Advent at Hilltop
In 1965 an animated special feature captured the American consciousness during the Christmas season and no one at the time knew that it would continue, these many decades later, as one our favorite Christmas programs. A Charlie Brown Christmas remains one of the most beloved Christmas stories in our culture. Peanuts founder Charles M. Schulz liked to weave biblical texts and Christian themes into his weekly comic strip, and his Christmas program was no different. A Charlie Brown Christmas is one of the only animated features to include the gospel of Luke text. Over the next several weeks we’ll be looking at some of the lovable Peanuts characters during Advent/Christmas: Dec. 1 Charlie Brown; Dec. 8 Lucy; Dec. 15 Snoopy; Dec. 22 Sally; Dec. 24 Linus. Each week we’ll weave biblical learnings with the fun-loving characters from the comic strip.
Carols by Candlelight
Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:00-8:00 pm
There is little else that is as heart-warming during the holiday season than singing Christmas carols and songs together. Join us in the sanctuary for song, candlelight, and communion.
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm & 6:30 pm
First Sunday after Christmas
Sunday, Dec. 29, one worship service at 9:00 am.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 9:00 am—12:00 pm
Come to Hilltop for breakfast, then stay and shop! Find that special handcrafted gift and fill a tray with your favorite Christmas cookies. We have gift baskets, candies, baked goods, peanut brittle, tea rings and more! Proceeds will feed hungry kids at Kennedy Elementary through the Backpack Food program.
Children's Christmas Program
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2:00 pm
Please join us on when we present "Born In A Barn" (a musical by Nikki Lewis). There will be a good deal of commotion, but plenty of excitement in a Bethlehem stable, when the animals (ALL ages included) realize there's a baby in their barn!
Dress rehearsal will be Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10:00 am (please use the main entrance that day). All participants are encouraged to be there if possible.