CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24

Christmas Eve Traditional Service | 11 AM (ONLINE ONLY)

The first of two traditional Indoor Christmas Eve services.

Due to COVID-19, this service will be livestreamed only on our Facebook page.

Christmas Eve Traditional Service | 3 PM (ONLINE ONLY)

The Second of two traditional Indoor Christmas Eve services.

Due to COVID-19  this service will be livestreamed only on our Facebook page.

Casual Christmas Eve Service | 5 PM (ONLINE ONLY)

This is a more casual worship service with special music. This service was designed to be held in-person outdoors but was moved online due to the COVID-19 surge in Austin.

Casual Christmas Eve Service | 7 PM (ONLINE ONLY)

This is a re-streaming of the more casual Christmas Eve worship service. This service was designed to be held in-person outdoors but was moved online due to the COVID-19 surge in Austin.

Late Night Traditional Christmas Eve Service | 11 PM (ONLINE ONLY)

If you are looking for a late night Christmas Eve service, this is the service for you!

Due to COVID-19, this service will be livestreamed only on our Facebook page.

We look forward to celebrating Christmas Eve with you! Here's some information you may find useful:
- General information for first time visitors
- How to get here and where to park
- Find more information and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!

ADVENT EVENTS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20

"Send Us Your Light" Christmas Eve Video | Dec. 7 - Dec. 19

We need your help! This year's pandemic has changed a lot of things and our Christmas Eve services are no exception. This year it’s up to us to bring the candlelight experience into our online Christmas Eve worship. Here’s how to bring the light:

Between now and December 19, send us a 10-second video of yourself and/or your family holding burning candles. We'll incorporate your video into a virtual candlelight moment at the end of our live-streamed Christmas Eve service. For more information and to submit your video, click here.

"Light of the World" Advent Study | Nov. 29 - Dec. 20

Join us this Advent season for a 4-week online study led by Pastor Stephen! The study begins Sunday, Nov. 29th.

The study is based on the book “Light of the World” by Amy-Jill Levine, an internationally renowned scholar and teacher. Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus and traces the Christmas narratives through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi.

HOW WILL THIS ONLINE STUDY MEET?
Each Monday we will post a 10 minute video featuring Amy-Jill Levine discussing one of the 4 chapters of the book to our Advent study Facebook group. For the remainder of the week we encourage you to read the corresponding chapter in her book and reflect on what you have learned. On Sundays we will all get together online via Zoom at 7 pm to discuss the readings and video and dig deeper into the history of the birth of Christ. The Zoom meetings will be recorded and posted to this page on Sunday night, so you can still participate in the study even if you can't make the Zoom meeting.

HOW DO I GET THE BOOK?
We ask that you please order the book on your own. You can do so through Cokesbury or Amazon.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Please join this Facebook group and email Alana in the church office to sign up.

"Gifts for the Christ Child" | Goal 150,000 meals by Christmas Eve | Nov. 1 - Dec. 24

As you ponder what to offer the Christ Child this season, consider a gift to the Central Texas Food Bank. This year the need is even more acute with thousands losing their livelihoods due to the coronavirus.

For every $1 donated, the food bank is able to provide four meals to Central Texas residents experiencing food shortages. During November and December your gifts will be tripled so that a $1 donation during this period provides twelve meals.

As a church, we have set a goal of providing 150,000 meals to honor the Christ Child.

Gifts should be made no later than Dec. 25 to qualify for the matching grant. Make your gift toward 150,000 meals by going to the church online Giving website.

Scroll down to My Donation, click on the box under FUND, & select Central Texas Food Bank. Indicate the amount of your gift. Choose your payment method. Be sure to click submit to finish.

LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS SERVICE

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 AT 5 PM (ONLINE ONLY)

A special Christmas worship service for those who have lost loved ones and a space for worship when grief accompanies Christmas.

The holiday season can be hard for those who are carrying pain or loss during this season of celebration. This service provides an alternative to the more traditional Christmas eve gatherings as a way to care for those who are sad or struggling whilst those around them are caught up in celebrating.

Due to COVID-19, this service will be livestreamed only on our Facebook page.

MORE HOLIDAY FUN

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING PARTY

Saturday, Dec. 12 | 10 a.m.

All are welcome at our annual gingerbread decorating party on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. in the Children's Building Parking Lot.

Reservations are required. To make a reservation reservation, click here.

Contact Jennifer Barkis with any questions.

CHRISTMAS DOUBLE FEATURE

Saturday, Dec. 19 | 6:30 PM

Join us for another fun family double feature movie night.  We will be watching "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "The Star".  Bring your lawnchairs and blankets!  We will have the popcorn machine popping! We look forward to seeing you there!

Please bring a warm hat and gloves to help support our homeless neighbors.

Reservations required!  Click here to sign up!