In the church year, Advent is the period of time beginning four Sundays before Christmas day and ending on Christmas. It’s a season for preparing our hearts, minds and homes for the coming of Christ, a time when we reflect on the ways in which Jesus can be born anew within us as individuals and as a church today.

2016-advent-brochureCollegiate/Wesley has many special activities that take place during Advent, from special studies and concerts to Christmas eve worship and special giving opportunities. Please download a PDF brochure of the upcoming activities. Also, be sure to watch for updates on facebook, in our weekly email (you can sign up on our home page – scroll down to the bottom), and in our Sunday bulletins.

Updates

Here are some additions and corrections not in the brochure, as we get them. Check back soon!

  • Christmas Giving Tree – An Advent opportunity awaits you! Our community of faith will again reach out to needy children in our local area, whose ages range from infancy to 18 years. These gifts may be the only presents they will receive. The Salvation Army will provide us with specific gift suggestions which will be printed on gift tags. We will place these tags on our “Giving Tree” in the gathering space during the Advent season. Please reach out to one or more of these children and be their angel by taking a gift tag. DO NOT WRAP YOUR GIFT OR GIFTS. However, please attach the gift tag to the gift. The gifts must be dropped off in the church office before December 19th. Dick and Sally Wilson will deliver the gifts to the collection site. Thank you for participating in this act of kindness.

Here are some additional links for Advent activities you can do alone or as a family. 

You’ll find hundreds of devotions, family ideas and much more for a simple, joyful Advent and Christmas at https://simplelivingworks.wordpress.com/