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ADVENT: RETURN TO WONDER

ADVENT: RETURN TO WONDER

Advent is the four-week, season of preparation for the coming of Christ, as we remember Christ’s first coming to earth as a tiny baby, born in Bethlehem. It is a fantastical story – God being born in a lump of hay, to a poor girl in a rinky-dink town. It is a whimsical story, with stardust and the flutter of angel’s wings and enough magic electrifying the air that magi in the East mounted their camels and traveled with sparkly gifts for a king. This Advent, we invite you to Return to Wonder. Returning is an action and a reorientation. We invite you to reorient from the craze of the commercial holiday season, to get back to the fantastical, whimsical, magical story that changed everything. Join us for worship, which will reclaim ancient chants, propel us to wonder together what God becoming flesh really means for the world, and revel in the mysteries and beauty of the one who made and was born to save us. Join us also for any and all of the special activities listed below. Come, let us adore him!

ADVENT CALENDAR

FINAL_returntowonder_logo_webAdvent Season-wide – Baby Supplies Drive: The mission team invites you celebrate the anticipation of the birth of Christ by bringing donations diapers, Pull-Ups, baby formula, and sippy cups for babies in need born in our community.

Sunday, December 3

11 AM Advent Worship

5 PM Advent Event with Hanging of the Greens, Children & Youth Activities, and Potluck Dinner

Saturday, December 9, 10AM  Youth Christmas Shopping for ICM and Lunch

Sunday, December 10

9:45 AM Adult Education: Mysticism, with Guest Teacher Rose Deighton

11 AM Advent Worship

Thursday, December 14, 7 PM Congregational Christmas Party at Pastor Shelli’s House

Sunday, December 17

11 AM Advent Worship: Special Music & Children’s Pageant

12:30 PM Back to the Barn – Community Petting Zoo with Pony Rides

6 PM Youth Christmas Party at the Adams House

Sunday, December 24

10 AM Advent Worship: Pajama Breakfast and Worship in the Parlor

5 PM Christmas Carols and Choral Music

5:30 PM Christmas Eve Worship with Candlelight and Communion