For the past four years, CCWC has hosted Emmanuel: A Time of Singing Celebrating God With Us to ring in the Christmas season through singing some of our favorite songs, both old and new. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have faced multiple difficulties around gathering safely and participating in regular events. In spite of those challenges, we are excited to announce that 2020 will mark our fifth year of Emmanuel. We will still gather, sing, pray, and read God’s Word as a celebration of Christmas together on December 6, 2020, from 3-4 PM.
We will be holding it outside in Everhart Park in downtown West Chester. This location will allow for as many attendees as desire to to participate to come and to position themselves as far from the nearest person as they feel comfortable, assuming it is at least six feet. Per PA state guidelines updated 11/17, masks are required for all attendees. We also ask each attendee to please bring his or her own chair.
We are also asking everyone to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand to receive a digital copy of the lyrics and readings. Not only does this system save paper, it also prevents someone being close enough to others to hand them something or everyone receiving a handout that may have been touched by many people before it got to them.
As we look forward to this day, we ask that you would pray with us that God would be glorified and our hearts would be encouraged as we come together. Pray that many who do not know Christ would come and hear the good news of the gospel and be saved. And pray for a warm, clear day! May the Lord bless this time and use it to strengthen us as we continue to walk through a difficult season.
This event is free and all are welcome.