Advent Season Events

ADVENT WORSHIP

Christian Life Center Worship: Surprises of the Season

Every Sunday @ 9:30 am

Nursery and Sunday School

Join us as we discover surprises of hope from unexpected people, surprises of peace at all the wrong times, surprises of joy through life’s hardships, and surprise guests creating a great celebration. On December 22, children in first through fifth grades will present a Christmas pageant as they tell the Christmas story in drama.

Sanctuary Worship: Down to Earth

Every Sunday @ 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 am

Nursery open from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Sunday School at 9:30 am

Join us on our Advent journey as we discover how God’s Christmas surprise comes Down to Earth to meet us … and changes everything. On December 8, Chancel Choir and professional orchestra will present a Celebration of Christmas Carols in our 9:30 and 11:00 services.

MID-WEEK WORSHIP

Morning Worship

Wednesdays, December 4, 11, 18

7:40 amSanctuary

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

Bethlehem Marketplace

Friday, December 6

6:00 – 8:00 pm Christian Life Center

Experience the bustling village of Bethlehem with friendly shopkeepers, the Holy Family, and live animals at this event for families and the community.

A Service of Hope

Monday, December 16

7:00 pmSanctuary

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.

Heralds of Christmas

Sunday, December 15

5:00 pmSanctuary

Choirs of all ages singing, bells ringing, organ and piano soaring…you won’t want to miss this annual concert featuring all of our children, youth and adult choirs.

Advent Daily Devotion

Daily emails

During the month of December, you are invited to join an Advent Study group, as we read together Down to Earth by Mike Slaughter and Rachel Billups. Then worship with us on Sunday mornings for our Down to Earth Advent sermon series.

Click here for more information on how to sign up.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

Tuesday, 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

Worship with a sermon by Rev. Lindsey Hall, uplifting music, Holy Communion and candle lighting in a fresh, modern setting. All ages welcome, with a children’s play area at the rear. Nursery care is available for 4 year olds and younger.

7:00 pm, 9:00pm, 11:00pm

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: ADVENT SEASON EVENTS

Berkley First Campus

Sunday Morning Worship

10am – Sanctuary

Nursery and Sunday School

Thursday Evening Worship

Thursdays – 6:00pm (dinner), 6:30pm (worship), 7:00pm (discussion)

Children’s programming available

Join us on our Advent journey as we discover how God’s Christmas surprise comes Down to Earth to meet us…and changes everything.

Christmas Eve Worship

Tuesday, December 24 @ 3:00pm and 5:00pm

Worship with a sermon by Rev. Zack Dunlap, uplifting music, Holy Communion and candle lighting in a fresh, modern setting. Childcare is available at both services for 4 year olds and younger.