Christmas at Pennway

Living Nativity graphic with words


For two nights, December 22 & 23, from 7pm – 9pm.
A Lansing tradition returns this December at Pennway Church of God. For over five decades, people from all over mid-Michigan have thrilled to Pennway’s stirring presentation of The Living Nativity. This December, The Greatest Story Ever Told once again comes to life, complete with cast and the joyful songs of Christmas.
Once you have witnessed The Living Nativity, warm up with some hot cocoa and cookies inside as well as taking a Selfie with Santa or creating a craft with the kids. You can also spend a moment in quiet reflection with our Savior and partake in a “Come & Go” Communion in the sanctuary.
Witness the birth of Hope at Pennway Church of God, located at 1101 East Cavanaugh Road in Lansing.


“Unto Us” – Advent Sermon Series

Our world is in desperate need of hope. We need to be able to see something better coming our way. We need to know that there is hope for real change in our world. This Christmas season at Pennway we want to help give people hope. Just as Jesus came to earth over 2000 years ago, we believe Jesus is coming to us this season. Unto us, Jesus is coming! Isaiah spoke these words looking forward to the Messiah coming to earth, “For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace” Isaiah 9:6. This is the main text for our Advent season.

Unto us comes the hope of having a wonderful counselor to lead our lives to the best ways.
Unto us comes the hope of a mighty God who has power to change anything.
Unto us comes the hope of an everlasting Father whose love for us will never end.
Unto us comes the hope of a Prince of Peace who can make our lives whole and complete.
Unto us comes Jesus – the hope of the world!

Community Christmas Caroling

Join us for a night of Christmas Caroling to our home-bound friends. We will meet at the church on Sunday, December 10 at 3:45pm to form caroling groups and then leave promptly at 4:00pm. We will return to the church for a time of refreshments and sharing. Sign up at the Welcome Desk or call the church office if you plan on participating.

Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, December 24
Take some time to reflect upon the events surrounding the birth of Christ by joining us for a service with singing and the nativity story from 7:00-8:00pm. Come & Go Communion will be available in the Fireside Room from 6:30-8:00pm.