Advent, the four weeks before Christmas, is a season of expectation and hopeful waiting on God. The weeks before Christmas can also be a season of overwhelm, stress and exhaustion.
Join us for a worship series exploring how we can find hope, peace, joy, and love at Christmas.
We’ve created a discussion guide for group or individual use that you can download here: Advent 2021 Discussion Guide
This worship and small group series begins Sunday, November 28th.
Key Scriptures: Isaiah 40:1, 3-5; John 1:1-5
Hope is a curious thing. On the one hand, hope can give us something to cling to when we face struggles and challenges in our lives. On the other hand, sometimes our hopes can build an expectation in our hearts and minds that, if not met, could be devastating. Sometimes daring to hope is a risk that feels too raw for even the most optimistic among us.
On this first week of Advent, we explore the gift of hope that we have in Christ and what it looks like to find hope at Christmas.
Key Scriptures: Matthew 2:13-14, 16; John 14:27
We could all use a little more peace, but how do we find it?
On this second Sunday of Advent, we learn some valuable clues for finding peace from a young girl named Cindy Lou Who and more importantly, from the life and words of Jesus. The good news is that peace can be found even when life and the world is filled with chaos.
Key Scripture: Luke 2:8-20
On this third Sunday of Advent, we explore the meaning of joy. By celebrating the story of the shepherds in the field, an elf named Buddy, and a church member named Austin, we learn that joy is something far more life changing than the fleeting emotion of happiness.
Key Scriptures: Matthew 1:18-25; 1 John 4:8; 1 Corinthians 13; John 15:12-13; Matthew 25:34-40
On this last Sunday of Advent, we explore the greatest of all of God’s gifts. Love.
Through the story of Jesus’ birth in the gospel of Matthew and the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, we learn some powerful things about love and where we find love at Christmas.