2018 Service of the Longest Night Friday, December 21

December 14th, 2017

Service of the Longest Night: A Time of Prayer and Music for People Who Grieve at Christmas

Friday , December 21 2018

7:00 p.m.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

2915 Glenn Avenue

Sioux City, IA 51106

712-276-3613

Though many do alright with their Christmas of white, many others battle the blues during the holidays.  Persistent images of parties full of guests and homes full of love can deepen feelings of loss and loneliness. Peaceful manger scenes and angels make us wonder: what’s wrong with me when all seems so right with the world?  Join other midwinter mourners in a service of music and prayer exploring hope hidden in the dark side of the Christmas story.  As we offer prayers with candles and written notes placed in our own “wailing wall,” pastors will anoint and pray for any who seek blessing.  Discover a Savior born into the darkness of poverty and tyranny, whose ministry led him to the darkness of death and the tomb, and whose resurrection promises that God’s light shines in the darkness and darkness did not – and will never – overcome it.  ​

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2018 Living Nativity Sunday, December 16

December 14th, 2017

Faith United and Westminster Presbyterian Churches present

The Living Nativity:  A Christmas Gift for Siouxland

Free and open to the public

Sunday, December 16 2018

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Faith United Presbyterian Church

4327 Morningside Avenue

Sioux City, IA 51106

712-276-3121 or 712-276-3613

See the Biblical Christmas story come to life with live actors, animals, lights and music.  From the comfort of your vehicle, enjoy six scenes from the Christian scriptures depicting the angel Gabriel’s message to Mary; Joseph, Mary on the road to Bethlehem and at the door of the inn; the shepherds’ vision of angels; the throne room of evil King Herod and his three wise visitors; and baby Jesus in the manger.  An interpretive brochure of each scene will be provided.  Freewill offerings will be accepted for The Warming Shelter in downtown Sioux City.  More than 100 volunteers of all ages from Westminster Presbyterian and Faith United Presbyterian churches, plus barbershop choruses and church choirs, join together to bring the ancient story of Christ’s birth to present day Sioux City.

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Annual Cookie Walk Saturday, December 9!

December 8th, 2017

Join us for our annual cookie walk. Purchase your homemade cookies and candy for $6.00 per pound.

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Saturday, December 9 from 9am – 11:30am

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Help spread the word by inviting your friends.

 

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Thanksgiving Communion

November 18th, 2017

All are invited to attend our Thanksgiving Communion Service this Sunday, Nov. 19th at 7 pm in the church Fellowship Hall. What a wonderful time to come together and give thanks for all the Goodness God has provided us.

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Sunday School & Rally Day Information

August 30th, 2017

Rally Day: At Rally Day on Sept. 10th, we will will Kick Off the Sunday School year with some fun and exciting activities for Children, Parents, etc. We want everyone to have a wonderful time as we prepare to DIG IN to the Bible. Kids – watch your mailboxes for more information.

Sunday school for Pre-K through 5th grade: We are pleased to announce the Spark Sunday school curriculum for ages 3 through 5th grade. Spark explores Biblical salvation history beginning with stories from Genesis through the life of Jesus and beyond! Sunday school begins on September 17 at 9:15 a.m..

Teaching volunteer needed: We need an interested and enthusiastic volunteer to teach our small 3rd-5th grade class. Teaching material, all supplies, and coaching will be provided so your teaching experience will be as fulfilling for you as it is educational for the kids. Team teachers welcome! Call Pastor Erica for more information. Sunday school begins on September 17 at 9:15 a.m..

Sunday school for 6th-12th grade: We are thrilled to offer the new Colaborate Bible Study curriculum for our 6th-12th grade students. Colaborate utilizes a problem-based teaching method that allows kids to voice questions about Biblically based faith and equips them to think theologically. We have purchased the entire 30-week curriculum which we will supplement with other learning activities throughout the year. Sunday school begins on September 17 at 9:15 a.m..

Adult Bible Study: Think everyone at church knows the Bible better than you do? Don’t know Jerubbaal from Zerubbabel? Have you tried to read the Bible, only to get bogged down in the begats? Starting September 17 at 9:15 a.m., Pastor Erica will lead a weekly class with the goal of teaching participants how to think theologically and study the Bible effectively without a lot of dogma or doctrine! At our first meeting, we will discuss a learning based on attendees’ interests, questions, and hopes for this year’s learning. And, get ready to test your Biblical literacy with a round of Bible Jeopardy!

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