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Advent

Upcoming Events

Neighborhood Christmas Party

Saturday, Dec. 16, 10am–2pm, Larson Hall

You're invited to our Neighborhood Christmas Party! All aboard for an adventure in Narnia where magic awaits! Christmas trains, tea, and delicious treats, too. Invite your friends and neighbors! 


Christmas Cheer

Sunday, Dec. 17, 9am-1pm, Larson Hall

All aboard for an adventure in Narnia where magic awaits! Christmas trains, tea, and delicious treats, too. 


This Dark December

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7:30pm, Sanctuary

Join us for a service of hope as we acknowledge God's presence with those who mourn, grieve, and struggle during the Christmas season. 


Christmas Eve Services

9:30am & 11am

Family-friendly service with favorite Christmas carols.

5pm & 7pm

Traditional candlelight Christmas service with Cathedral Choir and Organ.

9pm & 11pm

Contemporary candlelight Christmas service with the Contemporary Worship Team.

 

Advent Devotional and Study Resources:

Online Devotional Resources:

Advent Resources
From PCUSA, scroll down to find Daily Readings

Advent Devotional Guide
by Mark Roberts, Fuller Seminary

Advent Devotion Guide 
For the Village Church in Texas (2012)

Side-by-Side Blog
Click "Advent" on the right to bring up the posts and scroll back using the buttons at the bottom

Arts and Faith Video Advent Study
from Loyola Press, a weekly video devotional that interprets art through Advent scriptures

Advent Devotionals
From Bel Air Presbyterian Staff, Begins Dec. 3

Advent Conspiracy
Weekly videos

Seattle Pacific University Advent Daily Devotional
Weekly videos

 

Books for Advent Devotions and Studies

Advent and Christmas Wisdom
From Henri J.M. Nouwen 

Advent for Everyone
A daily devotional from NT Wright. $13.57 on Amazon

The Advent Jesse Tree: Devotions for Children and Adults to Prepare for the Coming of the Christ Child at Christmas
25 devotions and lessons for all ages from Dean Lambert Smith.$14 on Amazon.

Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas
50 devotions from a wide range of Christian writers, including Dietrich Bonhoeffer, C.S. Lewis and Karl Barth

The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas
By Ann Voskamp, a daily devotion that uses Old Testament passages and pairs with "The Jesse Tree" ornament exercise, includes free ornament downloads

Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ
By Timothy Keller, the narrative of the true nativity story

Preparing for Christmas: Daily Meditations for Advent
By Richard Rohr, daily readings and questions for reflection intended to help us navigate and enjoy Advent

Goodness and Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas
Edited by Michael Leach, 45 readings by a number of authors