During the Christmas season Lake Avenue Church will sponsor musical events, including a Messiah Sing-Along, children's programs, and candlelight services. These events are:
- O Cookie Town of Bethlehem, Saturday, December 14, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in FL 300 (Warehouse). Fun for families. Use your gingerbread building skills to re-imagine the little town of Bethlethem through a fun, edible medium. Bring family, friends, leftover Halloween candy, and your Christmas spirit for a joyous, messy endeavor.
- Messiah Sing-Along, Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Worship Center. Test your musical skill as we sing through one of the best-known choral works. Featured soloists this year include Jane Thorngren, Soprano; Diane Harmel, Alto; John Secrest, Tenor and David Kress, Bass. Childcare is available for children from birth to three years old on the first floor of the Family Life Center.
- Posada, Friday, Dec. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Join neighborhood families as they lead us in a "Posada" in Lake Avenue Church's west parking Lot. Posada is a short processional re-enactment of Joseph and Mary's search for lodging on the eve of the birth of Jesus. It will be followed by a dinner of Pozole, Tamales, Champurrado and Bunuelos - all homemade. There will also be a piñata, caroling and crafts and activities for children.
- Christmas Eve Family Service, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 4 p.m. in the Worship Center. A casual service for the whole family led by worship band, children's ensembles, instrumentalists, including a brief Christmas message by Senior Pastor Greg Waybright. The service concludes with the lighting of candles.
- Christmas Eve Candlelight Services, Monday, Dec. 24, Worship Center, 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Familiar Christmas carols led by choir, orchestra, handbells and soloists, with church members reading the lessons of Christmas in scripture, carols, and a brief Christmas message by Senior Pastor Greg Waybright. The hour concludes with the lighting of candles. Childcare is not available for these services.
- Christmas Day Service, Wednesday, December 25, at 9:30 am in the Chapel. Choose your favorite Christmas carols and worship together, with a devotional time led by Senior Pastor Greg Waybright. For questions about Christmas season events, contact Dorothy Wurtemberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626.817.4832. Lake Avenue Church is located at 393 N. Lake Avenue in Pasadena, at the corner of Lake Avenue and the 210 Freeway.