ON CHRISTMAS DAY in 1914, German and Allied soldiers cautiously emerged from their trenches, laying down their rifles to celebrate an illicit ceasefire in no man’s land. They sang carols, exchanged gifts, even played soccer, all in recognition of the birth of the Prince of Peace. Throughout Advent in 2019, we’ll explore the peace Jesus brings—peace for real people in real places.
Mesopolonica | Isaiah 9:1-7
Sunday, December 1
The miraculous story of Jesus’ birth sits squarely in a real world of power, unrest, and violence. We’ll see how Jesus’ true power is love and mercy, not conquest.
No Man’s Land | Colossians 1:15-23
Sunday, December 8
If God has reconciled all things in heaven and on earth, why is it so hard for us to get along with each other? We’ll sing special music celebrating the Christmas season.
Basket Case | Luke 2:1-15
Sunday, December 15
The fullness of God enters the world as a helpless baby. Elementary students will present the story of Jesus’ birth and the adult choir will share selections of Christmas music.
Surrender | Philippians 2:1-11
Sunday, December 22
Jesus’ greatest victory comes through defeat. We’ll sing Christmas carols together starting at 9:30 am, have a Christmas photo booth, and be led in song by adult and kids’ choirs during the 10:30 am worship service.
All Sunday morning services begin at 10:30am
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Sunday, December 24 at 7:00 pm