December 3 will mark the beginning of the Christian church year. It also marks the beginning of the journey to Christmas.

 

This year at New Church we would like to ask each member of our congregation to consider making a promise to yourself and each other to be present for each worship service during this special season.  This is simply one of the most beautiful seasons of the church year and is a great time to invite your friends and family. What better time to return to church than at the beginning, in the season when we wait for the coming of the Christ Child?

 

 

 

SUNDAY OF SERVICE DONATIONS

This year we are collecting items and donations to support our SOS ministry. You can give a financial gift, purchase items from our Amazon wish list, or bring gently used coats and blankets to hand out.

 

Please plan to bring all gifts by Sunday, December 24. 

 

ADVENT DEVOTIONAL

Living Well Through Advent 2023: Practicing Wonder With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind

This daily devotional is intended to help embrace whole-heartedly the season of Advent, by practicing wonder in a way that will help prepare us for the true meaning of Christmas.

 

ADVENT BOOK CLUB

Sundays at 6:33pm Online or

Wednesdays at 6:33pm at the Hudsons'

We will be offering two opportunities each week to participate in this year's Advent Book Study. On Wednesdays at 6:33pm we will meet at the Hudsons' and share a meal while we discuss the book. On Sundays at 6:33pm we will meet via Zoom to allow people who live out of town to take part.

 

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

December 3 at 11:00am

Onsite or Online

The First Sunday of Advent focuses on Hope. One blue candle will be lit.

 

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

December 10 at 11:00am

Onsite or Online

Today we light the second candle – the Peace candle. As we prepare for the coming of Jesus, we remember that Jesus is our hope and our peace.

 

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

December 17 at 11:00am

Onsite or Online

The Third Sunday of Advent focuses on Joy. Two blue candles will be lit, as well as the pink candle.

 

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

December 24 at 11:00am

ONLINE ONLY

The Fourth Sunday of Advent focuses on love. Three blue candles will be lit, as well as the pink candle.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE

December 24 at 6:33pm

Onsite or Online

Please plan to join us in person or via Facebook Live or our website at 6:33pm for a traditional candlelight service.