Advent & Christmas 2022

Christmas is the joyful time of the year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus! The season leading up to Christmas is called 'Advent' in some Christian traditions—it's a time when we look forward to celebrating Jesus's arrival. 

This year, the theme of our Advent and Christmas services is "Glory in our Midst," emphasizing the ways in which God's glory surrounds, fills, and transforms us. Four Advent Sundays highlight four movements in God's process of revealing his glory to humanity, and this story culminates in the most perfect revelation of Himself in the person of Jesus.

There are many special events and services at Center Church during Advent and Christmas, and we hope that you will join us!

Schedule of Events, Sermons and Bible Readings

  • Sunday Worship Services (all 9:30am)

    • Nov 27 — First Sunday of Advent: "Trading Away Our Glory" (Genesis 1:26-31; 2:7; 3:1-11)

    • Dec 4 — Second Sunday of Advent, and Communion: "God's Glory and an Enchanted Meal" (Exodus 24:1–12)

    • Dec 11 — Third Sunday of Advent: "Absence and Return" (Luke 1)

    • Dec 18 — Fourth Sunday of Advent: "He Pitched His Tent Among Us" (John 1:1–18)

    • Dec 25 — Christmas Day: "His Name Shall Be: 'God-With-Us'" (Matthew 1)

  • Dec 3 — Christmas dinner​ (5:30pm)

  • Dec 11 — Christmas concert (6:00pm)

  • Dec 18 — Youth Fellowship Milk & Cookie Night (6:00pm)

  • Dec 24 — Christmas Eve candlelight service (6:00pm)

Advent Resources

Advent Storybook Bible

The Common Rule - Advent Edition