Emmanuel Lutheran Church
All are welcome to worship at Emmanuel Lutheran Church this Sunday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m. for the third Sunday of Advent. Christian Education begins at 9 a.m. Fellowship follows the worship service.
Emmanuel invites you to attend our weekly midweek Advent soup and bread supper followed by worship on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Soup supper is served at 6 p.m. followed by Holden Evening Prayer at 6:30.
Please plan to join us for our traditional candlelight worship service on Christmas Eve at 10 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
All are welcome. A welcoming haven, nourishing all God’s people in body, mind and spirit.
The third Sunday of Advent. Holy Communion at 11 a.m. the Rev. Christine Soule will preach and preside. Please join us.
We invite the community to a “Blue Christmas” gathering at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20. This service is a time when we can acknowledge the “blue” feelings we may have during the Christmas season and offer these feelings to God. The service includes prayers, scripture, and music that focus on hope and healing. There will be an opportunity to participate in “The Offering of Light” candle lighting ceremony.
Attention college students! Enjoy dinner with us each Monday evening at 5 p.m in the Parish Hall. Following dinner, we will have a short bible study and/or worship service. Come and bring a friend.
Under the direction of our new choir director, Davis Hill, choir rehearsals are each Thursday, 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Join us.
Narcotics Anonymous meets in the Parish Hall each Tuesday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m.
Fellowship breakfast is each Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Join us for good food, fellowship and discussion. Come and bring a friend.
For your contemplation: “When you love people, you see all the good in them, all the Christ in them. God sees Christ, His Son, in us and loves us. And so we should see Christ in others, and nothing else, and love them. There can never be enough of it. There can never be enough thinking about it.” Dorothy Day
St. Paul’s is located at 625 C St. on the edge of the EWU campus.
United Church of Christ
Two very important holiday events happen in the next week. There are only seven shopping (and donating) days until the Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids project sets up shop in the Wren Pierson Community Center.
So by Dec. 18 please be sure to get your check to Cheney Outreach Center, PO Box 444, Cheney, or place your gifts in a gift-wrapped collection box with a sign identifying it as “Christmas Gifts for Cheney Kids”.
Second, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, all participants in the Cheney UCC Christmas Program will run through a dress rehearsal to prepare for presenting the program during the Sunday worship service the next day. Please come on time and ready to go. Practice will be capped with a pizza lunch.
On Dec.15 all are invited to the annual Cheney UCC Christmas Program, which will take the place of the sermon. Pastor David Krueger-Duncan will lead the 10 a.m. worship service. Childcare is provided in the Christian Education building during the service.
During the fellowship time after church, friends new and old will chat over refreshments.
United Methodist Church
The third Sunday of Advent will be celebrated this week at the United Methodist Church. Please join us for worship at 10 a.m. and for Sunday school classes at 9 a.m. The Rev. Terry Hall will lead the worship as we continue to prepare for Christmas.
At 6 p.m. Sunday evening there is also another worship service option. This service is open to all and is more conversational in style. Please join us at either or both services.
Cheney UMC is located at 204 Fourth St. Office hours are 8:15-11:45 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday.