ADVENT SEASON BEGINS
Sunday, November 27th
A message from The Rev. Dr. Steven M. March:
Advent is the sign and experience of God fulfilling the Covenant between God and humanity in and through the birth of Jesus, the Son of God. The birth of Jesus signals a clear path for reconciliation between individuals and God. Advent begins on Sunday, November 27 and concludes on Sunday, December 18.
I am excited as we continue our journey together becoming the church God intends and we want to be. Let’s continue to lean into Geneva’s vision. What a gift the Advent Season is for our church family. Things become more clearly focused.
WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
November 29, 1-2pm in the Annex or via Zoom
*November meeting date altered due to Thanksgiving week!
All women are invited to join this group which meets the fourth Tuesday of every month. In November, the group is reading "Where The Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens. To participate by Zoom, join the Women's Book Club group here to receive meeting details and a Zoom invitation. Books may be purchased at your favorite book seller or obtained through the public library system. For questions or technical assistance, contact the church office at 949-837-2323, email us at email@example.com.
THE 2022 CHRISTMAS SILVER TEA
Saturday, December 3rd, 12-2pm in Simpson Hall
Women of all ages are invited to join us, as we celebrate the hope and joy of the Christmas season together. All attendees are asked to bring “goodies” to share (e.g., tea sandwiches, cookies, finger fruit, veggies, scones, etc.).
Members of our local, award-winning El Toro High School Soundsation and Choralistics choirs, under the direction of David Roberts, will be providing this year’s entertainment.
Tickets sales ($5) begin November 6. You may purchase your ticket on Sundays in the courtyard, during the week in the church office, or at https://bit.ly/GenevaPresEvents. Please make seating requests at time of ticket purchase. Tickets are limited and available on a first come, first served basis—so don’t delay!
GCC CHILDREN SING IN WORSHIP
Sunday, December 4th, 10:30am in the Sanctuary
We are so excited to have Geneva Children Center's preschool children back singing in Sunday Worship! Please join us in giving praise to our Lord and watching these children sing their little hearts out.
FA LA LA LUNCH & CAROL SING
Sunday, December 11th, 10:30am, the Sanctuary
Join us for a very special Fa La La Sunday! This service will include several special music offerings and will be followed by a festive luncheon honoring all of our incredible Geneva volunteers.
PARENT'S NIGHT OUT
Saturday, December 17th, 4-8pm, Geneva Youth Room
Geneva gives parents in our community a night out
to go Christmas shopping while we watch their young ones at church. Dinner and games are provided. Wear your PJ’s and bring a pillow for a movie. The event is free and any donations go toward Geneva Youth Camp Scholarships.
PARENTS: Register here by Wednesday December 14th
Sunday, December 11th, 4pm, the Sanctuary
We encourage you to join us for the last Jazz Vespers offerings of the year. Let this meditative service support your reflections throughout this year's Advent season.
STATED MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION
Sunday, December 18th
There will be a stated meeting of the congregation in the sanctuary immediately following the 10:30am worship service for the purpose of electing Deacons for the Class of 2025. All are welcome to attend, but only Geneva members can vote.
WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB
December 20, 1-2pm in the Annex or via Zoom
*December meeting date altered due to Christmas week!
All women are invited to join this group which meets the fourth Tuesday of every month. In December, the group is reading "The Story of the Other Wise Men" by Henry van Dyke. To participate by Zoom, join the Women's Book Club group here to receive meeting details and a Zoom invitation. Books may be purchased at your favorite book seller or obtained through the public library system. For questions or technical assistance, contact the church office at 949-837-2323, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE
December 24, 5pm in the Sanctuary
We invite you to join us for Christmas Eve worship with Lessons, Carols, and Communion at 5pm in the Sanctuary.
Sunday, December 25, 10:30am in the Sanctuary
We invite you to join us for Sunday worship on Christmas Day. Adult Education classes will not be in session until Sunday, January 8th, but worship will continue as normal though the New Year.