December 12, 2016

Christmas at John Street Church

Dear Members and Friends of John Street Church,

Holly and ivy grace the sanctuary, the words of ancient prophets center our hearts in worship, and the Advent Wreath glows with increasing brightness; Christmas is coming to John Street Church.

As America’s oldest Methodist congregation prepares to celebrate Jesus’ birth and the light of heaven’s triumph over sin’s darkness, I am pleased to announce the season’s schedule of worship services and special events.

Lights and Sounds of FiDi, Sunday, December 18, 1:00PM

Enjoy the holiday lights and sounds of FiDi with your friends from John Street Church as we stroll through the neighborhood on December 18.

Christmas Eve Service, Saturday, December 24, 7:00PM

Our traditional Christmas Eve Service of Carols, Candlelight, and Holy Communion.

Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 11:00AM

A Service of God’s Word & Table for Christmas Day

I also invite you to worship God through giving this season by participating in John Street Church’s Christmas Offering. Gifts given to John Street will bless the church’s ministry to and with the people of New York City and around the world. Please visit our online giving site or deliver your gift to the church by mail or in person.

My earnest prayer is that you and your loved ones experience the beauty of Christmas in new and exciting ways this season. May God’s spirit fill your oldest traditions with renewed vitality, and bless you with a deeper appreciation of the gift given to all of us in Bethlehem so long ago.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

Grace & Peace,

Rev. Jason P. Radmacher

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