Advent and Christmas

Advent Worship

Begins Sunday, December 2

Birmingham First

Traditional Worship: Voices of Advent 
8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 am – Sanctuary
Nursery and Sunday School at 9:30 & 11:00

We will listen anew to some of the voices of the characters within the Christmas story. We’ll look afresh on their encounters with God as they hear the voices of angels and respond to God’s call upon their lives. Might God have messages and dreams for us still today?

On December 2, Chancel Choir and professional orchestra will present Dan Forrest’s newest work, Lux: the Dawn from on High, in our 9:30 and 11:00 services.

Shine Contemporary Worship: Our Story
11:00 am – Christian Life Center
Nursery and Sunday School

We will follow the characters of the Advent story to see how we can identify and be moved by their hope, peace, love and joy.

Berkley First

Sunday Worship: Extraordinary
10:00 am – Sanctuary
Nursery and Sunday School

“The Table” Midweek Worship: Extraordinary
Thursdays: 6:00 pm dinner, 6:30 worship, 7:00 discussion
Children’s programming

We will explore the Christmas story through the eyes of the ordinary people who lived it. In so doing we may find that God has extraordinary things in store for us, as well!

Christmas Eve Services

Birmingham First 
Contemporary Service
Sunday, December 23
11:00 AM in the Christian Life Center

A creative morning contemporary Christmas Eve worship option with praise band, sermon and candle lighting.

Monday, December 24
2:00 pm – Sanctuary

Traditional worship with a sermon by Rev. Elbert Dulworth, Holy Communion and candle lighting. Nursery care is available for 4 years olds and younger.

4:00 pm – Sanctuary

Worship for children younger than 5 years old and their families. Costumed characters tell the Christmas story.

5:30 pm – Christian Life Center

A worship time for families presented by children in first through fifth grades telling the Christmas story in drama.

7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 pm – Sanctuary

Traditional services featuring beautiful music, a sermon by Rev. Elbert Dulworth,  Holy Communion and candle lighting. Nursery care is available at 7:00 for 4 years olds and younger.

Berkley First
Monday, December 24
5:00 PM

Worship with a sermon by Pastor Zack Dunlap, uplifting music, Holy Communion and candle lighting in a fresh, modern setting. All ages welcome, with rocking chairs available.

 

 

Midweek Worship

Birmingham First
Wednesdays, December 5, 12, 19
7:40 am – Sanctuary

Join us for early morning worship with music, prayer, a meditation by one of our pastors, and Holy Communion.

Monday, December 17

A Service of Hope

Birmingham First
Monday, December 17
7:00 pm – Sanctuary

The holiday season can be difficult for those whose hearts are hurting. A Service of Hope is a peaceful, contemplative service for those who are carrying pain or loss during this season of celebration. We join together to find strength in community, to remember God’s promises, and to share hope for tomorrow.

Advent Book Study

Join us in our advent book study.

Advent by Candlelight

Monday, November 26 and/or Tuesday, November 27 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Christmas Village for Children

Sunday, December 2

Lux: Dawn From On High

Sunday, December 2

Heralds of Christmas

Sunday, December 9