Advent 2022

What about this season will you pass on to the next generation? Our church’s Advent theme, “From Generation to Generation,” reminds us of the ways our lives, histories, actions, and stories are interconnected and woven together. Join us this Advent season as we pay attention to the work of God, always unfolding—in and through us, together.


Sundays at 11:00 AM

November 27 |  Advent 1 |HOPE

From Generation to Generation: The Way that Came Before (Matthew 1:1-17; Isaiah 2:1-5)

This morning in worship, we’ll hang the greens in the Sanctuary this morning and conclude our morning together by creating Advent kits for use at home. In honor of our Advent theme, all are invited to lend an ornament to our church family’s tree in the Commons that tells a story from your family’s generations. 


December 5 | Advent 2 | PEACE

From Generation to Generation: The Way of Holy Invitation (Luke 1:26-38; Isaiah 11:1-10)


December 11 |  Advent 3| JOY

The Sanctuary will fill with song in morning worship, as our Sanctuary choir and guest orchestra proclaim the story of Jesus through our beloved Service of Lessons & Carols.


December 18 | Advent 4 | LOVE

From Generation to Generation: The Way we See God (Matthew 1:18-25; Isaiah 35:1-10)


Christmas Eve

December 24| Christmas Eve | 5:00pm

From Generation to Generation: Where the Way Begins (Luke 2:1-20)

Our annual Christmas Eve service for all ages combines communion, candlelight, and carols to orient us toward the birth of Jesus, Emmanuel, God-with-us.


Christmas Day

December 25 | Christmas Day | 11:00am

From Generation to Generation: The Dwelling Way (John 1:1-14)


Experience Advent in Community

We want to share the peace of Christ together as we see the Spirit of the living God at work in the world and in one another. We encourage you to connect as you seek the light of Christ this holiday season.

November 20  |  Make Your Own Advent Kit

Come and make your own Advent kit!  A variety of items to help make  your observance of Advent meaningful will be available in the Ammons-Lolley Commons beginning on Sunday, November 20.

December 7  |  Caroling at Brookridge, 4:00pm

Please join us as we sing and celebrate with our friends at Brookridge Retirement Home.  Come ready to sing some of our favorite Christmas carols!

December 11  | Tanglewood Lights, 5:00pm

Sponsored by our Children’s Ministry team, we invite people of all ages to join us on a wagon ride through Tanglewood for the Festival of Lights.  Cost is $5/person. 

December 21 |Longest Night Worship, 6:00pm & Luminaries on the Longest Night

All are invited to mark the Longest Night with a quiet and reflective time of worship called “Blue Christmas,” particularly intended for those grappling with grief and loss during this season. Members are encouraged to also light luminaries at their home, reminding us all of the light that pierces even the darkest darknesses. 

Experience Advent in Service

We join God’s work in the world through our collective participation in our church and in our communities. Whether you show up to decorate the sacntuary, donate financially to our ministries, bring baking items for crisis control or give the gift of your presence, we appreciate you. We see you and we see the Spirit reflected in your good work. Thank you for doing what you can to embody hope, peace, joy, and love for one another.

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