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Advent 2018: “Arrival”

Advent logo 2018The season of Advent is a time of anticipation—something new and powerful is about to break forth in the world.

This year’s theme “Arrival” points to the birth of Jesus and all that came with it—God’s love embodied and cosmic light let loose. We imagine the arrival of Mary and Joseph at the inn, desperately seeking a place to stay in the crowded city.

Who else is knocking at the door asking for refuge, equity, a new chance, or exactly the same thing as that young family—a safe place to sleep for the night? What “arrivals” are you awaiting this season?

Come, let us gather in hope, watching for what is to come!

Tue, Nov 20 • 12:00 am

This Christmas we have two opportunities to make a small but powerful difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness, or moving from homelessne

Sat, Dec 8 • 9:30 am

The Advent Retreat will be offered on Saturday, December 8 from 9:30 am–3:30 pm in Loper Chapel.

Thu, Dec 20 • 6:00 pm

First Church offers a Longest Night Service on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 6 pm on the Chancel in the Sanctuary.

Mon, Dec 24 • 4:00 pm

The First Church All Ages Christmas Eve Service at 4 pm on Monday, December 24 is a sight for eyes, ears, hearts and spirits.

Mon, Dec 24 • 6:00 pm
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Mon, Dec 24 • 10:00 pm

The season of Advent comes to a close and we step up to that moment when we celebrate the mystery and wonder of the birt