Sunday Advent Series: Keep ‘Christ’ in ‘Christians’
(8:15, 9:30, 10:45 and 11:00am)

December 2nd, December 9th, December 16th, December 23rd 

Advent is a time of expectant waiting and preparation
for the celebration of the birth of Jesus.
 

“Keep ‘Christ’ in ‘Christmas!’” That’s the refrain we hear throughout the Christmas season. Well-meaning Christians use the phrase as a reminder that the presents under the tree, and all the packages, boxes and bags—none of it matters. Rather, it’s all about Jesus Christ. At the same time the phrase is used in response to people saying “Happy Holidays,” or when certain businesses offer coffee in red cups with no reference to Christmas at all, etc. Indeed, the birth of Christ is huge and worth celebrating…but I’m guessing Jesus doesn’t care if people say “Merry Christmas” or not. He didn’t come proclaiming a message of commercialization with Christian slogans and imagery slapped on the side of products. So what if we—the faithful followers of Jesus—kept Christ in Christmas by showing the world what Christ came here for in the first place? What if we cared about the things Jesus actually cared about; talked about the things Jesus talked about. What if we lived sacrificially like Jesus, giving of ourselves for one another and for our neighbor? What if we lived by the Word of Christ, rather than the words of businesses or politicians or trite slogans, etc.? Throughout this series, we will look at the appointed Lectionary readings to see what it means to faithfully Keep ‘Christ’ in ‘Christians’.

Please note:
*December 9th we will have our Sunday School program during the 9:30am service.
*December 16th is our Christmas Cantata and there will be no 11:00am service. 



Midweek Advent Series : The Gospel in a Nutshell
12:00 pm with free lunch following service
7:15 pm with free dinner at 5 pm

November 28th, December 5th, December 12th, December 19th 

Advent is a time of expectant waiting and preparation
for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. 


John 3:16 is one of the most beloved passages in the Bible. Within this one verse we have a summary of the story of the Bible. It’s the story of God’s love for a fallen world; His plan of redemption through His Son; His conquering and victory over death; and, the life offered for all of His faithful people. It’s no wonder that the passage has been called “The Gospel in a Nutshell.” This verse, though, isn’t often considered an Advent passage. Yet, it is the message the world so desperately needs to hear. In light of our Sunday sermon series, focusing on how to faithful live out our Christian calling in a broken world, it is appropriate that we likewise consider this beloved passage in Advent—considering Christ’s coming 2,000 years ago, His coming again on the last day, and what that means for us and for those who need to hear The Gospel in a Nutshell.


A Contemporary Festival of Lessons and Carols
Saturday, December 8 - 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 9-5:00pm

This is a very special service  on the evening of December 9th. The service originated in the 1800's and includes nine scripture readings that span the Old and New Testament.

As we prepare for the birth of the Savior this modern service provides a unique contemporary experience on a traditional service. We hope you leave with a deeper understanding of all the promises we have through our Savior.


Children's Christmas Sunday School Program 
Sunday, December 9- 9:30 am

Come hear our Sunday School children share the joyful story of Christmas through word and song.This classic Christmas worship service centers on the Old Testament concept of the jubilee year—which includes redemption, freedom and restoration—as it describes Christ’s coming.



Christmas Cantata
Sunday, December 16 - 8:15 am, 9:30 am, 10:45 am

This is a special poetic, musical service retelling of God’s salvation story as we prepare for Christmas. During this service we lift our joy-filled songs heavenward with voices and instruments as our various choirs present our Annual Christmas Cantata. The regular sermon is replaced by a poetic narrative. 


Family Christmas Eve Worship
Monday, December 24 - 6:30 pm

This service is specifically geared towards families with small children. Our Pastor invites the children to come up as he tells the story of our Savior's birth and each child leaves with a special gift. 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
Monday, December 24 - 11:00 pm

The Candlelight Service is designed to be reflective and meditative in nature.  It attempts to convey the holiness and the mystery of that first Christmas night. It is the holy night of our Savior’s birth!


Christmas Morning Worship
Tuesday December 25 - 10:30 am

Our Christmas morning worship is the official birthday celebration of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!