We internalize the images - the tree in Rockefeller Center, the Rockettes at Radio City, the big “Believe” scrawled across the facade of Macy’s. But, as adults, “belief” seems to evade us even when the lights turn on. What if Christmas is still capable of more than these cultural gestures toward our hearts' residual longings?
Christmas is a true light bulb switched on. It’s good news of great joy for all people, just as the angels declared to shepherds on the night of Jesus' birth. Advent is an ancient liturgy designed to help us recover our hope in light of the profound news that Jesus is not yet done with this world. He is making all things new. Better days are coming, and how we wait for them makes all the difference.
This Advent we are pressing into the Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love we find in Christ with daily devotions written by members of our community and a special Christmas celebration in the evening on Sunday, December 16
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Join us for a daily devotional written for our community, around the four themes of advent: hope, peace, joy, and love. These will be sent out every morning via email to your inbox, to help you meditate and pray through the advent season.
ADVENT / CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE 2018
All-team Christmas party. This is for everyone who is a volunteer on a ministry team, to say thank you for serving and being a part of the family. The theme this year is “80’s ski lodge,” so come ready! If you’re on a team, RSVP here.
Christmas at Church of the City. Bring your friends! We will have 5 services, a great message about what Christmas is and why it still matters, and a few surprises. We’ve added an extra service to make space for everyone. Details below.
Lessons and Carols service. This service goes through songs and readings in anticipation of the Birth of Jesus. We will only have two services this Sunday. Come join us!
ELRO: 11:00am (+kids)
JKO: 5:00pm (+kids)
Awake the Dawn. Join us for our annual all night prayer and worship event, and bring in the new year with God in focus, and cultivating prayer and passion in your heart for more of God in our city in the year ahead. Starts at 10pm, goes until 6am. Our Saviour New York Midtown.
DECEMBER 16 - CHRISTMAS AT CHURCH OF THE CITY
Join us for our end of year Christmas service! Christ’s coming is proclaimed to be “good news, with great joy, that will be for all people.” We will celebrate that together through song, community, teaching, worship, and more. Bring your friends, co-workers, and family.
Eleanor Roosevelt High School:
411 E 76th st.
9:30am (+ Kids)
Jacqueline K. Onassis High School:
120 W 46th st.