Advent: A Season of Anticipation
The season of Advent is the four weeks leading up to Christmas. On each of these four weeks we light a candle and reflect on an aspect of waiting for the arrival of Jesus: Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. On Christmas Eve we light the Christ candle and celebrate his life.
• Nov.27 First Sunday of Advent: Hope
This year, advent begins on Nov.27. We will light the candle of Hope and reflect of the gift of hope.
• Nov. 28 Laugh Again Christmas
Invite some friends to join you at this fun, set-the-mood-for-Christmas event! Enjoy some inspiration, humour and live music with a specialty coffee or tea. Tickets only $10, available at the church office or online at laughagain.ca. It pays to be generous – get 10 tickets for only $80!
• Dec.4 Second Sunday of Advent: Peace
We will light the candle of Peace in addition to the first candle and reflect on the gift of peace.
• Dec.11 Third Sunday of Advent: Joy
We will light the candle of Joy in addition to the first two candles and reflect on the gift of joy.
• Dec.18 Fourth Sunday of Advent: Love
We will light the candle of Love in addition to the first three candles and kids from our children’s ministry will help us reflect on the gift of love with special music and readings!
• Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service
Both sites will host a short, family-friendly candlelight service at 7pm to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We will light the Christ candle on our advent wreaths and sing Christmas carols!
• Dec. 25 Christmas Day Combined Service
11am Fireside worship & communion in the hall at our Highland Park site. The 9am,10am and 11am services will be combined for a cozy, family-friendly service!
Jan.1 New Year’s Day
Highland Park site: ONE service at 11am.
Mission Heights site: resumes regular 10am service.
Starting in the new year the city of Grande Prairie will be filled with a number of Alpha groups – if you are interested in participating in a group, please contact Scott at the church office or by email ASAP: firstname.lastname@example.org.