Advent at South Church

Each Sunday, we celebrate the season of Advent as we prepare for Christmas. Join us in-person or on our YouTube page for live worship at 10:00am as we celebrate Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. We’ll sing your favorite Christmas carols, hear inspiring messages, and dive deep into the meaning of the season.

  • Blue Christmas | Dec. 7th at 7pm Join us for this online YouTube worship service making room for the fullness of our emotions this season.
  • Journey To Bethlehem: Family Event | Sat., Dec. 11th from 4:00 – 6:30pm Entry is timed. Reserve your spot here.
  • Beer & Carols | Tues., Dec. 14th & Wed., Dec. 15th from 7:00 – 9:00pm
  • Wednesday Wonders Kids’ Christmas Party | Wed., Dec. 15th 4:00-6:00pm
  • Youth Group Christmas Parties | Sun., Dec. 19th
  • Edgewood Worship | Wed., Dec. 22nd at 7:30pm
  • Outdoor Worship | Thur., Dec. 23rd from 7:00 – 7:30pm brief, outdoor worship service
  • Christmas Eve Worship on Friday, December 24th
    • 3:00pm | children’s message
    • 5:00pm | online on our YouTube page with comforting scripture readings, familiar hymns, and beautiful music
    • 10:00pm | capture the mystery and awe of the evening as we approach midnight together

This year we have donation options for those that can come to the church and those who prefer to shop online.

  • In-person: The Giving Tree in Narthex is filled with tags for children in need this holiday season. We are supporting both, the children at Hancock & Stadium Courts in Lawrence (Manos Felices, afternoon program through Communities Together), as well as the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. Tags go quickly!
  • Remote option: We invite you to check out the Boys & Girls Club Amazon Wish List and ship gifts to the church. Our youth will wrap/tag and deliver the online gifts on Dec.19th. All wrapped and tagged gifts should be back under the tree by 12/19. If your ordering from the Amazon wish list gifts need to be delivered to the church by Friday 12/17.

Do you have family members that seem to have ‘everything’ or friends and relatives who have been spending their ‘pandemic time’ purging and simplifying their lives? What to do at Christmas time? We yearn to connect and acknowledge our love for them with a gift, just as the Magi did in Bethlehem.

Through Gifts that Grow, the Missions Team invites us to give gifts that reflect our hearts’ yearnings to make a difference in the world. Our theme for 2021 is Sanctuary. Click here to order and to learn more about this year’s four missions whose work provides safety and dignity to those in need.

Together let’s walk the journey to Bethlehem with Mary and Joseph, the magi, the shepherds, the angels and the prophets. We’ll walk together through the darkness of Advent to the shining light of Christmas, and discover the angels, prophets and shepherds in our own lives. Lead by Associate Pastor Jennifer Mazur on Tuesday nights and Thursday afternoons on Zoom. Each gathering will have the same content. Our hope is that, by offering the same Bible study at two different times, we’ll meet a variety of needs. Reach out to Pastor Jenn with questions.
Meeting ID: 844 8591 5737
Passcode: 107817

Tuesday nights @ 7pm: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21

Thursday afternoons @ 4pm: 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23