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Christmas Events at Pasadena's Lake Avenue Church

Lake Avenue Church is located at 393 N. Lake Avenue. Pasadena, CA
Saturday, December 14, 2013 to Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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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 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.