Advent marks a season of intentional waiting. We purposefully remember the story of Jesus' birth and life among us, and we wait in hope for His return! As we lean into the Advent season this year, we are paying attention to the unhurried Hope, unhurried Peace, unhurried Love and unhurried Joy that marks the entirety of the story of God. We see it unfold at a pace that allows hope, peace, love and joy to be experienced and lived. From the covenant promise, to the Old Testament prophecies, from 400 years of silence to the breaking in of Jesus through Joseph and Mary…God is not in a hurry.This
This Advent season we are settling into the gift of Sabbath. Sabbath invites us to stop. It literally means to cease. If you're like us and you're looking for creative ways to capture the heart of Sabbath in your everyday life, consider participating with our church family as we collectively make room for a Savior.
AN ADVENT GUIDE
Let’s practice the presence and way of Jesus through scripture and experience, together. Grab some candles, a few friends or family members and enjoy the unhurried story of our Savior, Jesus.
A SABBATH MOMENT
Whether you are new to the rhythm of Sabbath or you have practiced it for years…welcome to A Sabbath Moment! This simply is a practice around the dinner table where we join in the good old-fashioned art of sharing a meal.
During the Christmas season the reality of being a family is created as needs are shared and met... that’s what Community Blessing is all about! Do you have a need? Can you respond to a need? Can you do both - share & respond to a need? Let’s slow down to love and be a force for good in the world....and in our church family. Learn more here.
COLLECTING NEEDS: November 13-December 4 - Forms available online and at the Gathering Place kiosk
RESPONDING TO NEEDS: November 27-December 18 - Respond to needs online or in the Gathering Place
SANCTUARY PRAYER SPACE
During Advent we will be opening the sanctuary to come, rest, be and pray. We’ll practice sabbath in tangible ways through stations set up around the sanctuary where you can engage and pray using the four words we lean into during Advent: Hope, Faith, Love and Peace. We hope this is a space where we can practice Jesus’ presence with us and experience Him as our “sanctuary” as it’s defined: “a place of refuge or safety.”
Hours: 8am-9pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Begins Monday, November 28
CHRISTMAS EVE @ THE DOOR
Join us Christmas Eve for our annual Family Candlelight Gatherings. Cookies & warm beverages will be available in the Gathering Place before the gatherings because we are cozy like that. We can’t wait to focus on the unhurried Love of Jesus as we sing together and celebrate the LIGHT that has come!
Service Times: 2 & 4pm
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BOTH CHRISTMAS EVE GATHERINGS:
We need some people to help serve at our Christmas Eve gatherings. This is a great way for a family or a group of friends to serve together.
The positions include:
Greeters: Stand at the exterior doors and greet people as they enter.
Ushers: Help people find seats and light candles.
Candle Team: Help hand out candles to people as they walk into the gathering.
Refreshment Team: Keep the refreshments stocked