Sunday, December 16, 10:15 am
In his letter to the church in Philippi, Paul says, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” Our heart may say “yes” to Paul’s command, but our head often says, “not so easy.” Does Paul know anything about difficulty and loss? He can’t really mean always, right? Paul, in fact, knows plenty about loss and difficulty and yet he still believes in the power of rejoicing anyway. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on the Advent theme of Joy, and how a weary world rejoices.
In the midst of the season of hustle and bustle and as we move toward the longest night of the year, you are invited to a Blue Christmas Service. This simple service creates a sacred space for those who need it in the midst of dark times, grief, uncertainty, loneliness this season. This reflective, accepting service will remind us of God’s presence and hope in the midst of difficulty.
Please join us and invite your friends and family members to enjoy this wonderful musical. Light is essential for life here on Earth. For centuries, it has been used as a metaphorical theme in art and literature and is mentioned more than 230 times in the Bible. The Promise of Light is a musical celebration of God’s gift of eternal light to mankind. A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices!
Sunday, December 9, 10:15 am
Most days the world doesn’t seem like a very peaceful place. Across the globe and in our own homes there is far too much violence. The prophet Isaiah spoke of a time when swords would be beaten into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks. Weapons of war would be transformed into tools for tending and growing. Nobody is against peace, but many of us struggle with what it takes to make it and to find it. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on the ways of peace and how to hold on to them is a season and world that seems anything but peaceful.
Sunday, December 2, 10:15 am
Isaiah 61:1-4, 10-11
Advent is a 4-week season of waiting and preparing for Christ’s rebirth at Christmas. It is a season rooted in the hopeful visions of the ways the world could be and should be. The prophet Isaiah had seen the worst of what the world can offer: war, devastation, division, and exile. And yet, he preached a word of hope to God’s people. Our theme for Advent this year is, “A Weary World Rejoices.” Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches on hope, incarnation, and how we can continue to rejoice in the midst of a weary world.
Join us for Christmas Eve worship! The service will be less than an hour long and is designed to be a casual, welcoming, and meaningful worship experience particularly geared toward families with younger children. We include lessons, carols, candlelight, a children’s sermon, and an “instant pageant” where children and adults can become part of the Christmas Story. Contact: Rev. Mollie Landers Hatt.
Join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ with a traditional evening candlelight service and carols. We’ll start with a medley of Christmas songs at 7:00 pm, move into the service proper at 7:30 pm, and conclude with a candlelit Silent Night. Following the service, join us in the Fellowship Hall for hot cider and good conversation. Plan to arrive early, as this service is always packed!
Now through December 14
The Mission, Outreach, and Evangelism Board will be holding a toy collection drive for the Action Center Santa Workshop. This year, we will 100% match whatever toys the congregation donates up to a $600 limit. Toys must be new & unwrapped. See a list of toys needed at the Welcome Center and the collection box in the Narthex.
Here are the most needed toys:
Remote control cars/trucks
arts and craft kits
nail and makeup kits
“Frozen” or “Sart Wars” toys
infant and toddler toys
bikes and helmets
Join us at the Action Center to spread holiday cheer to families in needy at Santa’s Workshop. This event provides toys for over 4000 kids in JeffCo. We need 12 volunteers to help distribute the toys to families from 12:15 to 4:30 pm at the Faith Mountain Church (12344 W Alameda). Adults and youth 10 & over invited. Please sign up at the Welcome Center.
The Mission, Outreach, and Evangelism Board will be holding a toy collection drive for the Action Center Santa Workshop. This year, we will 100% match whatever toys the congregation donates up to a $600 limit. Toys must be new & unopened. See a list of toys needed at the Welcome Center and the collection box in the Narthex.
Parents, a night out for you! Youth and adults will host a parents night out on Friday, December 7 from 6-9:00 pm. Bring your kids (potty trained to 11 years old) to church for an evening of games and a movie. Dinner will be provided, the cost is $15/kid, with no family paying more than $40. This is a fundraiser for our youth, and a wonderful chance for parents to have a date night or holiday shopping night. Tell your neighbors and friends, this event is open to the community! Please RSVP to Mollie at email@example.com by Wednesday, December 5.