Advent Sermon Series
 
For most of us Advent is a season in which we prepare to celebrate Christmas. But in the history of the church, it is its own unique season, focusing not on Christ’s first coming, but his second.  As Fleming Rutledge explains, “Advent differs from the other seasons in that it looks beyond history altogether and awaits Jesus Christ’s coming again ‘in glory to judge the living and the dead.'”  We are using the original text of the 8th century poem, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” to guide us through this Advent season.
 
If you’ve missed any of the series, you can find past sermons here.
Hanging of the Greens – Saturday, November 27, 9AM-Noon
 
It’s that exciting time of year when we dress up our homes for Christmas. And, we also delight in being able to dress up God’s house, too. We would love for you to join us Saturday, November 30, from 9am – noon (or whenever during that time you are available), as we put up beautiful trees, candles, wreaths, banners, and more! Hope to see you there.
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First Sunday in Advent – Sunday, November 28, 11AM
 
We kick off the season of Advent with a wonderful worship service in which we light the first candle of the advent wreath.
Second Sunday in Advent – Sunday, December 5, 11AM
 
Join us for worship on the Second Sunday in Advent as we light the 2nd candle of the advent wreath and celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper..
Third Sunday in Advent – Sunday, December 12, 11AM
 
For the Third Sunday in Advent, we will celebrate with the lighting of the 3rd candle of the Advent wreath.
Christmas Cheer Box Packing – Friday, December 17, 9 AM
 
For the past several months, we’ve been collecting items for the Christmas Cheer Boxes, and on Friday, December 17 we’ll join our partner churches to pack those boxes!  We’ll meet at Amelon United Methodist Church at 9am.  The Christmas Cheer Boxes will be delivered on Saturday the 18th.  Help us spread some Christmas cheer this season!
Fourth Sunday in Advent – Sunday, December 19, 11AM
 
For the fourth Sunday in Advent, we will celebrate with the lighting of the 4th candle of the Advent wreath.
Christmas Caroling – Sunday, December 19, 4:30-7:00PM
 
Join us for our annual tradition of going caroling in our neighborhoods and visiting our homebound members. We’ll divide up into groups, then come back to church and warm up with some delightful hot chocolate and wonderful fellowship.  This is a great opportunity for folks of all ages to come together as we spread some Christmas cheer!
SNL & Youth Group Not So Silent Night Christmas Party – Sunday, December 19, 7:00-8:00PM
 
After caroling, all 4th-12th grade students are invited to join us for the SNL/Youth Group Not So Silent Night Christmas Party!  More information about this coming later this month.
Christmas Eve Service – Friday, December 24, 7:00PM
 
On Christmas Eve, we invite you to join us for a family-friendly candlelight service celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  This service of song, carol and Scripture provides a wonderful opportunity to get a sense of how eager the Hebrews were for the coming of the Messiah so long ago, and reminds us how eager we are for his return.  We look forward to seeing you there!