December 05, 2013
Advent begins the church year. Advent is a season of preparation for the
coming of Christ and for the celebration of Jesus' birth at Christmas. The
word "advent" comes from the latin adventus, which means “coming.” As
God’s people, we make room for reflection. We reflect upon our need for a
Savior and upon God’s glorious plan that gave us one. Let us make Advent a
time of reflection and Christmas a time of celebration. Let us hear God
saying, "I love you."
Sunday, December 1 - Advent Begins
Waiting for Hope - Lighting of first Advent Candle
Sunday, December 8 - Advent 2
Waiting for the Spirit - Lighting of second Advent Candle
Rev. Lari Grubbs to preach: "Waiting for the Spirit" Scripture: Matthew 3:1-12
During worship, we will receive the Christmas Joy Offering
After Worship Service, a reception will be held in Rev. Grubbs' honor in the Narthex.
Sunday, December 15 - Advent 3
Cantata Sunday: “A Festival of Lessons and Carols” - Lighting of the third Advent Candle
During worship, we will receive the Christmas Joy Offering.
Friday, December 20 - Longest Night, 7pm
Peaceful worship for the Holy Season. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one and are in need of comfort and strength this holiday season, we invite you to join us.
Sunday, December 22 - Advent 4
Waiting for Love - Lighting of the Fourth Candle
Christmas Eve Services
Tuesday, December 24
7pm - A family-oriented service for participants of all ages.
11pm - A Candlelight Service of worship with communion.
Sunday, December 29
We will all come together as one church family to celebrate anew the birth of our Lord.
November 13, 2013
Families in the Philippines are in urgent need after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated towns and villages, causing heavy damage from wind and water.
Thousands of people are feared dead, and hundreds of thousands more have been displaced from their homes.
In the wake of one of the strongest storms in recorded history, families desperately need food, water, shelter, and other basic supplies. You can help by donating to Week of Compassion. Your gift will help survivors meet their basic needs and begin rebuilding after this disaster.
Please click here to make a donation.