The Advent Season is a time of reflection, remembrance, and realignment of our lives with God's story. This season, we encourage you to make time to find presence for the things within your own story through the lens of your part in God's larger work in the world and kingdom.
We will have several opportunities to prepare hearts and minds for the anticipated Christmas Day, and we hope you'll join us for as many as possible. Below this schedule of events you will find daily readings to help you focus your heart and mind on the coming of Christ Jesus.
Wednesday, December 1st, 5-7 pm: A Night in Bethlehem
This intergenerational, VBS style event will allow families and congregants of all ages to wander the streets of Bethlehem to make crafts with artisans while hearing the Christmas story. We will begin with dinner from 5-5:30.
Friday, December 3rd, 6-8:30 pm: Parents Night Out
This event is for the children and youth to spend time together for a fun evening of Advent themed activities, movie, and snacks while the adults take time for a date night or Christmas shopping. Please register your child on the form under the events tab or by contacting Rachael Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 8th, 5-7 pm: Church-wide Christmas Party
Wear your favorite holiday sweater for this intergenerational evening of Christmas fellowship and festive fun! Dinner will be served from 5-6. Please RSVP for dinner by December 7th by calling the office at 304-523-0115 or email@example.com
December 15th, 5-7 pm: A Joyful Noise
Our choir ensemble and additional holiday singers have been working hard to prepare an evening of music reminiscent of Christmases past. They will present favorite carols and hymns featured in the "Singing Christmas Tree" of our FAB history. Dinner will be served from 5-5:45, and music will begin in the sanctuary at 6.
December 19th, 9:30-10:30 am: Breakfast at the Manger
FABKids presents Breakfast at the Manger in Fellowship Hall for children, youth, and parents. Join us for breakfast, a craft, and photos at the manger.
December 19th, 5-6 pm: Christmas Caroling
We will meet at the church and divide into groups who will travel to various neighborhoods to sing Christmas carols for our homebound members. Anyone participating is welcome to return to the church and enjoy dinner, fellowship, and worship with the Young Adult ministry, Revolution from 6-7:30.
December 24th, 11:00am: Family Christmas Eve Worship
Join us in the Chapel for a family-friendly Christmas Eve service.
December 24th, 1:00pm: Woodlands Christmas Eve Service
This service is not open to the public, but the residents of the Woodlands are invited to participate in this Christmas Eve service with Rev. Eric S. Porterfield.
December 24th, 9:00pm: Traditional Christmas Eve Service
Join us in the sanctuary for our annual Christmas Eve worship service.