December 1

Advent: a word that means “the coming or arrival of something or someone that is important or worthy of note.” Here we are, on the cusp of the Advent season once again, waiting for the arrival of our Savior. On Sunday mornings during worship, I will be using Stories of the Season to guide us as we anticipate the coming of the Christ Child, with many of the stories coming from children’s books. Author Jan Richardson asks the question, “how will we move through these days in a way that allows us to receive the gift that comes looking for us, that asks only that we open our hands, our eyes, our heart to the Love that knows our name?” May we all have the hands, the eyes, and the hearts of children this Advent.

Sermon Series: Stories of the Season


December 2 - Hope
Special Guests: Oconee Suzuki Strings
Sermon: Hope
Scripture: Luke 1:25-38; Philippians 2:13
God Always Keeps His Promises: Unshakable Hope for Kids by Max Lucado
Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott


December 9 - Peace
Special Focus: Choir Christmas Music
Sermon: It’s Time!
Scripture: John 8:12
Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story by Sally-Lloyd Jones


December 16 - Joy
Sermon: Gifts Of The Baby
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-2
Home by Another Way by Barbara Brown Taylor

December 23 - Love
Sermon: In Defense of the Innkeeper by William E. Hull
Scripture: Luke 2:6-7


December 24 - Christmas Eve
Sermon: A Special Evening
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
‘Twas the Evening of Christmas by Glenys Nellist