Join us for the Advent season at First Church! In the weeks leading up to Christmas we will be exploring the different perspectives and people involved in the birth of Christ!
This Advent at First Church we will be looking at the different people involved in the Gospel Christmas narratives and how they saw Jesus. For instance, we will explore Mary and Joseph’s relationship to Jesus as (unexpected) parents, Simeon and Anna’s experience of Jesus as older members of the Jewish community looking for hope in difficult times… we will also be exploring the perspectives of the wise men, shepherds, and angels. This series will go on during Advent, and into Epiphany.
We would like to weave in our own stories as First Church members of Jesus, this is especially fitting since our book club has been reading and discussing the “Jesus I Never Knew” by Philip Yancey. What does your relationship with Jesus look like? What does Jesus’ life, teachings, and story mean to you?
We are looking for one or two people to share for about 3-5 minutes during church for this series on this direction. If you feel led, or would like to share your unique perspective, please be in touch with either Pastor Beth or Joanna! Finally, if you want to share, but aren’t sure what specific direction to go in, or would like a little help, please be in touch about that as well!
Additionally, there will be bulletin art created by YOU each Sunday. There are coloring pages (for kids and adults!) in the Narthex, and in the children’s activity bags. Color in a page of your choice, and turn it in to the church office by Wednesday, December 11. These images will be used in worship and in the bulletins over the course of Advent.