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A TEAR IN THE HEAVENS

O that you would tear open the heavens and come down! - Isaiah 64v1

Advent is the joyful celebration of Jesus’ first arrival in humility and the anxious awaiting of His second in glory. It is season for remembering and rejoicing, watching and waiting. This season the preaching will follow the Lectionary Scriptures.

 

Sunday, December 3
A Tear in the Heavens
Isaiah 64:1-9

Sunday, December 17
The Lord’s Favor
Isaiah 61:1-4;8-11

Sunday, December 10
Prepare the Way
Isaiah 40:1-11

Sunday, December 24
A Light in the Darkness
Isaiah 9:2-7


Advent Prayer Guide

Advent is meant to awaken a longing in all of us for the coming of Christ. The Advent season officially begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and continues until Christmas Eve or Day. Advent in Latin means “coming.” During Advent, Christians take time out of their daily routines to quietly wait and pray for the coming of Christ. To help you lean in, we’ve created the Advent Prayer Guide filled with prayers, readings, and practices that will help you and your family focus on the act of preparing.

 
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Advent Conspiracy

Christmas can still change the world! Advent Conspiracy is a global movement of people and churches resisting the cultural Christmas narrative of consumption by choosing a revolutionary Christmas.  

Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More and Love All!
 

Advent Shop

The annual Advent Shop helps individuals purchase and create gifts that inspire and make an impact. Gifts range from locally made, justice oriented, socially conscious, and handmade goods.

Sunday, December 3 | 11:30am - 1:00 pm
Central Campus Cafeteria

 
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The Christmas Offering

The Christmas Offering is a special opportunity to display justice and mercy. Our goal is to raise $10,000 above and beyond our regular giving to provide clean sanitation for people in rural El Salvador and to resource our own benevolence fund so we can bear one another’s burdens throughout the year.

Songs for Advent

What if there was a better soundtrack for your Holiday season? Songs for Advent is a free playlist you can stream on Spotify. May these songs help you to reflect upon the promises of God and to anticipate the fulfillment of those promises with hope and wonder. 
 

 
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Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, December 24 | 10am
Central Campus Auditorium
1800 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA

Join us this Christmas Eve for a special candlelit service in the Central Campus auditorium. The service will be filled with hymns, carols, and the Christmas story. Featuring special musical performances.