December 3, 2020
Since we are unable to sponsor an Angel Tree for UMOM this year, we are holding a different type of Christmas drive. To participate in the UMOM Holiday Stocking drive, you can select a family HERE. This is where you will find all the information and guidance in adopting a family to provide small gifts and treats in festive holiday stockings for the kids. You may also donate a gift card to a family by December 11. Learn more.
Dayspring will be providing food for 7 families at Family Promise the week of December 13. There are 10 adults and 15 children. The children range in age from 1 year to 16 years.The 10 adults include 2 couples, a grandmother, and 5 single moms. The families will be staying at the Day Center again. Sign-ups are HERE. Please bring food items to the back door of the kitchen for drop off from 1-3 p.m. on December 13. We will meet you at your car. Masks are a must. If you prefer to make a financial donation, you can do so HERE. Thank you! Please email Maria if you have any questions.
Both solemn and joyful – sometimes at the same time, the Service of Lessons and Carols evokes the meaning of the Advent season through radiant music from the Dayspring Chorale and selected readings by members of our staff and the Dayspring community. Last year, we presented a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols that included an updated liturgy, many beautiful pieces of music, and congregational singing of some much-loved Christmas hymns and carols. The concert will be rebroadcast through our Livestream and other video channels to be enjoyed again this year at 7pm on December 13. Watch here.
The Holiday season is a special time for all, with traditions, giving, and gathering. Since we are still unable to gather, we’re trying to be creative in helping to bring the comfort of the holiday season to you. We had hoped to host an "In-Car Carol Sing", but for safety and to respect the wishes of the medical community, we have changed the event to online through Zoom. We will still gather at 6pm on Saturday, December 19 to be led in an event that everyone can enjoy: a chance to sing the beloved songs of the season. And so that the kids can be involved, too, we'll certainly sing about Rudolph and Frosty. Check back here for a signup link!
Our Advent Study will be on the book LOW, An Honest Advent Devotional, by John Pavlovitz. Pavlovitz writes, “Let’s be honest about Advent: we often feel pressured to have it all together and to hide our struggles, to pretend we’re merry when we’re frustrated and stressed and exhausted.” Can you relate?

The Study held via Zoom, started Sunday, but it's not too late to join! Email the church office ASAP to register.

Sundays at 7:30am - Joel Bullock
Tuesdays at 11:00am and 5:30pm - Jeff Procter-Murphy
Thursdays at 12 noon - Amy Notbohm
Thursdays at 7:00pm during Time to Wonder
During Advent, Music Hour is devoted to four scriptural songs from the Nativity story: the Visitation (Magnificat), the Annunciation to the Shepherds (Glory to God), and the Presentation (Simeon's Song: Lord, now let your servant depart in peace). Each week, one of the pastors will join us with a short reflection on the scripture. David will play music associated with that text, and we'll sing a couple of familiar hymns with Robert Mills's help. All are welcome to join these musical evenings. You need not be a member of the choir, you just need to love good music. CLICK HERE for the Zoom link. 
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