Nov 13, 2020 - Dec 24, 2020
We’ve made it to Advent and the Christmas season! And wow, can we certainly use some Christmas! It’s been a year like no other, to put it mildly. But, no matter how troubling the times, and no matter how heavy our hearts, there is good news. The greatest news!
As the angels proclaimed it on the night of Jesus’s birth long ago:
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all people, Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in clothes and lying in a manger.”
This is the news that drives away fear and fills us with joy and holds us in peace. It’s news of the reality we are invited to step into and experience.
Advent is the time of our journey into this rediscovery of hope, peace, joy, love, and of Christ himself.
Wherever you are this year on your level of anxiety, uncertainty or pain–
Wherever you are on your own spiritual journey–
Wherever you are in the midst of holiday stress or pressure–
Let us invite you into this journey of Advent!
First Sunday of Advent
Second Sunday of Advent
Third Sunday of Advent
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Christmas Eve Service we celebrate the coming of Christ!
Beginning November 22, you may pick up your Advent Devotional from the church lobby. This reading plan contains devotions for each of the four weeks before Christmas. Based around the weekly themes of hope, peace, joy, and love, there are seven devotions for each theme. There is also a devotion for Christmas Eve and one for Christmas Day. These emphasize the rediscovery of Christmas in the practice and experience of each trait, and they lead us in reminders of good news in our troubles and uncertainties. Practical questions at the end of each day help to spur us toward ways to apply hope, peace, joy, and love in our own lives.
Join us this Advent season as we seek to gather together, both on each Sunday of Advent, and each day in our homes as families or individuals.