What is Advent?

     During Advent, we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ. We remember the longing of Jews for a Messiah and our own longing for and need of forgiveness, salvation, and a new beginning. Even as we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble stable in Bethlehem we also look forward, anticipating the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by his first coming.

2018 Advent Events

A Place at the Table: 
Aldersgate Initiative | Month of December

You are encouraged to make a place at your table for others in celebrating Christmas this season. Our goal is for 50 Aldersgate members to make room for at least one person. Look for the “A Place at The Table” bulletin board and pin to the table the number of chairs you will make room for.

Church wide Sunday School Study
Sundays, Beginning Dec. 2 
Imagine Jesus from Mary’s point of view this advent season. Travel back in time with Mary, beginning at the crucifixion and resurrection, to the birth of her beautiful baby boy in Adam Hamilton’s book Not A Silent Night.

Memory Christmas Tree
Sundays, Beginning Dec. 2  | Atrium
In the atrium each week members will be able to hang an ornament in memory of a family member or loved one. This area will be lead by our Stephen ministry of Aldersgate UMC.

Wed. Night Study led by Patsy Eiland
Wednesdays, Nov. 28 - Dec. 19 | 5:15 - 6:45 p.m. | Room 25
Join us as we study in Advent 2016 God is With Us by Robin Wilson. Supper and nursery services will be offered at no cost. To recieve a copy of the book and for further information please etmail Patsy at pce047@gmail.com.

The Christmas Song and Live Nativity 
Dec. 9 | 10:30 a.m. | Sanctuary
This will be a combined 10:30 Worship Service with musical entertainment, food and drinks in the atrium, as well as a Live Nativity on the front lawn of the church after the worship service. 
 
Contemporary Christmas Eve Service
Dec. 23 | 5 p.m. | CAC
Contemporary Christmas expressions through music and communion.

Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Dec. 24 | 5 p.m. | Sanctuary 
Communion, carols and candlelight.