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Low: An Honest Advent Devotional

We are excited about our Advent devotional this year as it is different than you may have been used to. Let’s be honest about Advent (the time leading up to Christmas): we're often forced to put on a happy face, to pretend we’re merry when we’re frustrated and stressed and exhausted by the expectations of others. We’re also frustrated by what Advent has become - a celebration of consumerism - while it forgets the season’s origins in a dark, cold stable with an empty manger. In this honest Advent devotional, best-selling Christian author John Pavlovitz reminds us that God came to meet us in the low places of our lives: when we live humbly, when we seek forgiveness, in our grief and suffering, when we act on behalf of someone else, when we pray. “God with us” is Jesus, getting low. 

 

We anticipate that you too will be excited about these writings, that you’ll want to talk about them, ask questions, hear what others think. So we are providing four different opportunities for you to do that. See those times and locations below.

 

 

Devotional Booklets can be picked up in the narthex (lobby). We ask you to pick up one per household. Should you want to order more for friends and family, here is the place: https://www.chalicepress.com/Low

 

 

Discussion Times and Locations: 

  • Wednesday evening, December 18 at 5:30 p.m. located at Peaks and Pikes (3816 N 26th St b, Tacoma, WA 98407) with Chuck Blaisdell

  • Sunday afternoon, December 22 at 12:20 p.m. on the north side of the Multipurpose Room with Barbara Blaisdell

Advent/Christmas 2019 Sermon Series

"SINGING AS AN ACT OF RESISTANCE"

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 1 

ADVENT 1:  STAND UP OR DUCK AND COVER?

Luke 21:25-36

 

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 8  

ADVENT 2: A WARNING WORD FROM THE WILD

Luke 3:1-6

 

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 15  

ADVENT 3: JOY Y'ALL

Philippians 4:4-7

 

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 22   

ADVENT 4/CHRISTMAS SUNDAY: WHAT MARY KNEW

Luke 1:39-45

 

 

TUESDAY DECEMBER 24 at 4:30 P.M. 

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: LESSONS & CAROLS

 

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 29  

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS: THE CHALLENGE OF GIFTEDNESS

Luke 2:41-52

 

SUNDAY JAN 5       

A NEW YEAR, A NEW START

Jeremiah 18:1-7

Caroling with the Chancel Musicians

Join our Chancel Musician this holiday season for

Christmas Caroling December 22nd at 2 p.m.

 

Meet at First Christian Church of Tacoma's Office

We will be walking over to Disciples Terrace to sing carols,

music will be provided, it will be classic Christmas carols.

Christmas Eve: Lessons & Carols

Children at Christmas Eve Service