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EVENTS

Seasonal Specials

SAT

DEC 10

9 – Noon

NEW

Christmas Village Open House

So much to explore.... and fun to be had!

A fun morning full of Christmas Spirit at FPLC. Whether you are a tiny tot or a fullgrown elf, there is a little something for everyone at this event.

Explore the village...

Gingerbread Street  - Pre-pay to reserve a house to decorate (Recommended)
Decorate a real gingerbread house! Register online to reserve and pay for your house. There is a 2-house limit per family. We will have a very limited number of houses for walk-ins.

Jingle Bell Way 

Jeff Shoemaker and His Elves will sing and perform Christmas songs and instrumentals throughout the morning!

Reindeer Way 

Swing by this street to find silly reindeer games with the rest of the herd!  A chance to meet some of Santa's reindeer!

Candy Cane Lane 

Stroll down this street for a special surprise treat!

Santa's Secret Gift Shop

Where kids can shop for $2 gifts for their family members. (Special elves will wrap their selected gifts for them!)

Cocoa Court & Pet Shoppe

Head to the corner of Cocoa Court where you can enjoy a specialty coffee and hot chocolate while shopping for small gifts for your pets!

Elf Avenue 

Don’t like wrapping gifts? Our Elf Express on Elf Avenue will wrap your Christmas gifts for you as you enjoy the morning exploring our village. Pre-register online for our wrapping service is required. Register here: 

North Pole

Be sure to visit Santa— and learn about the true meaning of Christmas at the same time!

SUN

DEC 18

Santa's Hat Ensemble

Sign up to join the band!

Do you play an instrument? Do you like to play and have fun? Well then, come play in the Santa Hat Ensemble on Dec 18, after each service! Contact Click the button below to email Jeff Shoemaker for information.  All instruments and skill levels are welcome, provided you have some basic music reading knowledge.

SUN

DEC 18

Songs of the Season

Begins Dec 1. - Dec. 24

Brought to you by Director of Music Jeff Shoemaker, Sounds of the Season is a playlist of fun and beautiful Holiday music, both sacred and secular. Each day, a new song performed by our church members, staff, or other local musicians will be released on our YouTube channel beginning December. Click the button below to listen!

MON

DEC 19

7 pm

Christmas Cookie Exchange

Share and receive homemade cookies!

Now is the time to select your favorite Christmas Cookie recipe and join in the fun (and time-saving experience) of sharing cookies with fellow FPLC members! All interested men and women are invited to participate. Refreshments will be served.

At the Cookie Exchange, you will share equally with those who participate and you will go home with a beautiful assortment of cookies ready to serve your family and guests at Christmas.

 

  • Sign up to join us by clicking the link below or on the paper signup in Fellowship Hall
  • Whether you sign up online or in Fellowship Hall, make sure to look at the handy guidelines coming soon!
  • Prepare 6 dozen of your best homemade (approx 2") holiday cookies to exchange in Fellowship Hall
  • Bring your own container that night to bring cookies home. Containers will also be available at the exchange.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Dotty Roth at the link below.

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SUN

DEC 18

Christmas Angel Tree

Gifts for Next Door Foundation & Serenity Inns

Donating

We are partnering again with Next Door Foundation to bring a gift to each child in their program.  We will have 75-80 gifts to purchase and deliver.  Once you sign up, you will receive an email with the wishes of a child.  Purchase one gift and bring it back to church wrapped (no gift bags) by December 4.

We are also partnering with Serenity Inns again to bring a gift to each of the adult men working on their recovery.  We have slots to sign up for purchasing a gift for a resident as well as pillows for SI. You will purchase one gift and bring it back to church wrapped (no gift bags, no need to wrap pillows) by December 18.

 

How it Works

Once you sign up, FPLC member Sarah Vant Hul will reach out to you with the information regarding who your person is and what wish(es) the person has for Christmas this year.  Serenity Inns information will come out later than the children from Next Door. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Sarah Vant Hul through the link below. 

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MON

DEC 12

Christmas Poinsettia Garden

Decorate the Sanctuary for Christmas

Poinsettia plants will be used to decorate the church during the Christmas season. If you would like to participate in this part of the Christmas celebration, click on the order form below. Instructions are included on the form for electronic payment as well. There are paper forms in Fellowship Hall if you prefer. The form along with cash or check, can be turned in at the Welcome Desk on Sunday mornings or in the church office during the week.

 

Cost: $25 per plant          Firm Deadline: Monday, December 12

A list of donors will be published in the Christmas Eve Bulletin. If you wish, you may specify the person being honored or memorialized by your gift.

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SUN

DEC 11

Small Appliance Gift Registry

MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary

Donating

Help the guests of MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary stay warm and well-fed this winter. We have set up an Amazon gift regisry with the items they need most. (1) Go to our registry (click the button below or search Amazon's custom gift registries for MBHS). (2) Select and pay for the items you choose (3) They will be sent directly to MBHS's delivery address

OR Purchase items where you like and deliver to FPLC by November 30.

  • Crock pots    |    Toaster ovens
  • Space heaters    |    Electric skillets
  • Electric hot plates    |     Blenders (for those who have trouble chewing)
  • If you have any questions, please reach out to Stacia Hickey through the link below.