During Advent, we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ. We remember the longing of Jews for a Messiah and our own longing for, and need of, forgiveness, salvation and a new beginning. Even as we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble stable in Bethlehem, we also look forward anticipating the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by his first coming.
Upcoming Events in Advent
Night in Bethlehem • November 28 • 6:00-7:00 pm
Magic City Nutcracker • November 30 – December 2
Blue Grass Christmas • December 2 • 11:00 am
Children’s Concert • December 5 • 6:00 pm
Madrigal Dinner • December 9 • 6:30 pm
Family Caroling • December 12 • 6:00 pm
Service of Lessons and Carols • December 16 • 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 am
Sounds of the Season • December 16 • 5:00 pm
Service of Healing and Light • December 21 • 6:00 pm
Christmas Day Lunch • December 25 • 11:30 am
Advent Sermon Series
Advent refers to the coming of God into our world in Jesus. We often associate this time with warmth and comfort, but for that first Advent, it was a total disruption. Herod, Joseph, and Mary all had their lives interrupted and turned on end.
When God does something extraordinary, that is usually the case – God meddles with our ordered life and something unexpected intrudes. But, then comes the extraordinary. Join us every Sunday during December as we consider the wonderful disruption we call Advent.
Christmas Eve Services
2PM* – Candlelight Communion Service | Sanctuary | Children’s Choir
4PM* – Candlelight Communion Service | Sanctuary | Chancel Choir
4PM* – Candlelight Communion Service | Tyson Hall | Ensemble
6PM* – Candlelight Communion Service | Sanctuary | New Life Singers
8PM – Communion Service | 30 Minute Service | Chapel
11PM – Candlelight Communion Service | Sanctuary
* Childcare available on the preschool floor
This Christmas you can donate poinsettias in memory or honor of a loved one for $20. To make a tribute, you must contact Margaret Flowers (769-0112) by December 10. Order forms will also be available in the church office.