This Week's Advent Offerings
Sunday, November 29
9:30am: Advent Sunday School Series: Peace, Justice, Joy, Salvation - This year's study will take us through significant passages in the book of Isaiah and explore the themes of God's Peace, Justice, Joy, and Salvation. No preparation is necessary, simply click HERE to join us at 9:30am Sunday mornings.
11:00am: Advent Virtual Worship and Communion - Have your bread and cup ready and be sure to stop by the church this week to grab some candles for your at-home Advent wreath! We will celebrate the Lord's Support from our homes and invite you to participate in the lighting of the Advent wreath as well. On this first Sunday of Advent, may the HOPE of Jesus Christ illuminate our homes and our hearts:
Sunday's Advent Wreath Reading and Prayer: Hope - Psalm 25: 1-7
“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.” - Emily Dickinson
Hope is the Spirit of God dwelling
within us, reminding us we are
never alone. When we light the
candle of Hope, we embrace God’s
presence among us.
3:00pm: Outdoor Worship - As circumstances permit, we will continue our outdoor worship service throughout the season of Advent. Please note the 3pm time that will allow for more light and warmth during our time together. Sign up online https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050548A8A92CA3FC1-outdoor6
Tuesday, December 1
12:00pm: Office Hours Bible Study - Throughout the Advent Season, the Office Hours Bible Study will be offering a thematic series on the figure of Mary in the New Testament and beyond. Topics include Mary in early Christian thought, Mary in the Qu’ran and Islam, and Mary in Orthodox Christianity and in Christian Art. You can sign up for Office Hours at https://www.ctsnet.edu/advent - watch the lecture on Facebook or You Tube (search Office Hours Bible Study) and email Rev. Kathy Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive the zoom link for the Tuesday discussion group.
Thursday, December 3
12:00pm: Bible Art Journaling - Because this Christmas season will be different from years past, our focus will be on exploring God’s unwavering promise to us during the season of Advent. Advent is a season of waiting. While we wait for a vaccine, for a cure, to be able to see our families and friends, to be able to go to church, we will focus on how God’s promises in Isaiah helped his people wait until they were fulfilled in Luke. We wait for: Peace – Isaiah 64: 1-9
You do not need to be artistic or creative to participate. You can journal in your personal Bible, a notebook, a prayer journal, or on a sheet of paper. You can use any medium you like such as colored pencils, watercolor pencils, watercolor paints, even a pen or pencil. Contact Susan Fillippeli at email@example.com
to be sent the Zoom Link and a brief introduction to Bible art journaling.
Saturday, December 5
9-11am: Drive Thru Cookie Walk
(Habitat for Humanity) at Grace United Methodist Church. Habitat is still in need for volunteers for this event - volunteering would be outdoors and socially distanced. Please contact Mark Grantham at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 334-745-2123 if you are able to help on December 5.
Sunday, December 6
5:30pm: Virtual Children's Program and Christmas Mission Gathering via Zoom
Please send your favorite FPC Christmas photos (family moments, church events, Christmas programs and worship services) to Elder Katherine Irwin (email@example.com
) by Dec. 4! (Please note: You may make your donation to the Lee County DHR and Salvation Army at any time at www.fpcauburn.org/give
by entering the amount under "Special Offerings".)