The Season of Advent Begins this Sunday!
Sunday November 29: For this first Sunday of Advent, as we begin our preparations for the coming of Jesus, we will celebrate the Hope that Christ brings into this dark world. Our service will include the Advent Liturgy and the singing of the Hosanna anthem.
Sunday December 6: On the second Sunday of Advent, we will remember how Christ brings peace to our lives and to the world through his death on the cross. As we come and worship, we are asking people to bring offerings of peace. During this season of the year, we need coats and blankets for the homeless, food for the hungry, and blankets for the sick. All of these offerings reflect the peace that Christ brings to us and calls us to share with the world.
Please bring your gifts of peace-
W-S Overflow Homeless Shelter: Blankets, Coats, Sweaters, Gloves, Thick winter socks, Toothpaste and Deodorant
Sunnyside Ministry: jars of peanut butter
Second Harvest Food Bank: non-perishable food items.
Project Linus: Fleece in child appropriate colors and patterns (1.5 to 2 yards)
Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministry : Deodorant (stick or solid only), Toothpaste (6-8oz) Soap (bath size), Shampoo (regular size bottle), Toothbrushes (individually packaged) Lotion (regular size bottle)
Winston-Salem Community Band: On Sunday December 6, the Christmas Concert will begin at 5:30 in the church sanctuary. Following the concert will be a chicken stew dinner and hayride through the neighborhood to see the beautiful Christmas lights!
Potluck Dinner and Candle Trimming: Our celebration and preparation continues with a Potluck Dinner and Candle Trimming on Monday December 7. Bring your favorite meal to share at 5:30 and then help get our Lovefeast candles trimmed and ready for Christmas Eve.
December 13: On the third Sunday of Advent and we share our joy! After gathering for a brief worship service, we will take our joy out to the world. Some will go around the neighborhood and sing Christmas carols as an invitation to come and worship Christ the newborn king at our Christmas Eve Lovefeasts and Candle Services, others will prepare our gifts of peace to be taken to the people who need them most. We will all gather back at the church for a joyful celebration lunch.
December 20: We celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent with the Children’s Lovefeast and Candle Service. It is a celebration of love, the love Christ has for us and the love we share with each other and the world. Our youth and children will help us lead worship and begin our celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors to this beautiful service.
Our Christmas Eve Lovefeasts and Candle Services will be on Thursday December 24 at 4:00 and 6:30.