Christmas at Long's Chapel
ADVENT SERMON SERIES
Through December 27, 2020
This year will usher in an Advent season that, for most, will be like no other. As we anticipate the coming of Emmanuel, or ‘Christ with us’ we realize that this year we need not only celebrate the coming of Christ, we are calling upon all of creation to participate in the coming of the Kingdom of God. We are looking deep within ourselves and asking the question, “What does Christ in me have to do with Christ with us?” This Advent we will be following along with Ed Robbs’ book Making Room: Sharing the Love of Christmas. Join us on this journey as we prepare to make room for Emmanuel, Christ with and within us.
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS!
OPEN HOUSE/TOURS- we officially have our certificate of occupancy for our new facility! We cannot wait to show everyone the new space. Join us for small household tours Sunday, December 13, 9:00 am-1:00 pm or Monday, December 14, 2:00-6:00 pm. Bring a mask and enjoy a tour with a staff member to see the new Imagine... building. Hot cocoa and cider will be provided as you leave.
IF YOU MISSED OUR OPEN HOUSE/TOUR DATES, BUT WOULD LIKE TO COME SEE THE BUILDING, OFFICE STAFF ARE AVAILABLE ANYTIME TO SHOW YOU AROUND. MASKS ARE REQUIRED ON CAMPUS. CALL OUR OFFICE TO COME SEE THE BEAUTIFUL NEW SPACE THAT YOU MADE BECOME A RELATIY!
LIVE DRIVE-THRU NATIVITY
Long’s Chapel presents a Drive-Thru Christmas Story on Saturday, December 19, and Sunday, December 20, 5:00-8:00 pm. The drive-thru Christmas story will present the birth of Jesus Christ in six live scenes including actors, props, hand-made scenes, music, and live animals. The scenes include the foretelling of the coming Messiah; the angel Gabriel’s visit to Mary; the Wise men on the way to Bethlehem; and the traditional Nativity scene, among others.
Each vehicle going through the drive-thru Christmas story will receive a script, giveaways, and prepackaged treats to enjoy while going through the various scenes. At each stop, you will be able to roll down your windows and hear the stories and listen to music.
The drive-thru Christmas story will take place on the church grounds located at 133 Old Clyde Road, Waynesville, NC 28785. There is no charge to attend. If you have any additional questions, please contact the church office at 828.456.3993 ext. 101 or Communications@LongsChapel.com
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
Come celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with us during our outdoor, drive-in Christmas Eve Service at 4:00 pm. Enjoy the sounds of acoustic-style worship and carols, activities for your children, and end the evening with candlelight.
At Long's Chapel, our goal is to caretake everyone and do our absolute best to ensure our congregants, visitors, servants, and staff are as safe and healthy as possible. Considering the recent recommendations by our governor and that Haywood County is considered to be a "red county" for the contagion of coronavirus, Long's Chapel's leadership team made the meticulous decision to move to one drive-in style worship experience for Christmas Eve.
PLEASE NOTE, ONLINE CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE! If you're more comfortable joining us online, that's great also! We will be offering two services the morning of Christmas Eve to enjoy at your convenience during the day with your families and loved ones! Our online services include a Modern Worship style service and Traditional Style worship. Those will be available at 9:00 am on our website, Facebook, or YouTube channel.