2 1/2 pound bags of fish recently caught by HTLC Fishing Charters Team for a donation to the World Hunger Fund. Please contact the church office during office hours or Larry Brown or Tom Weeks on Sunday


Several members have embraced the healthier lifestyle developed when we Walked With Paul through October, and have asked that the Saturday walking group continue! We will have the Bible Study, “Walking to the Manger”. each Saturday, through December 23rd This study helps us to exercise and contemplate the season! We will gather in the Fellowship Hall to walk at 10:00 a.m. We will not be covering any health topics prior to walking each week but we will instead discuss the week’s Bible Study as we walk. Although this is a busy time of year, what a perfect opportunity to intentionally take time for ourselves to exercise and study scripture pertaining to the season! Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex so that the devotionals can be ordered. Contact Amy Goodson you need more information.