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Faith Development – 9:00 AM * Worship Service – 10:30 AM

Liturgical Year

Longest Night

While Christmas can be a great time of celebration, it can also be a difficult time. There are financial strains, as families attempt to provide all of the material goods that they can for one another. There are emotional strains, as there are empty seats at the table, either from death, illness, or separation. There…

Advent and Christmas Worship Schedule

The month of December is full of celebrations in the Christian Church. We work through the season of Advent, both marking time and preparing ourselves for the birth of the Christ child. We tell the story in song through our Advent cantata, remember that the season has its share of darkness that we struggle with…

Christmas Eve Worship

We gather on Christmas Eve at 7 pm to tell the story of the birth of the Christ Child as told in Luke’s Gospel, and as told in the songs and carols of the church. In a simple service, we move from prophetic hope through the realization of the birth of the Christ Child. We gather at Christ’s table to share the…

What is Advent?

“Advent” means “coming” or “arrival.” During the season of Advent, we celebrate Christ’s coming into the world and watch with expectant hope for his coming again. In its historical origins, the season of Advent was patterned after the season of Lent, a six-week period of penitence and preparation for Easter. Similarly, the four weeks of Advent present an opportunity for communal discernment…