What does “Average Joe” Joseph contribute to the Christmas story? Pastor Steve helps us think about this quiet man who plays importantly into the story of Jesus’s birth because of his actions.
Jeff and Kathy Landis light the fourth candle as we continue through a special #52Verses52Books52Weeks journey through Advent. How does our excitement about the coming of the Savior impact others?
Jim Krenning lights the third (“Joy”) candle as we continue through a special 52 Verses, 52 Books, 52 Weeks journey through Advent. Jim takes us to the Gospel of John to think about the joy Jesus offers each of us as a free gift.
O Christmas (Faith)Tree is something very special: a celebratory service at 8:00 p.m. on December 9 that interweaves favorite Christmas carols and songs — both old and new and in a range of styles — with the story of Christmas that runs from Genesis through Revelation.
Join us and our friends at FaithTree partner churches for a continuous rotation of Christmas music, nostalgic fireplace scenes, meditations from Scripture and more throughout Christmas weekend. Whether you want just a few moments of Christmas joy or want to watch the whole thing, it will be streaming 24x7 all Christmas week.
Are we so familiar with Christmas that we miss what it is all about and what we are called to share with others?
Pastor Tim lights the second candle (the Peace Candle) as we continue through a special #52Verses52Books52Weeks journey through Advent. This week, we turn to the Gospel of Matthew.
When God created the earth, it was formless, dark, and empty. This is sometimes how our own lives look before we have the light of Jesus. How do we deal with emptiness and darkness that may feel overpowering?
It’s Advent starting today and Melanie Haynes will help us focus our hearts as the season begins by lighting the first Advent Candle and taking #52Verses52Books52Weeks to the Gospel of Mark.
Every Sunday evening, we’ll share an Advent Candle lighting that includes a member of the community sharing some of the promises of Scripture that help us to prepare for Christmas. Come to our site or or social media pages each Sunday night at 7:30 pm to take part. You can even set up an Advent Wreath of your own and share the candle lighting with your family, if you would like, following along as we do it.