Advent 2022


Gathering Together


Events & Classes

2nd Grade Christmas Pageant

One of our special traditions at SPUMC is having our 2nd graders star in the Christmas Pageant during the 4pm Christmas Eve Service. The pageants are simple: no lines to memorize and costumes are provided. There is a part for every child who wishes to participate. Click here to sign up by Sunday, December 4. There will be one rehearsal held on Sunday, December 18 at noon.


Advent Devotional

Each weekday during Advent beginning November 27, we will post a video on YouTube and Facebook of a member of our staff offering a brief devotion at 12noon. We’re looking forward to connecting with you throughout Advent.


Advent Classes

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
A 4-Week Advent Bible Study will be offered on Sunday mornings at 9:15am beginning November 27 in Room 302. Each of our pastors will take a turn leading an exploration of Advent and Christmas texts from the prophet Isaiah and the gospels of Matthew, Luke and John.

FROM STABLE TO SPECTACLE: THE EVOLUTION OF CHRISTMAS

How did Christmas become the chaotic, joyful, global, wonderful, commercial-and-sacred celebration that we know today? Join Rev. Ron & Rev. Narae for a 3-week Zoom Class on Wednesdays at 7pm beginning November 30 as we explore the biblical stories, evolving liturgical traditions and cultural adaptations (and embellishments!) of the Christmas story.


“THE ANGELS OF CHRISTMAS”

“The Angels of Christmas” is an Advent study being offered by the Monday night women’s group. It takes a look at the various angel visits associated with Advent and Christmas. The class will meet by Zoom on Monday nights at 8:15pm beginning on December 5. If you want to sign up or have questions, contact Brenda Shields.


Serve this Advent

This Advent, we’ll be participating in three main outreach opportunities. The Angel Tree allows you to buy gifts and gift cards for various ministries, including local families and children in need. You can participate in SPAN’s Reverse Advent Calendar by filling a bag with food items to donate to Serving People Across Neighborhoods (SPAN).


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