Monday, December 03, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
For Christians, Advent is a time for remembering how the world waited in anticipation for God’s promised Messiah to come. But as women, it often feels like every moment of Advent is filled with cleaning, decorating, baking, cooking, helping with children’s programs, shopping, and wrapping gifts in preparation for celebrating Christmas. Like Martha in Luke 10:38–42, we are busy with many things. Our intentions are good. We are trying to make Christmas special for our families, friends, congregation, co-workers, and acquaintances; but we can become so busy preparing that we miss out on experiencing the beauty and meaning of Advent and Christmas ourselves. An event like Advent-by-Candlelight is an opportunity for women to gather together and spend some time focused on Jesus and the real meaning of Christmas.
TABLE HOST INFO
Dear Table Hostess,
We are excited that you will be participating in our first “Advent by Candlelight for Women” scheduled for Monday, December 3, 2018.
The evening will begin in the Fellowship Hall with table viewing and fellowship at 6:00pm. The meal will be provided by the Women's Ministry.
Following dessert and fellowship, we will move to the auditorium for the worship portion of our evening.
Please read the following important information concerning your responsibilities as a hostess.
● We will have a white table cloth on your table. You can decorate your table between 1 and 4p.m on Monday. Please be there to greet your guests no later than 5:45p.m. Important to be at your table the entire time. We urge you to tell your guest your table number before they arrive.
● Please, use a candle in or around your centerpiece in keeping with the “Advent by Candlelight” theme. Please use unscented candles if using a real candle but we would prefer a battery operated candle due to the allergies of some of the people that will be in the room.
● Hostesses with guests needing childcare, can sign up on line at gmbc.org
● All Hostess must register the total number of guests that will be at their table in order for us to get an accurate count in preparing the evening meal. You can do this on line or by calling the church office.
Thank you!!This is going to be a wonderful evening and we look forward to seeing you!