In light of the new COVID restrictions, and out of abundance of caution for our community, “Jump in the Car & Follow the Star: Living Nativity 2020” has been re-formatted. You can still jump in the car and drive though Messiah’s parking lot on Sunday, December 13, 4-5 pm, for a quick Christmas Drive-Thru. Meet the three Wise Men (rumor has it Pastor Steve may be in costume!), hear a Christmas carol from our carolers, and pick up your Christmas Eve candles, glow sticks for the kids, and a keepsake Living Nativity ornament (while supplies last). No ticket or reservation is required for this new event.
We will also be collecting non-perishable food items and other essentials for Iglesia Piedra Viva (IPV) that you can drop off from the safety of your car. Please bring any donations in paper bags or boxes so they can be safely collected. Monetary donations are also welcome and checks should be made out to Messiah Church (indicate “IPV” in the memo). Any donation is appreciated, although not required.
Can’t make it to the drive-thru? Don’t worry – additional Christmas Eve candles will be available in the church atrium Monday, December 14 through Wednesday, December 23 during office hours (Monday through Thursday 9 am-3 pm and Friday 9 am-noon). If you’d like us to mail Christmas Eve candles, leave a message (with your address and how many candles you’d like) for Carolyn Loeffler in the church office at (763) 473-6968 ext 101, or email at email@example.com by 2 pm Thursday, December 17 to ensure they arrive on time.
Then on Christmas Eve, we’ll light our candles together as we end each online worship service with Silent Night. (Click here to see a full list of our Christmas Eve services.) We may not be together in person this Christmas, but we’ll be together in the candlelight of Christmas. Christmas is not cancelled!