ADVENT & CHRISTMAS

Advent Sermon Series

December 1-22 | Prophetic Voices: Four Perspectives on Advent

Each week during Advent we will explore the scriptures of the season from four different perspectives to see what each can teach us about the coming of the Christ into the world. Those four perspectives will come from the prophet Isaiah, John the Baptist, Mary the mother of Jesus, and the angel who appeared to Joseph. Join us as learn how these four prophetic voices can tell us what it means for us to live lives of expectation and hope as we await the advent of our Lord. Worship with us at 8:30, 9:00, or 11:00 am on Sunday mornings.

December 1: Isaiah – A New Realm of Peace and Justice
December 8: John the Baptist – Change and Repentance
December 15: Mary – Upside-Down New World Order
December 22: The Angel of the Lord

Christmas Eve Services

Tuesday, December 24

4:00 pm Family Service | Fellowship Hall
Christmas Story and Pageant

5:30 pm Lessons and Carols Candlelight Service | Sanctuary

11:00 pm Candlelight Service with Holy Communion | Sanctuary

Epiphany Sunday

Sunday, January 5
8:30, 9:00, and 11:00 am
Join us for morning worship services as we reflect on the end of the Christmas season.

CALENDAR

November

24 Sunday
Advent Celebration, 12:15 pm, Fellowship Hall | RSVP

December

1-22 Advent Sermon Series
“Prophetic Voices: Four Perspectives on Advent” | Isaiah, John the Baptist, Mary, and the Angel
Sunday mornings | 8:30, 9:00, and 11:00 am

1 Sunday
UMFS Poinsettia Offering begins
Youth Christmas Party, 6:00-7:30 pm
Select a child from the Angel Tree, welcome center

3 Tuesday
United Methodist Women General Meeting and Luncheon, 10:30 am, fellowship hall

4 Wednesday
Meal, 5:30 pm, fellowship hall | Evensong Worship, 6:30 pm, chapel

8 Sunday
All ages Sunday school to make hygiene kits, 9:30 am, youth center
Donate to Reveille’s Outreach Ministries for Glorious Gifts, welcome center

9 Reveille Ringers at Lewis Ginter’s GardenFest of Lights

11 Wednesday
Meal, 5:30 pm, fellowship hall | Evensong Worship, 6:30 pm, chapel

12 Thursday
Women’s Book Group: Home by Marilynne Robinson, 1:00 pm, library

15 Sunday
Donate to Reveille’s Outreach Ministries for Glorious Gifts, welcome center
Open House with refreshments, 3:00 pm, welcome center
All-Ages Christmas Concert, 4:00 pm, sanctuary

16 Monday
Reveille Ringers at Westminster Canterbury, 7:30 pm

17 Tuesday
Leisure Club, 11:00 am, fellowship hall
Grief Workshop and Support Group, 5:30 pm, church parlor

18 Wednesday
Caroling at Hermitage Richmond, 4:00 pm
Meal, 5:30 pm, fellowship hall | Evensong Worship, 6:30 pm, chapel

19 Thursday
Dementia Caregivers Support Group, 6:30 pm, room 206

21 Saturday
Serve Saturday at Boaz & Ruth, 10:00 am

22 Sunday
College Age Brunch for students and parents, 9:30 am, Reveille House
Friends of the Homeless bag lunch packing, 10:30 am, welcome center
Service of Remembrance and Reception, 4:00 pm, chapel

24 Tuesday | Christmas Eve
4:00 pm Christmas Pageant in Fellowship Hall
5:30 pm Lessons and Carols Candlelight Service in Sanctuary (No Communion)
11:00 pm Traditional Candlelight Service in Sanctuary with Communion

25 Wednesday | Christmas Day
Church office closed; No scheduled activities

26 Thursday 
Church office closed
Friends of the Homeless Midday Meal, 11:15 am, fellowship hall

January

1 Wednesday | New Year’s Day
Church office closed; No Wednesday worship or meal

5 Epiphany Sunday
Youth Group Winter Kickoff

8 Wednesday
Fellowship Meal and Epiphany Party