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Save The Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019 @ 5:00 PM


Cross of Glory Lutheran Church to Hold Its

12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Carol Sing, Dec. 15th

Christmas song, food, and spirit will be in plentiful supply for the entire community

DEC. 1, 2019 - Aberdeen, NJ -- As it has done for the last eleven years, the congregation of Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Aberdeen will swing its doors open to the entire Aberdeen community and beyond to celebrate Christmas through song and merriment. Christmas cheer will be in abundant supply at Cross of Glory's 12th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing, to be held on Dec. 15th at 5:00 PM. (rain or shine) at 95 Cambridge Drive.

A perfect way to herald the Christmas season, the evening starts with carol-singing and lighting of the Christmas tree and Nativity on the church's front yard, followed by a smorgasbord of home baked sweets and pastries alongside other refreshments provided by Delicious Orchards and Dearborn Market in our Fellowship Hall. The tree will remain lit every night through the 2019 holiday season.

"Come one come all to our joyous celebration," invites Jeremy Samuelson, longtime head of Cross of Glory's tree lighting committee. "Though we gather primarily to honor the birth of Jesus Christ, we sing everyone's favorite secular Christmas songs with gusto—especially our participatory rendition of '12 Days of Christmas'. We follow that with the tree lighting, then it's back into our Fellowship Hall for the goodies."

The generosity of Delicious Orchards and Dearborn Market helps supplement the church's own assortment of home baked treats. To volunteer, or for further information about the event, please contact Mr. Samuelson at 732-583-1118, visit, or go to Cross of Glory Lutheran Church's Facebook page.

About Cross of Glory Lutheran Church

Founded in 1964, the Cross of Glory Lutheran Church is part of the New Jersey Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and is led by the Rev. Gary E. Costa. With the support of over 300 members, the church runs a nursery school, stocks and supports the Matawan food pantry and provides other services to residents of Aberdeen and neighboring towns. For more information on Cross of Glory, please visit, or visit our Facebook page.

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