No Youth Group Tonight
We will not meet for Youth Group tonight—enjoy an evening with family as you continue to practice gratitude into the season of Advent! Also, today is the first day of our Reverse Advent Calendar, so be sure to start your family’s collection box!
At-Home Faith Development
This week’s lesson: On the first Christmas, Mary and Joseph gave up their comfort.
Today, we begin our Advent Series, Merry Christmas to Me! Another Christmas is almost here, along with the annual onslaught of Christmas music, movies, lights, shopping lists, ads, and inflatable lawn ornaments. We all know the Christmas season is supposed to be about generosity, family, and celebrating the gift of Jesus . . . but to be honest — how much of your Christmas holiday is actually spent thinking about yourself and what you want? Since we’re all familiar with this selfishness struggle, this 4-week series will take us back to the very first Christmas — a day that was only possible because of the selflessness, generosity, and sacrifice of God and God’s people. On the first Christmas, Mary and Joseph gave up their comfort, the shepherds gave their stories, the wise men gave their worship, and God gave everything. So this Christmas, what will you give in response?
Reverse Advent Calendar
Our Reverse Advent Calendar begins today with the first of five clothing item donations! Be sure to establish your family’s daily ritual to focus on Christ this Advent season!