John Calvin Presbyterian Church

                  1620 Brenner Avenue /Salisbury, NC 28144


         Sunday, December 16 at 11 A.M.

                      Third Sunday of Advent

  Christmas Cantata: “Sing Christmas” on Sunday at 11 am   

  December 16. Presented by the John Calvin Choir

           The cantata will be presented during the worship service at 11 AM.

          The choral arrangement was written by Joel Raney and Mary McDonald.

          The music includes familiar carols along with original songs to deliver

          the message of Jesus’ birth. Rev. Kate Morrison  will serve as liturgist. 

         Contact Michael at >< if you have questions


        Church Breakfast: Sunday, December 16 at 8:30 AM in the

               Fellowship Hall. Rev. Kate Morrison’s first Sunday with

            JCPC  will begin when she introduces herself to JCPC at the breakfast.

               (meetings on the 2nd Sunday each month)

     Church Reception : Sunday, Dec. 16 we will have a reception, after

              church in the Fellowship Hall, to give everyone a chance to visit

              with our new minister, Rev. Kate Morrison.               

  During the month of December, JCPC will be having a    

      “Advent Calendar” food collection for RHM.

       Each day in advent add an item to a box or bag and bring the food to JCPC on December 23rd or December 30th for donation to Rowan Helping Ministries.

December 10 – jar of applesauce

  1. December 11 – canned sweet potatoes

  2. December 12 – package of grits

  3. December 13 – dried or canned beans

  4. December 14 – box of crackers

  5. December 15 – package of rice

  6. December 16 – package of oatmeal

  7. December 17 – dried pasta

  8. December 18 – spaghetti sauce

  9. December 19 – chicken noodle soup

  10. December 20 – tomato soup

  11. December 21 – canned corn

  12. December 22 – canned mixed vegetables

  13. December 23 – canned carrots

  14. December 24 – canned green beans    

Rowan Helping Ministries:

            JCPC November “Food Pyramid” collection was 248 pounds.



     Christmas Basket Assembly Party:

                   Has been postponed until Dec. 19 at 10 AM

         in the old Fellowship Hall.   The Hospitality Team will assemble Christmas

         bags for the staff and shut-ins. Items for the baskets can be left in the church    

         office prior to the 19th or brought to the party.

     Church Soup and Sandwich Supper Wednesday:

        Has Been postponed until Wednesday, Dec. 19 at  6 PM

           Instead of the Christmas pageant, we will be led in the singing  of

         Christmas carols by Michael Brooks.


        Session Meeting: Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 PM

     Meals on Wheels Delivery: Friday, Dec. 14 & 28 at 10:30 AM

     PUB CLUB: The next Pub Club will be on a Thursday, in January

            to be announcedPub Club: Anyone who would  

             like to  have an opportunity to socialize outside of church is to attend.   

            Anyone interested in spreading our message is invited to attend.

           Contact Katherine Lamb for information

Rowan Helping Ministries: “FOODS OF THE  MONTH”                               

             Soups,  canned fruit, canned veggies: potatoes, carrots, peas, etc

           During the month of November, we will be having a canned Vegetable Drive

           for RHM..

       Elder of the Month for December : Jackie Curran

           “     “   “     “       “   January: Katherine Lamb

       Opening and Closing Church  Dec. 16: Steve Lamb

                                                                          Dec. 23: Mark Curran

           Nursery Attendant: Amber Pfannes

        Prayer Chain Coordinator: Peggy Wilson


       Adult Sunday School Class: 10:00 AM in the old

                 Fellowship Hall

             A study and discussion on Advent

Coming Events and Opportunities:

Wednesday Night Live: Meeting the first Wednesday each month

   Meals on Wheels Delivery: Friday, Dec. 14 & 28 at 10:30 AM

     Evening Circle: Tuesday, January ??

                  with a book study of Liz Curtis Higgs’ book, “Bad Girls of the Bible

                  and What We Can Learn from Them.” 

       Morning Circle:  Wednesday,  January ?? at 10:15 AM 

               with a book study  of Liz Curtis Higgs’ book,

            “Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them.”  


      Church Book Club: NO DECEMBER Meeting.

           January Meeting: Jan. 24 at 10 AM at Koco Java. Book of the month

                                        is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate

           February Meeting: Book  “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriatry


       RHM Shelter: December, Temple Israel team

        Mission Statement: The mission of John Calvin Presbyterian

              Church is to be “Ambassadors for Christ Called to Share God’s

              Unconditional Love In and Through All that we Say and Do”

            1620 Brenner Avenue, Salisbury, NC 28144      704-633-4333

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Rev. Kate Morrison: Meet our new minister at  8:30 AM breakfast and reception after  the 11 AM Christmas Cantata on Dec. 16

Photo from last years’ Christmas Cantata