As the Lord comes to enlighten and brighten our lives and the world with the presence of God that exalts the lowly and humbles the exalted, feeds the hungry and awakens the full, forgives the sinner and subdues the proud. Mark your calendars now to share in any or all of the following events that will help introduce the faith formation resources for the focus Bible passage for each week during the season:
Weekly Devotional Videos and Texts
Sign up on the All Good Gifts card, at the Ministry Sign-up Table or at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your cell number included for a weekly introductory devotional video message on Thursdays with a follow-up text on Tuesdays during the season.
Devotional Printed Materials
Find all seasonal devotional materials in printable format on the church website at www.engagedbygrace.org
Hanging of the Greens and Candle-making Event
From 9:00 – 11:00 am on Saturday, December 1, join all ages in the congregation for a Hanging of the Greens and Candle-making Event with special music and seasonal refreshments. In addition to decorating the church and putting up the hat and mitten tree, we will be making candles to use during our own devotions during the season with extras to be delivered as gifts to our homebound friends.
Advent Worship with Holden Evening Prayer
From 6:30 – 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 6, share with all people of all ages in a sung Advent worship service drawn from evening prayer at the Holden Villages Retreat Community in the state of Washington.
Christmas Caroling and Candle Delivery
From 2:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, December 9, caravan with people of all ages to sing Christmas carols for our homebound friends and neighbors, sharing handmade devotional candles with them as well.
From 7:00 pm, Thursday, January 3 through 10:00 am Friday, January 4, engage with people of all ages in an evening and morning of Bible games, group activities and fellowship, camping out in Grace Hall or commuting back and forth to your own bed as you desire!
Please see any of the Advent, Christmas and Epiphany creative team members with questions, suggestion and offers to help with these activities: Mike Christman, MaryAnn Erdmann, Liz and Jim Roth, Director for Equipping Ministers Laura Hudson, Minister of Music Josh Brodbeck, Vicar Andrew Potsko or Pastor Steve Wachtman.