Advent 2020: Unexpected

The year 2020 has proven to be a unique time in our lives with many twists and turns, most of which have been “unexpected.” We recognize the many parallels to this time in history and the Christmas story.

Please join us each week as we embrace the “unexpected” and find ways to move forward amid the doubt and confusion, as our ancestors did.

Each week will have its own theme, as well as common elements in Worship (the same Call to Worship and a different verse of "Come, O Long-Expected Jesus" after the lighting of the Advent candle).

November 29 – Unexpected Disruption
December 6 – Unexpected Path
December 13 – Unexpected Response
December 20 – Unexpected Blessing

Our common text throughout Advent is:

Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.
Mathew 24:44

´╗┐And don't forget "What's in the Box" progresses each week during "Time With Children" in Advent.

Additional Advent Offerings
We hope you will join us for as many of these offerings as possible.

All are pre-recorded and released 10 minutes before the time listed; unless otherwise noted.

First Week of Advent
November 29 – Worship 10:00 a.m. **
December 3 – Advent Vespers; Laura Stephenson speaking 7:00 p.m. **
December 6 – Advent Devotional Discussion 9:00 a.m. *via Zoom

Second Week of Advent
December 6 – Worship 10:00 a.m. **
December 10 – Advent Vespers; Fred Coleman speaking 7:00 p.m. **
December 13 - Advent Devotional Discussion 9:00 a.m. *via Zoom

Third Week of Advent
December 13 – Worship 10:00 a.m. **
December 17 – Advent Vespers; Sue Jones speaking 7:00 p.m. **
December 20 – Advent Devotional Discussion 9:00 a.m. *via Zoom

Fourth Week of Advent
December 20 – Worship 10:00 a.m. **
December 20 - Christmas Pageant "That Late Show" 6:00 p.m. **
December 21 – Homeless Memorial Service 3:00 p.m. at Capitol Square
December 22 – Blue Christmas Service 7:00 p.m. *via Zoom
December 24 – Early Christmas Eve Service 5:00 p.m. **
December 24 –Traditional Christmas Eve Service 9:00 p.m. **
December 24 – Gift drop off on Breese Terrace from 3:00 -10:00 p.m.

** Online via firstcongmadison.org or Facebook

Posted on November 29, 2020 at 8:46 am in undefined.

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