A LOOK TO ADVENT
Advent Study – When God Comes Down
This Advent join together as we explore the meaning of the incarnation…God with us in human flesh. When God Comes Down, by James Harnish, focuses on the stories of the primary biblical characters in the birth stories through whose lives the miracle of incarnation happened: Zechariah, Elizabeth, Joseph, Mary, and Jesus. Through each of these characters we hope to claim for ourselves the reality of God's presence with us. Books are $9.50 and are available in the Gathering Space. There are two options for this study:
Thursdays, November 29 – December 20 from 6:30–7 pm. in the Fellowship Hall
Sundays, December 2 – December 23 from 9:30–10:30 a.m. in Balcony Room 20
Advent for the Ages – Saturday, December 1 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
This Advent season we will explore our roots as a part of Christ’s family, using the Jesse Tree as our guide. Join together for this special afternoon which will provide foundation for the Advent preaching series and children’s ministry focus. The afternoon includes worship, creating Jesse Tree ornaments, working on a mission project, singing, and games. We will end with a supper hosted by the Celebrations team. Holiday themed main dishes will be provided. The afternoon is planned with disciples of all ages in mind. You are invited to bring a side dish or dessert to share. Follow the link below to let us know what you will bring to share:
Blue Christmas service – Friday, December 21 at 7 p.m.
The holiday season isn’t always a time of cheer. Many are grieving over a death, loss, distance from family, illness, broken relationship, and many other reasons. If you are experiencing any type of grief, you are invited to come to a special worship experience designed to be quiet, contemplative, and mindful of those who do not experience the Christmas season with happiness.
Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24
5:00 p.m. – Family Christmas Eve service
6:15 p.m. – Churchwide potluck supper
7:30 p.m. – Candlelight Christmas Eve service
11:00 p.m. – Midnight Christmas Eve service with communion