Advent 2023

Advent 2023

Unlikely: Christmas 2023

Receiving an unexpected gift at Christmastime can fill us with joy and wonder, especially when it comes from an unlikely source. God uses unlikely people and communicates in unconventional ways to reveal the coming Messiah.

We invite you to join us this season as we explore surprising encounters surrounding the birth of Jesus. Expect the unexpected this Christmas!

Advent Services

We welcome you to come in person or online each Sunday at 10:15 AM. If you’re coming in person, coffee and tea will be available starting at 10 AM.

On Sunday, December 24, 2023, we invite you at 10:15 AM and in the evening at 6:30 PM for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with the congregational choir singing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. All ages are welcome!

Advent Book Club

In the four weeks leading up to Christmas Day, consider following an Advent devotional or reading an Advent book to pause and reflect on this time of the year as we anticipate Jesus, the Messiah!

Reverse Advent

As we think about giving this Christmas season, consider participating in the Reverse Advent Calendar project. We encourage each person to fill an empty box with non-perishables over the period of 24 days leading up to Christmas. These boxes will be used in our Bridges Food Bank program to help families in need. Challenge your friends, family, or neighbours to participate too, whether they do it on their own or together with you!

Pick up a basket and a Reverse Advent calendar from the church, or print off a copy and use a box (or two!) from home. The calendar has suggestions of non-perishable contributions you could add to your basket each day from December 1 through December 24, along with daily scripture verses and ways to pray for those struggling with food insecurity. Then, bring your basket back to church on Christmas Eve or Boxing Day. This is a great way to share the love of Jesus with our Bridges families in a practical way!

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