The Advent and Christmas seasons offer many opportunities for us to come together in Christian Community, and to serve Christ’s Mission. Read all the ways we have to celebrate.
Wednesday Evening Prayer
Wednesday Evening Prayer at 6:30 in the chapel resumes on November 28 and continues through Advent.
Opportunities to Serve
Salvation Army Christmas Basket Signups In The Narthex
Salvation Army Christmas Basket Program Update: Please sign up in the narthex to provide gifts for a basket. For most of these families, our Christmas gifts are the only gifts they receive all year, and they are eligible to receive a basket only one time ever. We also accept gift cards of any amount from Walmart, Kohl’s, Meijer, and Target to help with shopping for the Christmas baskets. All gifts due in the nursery by December 2.
Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign
St. Markers are once again ringing bells at Geneva Ace Hardware every Saturday in December (1, 8, 15, 22). Sign up in the narthex.
Donations Sought For Trinity Soup Kitchen Christmas Gift Bags
Please donate new gloves, socks, or a hat. We need enough for seventy-five men and twenty-five women. Look for the bin in the narthex or leave in Deacon Steve’s office. We will be collecting until December 9.
Festival Flowers for Christmas
Gifts and dedications of flowers for the Christmas season are now being collected. Forms for donations made by cash or check are available in the narthex or may be downloaded from the Gifts and Contributions page of the website. Donations by credit card may also be made on that page. All donations must be completed online or returned to the church office by Sunday, December 16.
Carols in the Chapel
Join St. Mark’s Choir and our community friends and neighbors on Friday, December 7, 7:00—8:30 pm for Carols in the Chapel, our annual Geneva Christmas Walk event. Come and go as you like and enjoy singing everyone’s favorite Christmas carols!
Reader’s Theater Presentation
St Mark’s Reader’s Theater will present Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Saturday, December 8 at 6:00 pm in the chapel. Don’t miss it!
Fourth Annual Gingerbread House Building Night
The fourth annual Gingerbread House Building Night is December 12, 6:00—7:30 pm in the fellowship hall. Bring your family, your friends, and invite someone you’d like to get to know. Perfect for all ages! Dinner at 6:00 pm and nursery offered for children 3 and younger. $5 for individuals and $15 per family. Register and get your tickets now on the event page. Entry may also be paid at the door.
Worship Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24
2:00 pm Worship
4:00 pm Eucharist with Children’s Pageant
9:00 pm Christmas Eve Service
10:00 pm Eucharist with Festival Music
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25
10:00 am Christmas Day Eucharist