Advent is a time of preparation and anticipation as we look forward to the birth of our savior, Jesus, and His second coming. This year’s theme at DLABC is Celebrating Advent Through the Carols of Christmas. We know that God is with us - in answered promises, realized dreams, and refreshed hope. How could we help but sing!
To help you prepare and celebrate this Christmas season, we are providing an Advent Devotional with 25 devotionals based on Christmas carols and hymns. We will explore the songs that were born from joy that Christ has entered the world, and rediscover their relevance in our lives today. The devotionals will be available in the narthex starting November 28. If you are unable to pick one up, please contact the church office and we can have one mailed to you or hand delivered.
Also, on Nov. 28 Pastor Tom and Janny will be lighting the first Advent candle; the candle of Hope. Each Sunday during Advent we will light another candle and have a special reading. Joyce Kelley will be asking for volunteers.
After worship on Nov. 28th we will have a Hanging of the Greens party. Pizza will be provided and then we will “Deck the Halls” and decorate the Sanctuary, Narthex, and Evergreen Room. It’s always a wonderful time to see the church get all dressed up for Christmas!
On December 12, instead of Board Meetings, we will be having our All Church Christmas Party. Lunch will be provided, there will be carol singing and special music, a devotional, and a craft for everyone to make. All are welcome and we hope you will join us for a fun afternoon.
We will celebrate Christmas Eve at 7:00 pm with a candle light service, and celebrate Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 26.
We hope you will join us as we celebrate Advent and Christmas this year! We are looking forward to seeing you!