Events & Programs

Advent Book Study | Interrupted by Hope: Turning Towards Advent
Wednesdays, November 29-December 20
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Room L5
Led by Pastor Teer

We have our plans, our time, and ideas about how the Christmas season should work. However, Advent changes all that. The arrival of this season shifts our focus and gives us greater expectation than day-in-day-out living. Advent interrupts our schedule and points us toward a new hope. It brings the blessing of an unplanned arrival. God seeks to stir within us so we may turn our faces toward something new.
 
The purpose of Advent is to make us pregnant with hope. For many, the holiday season is not filled with joy, family, and gifts, but anxiety, stress, and despair. Advent seeks to reframe our experiences with new expectations, expectations that will not disappoint. It is the expectancy that new life will start to grow within all of us. However, we must be willing to make room for an interruption. Can we make that space to receive that gift?

Candlelight Christmas Celebration
Sunday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Featuring the Mount Olivet Brass and Thomas Joyce, Timpani with carol favorites sung by the choir and congregation, with a special time for children. Join us for a pre-concert dessert social from 6:15-6:45 p.m. in the Gathering Space. Childcare provided.

Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 17

Bells will ring, choirs will sing, and the congregation will join in Advent hymns! Come for Traditional Worship at 8:30 or 11:00 a.m.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

Family Service | *4:00 + *6:00 p.m.
A 45-minute service designed for families.

Modern Service | *7:30 p.m.
A laid-back service with unique renditions of classic carols.

Traditional Services | *8:00 + 10:00 p.m.
Sing Silent Night by candlelight + enjoy the brass ensemble.

Live Nativity | 5:00 + 5:30 p.m.
An outdoor nativity with live animals and carols.

College Reception | 8:30-10:00 p.m.
High Schoolers! College Students! Young Adults! We will be gathering together from 8:30-10:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve to celebrate Christmas and catch up with one another. Bring your favorite holiday treat (or just yourself!).

*Childcare provided.

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Advent Offering

This year we are supporting La Cocina Va, UMCOR Storm Relief, Christmas for Others, and Friends of Guest House. Please join us in supporting these efforts during this season of contemplation and renewal. 

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