Jesus has come to bring us peace: Peace with God and peace with each other. This Advent season, as we prepare to celebrate again the birth of Jesus, we will be focusing on passages in the Bible that talk of Jesus’ bringing peace to the world.

We would be honored if you join us for our Christmas-season worship services (9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.) and events as we celebrate together.

Community Events

First Sunday of Advent, December 1

Music Sunday: Celebrating the Songs of Christmas. Join us for the songs of Christmas, featuring congregational singing, the Court Square Choir and the Court Square Ringers at both services (9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.). In between services, at 10:15 am, we will gather in Showker Hall for a Cookie Reception. Bring two dozen of your favorite cookies to share.

Second Sunday of Advent, December 8

Communion will be served as we celebrate worship during both services. Sermon focus: Isaiah 9:1-17.

Third Sunday of Advent, December 15

Sermon focus: Isaiah 11:1-9.

Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 22

Sermon focus: Luke 2:8-15

Christmas Eve, December 24

Lessons and Carols Services will be held at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. We will hear the Christmas story in word and song. A nursery will be available at the 4:30 p.m. service.

Advent at Home

As we anticipate Christ’s birth this Advent season, visit the Advent table located in the hallway near the sanctuary. There you will find a daily devotional with each day’s reflection written by friends you know here at First Pres. You can see the devotional below or you can download a copy here.