Advent is here and we’d like to invite you to join us as we prepare our space, our family, and our spirit for the coming season.
Advent Sermon Series
During the season of Advent Russ will lead us through a series of sermons entitled, Breath of Heaven. In both Hebrew and Greek, breath is synonymous with Spirit. It is the Spirit of God that helped each of the characters in the Christmas story face difficult moments. It is that same spirit that gives us courage to make it through life today.
Luke 1: 5-25
Mary David Vásquez-Levy, preaching
Hebrews 11: 1, 8-13
Matthew 2: 1-12
Longest Night Service
Dec 21, 7:00 p.m.
You are invited to special service of comfort and hope for our church and the community surrounding us. Though this season is one of great hope and cheer, it can be especially hard for those who are broken, lonely, and sad. This service of comfort and hope will be for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, a broken relationship, or deep sadness and darkness in their lives. During this service we will remind one another that Christ’s light shines on even the darkest situation. We will light candles and lift one another in prayer.
Please join us on Monday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m. – the longest night of the year.
If you would like to attend, but are reluctant to drive at night, please contact the church office, 925/685-7503, and we will get you a ride!
Christmas Eve Worship Services
First Christian Church will offer two Christmas Eve services this year.
The 5:30p service will be especially family oriented, with our children and youth presenting a Christmas pageant entitled, "One Night in Bethlehem." Any one of any age who would like to participate will be invited join in. Simple costumes will be available. NO REHEARSAL will be required, and ALL are welcome.
Our 7:00p service will be our candlelight communion service. This is always one of our most memorable and moving services of the year. The service will end with candlelight and the singing of Silent Night. A special offering will be collected for the Helping Hands fund.
Christmas Eve is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends and family to First Christian Church!