The Landing - November 2023

We’re getting close to the Holiday season in Carlton Landing. As we enter the Advent season in just a few weeks, we have so much to look forward to as we prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! Here is our holiday schedule and a couple of exciting updates for the new year.

Holiday Schedule 

Sunday, November 19 - Eufaula Thanksgiving Service - 6 pm
Each year, churches in Eufaula come together for a group church service. This year, I will be preaching, and the service will be held at North Fork Baptist Church, off Highway 69 and Texanna Road. Everyone is invited, so if you’re around, come celebrate the beginning of Thanksgiving week with believers from around the area.

Sunday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Sunday - 10 am
The Sunday after Thanksgiving, we will be having our normal Sunday service and we will be finishing the Gospel of Matthew. As we focus on the Great Commission, we’ll tie the Gospel together and learn about the role we’ve been given in the Kingdom of God.
On that Sunday, we will be kicking off our holiday sock drive for the nursing home residents of Eufaula. Bring a few pairs of warm socks to give away!

Saturday, December 2 - Christmas Decorating at the Church - 10 am
Sunday, December 3 - First Sunday of Advent - 10 am 

December 3 is the first Sunday of Advent, the season leading up to Christmas, when we prepare our hearts to celebrate Christ’s birth. To get ready for Advent, we will be decorating the church on Saturday, Dec. 2. Come ready to set up our Christmas tree, hang wreaths, and arrange poinsettias. Sunday morning, we will have our normal service with a new sermon series for Advent.

Sunday, December 10 - Christmas Songs with Jami Smith - 10 am
Holiday weekend is one of the best times in Carlton Landing. On Saturday, the town will have the home tour and the bonfire; on Sunday, we’ll have Jami Smith and her band singing Christmas songs at CLCC.  

Sunday, December 17 - Children’s Christmas Carols - 10 am 
On this third Sunday of Advent, we will have our normal Christmas services, but we will be joined at the end by our children’s church kids singing Christmas songs. You won’t want to miss it. The kids will be practicing during Children’s church in December and on this Sunday, so everyone who comes can participate.

Sunday, December 24 - Christmas Eve - 10 am, 6 pm
Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year. In the morning, we will have our normal worship service, and in the evening, we will have a Christmas Eve service for the whole family at 6 pm. As in years past, we will be singing Christmas carols and reading the Christmas story. If you would like to volunteer for that service in any capacity, please email Jess Smuk,

Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day 
Merry Christmas! We will not be having any events on Christmas Day this year. Enjoy time with family and friends celebrating the birth of our Lord.

Sunday, December 31 - New Year’s Eve - 10 am
Ring in the new year by gathering to worship on Sunday morning. On New Year’s Eve, we will have our normal Sunday worship service.

Exodus - New Year Sermon Series 
In the middle of our Matthew series this year, we looked at the book of Genesis through the lens of the “Fig Leaves” Adam and Eve made for themselves. To kick off the New Year, we’re moving on to the book of Exodus! We’ve probably all seen the Prince of Egypt, maybe some of us, Exodus: Gods and Kings, but do we know what the Biblical Exodus was all about? I’ll tell you in one word: worship. When God told Moses to go to Pharaoh, this is what he told him to say, “The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us; and now, please let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God’” (Ex. 3:18). This deliverance was about worship!

Through 8 weeks in Exodus, we will learn about worship, identity, and life as the people of God through the call of Moses, the plagues, the parting of the Sea, the meeting with the Lord at Sinai, and the wandering journey through the wilderness. The book of Exodus is packed with meaning for today. You won’t want to miss that series!

Museum of the Bible Trip - Washington D.C. 
Have you ever wondered how we got our Bible? How do we know the words the authors wrote thousands of years ago are the words we’re reading today? We’re going to be discussing these questions and many more at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., February 29 - March 1, 2024.

Feel free to get there a few days early or leave a few days after. Stay wherever you’d like, or let us know if you’d like us to include you in a block of reserved rooms. Our group will be together from the morning of the 29th through the afternoon of the 1st. This trip will include guided tours of the Museum, a monument tour around the National Mall, and more. If you’re interested and want more information about the trip, reach out to
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