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Christmas Services

Christmas Memorial Service

December 4 @ 5pm

Join us on a Sunday evening to remember loved ones who have passed, and who will be missed during this Christmas season. 

Candlelight Services

December 23 @ 6pm
December 24 @ 4:30 & 6pm

Come sing carols, listen to the Christmas story, and revisit the wonder of Christmas. Our services ends with each person holding their own lit candle and singing Silent Night. 

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Youth, Children, & Family Activities

Advent Wreath
Family Activity

November 27 @ 10:30am

November 27th is the first Sunday of the Advent tradition, which counts down to Christmas. In between our two Sunday services, come make Tabletop Advent wreaths, which include candles to light each week with a suggested scripture reading. 
 

Contact: Michelle Merritt 

mmerritt@courtstreet.org

Kids Movie Night

December 10 @ 6pm

Drop off elementary kids on Saturday night for a movie party while parents go on a date or work on holiday preparations. Please RSVP so we can prepare plenty of snacks and volunteers. If children under age 5 would like to participate, please reach out to CM staff to help us ensure there's enough adults to care for preschoolers.   

 

Contact: Michelle Merritt

mmerritt@courtstreet.org 

Youth Christmas Party

December 16 @ 6pm

All Middle & High School Students are invited to an evening of snacks games and fun! Friends are welcome. Either dress fancy or wear an ugly Christmas sweater. Bring a $5-10 gift for a white elephant gift exchange.

 

Contact: Mark Schearer

mschearer@courtstreet.org

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Christmas Benevolent Drives

Helping Families at Richmond School

Nov 15 - Dec 11

Every year we help the children of Richmond Elementary over their holiday break. There is a high percentage of students in our neighborhood who rely on schools for 2 meals per day, so this year the school has asked for help with food boxes and utility bills for several families. We've prepared the Winco shopping lists, and we hope to fill 50 food boxes before December 11. The school will administer distributing additional financial donations to keep children warm over break.  

Contact: Michelle Merritt

mmerritt@courtstreet.org

Supporting Churches
in Ethiopia

Dec 1 - Dec 31

We are collecting money to support repairs on the buildings of established churches in western Ethiopia. Our missions partners Craig & Alison Fowler have identified four of their churches in Metekel that were destroyed or damaged due to the conflicts and upheaval in the region. The area has just opened up, so any financial donations will go towards caring for these churches and providing building materials.

Contact: Dani Daly

ddaly@courtstreet.org

Special Donations
to our Church

Through Dec 31
(and beyond)

Please consider making a special financial gift to Court Street this Christmas. Like many churches, we've experienced a decrease in donations through the pandemic. As we make financially responsible decisions for sustainable ministry in 2023, every penny counts towards continuing to preach the gospel and serve our Salem & Keizer community. 

Contact: Kim Buren

finance@courtstreet.org

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Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25, 2022

This year Christmas lands on a Sunday! We hope you come participate in person for our Christmas Candlelight services on the 23rd & 24th-- Those services are the culmination of how our church celebrates Christmas together. We've decided to make a pre-recorded Christmas Day service available for Dec 25 so that our pastors, staff and volunteers can all take a sabbath to celebrate Christ's birth with their families.