Advent

Our Advent theme is”Draw Near.” God has drawn near to us by taking on flesh and experiencing what it is to be human. We plead for God to draw closer to us and to the spaces in the world that are broken. We hear God charge us to draw near to God by leaning into wonder, justice, truth, and one another. Draw near as we travel this Advent journey together.

Advent Worship

  • Monday, December 10 - Glacier Hills Advent Service, 10;30 a.m.
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve
    • Family Worship and Christmas Pageant - 3:00 p.m.
    • Lessons and Carols - 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
    • Candlelight Service of Communion - 11:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 30 - One service, 10:00 a.m.

For more information on child care, parking, special offerings, etc., please visit our Christmas Eve Worship page.

Longest Night Worship

Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Monteith Hall.
This service speaks to those who are grieving, uncertain, facing illness, or melancholy at the holidays. Light candles, share communion, and be comforted by the music of flute and harp. Stephen Ministers provide refreshments for a time of fellowship afterwards.

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Date: Everyday starting December 2 - December 25

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Story Slam & Strolling Soiree

Sunday, December 9, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Listen to stories and seasonal songs of hope, wonder, truth, faith, justice and joy at our first story slam, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary followed by a strolling soiree, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., including hot and cold refreshments, a creche display, and music by the Chancel Choir and Sanctus Ringers.

Family to Family Christmas

“Adopt” a local family in need and purchase gifts and/or food according to their needs. Donations may also be made to purchase gift cards for families not directly adopted, or for families in need who have loved ones at Mott Children’s Hospital and U-M Hospital. Sign up at Coffee Hour on November 25, December 2, and December 9 in the Social Hall or sign up online. Questions? Contact Julie Morrison at 668-0420 or jdornmorrison@gmail.com.

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Advent Happening Arts & Crafts Event

Make gifts, cards, and ornaments, decorate cookies and more at this multi-generational event. Friends are welcome! Childcare is provided by reservation for infants - age two if older siblings and parents are busy at Advent Happening. Sign up with Beca Torres-Davenport at btorres-davenport@firstpresbyterian.org or 662-4466 ext 342.

Family Christmas Pageant

Children ages three and older are invited to participate in the Christmas Pageant and Worship Service at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve. A parents’ pageant information meeting will be held Sunday, December 2, at 11:00 a.m. in the Lewis Room. Rehearsals are Saturday, December 15 and Saturday, December 22. Sign your child up online or complete the form found in the Sunday School classrooms. Register by December 2.

Christmas Eve Pageant Registration

Honor and Remember by Giving a Poinsettia

Give a poinsettia to beautify our worship on December 16 and 24 in honor or memory of a loved one. Poinsettias are $18 and can be ordered until noon on Monday, December 10 online or in the Church Office. Please note the early deadline!

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