Calendar of Events

Here are a few highlights of the many opportunities at APC for children, teens, and adults to connect with one another and grow in faith. View our full church calendar to see all meetings, classes, and room reservations. To schedule an event at APC, contact our church office, 770-751-0033.

Tuesday, Dec. 12

APC Book Club Christmas Party
7 p.m.  All are welcome to gather for appetizers, holiday cheer and a white elephant-style book swap at Dot Van Dyke’s home. We will also reveal our new 2018 reading list. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Contact the church office for directions to Dot’s home.

December 14

“Listening for Angels” Advent Lunch & Learn
12-1 p.m. in the Garden Room (106). Bring a bag lunch and join us! Songs, movies and images of angels abound this time of year. But how are angels described in the gospel accounts of Jesus’ birth? How has culture depicted them throughout history? Carve out some time in this holy season to “rest beside the weary road and hear the angels sing.” Taught by Rev. Caitlin Phillips.

Thursday, Dec. 14

STARS (APC Seniors) Christmas Party
* NEW Date—rescheduled due to weather*
6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. STARS, APC’s fellowship group for seniors, will enjoy a gourmet holiday dinner, a Christmas sing-a-long, and a spirited white elephant gift exchange. Purchase your $25 ticket before December 1. Contact Richard Gibson.

December 15-17

“Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts”
Final Weekend! Friday/Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. ACT1 Theater presents this hilarious holiday show in APC’s Theater–start your holiday season off with a good laugh! From the bonny shores of England comes the Styckes-Upon-Thump Repertory Theatre Co., a stuffy old traveling troupe embarking on their 15th annual farewell tour of the Dickens tale. When the show’s diva, Mrs. Betina Salisbury, feigns illness, sweet Cynthia Imbry, the general understudy, suddenly finds herself thrust onstage quite unprepared. Mayhem ensues as the company scrambles to keep the show going as everything that could possibly go wrong does, to hilarious results! Purchase tickets online at www.ACT1Theater.com.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Crooked Halos & Wiggly Sheep: A Christmas Pageant
 9:30 a.m.. Join us in the sanctuary as APC’s children, youth and adults act out the nativity story in “Crooked Halos and Wiggly Sheep: A Christmas Pageant.” Experience this familiar story in a new way as the words of ancient scripture are intertwined with some modern humor–you won’t want to miss it! Children can sign up to be Mary, Joseph, Shepherd, Angel, Wise Man, or Barn Animal and may either wear a costume from home or borrow one of ours. Contact Kristin Hicks.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Young Families – Cookie Decorating
* This event has been cancelled.

10:30 a.m.. Families with young children, join us immediately following the Christmas Pageant to have some fun decorating Christmas cookies!

Sunday, Dec. 17

Christmas Music Service and Reception
** NEW date–rescheduled due to weather. 
11 a.m., in the Sanctuary. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of APC’s choral ensembles and hand bell choir, plus guest brass instrumentalists as they share carols, readings, and special Christmas music. A festive holiday reception follows the service in Fellowship Hall.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Longest Night Service
5 p.m. The holiday season can be difficult for those grieving or feeling down. Join us for a special service of hope and healing.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Youth Group Jingle Jammies Christmas Party
** New Date! Rescheduled due to weather.**
5:30-7:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Middle and high school youth, wear your tackiest Christmas pajamas to this fun annual gathering! Bring a wrapped white elephant gift and a side dish or dessert to share. You may also choose to bring a small gift card to benefit North Fulton Community Charities.

Thursday, Dec. 21

APC Dayschool’s “Caroling with Kids”
9:30 & 10:30 a.m. APC Dayschool students (18 months to age 5) will belt out Christmas carols and holiday favorites in the APC sanctuary. All are welcome to this joyous annual celebration.

Sunday, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Services
11 a.m.
   Morning Worship Service. We will light the candle of Peace on this 4th Sunday of Advent. Nursery care and Promise Class* provided. (Please note: no 9:30 a.m. service; no Sunday School).

3:30 p.m.  Children’s Service.  Designed for younger children and their families. Celebrate the birth of Jesus with the Christmas story and nativity characters. After the service, enjoy birthday cake in Fellowship Hall. Each child will receive a special gift from the church. No nursery care or Promise Class.

5:00 p.m.   Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols.  Rejoice at the news of the Savior’s birth! This service of scripture lessons and Christmas carols includes beautiful music and concludes with candlelight. Nursery care (infants – 2nd grade) and Promise Class* provided.

7:00 p.m.  Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols.  Rejoice at the news of the Savior’s birth! This service of scripture lessons and Christmas carols includes beautiful music and concludes with candlelight. Nursery care (infants – 2nd grade) and Promise Class* provided.

11:00 p.m.  Candlelight Communion Service.  Welcome Christmas at midnight as we celebrate the Lord’s Supper and share the story of God’s salvation with candlelight and carols. No nursery care.

*Promise Class for children with special needs is sponsored by APC’s Open Arms Ministry.