This Advent season, we’ll be looking at Christmas in Reverse.
It’s a topsy-turvy journey, as we begin with the “end” of the story—Jesus’s death and resurrection—and work our way backwards to the familiar story of his miraculous birth that we celebrate at Christmas.
A glorious privilege and responsibility of the church is to worship the Lord together. Every Sunday morning, we gather together and sing songs, hear from God’s word, give our tithes and offerings and remember the faithfulness of our great God. This Advent season is a continuation of our year-long worship, and all are welcome to join in!
In a short. casual service, we’ll take a look at the childhood of Jesus. Our whole church family will be together, including our youngest children! (No childcare provided.)
Celebrate the birth of Christ at this special service as we rejoice in the peace we have with God, while lighting the final Advent candle. (Childcare is provided for ages 4 and under.)
Giving in Reverse
Giving things away at Christmas might feel like a reversal. We look forward to receiving beautifully-wrapped presents and eagerly await our wishlist being fulfilled. It feels good to get what you wanted! Isn’t giving things away the exact opposite of that?
When we give gifts to others, we are echoing back God’s love for us. Remember what the Bible says in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son.” God is a giver of good gifts, including his own beloved Son, Jesus. Because we have been loved so abundantly, we can give freely and generously.
We believe that God is the creator and giver of everything—all things come from his loving care and generosity. As children of God, he allows us to participate in the giving. We can see the needs of those around us and be an active part of God’s plan to provide for them. The joy that we receive is better than any gift!
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17
Christmas Photos | December 3 & 10
Our gift to you is family Christmas photos in front of our beautifully decorated tree! Photographers are available after both services in the foyer. Arrive early to avoid a wait.
Behold the Lamb of God Concert | December 15
Andrew Peterson and friends present “Behold The Lamb of God,” an incredible Christmas production recounting the Christmas story through song. Click here for tickets and more info.
Memorial Poinsettias | Through December 17
Honor a loved one this Christmas with a memorial poinsettia in our sanctuary. The poinsettia is yours to keep following the 6pm Christmas Eve service. Click here to purchase your poinsettia online.