Advent and Christmas 2021

“Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” — Matthew 2:2


Over the past several months, our community has been reading through the entire Bible. As we enter the final stretch of our 90-day journey, we see the message of Jesus on every page. All of Scripture has been pointing to this culmination: in the fullness of time, Christ has come, that we may experience the fullness of life (Galatians 4:5). This truly is good news, but a declaration of redemption may not be what we want to hear, as Christ’s coming disrupts our own lives and habits. Two years into the disruption of a global pandemic, we wonder: Where have we prepared room for Christ? This Advent season is an opportunity to make room for Christ—in our lives, habits, and hearts. Come worship, celebrate, and serve with us as we welcome the beautiful disruption of Christ’s birth.


Epiphany Bonfire
January 9 | 3:00 p.m. | South Lawn 
Join your church family for hymn singing and burning of the greens at our third annual Epiphany Bonfire. It’s been a tradition since Victorian England to celebrate the end of Christmas on Twelfth Night, taking down the evergreens of the Christmas season and lighting a bonfire. The greenery used to decorate for Christmas has served its purpose, and the bonfire from burning it celebrates the light and warmth of Christ coming into the world on one of the darkest nights of the year. 


Room In The Inn
Wednesdays through March 
Every year from November through March, First Presbyterian Church provides shelter for men experiencing homelessness through Room In The Inn. There are a number of volunteer opportunities available this year: overnight hosts, van drivers, breakfast donors, lunch donors, and laundry volunteers. All guests have received their COVID vaccine. Room In The Inn takes its name from the Christmas story in Luke 2, a reminder that Jesus was laid in a manger because there was no room for him in the inn. Participating in this ministry is a beautiful way to serve Christ in the least of his brethren (Matthew 25:40). Click here to register. 

Please contact Annette Crout (615-298-9507 or with any questions about mission opportunities. 

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