advent 2022

We face unique challenges with Christmas. There is the pressure to have a good time. There is the difficulty of squeezing so many events with people in during a short amount of time. There are gifts to buy, halls to deck, and parties to throw and enjoy. Meanwhile, we try to hold onto the meaning of Christmas and experience some of the wonder in Christ’s birth.

 

Christmas can get the better of us, if we are honest. But, it doesn’t have to be that way.

We believe God has something better for us. We believe God wants us to have a meaningful Christmas, and a rich time with family and friends. To that end, we are providing resources and events to help you make the most of this Advent season.

 Join us Sundays at 10 am for our Advent sermon series, Give, starting November 27th.Giving is what makes Christmas celebratory and meaningful because it reflects the central truth of the Advent story: that God gave Christ to us. So we’ll celebrate God’s gift to us, and also explore different and fresh ways to think about giving.

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Our free Advent guide will help you and your family or friends wait and watch for signs of Jesus’ coming. To celebrate Advent in community, gather with your household, friends, or neighbors and go through each day’s simple liturgy, devotional, and suggested activity. Or, to celebrate Advent on your own, use the reflections, written by members of FBC, as part of your individual devotional time.

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Christmas Eve Services

Dec 24, 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm

Join us on Christmas Eve for a candlelight, family-friendly service.

Christmas Day Service

Dec 25, 10:00 AM

All ages are invited to this shortened service on Christmas morning. There will not be live streaming for this service.

Printable version

Print this version double-sided (short-edged binding) and you can then fold the pages in half to make a booklet with all the pages in order.

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Blood Drive

Dec 20, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pn

Vitalant will be hosting a blood drive in their mobile clinic in the church parking lot.

Advent Retreat

Dec 10, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

So many things pull for our attention in December and it is hard to remember that Jesus is at the center of the season and the center of our lives. So you are invited to set aside a few hours to give your attention to God. Our guided retreat will include time to be alone and time to reflect together.

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Women's Potluck

Dec 4, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for the Women's Christmas Luncheon after church for a casual time of enjoying each other's company! Please sign up to bring a dish and help set up or clean up.