Christmas

The Gift of Rest

Sabbath: resting and expectantly waiting

Sunday Mornings, November 29th - December 20th

Imagine a season filled with awe and wonder that doesn’t require hustle and bustle (or even getting your tinsel in a tangle). Our creator has given us a gift in the natural rhythms of life to enjoy regular times of rest from working… the savior we celebrate coming to earth gives us a way to truly enjoy it. Join us this advent season as we consider “The Gift of Rest”.

More than simply a good idea for our physical bodies, this gift ministers to our whole being: pacing our hearts, calming our minds, renewing our strength and soothing the soul. Sabbath is resting and expectantly waiting. That sounds like a Christmas celebration we all long for and even try to provide for others - but this Sabbath gift is ours the whole year long!

 

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Dove Tree: Christian Help

You might notice a tree in our lobby starting November 8th and through December 6th. This tree is special because hanging on its branches are gift ideas for little boys and girls within our community. This year has been difficult for many. Some families will be having difficult conversations in the coming weeks about how they will not be able to afford gifts for their children this year. But we can make a practical difference! Take a card from the tree, purchase the gift, and bring it back before December 6th. All presents will be collected and offered to families that live in our own community. Please consider helping out this great ministry!

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Christmas Eve
Candlelight Communion

Thursday, December 24th, 6:30p.m.

Let us join together as family and friends on Christmas Eve, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., for a time of song, reflection and rejoicing together in promises fulfilled.

We will gather for time in God's Word together, communion and a candlelighting celebration in song.  Also, please prayerfully prepare for this evening when we receive a benevolence offering.

Livestreaming & Childcare will not be provided so families can enjoy this evening together.

 

 

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Advent: A Season of Hope

The great proclamation “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1: 14) assures us that God has entered into human history through the incarnation of the Son. The season of Advent, a season of waiting, is designed to cultivate our awareness of God’s actions— past, present, and future.

In Advent we hear the prophecies of the Messiah’s coming as addressed to us— people who wait for the second coming. In Advent we heighten our anticipation for the ultimate fulfillment of all Old Testament promises, when the wolf will lie down with the lamb, death will be swallowed up, and every tear will be wiped away. In this way Advent highlights for us the larger story of God’s redemptive plan.

We've also developed a series of posts helping us to better understand What Advent IsWhat is Involved in the Celebration as a church, and Why Metro Life Church is Celebrating Advent this holiday season.

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