Advent, Christmas and Epiphany Services

Sunday, December 3, 10:30am—The First Sunday of Advent (Sanctuary)
Hanging of the Green Service to Prepare the House of the Lord and Our Hearts for the Advent Season with Bell Tower Ringers, Children’s Choir, Vocare, Sanctuary Choir, Kyle Matthews and Tony Hopkins

Sunday, December 10, 10:30am—The Second Sunday of Advent (Sanctuary)
Peace and Joy of Christmas Music Service with Sanctuary Choir and Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday, December 14, 6:00pm (Sanctuary)—The Children’s Choir Christmas Program: Ordinary Wonder

Sunday, December 17, 10:30am—The Third Sunday of Advent (Sanctuary)
Worship Service with Proclaimer Tony Hopkins, Soloist Kyle Matthews and Sanctuary Choir

Sunday, December 17, 6:30pm (Sanctuary)—The Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols
Service of Scripture Readings and Music with Congregational Candlelighting to Celebrate the Season—Special Collection for Lula Whilden World Missions Offering

Wednesday, December 21, 6:00pm (Sanctuary)—The Longest Night Service
Service Held to Companion Those who Struggle during the Holiday Season including Communion and Candlelighting with Proclaimer Kyle Matthews

Sunday, December 24, 10:30am—The Fourth Sunday of Advent (Sanctuary)
Proclaimer Tony Hopkins with Soloist Kyle Matthews and Sanctuary Choir

Sunday, December 24, 5:00pm—Christmas Eve (Sanctuary)
Christmas Eve Service of Communion with Proclaimer Tony Hopkins and Soloist Kyle Matthews

Sunday, December 31, 10:30am—First Sunday of Christmas (Sanctuary)
Worship Service with Proclaimer Matt Rollins and Soloist Kyle Matthews

Sunday, January 7, 10:30am—Epiphany/Baptism of the Lord Sunday (Sanctuary)
Worship Service, including Communion, with Proclaimer Bridget Kokolis and Sanctuary Choir

Wednesday January 10, 6:00pm—Celebration Wednesday (Fellowship Hall)
Special Epiphany Celebration for All Children Youth and Adults

If you can’t worship with us in person, visit our church website, firstbaptistgreenville.com, or our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/fbcgreenvillesc/, to view online.

Advent Sunday School: A Place to Belong

Advent Sunday School: A Place to Belong
9:30am in the Fellowship Hall
December 3 and 10

Who belongs in Greenville? As our city grows and develops, what can we do to ensure all our neighbors have an affordable place to live? All adults are invited to join us in the Fellowship at 9:30am on December 3 and 10 to hear from two Greenville nonprofits promoting affordable and equitable housing in Greenville. We will learn from FBG partners GOAL and Sustaining Way to learn tangible, immediate ways to get involved in their miss to ensure all God’s children have a place to belong in Greenville.

Churchwide Epiphany Sunday Breakfast
9:15am in the Fellowship Hall
January 7, 2024
Start the year with a hot breakfast and fellowship! The cost for the meal is $5. Make reservations ONLINE here.

Celebration Wednesday
5:00-7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall
January 10, 2024
MidWeek Fellowship kicks off 2024 with an Epiphany Celebration for all ages! Come for supper at 5:00pm and stay for an interactive, vibrant program suitable for children, youth and adults at 6:00pm.

Advent Devotions for Children

Families with children are invited to join in searching for ordinary wonder this Advent and Christmas season. This resource can be used as an intentional time each week to pause and talk about faith in an accessible way for families with children of a variety of ages. Visit this website to request the resource.

Events for Children

Preschool Christmas Party
December 3
2:30-4:00pm on Children’s Hall (B-400)
Preschool children will play some games and make a holiday craft.

Elementary Christmas Party
December 3
2:30-5:00pm on Children’s Hall (B-400)
Elementary children will enjoy some games and Christmas caroling.

Events for Youth

Youth Christmas Decorating Party and Senior Tree
December 3
5:00-7:00pm in the AYMC

Youth on the Town
December 6
5:00-7:00pm in Downtown Greenville
Drop Off and Pick Up Downtown
Antonino Bertolo’s Pizza and Hyatt Festival of Trees

All Youth White Elephant Party
December 10
5:00-7:00pm in the AYMC

Youth Christmas Fellowship Breakfast
December 17
9:00-10:15am in the AYMC

Events for Children-Youth

Progressive Dinner for Grades 4-7
December 8
4:00-7:00pm
Watch your email for more information.

Events for FBDS

First Baptist Day School will hold their annual Christmas Celebration Program on Friday, December 15, at 10:00am in the Sanctuary. The church community is invited to join as fours and fives tell the story of the first Christmas.

Events for Senior Adults

Senior Adult Lunch and More
December 1
10:30am in the Fellowship Hall
Join your friends in the Fellowship Hall for games or in the Media Center for a book review of The Weight of Mercy presented by the author, Deb Richardson-Moore. The main program, a Christmas carol sing-along, will begin at 11:00am. Lunch will be served after the program. Make reservations online by November 28.

Roadrunners to Mill Town Player’s 3:00pm Show: Blue Christmas
December 10
1:30pm Bus Departure
In order to reserve your spot, you need to pay $23 (ticket and bus fee) and sign up online.

Holy Rollers Visit Festival of Trees in Downtown Greenville and Lunch
December 12
10:30am Bus Departure
Lunch will be pay your own. To reserve your spot, sign up online.

Music

A Carol for All Seasons—Bell Tower Ringers in Concert
December 3
3:00pm in the Sanctuary
Bell Tower Ringers will ring in the season with carols of the season. Piano and percussion will join in on some pieces. Begin your holiday season with joyful ringing!

All of our worship services have wonderful music, but make special note of these music-heavy services.
December 3, 10:30am—Hanging of the Green
December 10, 10:30am—Peace and Joy of Christmas Music Service with Sanctuary Choir and Chamber Orchestra
December 13, 6:00pm—Children’s Choir Christmas Program: Ordinary Wonder
December 17, 6:30pm—Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

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