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The Christmas Schedule at All Saints' Church
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Dear Friends,

Christmas is many things to many people. As we prepare for Christmas this year, I am drawn to the Gospel of John, which speaks of a sacred time when “the true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world” (John 1:9). The world seems to need more light than usual this year. Stories of violence, fear, and ill will dominate the headlines. The streets of our great city are filled with protestors. Anecdotally, I have noticed elevated levels of stress and anxiety among members of our community, both inside and outside the walls of our church. We need a light in the darkness. We need the light of Jesus. 
 
The good news of Christmas is the light of Christ coming into the world—now and for everyone. On behalf of all the people of our parish, I invite you to celebrate the Festival of Christmas this year at All Saints’ Church. Our special schedule of services is as follows:
  • Christmas Pageant
    • Sunday, December 21 at 10am
  • Family Christmas Eve Service
    • Wednesday, December 24 at 4pm
  • Christmas Festival Eucharist
    • Wednesday, December 24 at 10pm
  • Christmas Day Eucharist
    • Thursday, December 25 at 10am
As always, it is my honor to serve God alongside the remarkable people of All Saints’ Church. May we all be blessed in this holiday season!

In Christ,

The Rev. Steven D. Paulikas
Rector

Christmas Eve Family Service

For the first time, All Saints’ Church is offering a new Family Christmas Eve Service at 4pm. This kid-friendly liturgy will feature a children’s homily, carols, and celebration of Holy Eucharist. If your family or anyone you know is looking for a Christmas celebration that will allow you to have meaningful worship on a child-friendly schedule, come to All Saints’ Church at 4pm on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Pageant

The Sunday School is hard at work on this year's Christmas Pageant, to be presented during the 10am service this Sunday, December 21. All children are welcome to participate! Please don't forget to arrive early so that we have time to put on costumes!
Upcoming Events
Holy Eucharist
Sundays at 10am in the church

Sunday Forum
Sundays at 11:30am in the choir room

Sunday School
Sundays at 10am downstairs in the Sunday School room
Grades K-5

Youth Group
Sundays at 11:30m in the undercroft
Grades 6-12

Choir Rehearsal
Sundays at 9am in the choir room and
Sundays at 11:15 am in the church

Christmas Pageant
Sunday 12/21, 10am in the church

Family Christmas Eve Service
Wednesday 12/24, 4pm in the church

Christmas Eve Eucharist
Wednesday 12/24, 10pm in the church

Christmas Day Eucharist
Thursday 12/25, 10am in the church
Through the holiday season, we are collecting non-perishable food items to support CHiPS (Christian Help in Park Slope) food pantry and kitchen. Please put your donations in the baskets in the rear of the church.

Stewardship Update

We give thanks this Christmas season for the tremendous generosity of our community, which has so far pledged $150,012 dollars toward our 2015 pledging goal of $200,000. If you would like to pledge, please return your pledge card to the church office. And don’t forget to complete your 2014 pledged giving before the end of the year!
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