"ADVENT” is the season leading up to Christmas, officially beginning on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and continuing until Christmas Day. In this season, we remember the thousands of years God’s people were anticipating and longing for the coming of God’s salvation, for Jesus. That’s precisely what advent means — coming.
To help you personally and to encourage our families to remember God’s promise kept, we are glad to share this Advent guide with you.
Hard copies of the Advent guide are available at the information center.
An opportunity to live thankfully by giving to others during the Christmas season. Three ways to give this year:
- Purchase a gift for a Center Grove family in need
- Sponsor an individual to attend our Christmas Outreach Event
- Collect specific items to donate to our Thrive partner "A Storehouse for Jesus" (items requested: new bath towels and washcloths, men's and women's plus-sized clothing, baby and children's clothing, pots, pans, cereal bowls and feminine products)
All gifts and items due by December 3. If collecting items for "A Storehouse for Jesus", please wait and bring them back the weekend of December 2 and 3.
For specific information on giving, stop by the Angel Tree in the lobby throughout the month of November.
"THE POWER OF THE KING" A CGKids Christmas Presentation
Sunday, December 3 at 6:30pm
A musical drama presentation by our Center Grove kids ministry full of excitement, fun, laughs and of course, the story of the first Christmas! Program begins at 6:30pm with hot chocolate and cookies to follow.
"LET US ADORE" A Christmas Celebration Event
Nightly, December 6-8 at 7pm
A captivating experience with live-action and music that celebrates God's perfect love come to life through Jesus. A great opportunity to invite those around you to experience Jesus!
Doors open at 6pm with light refreshments in the lobby. If interested, extra hands are needed to serve refreshments and greet on those evenings. Sign-up to serve by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
There is currently a waiting list for tickets for each night. If you have tickets you will not be using, please call the Center Grove offices and let us know! Also, you are welcome to join us ticket-free on Tuesday evening for the final, full rehearsal and a special time of prayer.
CHRISTMAS OUTREACH EVENT
December 7-8 Prior to the "Let Us Adore" Event
An opportunity to serve! The Christmas Outreach Events provide a special evening for men, women and children from local organizations like the Rescue Mission and Solus Christus with delicious food, "Let us Adore" and a Christmas gift to take home.
Sign-up to serve at the information center, email email@example.com
or click here
to sign-up online.
CHRISTMAS WEEKEND SERVICES
Saturday, December 23 @ 5pm
Sunday, December 24 @ 9:15 & 11am
A time for all to come together and celebrate Christmas through a memorable, family-friendly time of worship. Families are encouraged to worship together and childcare will be available for the little ones. No adult or student life groups will meet this weekend.