Advent in a Box

Celebrating Advent and being together is what makes the holiday season so special.  This year, amidst a pandemic, it is difficult to imagine what things will be like and what we are going to be able to do. So, we are getting creative. Linworth’s gift to you and our LCC Families is “Advent in a Box.”  Each box will include an Advent wreath and candles with readings, hands on activity for all ages as well as a make your own nativity with nativity character devotions.

We will be hosting a drive by Advent box pickup on Sunday, November 22 after worship from 11:30-12-30. We will be on the north side of the church at the roundabout.  When you come by we invite you to bring a family ornament to decorate our Linworth Christmas Tree (see Linworth Family Christmas Tree Artcile for more information). Finally, if you would like to sponsor an Advent box you can donate $5.00 by mailing a check to LUMC marked Advent In a Box or watch for the online option to be available online soon.  

Linworth Family Christmas Tree

Since we cannot be together physically, we are making the Sanctuary Christmas tree a Family Christmas Tree. We would like to decorate it with ornaments from all the Linworth households. On Sunday, November 22, after worship from 11:30-12:30 we will be collecting ornaments at the roundabout while you stop by to pick up you Advent in a Box. 

As you a planning what ornament to share, please know we will not be returning the ornaments. We look forward to this beautiful and meaningful addition to our Advent and Christmas Worship experience.

Christmas Eve Candlelight

***UPDATE*** We have created a Google form for Candlelight Video Submissions!

You can attach multiple video files to submit your household’s videos: https://forms.gle/X2uTuLzGzxFHuqJR8

Christmas Eve does not seem complete without singing “Silent Night” and passing the candlelight. This year we are creating a virtual passing of the candlelight much like our children did as they sang “This Little Light of Mine.”   Candles will be included in your Advent in a Box kit along with how-to directions (you can also view the video below.)  Please return videos to Shelby Elliott by Friday, December 11th. If you need assistance creating your video, please contact the church office.

Here are some instructions for recording your video once you get your candle:

Some tips:
1. Dim or turn off your lights!
2. Have your children/family in the video with you (but be careful!)
3. Light your candle beforehand!
4. You can attach multiple video files to submit your household’s videos via this Google Form: https://forms.gle/X2uTuLzGzxFHuqJR8 or use Google Drive or WeTransfer.com send your video to selliott@linworthumc.org!