Advent & Christmas Eve at FirstChurch

Sunday, December 2, 2018


Sunday, Dec. 2 – First Sunday of Advent
FirstGifts Christmas Gift Market
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Fiedler Atrium

Shop for alternative Christmas gifts this year! Each booth included in the FirstGifts Christmas Market supports a mission. Fair-trade handicrafts, tangible hand-made gifts, and gift cards supporting the agencies are available for purchase and the proceeds contribute to supporting the agencies’ missions. Click here for more information.

Our children’s choirs (Carol, Cantate & Counterpoint), Celebration Ringers and the Chancel Choir will provide music for our 11 a.m. Advent worship service. The sermon will be delivered by Rev. Ann Willet at both services.

Sunday, Dec. 9 – Second Sunday of Advent
Variations Youth Choir, Carillon Ringers and the Chancel Choir will provide music for our 11:00 a.m. Advent worship service. Sermon delivered by Dr. Andy Stoker at both services.

Tuesday, Dec. 11
Christmas Service of Healing & Hope
6:30 p.m. in Crossroads Center

For most folks the Christmas Season is an exciting and much anticipated time of the year. But for some of us it can bring feelings of sadness, or loneliness, or emptiness. The Christmas Service of Healing and Hope is designed to offer a peaceful time of quiet meditation with beautiful harp music, lighting of candles, prayer time, and words of understanding and hope.

Sunday, Dec. 16 – Third Sunday of Advent
All-Church Breakfast & A Service of Lessons and Carols

8:30 – 11 a.m. – We’re making breakfast! Come enjoy goodies made by members. There will also be a model train display, a play area for kids, FirstGifts mini-market and professional photos. Bring your family and friends!

The sermon will be delivered by Rev. Holly Bandel at the 8:45 a.m. service. Then, join us for A Service of Lessons and Carols at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Sunday, Dec. 23
Family-Friendly Children at the Manger Service
11 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Join us for our family-friendly traditional children’s presentation. Dr. Andy Stoker will deliver the homily. This will be the only Sunday service

Monday, Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Services

7 p.m. – This joyful celebration of the coming of the Christ Child will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion and will conclude with the lighting of candles while singing Silent Night.

9:30 p.m. – This Traditional Candlelight Service features music by the Christmas Eve Choir and concludes with the lighting of candles and the singing of Silent Night (also streaming live on and telecast in HD at 11:35 p.m. on WFAA-TV, Channel 8). Dr. Andy Stoker will share the message “Truly Human”.

Childcare will be available on Christmas Eve from 6:45 – 10:45 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 30
Worship Service
10 a.m. in the Sanctuary

This will be the only worship service on this Sunday.

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