Woods Is Going Live During Advent!
Sundays in Advent at 9:30 a.m.
Beginning Sunday, November 29, we will be live-streaming our 9:30 a.m. service during Advent as well as our traditional Christmas Eve Services. Watching the live-streams is as simple as clicking on the appropriate date below:
December 6, Peace
December 13, Joy
December 20, Love
Woods Choir Concert - The Heart of Christmas
Thursday, December 10, 7:00 p.m. Woods church sanctuary
This concert is a gift by the Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church Choirs, Dance Ensemble, and Handbell Choir to the church and community. Enjoy seasonal music with a contemporary vibe, to tunes such as Joy To The World, We Three Kings, Mary Did You Know?, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, and more. You will experience a beautiful liturgical dance, and have the opportunity to lift your voice in song! Admission is FREE and open to the public. No tickets required! Call the church office for questions 410.647.2550 or visit online at www.woodschurch.org/music ministry/concerts. A free-will offering will benefit Ministry of Hope, Malawi.
Deacon's Christmas Caroling Event
Sunday, December 13, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Children, youth, and adults of all ages are encouraged to take part in this joyous Christmas outreach of caroling to many of our homebound members. Please arrive at the church by 2:00 p.m. Buses will be available to transport us on separate routes. A small poinsettia will be presented to each person for whom we sing. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served in Fellowship Hall when we return from caroling about 5:00 p.m. We are asking families to sign up ahead of time. You can do so by going into Fellowship Hall after each service or online here to sign up.
College Students Christmas Party
Sunday, December 20, 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Brandon welcomes home the college students with a fun Christmas get-together. We will be meeting in Fellowship Hall on December 20 at 6:00 p.m. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! Contact Pastor Brandon for more details.
Blue Christmas and Longest Night of the Year Service
Monday, December 21, 7:00 p.m.
This year we will offer a Blue Christmas Service at Woods Church which will include a time for prayers and anointing for those who would like to participate. This service is not only for those who have suffered a loss, but also for those who support and care for them. This service recognizes the reality of grief and the healing power of hope evident in Christ’s birth. Following the service, we will offer the opportunity for refreshments and fellowship at a reception in Founders Room, punch and cookies sponsored by Presbyterian Women of Woods. Deacons and Stephen Ministers will be available at that time.
Christmas Eve Worship Services
Thursday, December 24, 2015
3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Children's Services
5:30 p.m. Contemporary Service
7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Traditional Services with candlelight
11:00 p.m. Traditional Communion Service with candlelight
Childcare at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. services only
The Annual Advent and Christmas Art Exhibit
November 29, 2015 - January 3, 2016
The annual Advent and Christmas Exhibit features the work of many artists from Woods Church and the community at large. Art subjects include religious or secular themes of the Advent, Christmas, and winter season.
Ronald McDonald House Dinner Program
Prepare and serve a dinner for 25-40 people who are guests of the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore. This is a great small group or family serving opportunity. It occurs the third Friday of each month. Please contact Dave Hilder with any questions. Click here to register online!