Celebrate Christmas with song and candle

Beautiful voices and candlelight will set the mood as The United Church celebrates the arrival of the Christ Child

Beautiful voices and candlelight will set the mood as The United Church of Canada in Campbell River celebrates the arrival of the Christ Child.

All are invited to join our congregation for one, two or all three of our special Christmas services.

The United Church Choir will present its annual Christmas Cantata during regular morning worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday Dec 18. Lead Me Back to Bethlehem: Rediscovering the Joy, Peace, and Love of Christmas is a new work by Pepper Choplin.

Choplin has used familiar tunes that aren’t usually connected with Christmas to help tell the story, such as Scarborough Fair and Aura Lee.

In the conductor Cindy Taylor’s own words, “Hopefully, these familiar tunes will draw the listener into the events and different moods of the story.”

Taylor is a well-known Campbell River pianist and music teacher.  Accompanying the choir on piano is Linda Cannon.

There will be two Christmas Eve services on the evening of Saturday Dec. 24.

The family-oriented service is at 7 p.m. and a quieter service at 10 p.m.  Both are led by the United Church minister, Wayne Hughes.

The early service will be a joyous musical and visual feast for all ages with candlelighting, selections by the church choir and Christmas carols for everyone to sing.

The mood will change at the 10 p.m. service, a quiet late-evening vigil where Holy Communion will be shared as part of a peaceful, reflective celebration of the joy of Christ’s arrival.

There will be no regular Sunday service on Christmas Day.

Elaine Julian and Brenda Geddert, members of the United Church congregation and church Council, will lead the regular Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. on Jan. 1 which will feature carol singing and New Years reflections.

Call the Church Office at 286-0431 for more information.

The church is at the corner of Pinecrest and South Birch, just down the hill from Strathcona Gardens.

Just Posted

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message: Campbell River RCMP

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Island Highway intersection saw the most crashes in Campbell River – ICBC

Dozens of accidents at Highway 19A and Dogwood Street between 2013 and 2017, according to crash map

More sailings coming to 10 BC Ferries’ routes

Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said the sailings were originally cut in 2014

Federal fisheries minister calls for precautionary approach to fish farming

Government still reviewing Federal Court’s decision on PRV – Wilkinson

Spring fishery closures mulled for south coast

Fewer fish are returning to rivers and more conservation needed, say feds

VIDEO: Campbell River students join Sylas Thompson’s polar bear swim campaign

Ocean Grove Elementary students took the plunge as funds exceeded $18,000

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Skier dies at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Cause of death for young man has not been released

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

R&B star has been accused of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for years

Most Read