The Season Of The Church Year When We Look Up!
Is Jesus returning to bring his Kingdom fully upon earth as it is in heaven?
Advent says to us, “Be Ready!”, so that when Jesus returns, he will find us serving him in the least and the lost, the poor and the poured out, the down-trodden!
To help us in our, “getting ready” in Advent, The Church In Brielle is offering the following:
Daily Devotions taken from the Presbyterian Church USA featuring quotes from the community leader, Howard Thurman
Weekly Sunday Worship Services at 10 AM, always live-streamed and then posted virtually on Facebook Live.
Blue Christmas Grief Service, virtually posted on Face Book Live on Sunday, December 6th
A Wonderful Outdoor Children’s Event on Saturday, December 12th from 10 AM to 12 noon featuring live “manger scene” animals, and several stations for Christmas arts–n–crafts, activities, and cookies & milk! Rain date Sunday, December 13th!
2 Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at 5:30 and 7 PM with Bible passages and Christmas Carols to welcome in the Christ of Christmas!
Alternative Gift Fair: Instead of Christmas shopping why not give the gifts that keeps on giving? We are featuring 7 different benevolences this year for you to support as you honor a loved one. We have Christmas cards for you to fill out and give to the people in your life telling them that you gave money in honor of them that will go toward local missions.
For more information, all this can be found on our church website or our Facebook page.
God bless you and yours this Advent!
Blue for the Holidays?:
It has been a tough year… COVID-19, political factions, race issues.
And on top of all this many of you have lost loved ones.
Our God has faithfully taken them into God’s own nearer presence and there awaits a great reunion one grand and glorious day.
But till then we hold our loved ones in our hearts.
We will “record” this year’s Blue Christmas Service – a service of remembrance and hope, on Sunday, December 6th and make it available immediately after on our church website and Facebook page.
We are making available red ribbons to display on our blue lighted Christmas tree outside of the sanctuary. Feel free to write the names of your loved ones on the ribbons and we will attach the bows to the tree. Bows and sharpies are available in the sanctuary or feel free to attach your own ribbon at your convenience.
We are together in our grief and loss and because of this year’s ups and downs many will be joining in solidarity by coming alongside us in prayer.
If you find that you are in need of special care or grief counseling please contact Pastor Lou at email@example.com or 845-591-2016.