Our theme for Advent this year is “The Journey”. As Mary and Joseph journey to Bethlehem, so will the congregation journey to Christmas through the season of Advent. Along the way we will discover it is a journey taken in hope, walked with peace, filled with joy and destined for love. Come along for a journey worth taken as we seek Christ and his presence in our lives.
Below is a calendar of events for this Advent at Nassagaweya Presbyterian Church. We hope they will help you celebrate this special season and prepare yourself for Christmas.
Calendar of Events
Jesse Tree Kit
NPC is providing any family who would like, a Jess Tree kit for Advent. A Jesse tree is like an advent calendar but instead of opening a little door each day, you get to create a Christmas ornament to hang on your Jesse Tree. With each ornament is a story to read from the Bible and a prayer. Make it part of your family dinner time or do it before bed. You can download the instructions by clicking The Jesse Tree – Instructions – 2017 and the ornaments by clicking jessepatterns or pick up a kit at the church with all the supplies you’ll need. The first day of Advent is December 3rd and the kits will be ready for pick-up on November 26th.
Take a walk to Bethlehem using this walking devotional (Walk-to-Bethlehem-Advent-Pilgrimmage). There is a scripture for you to meditate on for everyday of Advent and tools for keeping track of how far you walk each day. Each Sunday we will add up the kilometres and see if we can walk the distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem (111 km).
The Christmas Experience
For those who have a login for Right Now Media, you are invited to watch “The Christmas Experience” with Kyle Idleman this Advent. Heidi Hesch will be sending out links to videos each week or you can follow this link (https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/1279). If you’d like to have a Right Now Media login, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 1-3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – On the way to Bethlehem
The Milton-area churches are hosting a live nativity at Country Heritage Park. Come for a guided tour through the story of Christmas.
Saturday, Dec. 16 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Children’s Christmas Party & Pageant Practice
All children are invited to come for an afternoon of fun, games and a Christmas story. In addition, we will be practicing a Christmas Pageant to perform the following day during Sunday worship.
Sunday, Dec. 17 @ 10:00 am – Christmas Pageant
The children will be leading the congregation in worship by performing their Christmas Pageant. All are invited to come and hear the Christmas story once again.
Sunday, Dec. 10 @ 7:30 pm – St. David’s Comfort and Joy Service
The Christmas season can be very difficult for those who have experienced a recent loss whether it is the loss of a loved one, loss of independence or the loss of a job. This special service hosted by St. David’s Presbyterian in Campbellville is for anyone who needs a place where others understand what you are going through. Our hope is that you will find hope in this service offered especially for you.
Friday, Dec. 15 @ 6:00 pm – Potluck and Christmas Caroling
All are invited for a potluck at the church and then for those who would like, a group will go caroling in Churchill Estates. Afterwards we’ll meet back up at the church for hot chocolate.
Sunday, Dec. 17 @ 1:30 pm – Campbellville Country Christmas Parade
NPC will be putting a float in this year’s parade in Campbellville. If you are interested in dressing up and being on the float or if you just want to walk beside and hand out candy canes, email email@example.com.
Saturday, Dec. 24 @ 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm – Christmas Eve Service
NPC has two Christmas Eve services to choose from. At 4:30 pm is our family service which is an informal service geared towards the young and young at heart. We will sing lots of favourite Christmas carols and tell the Christmas story in an interactive and fun way. At 7:30 pm is our candlelight service which is a beautiful service or music, Christmas readings and candles. So come and enjoy a country Christmas this year at NPC.
For more information about any of these events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.