Homegrown Advent

HOMEGROWN ADVENT

JOIN US BEGINNING NOVEMBER 29!

Activity Bag Pickup: Sunday, November 29 at all three services (including Hanging of the Green)
Drive-through pickup available from 1 – 2 pm on November 29 in the 6th Street Parking Lot

Each Week Families:

  • Learn the carol associated with Pastor Mike’s Advent message
  • Read Scripture
  • Have something to make
  • Are challenged with something to give
  • Are brought together with a Family Advent Devotion
  • Keep up with WBC worship and celebration opportunities for the season

Week 1: Hope

Sunday, November 29

Scripture:

Isaiah 7: 14; Matthew 1: 23; John 1: 14

Something to Make

Download: Advent Wreath

Something to Give

What Do YOU Want For Christmas?
Think about some items you would like for Christmas. Now, choose one of those items and plan to give it to someone in need, foregoing it for yourself. Yikes! That’s sacrificial giving!

Something to Do

Download: Week 1 Family Guide

Special Service:

Hanging of the Green Service
Sunday, November 29 @ 5 pm
in the WBC Sanctuary

Week 2: Peace

Sunday, December 6

Scripture:

Micah 5:2; Luke 2:1-7

Something to Make

Download: Lottie Moon Piggy Bank

Something to Give

Lottie Moon Offering
What will your family give? Think about ways you can stretch and plan your budget to give sacrificially to missionaries around the world.

Something to Do

Download: Week 2 Family Guide

Special Service:

Gingerbread House-Making Party
Sunday, December 6 @ 5 pm
at The Gathering Place

Week 3: Joy

Sunday, December 13

Scripture:

Isaiah 55:12; Luke 2:10

Something to Make

Download: Joy Christmas Decoration

Something to Give

Secret Surprises
Draw names with your family members. Plan a secret surprise for that family member. It might mean doing the dishes for Mom, or picking up a messy bedroom for sister, or . . . let’s get creative!

Something to Do

Download: Week 3 Family Guide

Special Service:

A WBC Family Christmas
Sunday, December 13 @ 5 pm
at The Gathering Place

Week 4: Love

Sunday, December 20

Scripture:

I John 4:7-12

Something to Make

Download: Fun and Easy Christmas Treats

Something to Give

Be a Good Neighbor
Does your family like to bake Christmas cookies? Arrange a few on a couple of paper plates and deliver them to neighbors you have never met and wish them Merry Christmas. Don’t forget to add a nice card!

Something to Do

Download: Week 4 Family Guide

Special Service:

Lessons in Carols Virtual Service
Wednesday, December 16 @ 5 pm
on Facebook and the WBC Website

Christmas Eve: Christ

Thursday, December 24

Scripture:

Matthew 1:21; Matthew 2:1-12

Something to Make

Make time to attend church!

Something to Give

Give Jesus
Have you told someone why you celebrate Christmas? Do that today! Sometimes giving is just showing the love and joy of Jesus in the way you act, even when you don’t “feel like it.” Be humble and loving today!

Something to Do

Download: Christmas Eve Family Guide

Special Service:

Christmas Eve Service
Thursday, December 24 @ 4:00, 5:30, and 7:00 pm in the WBC Sanctuary