THIS WEEK'S ADVENT OFFERINGS
Don't miss our Virtual Mission Gathering THIS SUNDAY, 5:30pm!!
In lieu of our annual Christmas Mission Dinner we will gather virtually for a special presentation from our children & youth, music, memories, and an opportunity to take up an offering to benefit the Lee County DHR and Salvation Army. You may make your donation at any time at www.fpcauburn.org/give
by entering the amount under "Special Offerings." Click HERE
at 5:30 to join us for the celebration.
Send Us Your Advent Wreath Pictures
As we prepare for this year's virtual Christmas Eve service we are hoping to include images of members' home Advent wreaths. If you have a wreath set up, please snap a picture of it with one or more of the candles lit and email it to Rev. Nick Reed
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Saturday, December 5
9-11am: Drive Thru Cookie Walk (Habitat for Humanity) at Grace United Methodist Church. The WeHelp Coalition of Churches will host a drive-through donation event in the parking lot of Grace United Methodist Church. As you enter the parking lot, you drive through a line of 70 Habitat homeowners, volunteers, and supporters—each one holding a house that represents the 70 homes that Habitat for Humanity has built in Lee County since its founding. At the end of the line, monetary donations will be collected by volunteers, and in keeping with our Cookie Walk theme, each donor will receive an individually wrapped cookie.
Sunday, December 6
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 - As we continue to worship at home we invite you to participate in the lighting of the Advent wreath. On this second Sunday of Advent, may the PEACE of Jesus Christ illuminate our homes and our hearts:
Sunday's Advent Wreath Reading and Prayer: Peace - Psalm 23
"When despair for the world grows
in me… I come into the peace of
wild things who do not tax their
lives with forethought of grief . I
come into the presence of still
water . ” - Wendell Berry
When everything feels hopeless,
God calls us to breathe in the holy
breath of peace. When we light the
candle of Peace, we breathe in the
One who restores us.
4:00pm: Outdoor Worship - As circumstances permit, we will continue our outdoor worship service throughout the season of Advent. Please note the 4pm time; we hope to avoid conflict with the City of Auburn Christmas parade which should end at 3pm. Sign up online!
5:30pm: Virtual Children's Program Christmas Mission Gathering - In lieu of our annual Christmas Mission Dinner we will gather virtually for a special presentation from our children & youth, music, memories, and an opportunity to take up an offering to benefit the Lee County DHR and Salvation Army. You may make your donation at any time at www.fpcauburn.org/give by entering the amount under "Special Offerings." Click HERE at 5:30 to join us for the celebration
Tuesday, December 8
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 10
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: Justice – Isaiah 40: 1-11.
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.