The church is decorated for the Christmas holiday. The tree is up in the Sanctuary lit with tiny white lights, pine cones are everywhere, and there is a feeling of anticipation that joy and celebration are ahead.
The church building is wonderful and historic. People passing by often comment on how lovely it is, and others come inside the Sanctuary to pause and reflect and have a quiet moment during a busy week.
One of my job duties is to keep all of our machines and appliances humming along. Our church building was constructed in 1949 with some original equipment that we still use. And as is often the case right before a holiday – the week before Thanksgiving and now the weeks before Christmas – our vintage stove needs a part and has stopped working. Stove repair people have said that plumbers can fix it, plumbers say fire safety people can fix it, and fire safety people say electricians can fix it. Thankfully, we believe that Palo Alto Plumbing and Heating has found a solution and we’ll be up and running very soon in time for the holidays.
Special events happening in and around the church during December include:
- Dec 9: Women’s Brunch at Nana Spiridon’s, 11:30 AM
- Dec 10, 11 & 17: New Mozart Concerts
- Dec 11: Christmas Caroling & Chili Supper, 4 PM
- Dec 19: iSing Family Carol Sing, 6 PM
- Dec 24: Christmas Eve Family Service, 5 PM
- Dec 25: Christmas Day Service, 10 AM
Happy December and Merry Christmas!