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Christmas At Govans 
Please join us in December for special Advent activities, to give gifts to those less fortunate, and for our annual Christmas Eve services.
Each Sunday of Advent 

December 4th - Shop at our Alternative Gift Fair. Non-profit organizations will be selling unique gifts for the holidays. All proceeds go to the sellers. 

December 11th - Special Music Sunday in both services with Carol Sing between the services. First Service will be the first ever Govans Christmas Coffee House with special music from the many talented musicians in our congregation. The Second Service will be a Christmas Cantata presented by the Sanctuary Choir.

December 18 - Children's Christmas Party between the services

December 25 - Single Combined Service at 11am.

Giving Opportunities 

GEDCO Resident Gift Drive/Angel Board - The Angel Board will be up by December 4th. We have wish lists for 20 residents (low income seniors or formerly homeless). You are invited to take a wishlist and buy presents (total value of $30 or less please). Gifts due back to Govans by Sunday, December 18th.

Mitten/Hat/Scarf Tree - Bring in new or gently used mittens, hats or scarves for homeless men in Baltimore City. Hang them in the tree on the Gallery starting December 4th.

Christmas Eve Services 

Christmas Advent CandlesFamily and Children’s Pageant – 5:30 PM
All children who wish to participate will be offered an angel or a shepherd costume and invited to come stand with the holy family at the front of the sanctuary. There will be traditional Christmas readings and our band will lead the congregation in lots of favorite Christmas carols. We will end by singing Silent Night. Bring the kids -- we'll supply the costume pieces!

Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols – 8:00 PM
Our Sanctuary Choir under the direction of our Music Director Jordan Smith will sing several Christmas Anthems and the congregation will join in on lots of favorite carols. We will end with a candle light singing of Silent Night.

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Adult Options
Soul Kitchen
Bookends Book Club
Yoga at Govans
Easter at Govans
Annual Church Picnic
Sunday School Registration and Open House
Blessing of the Backpacks
Blessing of the Animals
Neighborhood Food Drive
Christmas Eve Services
Alternative Giving Fair
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9:00 a.m. - Family and Children Service
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School and Adult Education (AKA Options)
10:45 a.m. - Traditional Service

NOTE: Occasionally this schedule changes when we come together for a combined 10:00 a.m. worship service. Check the homepage for updates.

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Govans Presbyterian Church
5828 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone: (410) 435-9188
Fax: (410) 323-4409

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