Advent/Christmas & Special Services
The Advent season provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is a special time for us and as a way of celebrating, we have some very special services planned. Please invite someone who doesn’t have a relationship with Jesus to join us as we glorify the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
Sunday, November 27 – Birmingham Community Concert Band Christmas Concert, 3:00 p.m. – Christian Life Center
Wednesday, December 14 – 5:00 pm Dinner – Christan Life Center
“Down Home Family Christmas” Hosted by Circle 6
–Menu: Chicken Casserole, Green Beans, Corn, Rolls, Tea/Water, Christmas Cookies
–Donations will be accepted for future Circle Missions.
Sunday, December 18 – Chancel Choir Lessons and Carols, 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. – Sanctuary
Sunday, December 18 – Live Nativity, 5:00-8:00 p.m. – front lawn
Wednesday, December 21 – Longest Night Service – 6:00 p.m. – Sanctuary
Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Communion Services
–12:00 Noon – Sanctuary (child care provided)
–5:00 p.m. – Grace Vision, Christian Life Center
–7:00 p.m. – Sanctuary
Sunday, December 25 – Combined Worship Service, 10:00 a.m., Christian Life Center
Sunday, January 1, 2017 – Combined Worship Service 10:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Sunday, January 8, 2017 – Baptism of the Lord Sunday in all three services
A personal or family devotional or study is a great way to spend some time as we approach the Christmas season.
– “Writing the Christmas Story” – Jesus made such an impact that his followers talked for decades about what he taught and said. Then, in trying to explain more about who he was, they began to tell about his birth. We’ll read the stories together, and talk about what they meant then and what they mean now. Bring your Bible. Beginning Nov. 27, Sunday School hour, in the Training Room (downstairs Sunday School hallway). Led by Joey Butler.
– “Marry a Pregnant Virgin: Unusual Bible Stories for New and Curious Christians” – The Bible can sometimes be imposing and challenging. This book brings “fresh interpretations to old stories” for new understanding and inspiration. Hosted by the New Horizon class, on the main Sunday School hallway upstairs.
– “Because of Bethlehem” – Max Lucado loves Christmas, because it’s the time of year that people will wonder about the baby born in the manger. The stories included here will encourage, captivate and inspire you, but most importantly, they’ll point you towards the One worth celebrating. Hosted by the Pioneer Class, on the main Sunday School hallway upstairs.