Advent & Christmas 2022

Advent Devotions will be available daily beginning the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2022. John 1:14a “And the Word became flesh and lived among us”. This year’s Advent devotion will explore the four words that correspond with the four advent candles (peace, hope, joy, and love).

If you would like to be added to the email list to receive these daily devotions, please contact Amy Stertz.

Blue Madonna – Lucknow watercolour, 15 x 15cm,
Bryce Collection, Canada, © Family Wesley, 2014.

 Hanging of the Green

Sunday, November 27 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Poinsettias, wreaths, garland, candles, and Chrismons will be set throughout the Sanctuary by all ages as we adorn our sacred space for the Advent season. The singing of carols and a joyous reception make this service a cherished tradition.

 

Sights & Sounds of Advent
Wednesday, December 7 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Join us for this warm and inviting service as we ponder beautiful nativity sets, hear special music, and tell stories about favorite Christmas ornaments. Upon conclusion of the service, and with lit candles in hand, we will sing a carol and then enjoy Moravian buns and hot chocolate outside.

A Christmas Flourish
Sunday, December 11 @ 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Join us for A Christmas Flourish, a concert for choir, brass, percussion, and organ featuring music by Randol Bass, Lara Hoggard, and Craig Phillips.

Folk Advent Service – It’s a Wonderful Life
Wednesday, December 14 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

The Folk Advent Service celebrates the Advent season with a look back to simpler days and times. Join the set of a live radio variety show featuring folk musicians, the Smoky Mountain Songcatchers, storytelling by the Enka High School Theater Arts students, and loads of fun come to life.

Churchwide Christmas Caroling
Sunday, December 18 @ 3:30 p.m., meet at FBCA

As we all know — the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! We’ll meet at FBCA at 3:30 p.m., divide into groups to sing at care facilities and members homes, and meet back at the church at 5:00 p.m. for cocoa and cookie decorating. Festive clothing is encouraged!

Family Christmas Eve Service
December 24 @ 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Worship with our family of faith as children usher in the wonder of Christmas with interactive storytelling, carols, and communion.

Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion
December 24 @ 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

The traditions of the Christmas season are celebrated through communion, carols, and candlelight.

Lessons & Carols, Candlelight & Communion
December 24 @ 9:00 p.m. in the Chapel

Centered around communion, we remember this holy night in the reading of Scripture and songs of faith.

Christmas Day Worship, Sunday, December 25

Combined Bible Study – 10:00 a.m., Chapel
Christmas Day Worship – 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary