Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

Collection Week: November 17-24

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations worldwide through simple, gift-filled shoe boxes and materials that tell the Good News of God's love. This is your opportunity to be involved in a simple, hands-on missions project that reaches out to suffering children while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas—Jesus Christ, God's greatest gift. Millions of children and their families will be touched with the Gospel by a simple gift. We will collect shoeboxes November 17-24.

 

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Advent Services (Sundays, 10:45 a.m.)
Christmas Eve Service 

Each Sunday during Advent (the four Sundays preceding Christmas), we light a candle to highlight a theme of the Christmas season. Advent is a word that means "coming," and on each of the four Sundays of Advent, we are seeking to prepare our hearts to experience anew the wonder and awe of the what God has done has done for us in sending a Savior. Here are our Advent themes for this year:

November 30, the First Sunday of Advent: The Candle of Hope
December 7, the Second Sunday of Advent: The Candle of Peace
December 14, the Third Sunday of Advent: The Candle of Joy
December 21, the Fourth Sunday of Advent: The Candle of Love

Wednesday, December 24, Christmas Eve: The Christ Candle (see below)

During our services on the four Sundays of Advent, our pastor will be delivering a series of messages that will help us understand more fully not only the story of Christmas but the meaning of Christmas. The title of this year's Advent series is "I'll Be Home for Christmas." The messages are as follows:

Week One: The Home of Your Dreams
Week Two: Running Away from Home
Week Three: Father Knows Best
Week Four: Home for the Holidays

If you miss any of these services, you can listen to the messages online. From the MAIN MENU, click the item SERMONS.

Christmas Eve Service

On Wednesday, December 24, we will have our traditional Candle Light and Communion Christmas Eve Service at 6:30 p.m. For those who want to enjoy additional music of the season, we will have pre-service music beginning at 6:00 p.m. that leads up to the beginning of the service. The service itself will last about an hour and will be feature music, candle lighting, communion, and a short meditation presented in a creative way that will enhance your celebration of the birth of Jesus.

 

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"Drive Through" Living Nativity
December 12, 13, and 14

(Check here each performance night for any news regarding inclement weather)

The Living Nativity has become a family tradition for many in this area for more than twenty-five years! Come and experience the events that surround the birth of our Savior. From the comfort of your car, you will drive through twelve scenes that tell the story of God's plan in sending Jesus. We hope to see you at least once!

The Living Nativity is our gift to the community; it is absolutely FREE to you! (No donations accepted.)

Friday, December 12 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 13     
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 14 6:00-9:00 p.m.

 Want to Partipate?

Many in our community have asked if they can paricipate in The Living Nativity. The answer is yes! Each year, church and community members give their time and effort to make The Living Nativity a reality for those who drive through. If you and your family would like to participate in The Living Nativity, we welcome you! Please call our church office at 404-634-6231 for more information and to sign up for one, two or all three nights—or use the link below to sign up online, and we will contact you with more details. We have two shifts that alternate each night, usually 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off. In short, participants will arrive for a meal and a part at least an hour before opening; park on the North Druid Hills Road side of our building. No other entrances will be open.

CLICK HERE to sign up online to participate in The Living Nativity!

CLICK HERE to to read Participant Instructions for The Living Nativity!

 

NEW Sunday Morning Schedule

Morning Worship is now at 10:45 a.m.
Life Groups now meet at 9:30 a.m.

Please note our updated schedule for Sunday Morning Life Groups and Worship:

9:30 a.m.  Life Group Assembly and Fellowship
9:40 a.m.  Life Groups meet 
10:30 a.m.  Life Groups dismiss
10:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 

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Words from our Pastor

fredPastor Fred O. Pitts
Pastor Fred has been our pastor since 2004. Click here to read a short message from him welcoming you to our website.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart: and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Jesus (Matthew 11.28)