Advent

Preparing for Jesus

Advent means "coming."  Someone is coming...someone who has changed the course of human history.  Jesus entered our world bringing hope to all people!  

Advent Activities

Advent Vespers
During Advent, in addition to Sunday morning worship opportunities, evening vespers will guide our hearts toward Bethlehem. Please join us for these meaningful times of prayer and devotion as we anticipate the birthday of our Savior.
November 27, 5:30 p.m., Chapel
December 4, 5:30 p.m., Chapel
December 11, 5:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Th e December 11 Vespers service is a partnership between Children’s Ministry and Music Ministry. The festive children’s pageant will begin at 5:00, immediately followed by a joyful musical vespers of Christmas carols, scripture and prayer led by our music and pastoral staff. Refreshments to follow.
December 18, 5:30 p.m., Chapel

Advent Adventure is a time for children to come together to prepare for Advent and Christmas with crafts, songs, cookies and more! Come and bring a friend! It will be Saturday, December 3, 9:00-11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Youth Events:  Volunteer at Christmas Glory!  Saturday, December 3rd, the youth’s annual service event, Christmas Glory, will be taking place.  At this event we shop with one youth from a family in need in our community for gifts for the entire family. Every year we need plenty of volunteers to help
wrap gift s, take the kids shopping, drive buses, and make this event a success! The event will begin at 9:00 am and will end around noon. If you are interested in volunteering, please email our Youth Director, Josie Miller at jmiller@fpcgastonia.org.

Christmas Eve Worship:  Saturday, December 24:
 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary-festive candlelight worship
11:00 p.m. in the Chapel-candlelight communion service

Worship on Christmas Day:  Sunday, December 25:  Worship at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.  This will be a brief, thoughtful service. You are invited to "come as you are."  

New Year's Day Worship:  Sunday, January 1, 2017:  Worship at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Advent Devotions