For Christians, the Christmas season is about more than shopping, gift-giving and pretty songs. It is a time to reflect upon the great gift of salvation wrought by the incarnation of God’s own son, who came to be our saviour.
During the four weeks of Advent leading to the Christmas seasion, we have been preparing to celebrate the first coming of the Christ Child some two thousand years ago. We reflect upon the fact that our God loves us so much that he sent his only son to be our redeemer. We reflect upon the ways in which we are called to be his faithful followers. It is a time to reflect upon the fact that we are truly heirs of the Father. We invite you to join with us as we journey together toward a blessed Christmas.
The Second Sunday of Advent: Sunday, December 7
Join us for worship every week as we prepare for the great festival of Christmas. Each Sunday, we light the Advent Wreath during the 11.00 a.m. service. Each week, after our service, we join for lunch and discussion. This year's series is entitled, "The Gift of Christmas." Led by Dr. Dennis Wermert, D.Minn., and focusing on the various aspects of the Christmas story, the series considers the ways in which giving is at the heart of the Christian message and an integral part of living our faith. The full schedule is here. Sunday December 7, 2013 The Second Sunday in Advent 11.00 a.m. Holy Communion 12.15 p.m. Adult Study Group: The Gift of Christmas
Christmas Eve: The Festival of Lessons & Carols for Christmas
Christmas is a special time at First Church. We celebrate the birth of our Saviour and rejoice in a God who loves us so much that he would take human form himself and show us the way back to him. Join the First Church choir and the musicians from the Celtic Prayer Group as we present a service of lessons and carols in the Celtic style.
Christmas Eve - December 24, 2013 7.00 p.m.
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