Ministries & Events ADVENT DEVOTIONALSNOVEMBER 21-DECEMBER 24 Each week during Advent, we are featuring a devotional and original artwork by SCAPC members online at scapc.org/advent-devotionals. The devotionals consist of scripture and written reflection as well as art to inspire, connect, and encourage us into a deeper relationship with God. Click here to read. LUMINARY MEMORIALS & HONORARIUMSDECEMBER 17-25 Pathways of luminaries are lit in front of the church on the nights of December 17-25, each in honor or memory of a loved one. To view the list of luminaries, click here. ADVENT FOOD DRIVENOVEMBER 21-DECEMBER 24 During Advent, we will be collecting food for Okra Abbey. We encourage you to gather as much as you can but if you need some suggestions, we’ve picked one suggested item per week on the theme of each advent candle and added a list of other much appreciated items. Click here to view. You can bring non-perishable items to the collection bins inside the Chapel doors during the week or Sunday mornings in Fellowship Hall. CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES4:00 p.m. - Family Service with Tableau in the Sanctuary (childcare available) 7:00 p.m. - Lessons & Carols Service with Communion in the Sanctuary (no childcare) LIVESTREAM of 7:00 service: Click here CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE9:30 a.m. - Cozy Christmas Service in the Sanctuary Past Events this Season40/50 GROUP CHRISTMAS PROGRESSIVE DINNERDECEMBER 4 The 40/50s group enjoyed a Christmas Progressive Dinner Party Sunday night with stops at the homes of Christina and Matthew Carlisle, Stephanie and Chris Currie, and Kelly and Scott Gottsche. Click here to view photos!MCMILLAN SOCIETY CHRISTMAS PARTYDECEMBER 6 The McMillan Society (for ages 55+) held a rollicking Christmas party with caroling led by Steven Blackmon. Click here to view photos!WHITE GIFT DRIVEDEDICATION ON DECEMBER 11 During the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, December 11, white gifts were collected and dedicated for over 100 community members at Eden House, New Orleans Women's & Children's Shelter, Raintree Family Services, and St. Thomas Community Health Center, as well as monetary donations for Okra Abbey and STAIR.YAF CHRISTMAS BRUNCH & GIFT EXCHANGEDECEMBER 11 More than 50 young adults gathered with their families for the annual YAF Christmas Party and Gift Exchange at the home of Tyler and Barrett Wheeler. Click here for photos!PW CHRISTMAS SERVICE & RECEPTIONDECEMBER 13 A special worship service, led by Sarah Chancellor-Watson with music by Steven Blackmon, was held in a packed Chapel. The theme was "...Yet what I can I give him...give my heart" and a collection was taken up for the Presbyterian Hunger Program. A beautiful reception followed at the home of Stephanie and Pete November."'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE" CHRISTMAS PLAYDECEMBER 14 As our Wednesday Night Out program, our children performed the Christmas play "'Twas the Night Before". Click here for photos!"HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS" SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSNOVEMBER 20-DECEMBER 18 Robert Edgecombe led this delightful class which explored the history of Christmas and how it has changed dramatically over the years, evolving alongside culture, economics, technology, and theology. For class recordings on our Sunday School page, click here.A CELEBRATION OF CAROLS (CHANCEL CHOIR & ORCHESTRA)DECEMBER 18 Our annual “Celebration of Carols” was performed by the SCAPC Chancel Choir and Orchestra during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, December 18, featuring Taylor Scott Davis’ Magnificat along with arrangements of familiar Christmas hymns and songs. Music Director Steven Blackmon conducted.NATIVITY SCENES SHOWCASEDECEMBER 18 Nativity scenes from various church families were showcased in the Phifer Library. To view them on our Facebook page, click here.YOUTH CHRISTMAS GIFT EXCHANGE & TALENT SHOWDECEMBER 18 The Youth Group held their annual Christmas Party, complete with a white elephant gift exchange and a talent show!