An Invitation to Advent

Sunday, Nov. 27, marks the beginning of Advent. The season of Advent is a time of new beginnings for the Christian Church, as we mark the start of a new liturgical year and wait with anticipation for the arrival of the Christ Child and the union of human and Divine, of heaven and earth. Although the word advent means “coming” or “arrival,” the season of Advent is not celebrated with the fanfare often associated with new beginnings, but instead is a period of preparation as we keep vigil of expectation for what is to come, calling forth our desire and rekindling our sense of hope. (from asacredjourney.net)

On Sunday, Nov. 27, we invite you to stop by the Commons for coffee, fellowship, and an Advent wreath to-go kit. We will also have Advent devotionals and craft activities for children.

Savor the Season Advent Dinners

We invite all ages to come taste and see as we prepare our hearts for the Christmastide. Join us Wednesday evenings in Advent for weekly dinner, fellowship & formation at Christ Church.

5:45-6:15 p.m.: Dinner ($6/person or $30 family cap)
6:15-6:20 p.m.: Lighting of the Advent Wreath
6:20-6:35 p.m.: Program in the Parish Hall*

Nov. 30 – The Rev. Mary Davila – Register via this link
Dec. 7 – The Rev. David Frazelle – Register via this link
Dec. 14 – The Rev. James P. Adams – Register via this link

*Children’s program in the Commons

Nursery will be available for babies 2 yrs. and under!

Christmas Music & Poinsettia Memorials

If you would like to honor or remember a loved one through the gift of music and/or poinsettias for our Christmas Eve services, please submit information using the links below by Dec. 13.

Music Memorials: LINK
Christmas Poinsettias: LINK

Online Advent Devotionals

A “Less is More” Christmas – new resources from SALT

  • Devotional – view, download and print via this link
  • Poster – view, download and print via this link

Kate Bowler Advent Devotional – click here

Family Resources: click here

Books of Daily Devotions

I Witness, by Kate Moorehead

Preparing for Christmas, by Richard Rohr

Advent Resources with Reflections and Activities for Children and Families

Wooden Advent Wreath for kids
Nativity By Cynthia Rylant
Sounding Joy by Ellie Holcomb
Silent Night (The Christmas Choir)
Kindness Advent Calendar
Star from Afar
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