First-Centenary Offers Two Christmas Eve Services

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

"The Paradox of Blessedness" will be Dr. Doug Fairbanks' message at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. worship services Sunday, in the  sanctuary at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave.  His text will be Luke 1:39-55. At 10:45 in The Vine, the Rev. Brian Davis will speak on "Polar Express: Leaning to Believe," with Hebrews 11:1-3 as text. 

Christmas Eve services Monday will be at 5 and 11 p.

m. Music for the Christ Child will precede both services. At 4:45 p.m., Christmas carols and festive music will be presented by strings, piano and organ. At 10:30 p.m., the Chancel Choir, vocal and instrumental soloists will set the stage for the 11 p.m. communion service. Child care will be available during the 5 p.m. service.


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Bob Tamasy: Is Happiness God’s Desire For Us?

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Roy Exum: Yes, A Social Experiment

JoeySalads, his screen name, is widely known for his funny pranks except for the fact he calls them “social experiments.” So while we are still on the transgender-restroom issue, our boy JoeySalads got a transgender friend to approve his attire before he tried his luck at entering women’s restrooms. I don’t think you’ll be real surprised at what really happened in this video. Click ... (click for more)