On Sunday, December 9th, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, celebrate the light that has come into the world with Ghent United Methodist Church at our Living Nativity and Community Candlelight Service in Stockley Gardens at Raleigh Avenue.
5:00 pm: Live animals arrive from Teeny Tiny Farms. Bring your children to meet and pet the animals: a miniature donkey, a miniature cow, a miniature goat, a miniature sheep, and a miniature llama!
5:30 pm: Our Living Nativity actors will be in place. A Sign-up Genius will be in place shortly for anyone who would like to dress up and play one of our important roles, including members of the Holy Family, the three Wise Men, and plenty of shepherds and angels!
6:00 pm: Pastor Melody will lead a brief candlelight service; and afterwards, we invite you to stay and enjoy hot drinks, music and the Christmas story on our porch.
The animals will be available to visit after the service until 7:00 pm.
The event is free to community members of all ages and completely kid-friendly! Call 757-622-2843 or email email@example.com for more information.
Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team (NEST)
December 14th - 15th
Once again this year, Ghent Church will partner our neighbor, Ohef Sholom, to host the Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team (NEST) on for the week of December 12-18 at Ohef Sholom Temple. Ghent UMC is responsible for providing meals and monitoring for the homeless on Friday to Saturday, December 14-15.
We will need volunteers to help with check-in, meal preparation (dinner and breakfast), and especially with the overnight monitor positions. Please stay tuned for the Sign-up Genius link, which will be available soon.