advent schedule & events

ADVENT SCHEDULE     -     A VIRTUAL SERVICE OF HOPE & LIGHT

THE WAY OF THE MANGER     -     DECEMBER PRAYER CALENDAR     -     HOME FOR THE HOLY DAYS

advent schedule

Livestream Traditional Sunday Worship - December 27 at 11:00 a.m.  


Messy Church Online - To view December's Messy Church at Home:  "Christmas", click here


Virtual Alternative Giving Fair - To view a recording of our Virtual Alternative Giving Fair and see a list of the participating organizations, click here.


A Virtual Service of Hope & Light - To view the Service of Hope & Light, scroll down.


The Way of the Manger:  Drive-thru Living Nativity - For more information, scroll down.


Christmas Eve:  Thursday, December 24

Recordings of each service are available by clicking here.

5:00 p.m.  Virtual Family Worship & Children’s Pageant (The story told is "Santa's Favorite Story" by Hisako Aoki)

7:00 p.m.  Virtual Christmas Eve Worship

9:00 p.m.  Virtual Christmas Eve Worship


Christmas Day:  Friday, December 25

Available after 7:00 a.m.  Virtual Christmas Day Worship - To view the service, click here.

A VIRTUAL SERVICE OF HOPE & LIGHT


Saturday, December 19 at noon


The holiday season is hard for those whose hearts are hurting.  You are not alone. A Service of Hope & Light is a gentle, contemplative worship service for those who are carrying pain or loss during this season.

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THE way of the manger

Saturday, December 19 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


We are excited to offer a special Christmas and Advent experience in our parking lot, Saturday, December 19 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. “The Way of the Manger” is an outdoor, drive-through live nativity with scenes that tell the Christmas story and share the good news of Christ’s birth. We will even have some live animals! This will be an event for the entire community.

DECEMBER PRAYER CALENDAR

Our December Prayer Calendar, beginning December 1, is designed to help us as a church family to anticipate the coming of Emmanuel, God with us.   What would be a sign of Jesus’ intrusion into our lives?  One would be the fulfillment of the words of the Prophets:  “Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’  If you . . . give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then your light will rise in darkness and your gloom will become like midday” (Isaiah 58:9-10).


Our journey through the days of December may prompt a deep reflection on the joy of receiving God’s abundance, and the privilege of sharing with the poor of our land and God’s world through the Advent Offering for Global Hunger.


Bless you in your footsteps on that journey.


December Prayer Calendar

"HOME FOR THE HOLY DAYS"


Recorded Advent Devotions


Often, the weeks leading up to Christmas are a whirlwind of busyness and stress. Perhaps, this year, we are being offered the grace of letting go of all holiday expectations from years past. The pandemic does present us with a special opportunity to rekindle the power of faith practices in the home. This Advent, we will offer an online recorded time to gather together, light Advent candles, listen to and reflect upon words of scripture, and pray.


May the Holy Spirit use these simple, meaningful moments to draw you and your family into the wonder and peace of this time when we prepare our hearts to welcome Jesus, our Savior, once again.

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