2023 Advent Kick-Off at PCOP


It is Not too Early to Prepare for Christmas

Watch for the Light is our theme this year


Amid mass shootings, war in Palestine/Israel and Ukraine, climate change, illnesses, and death - and I am sure you can list your own darkness, we must watch for the Light.  Advent reflects the gradual unfolding of the light.  But first we have to walk in the dark.  Which is not a bad thing. We can learn a lot of things in the dark that we cannot learn in the light.  There are four (4) Sundays of the Advent      (Dec. 3, 10, 17, & 24). It is time for us to prepare our spirits for Christmas. Below is a calendar of events that will provide for you a torch for the journey.


Wed | November 15 - Dec 6 @ 10a Carol Malak will lead a bible study called “Not A Silent Night” at PCOP. Carol is an excellent teacher, call her if you have questions.


Sun| Nov 26 @ 11:15a - “Hanging of  the Greens” after worship service. All hands (ladders, tall people, short ones too) are needed to prepare our Church to bring in Advent and Christmas. Children are invited too!


Each Sunday, we will light an Advent candle for:


Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love


Fri | Dec 1 @ 6p - Paint Night. Registrations are now being taken to make Christmas décor for your home or a gift to others.


Sat | Dec 2 @ 8a - Breakfast with Santa at the Jones Center, 1220 East 15th Street, Chicago Heights, IL. We will meet there.


Sun | Dec 3 @ 11:15a - Advent Kick-Off at PCOP.  Come make a center piece for your table and ornaments for your tree. 


Sat | Dec 9 @ 5p - Annual Progressive Dinner (more soon).


Tue | Dec 12 @ 8:30a - Please join the Men’s Breakfast Club for the annual Advent breakfast celebration.  All are welcome!


Sun | Dec 17 @ 10a - Youth Christmas program. Celebrate a Christmas message and music with PCOP Youth.


Mon | Dec 18 @ 4:30p - “The Longest Night Ever “ service to be held at the Center Chapel. This will be a service of reflection, lovely music, and candlelight in the midst of a busy season.


Sun | Dec 24 - Christmas Eve services at: 10a, 4:30p, and possibly a service of candlelight and communion at 11p. Bring nativity figures for the 4:30p service that will include Scripture and carols.  ALL ARE WELCOME!