Harbor Church
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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Advent at Harbor Church

Advent Season at Harbor Church

 

 

Christmas lasts all month long at Harbor Church!

 

 

Community Tree Lighting by Tourism Council; Carol Sing and Hot Chocolate hosted by Harbor Church in Memorial Garden on hill. How many towns have TWO trees shining at each other through this month of early sunsets and long nights? November 27th at 5:30pm.

 

 

Creating and Renewing Family Christmas Traditions.

Sunday mornings in December at 10am in Fellowship Hall.

Children are invited to create holiday crafts to enrich your family’s Christmas observances. Advent Candle Wreaths, “Jesse Trees” and Advent Calendars are some of the activities planned. Parents can experience a worship service, or remain with their children to create these holiday projects together. Additional Resources for Families to enrich your holiday season will also be available.

 

 

An Advent Discussion Group: “Caring for our World.” A Book Study of “All Earth is Waiting” by Kate Dawson.

 

Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. in December (1st ,8th ,15th &22nd )

The focus of this study is preserving the earth and protecting our environment, something close to the heart of many of us, regardless of religious affiliation or spiritual persuasion.  We will explore the familiar Advent themes of hope, preparation, joy, and peace with the earth in mind. We will consider the notion that the good news of Christ is good news not only for all of the people of the world, but for all of creation as well. This is NOT just for Baptists or Christians-all are welcome!

 

 

Blue Christmas Service, 5pm, Friday, December 21st

 

Blue? Yes, blue as in the blues. As in "I am feeling blue." Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other dis-ease that puts a question mark over the future, and a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people in our congregations and communities. There is a growing attentiveness to the needs of people who are blue at Christmas. Increasing numbers of churches are creating sacred space for people living through dark times. Such services are reflective, accepting where we really are, and holding out healing and hope. Worship service is on the longest night of the year, which falls on or about December 21st, the Winter Solstice.

 

Children’s Christmas Pageant & Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 4:30 pm. This will be a family celebration with a Christmas Play, Carol singing, and Kid-Friendly Candles!

 

 

 

The Advent ‘Conspiracy’ will be the theme of our Sunday Services at 10 am.

 

Expand your Christmas beyond the cultural ‘trimmings’ of consumerism. Choose to make your Christmas about more than parties, decorations, and shopping. The Advent Conspiracy was founded on the radical idea that we can celebrate Christmas humbly, beautifully, and generously. Advent is the story of a wondrous moment when Jesus entered our world to make things right. It’s a story that can change everything, including the way we celebrate Christmas.

Here are the principles of the conspiracy:

 

WORSHIP FULLY. Keep Jesus at the center of your Christmas celebrations.

SPEND LESS. Free up your resources to support things that truly matter.

GIVE MORE. Give more intentionally and relationally.

LOVE ALL. Radically love others, just like Jesus did.

 

Come and conspire with us this Christmas season!