Christmas at First Moravian Church of Riverside
Join us for our Christmas Eve Services!!!! We will have beautiful music and words with a takeout Lovefeast box!! December 24th 7:00PM Via Z.
Christmas Eve Parking Lot Service
It is with sadness that the Joint Board shares the following decision about our parking lot service on Christmas Eve: In order to keep our members safe and healthy
and in compliance with Governor
Murphy's mandate of outdoor gatherings being under 25 people, the Joint Board
has decided to cancel our parking lot Christmas Eve service. There was discussion
around whether or not being in cars constituted an outdoor gathering, but it was
ultimately decided that we err on the side of caution and not put the temptation of
getting out of our cars and congregating in the parking lot with people, especially on Christmas Eve where we are accustomed to seeing our church family member's and loved ones. We are aware that this is going to cause disappointment with many and there is another level of grief that will be felt as we let go of another event in 2020. If you have any questions about this decision please contact a member of the Joint Board or Pastor Rebecca.
We will still gather on Christmas Eve on Zoom for worship. Christmas Eve boxes will still be available for you, but we ask that you pick them up prior to Christmas Eve. You may pick up your box on Sunday, December 20 between 1-3pm in Hahle Hall or Monday, December 21 between 6-7pm. If neither of these times work for a pick up, please contact the church office and organize a time to pick up. If you are unable to pick up your box and need it delivered, please also call the church office or email Ginny Lyon and delivery will be organized for you. If you are picking up your box or having it delivered we ask that you support the pop up food pantry by bringing canned goods or non-perishable items for the pop up pantry. We look forward to worshipping with you on Zoom on Christmas Eve. Please look for the Zoom link.