Behold: Advent 2017


The Advent season, like the rest of the liturgical church calendar year is a way for a us to carve out time that is intentionally focused around aspects of Jesus’ life on earth. Focusing on Jesus’ life allows us to keep our faith centered on the Gospel message. The Advent season looks at the time leading up to and including the birth of Jesus. 

This Advent season we invite you to join us as we ‘Behold’ our inheritance in Christ. Through the humble birth of Christ as a newborn, we have received the greatest gift of all, and that is our inheritance and adoption into God’s family. However, we do not receive this gift passively. We are called to actively take ownership of our inheritance. 

Behold! Something great is about to happen…

Keep up to date on Advent by checking this page! 

December 1 | Advent Week 1

WATCH! • Mark 13:24-37; Isaiah 64:1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

December 10 | Advent Week 2

PREPARE • Mark 1:1-8; Isaiah 40:1-11; 2 Peter 3:8-15a

December 17 | Advent Week 3

LISTEN • John 1:6-8, 19-28; Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

December 24 | Advent Week 4

OBEY • Luke 1:26-38; 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Romans 16:25-27

December 31

  • One service at 10am
  • Kids are in the service (a quiet activity table will be available)

January 7 | Epiphany

  • Regular services resume at 9am (with kids' classes) and 11am

Suggested Resource List

  • The blogs above will be printed out into a booklet for you on Sunday, December 3rd to take home and read this advent season!
  • The Most Wonderful Time of All Years by Darrell W. Johnson
  • Watch for the Light - Readings for Advent and Christmas by Bonhoeffer et al.
  • Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp [great for families]
  • Preparing for Jesus by Walter Wangerin Jr.