At The Movies During Advent
Advent is the season that marks the beginning of the Christian year and leads into the season of Christmas. Advent simply means coming. In the Christian tradition, Advent is a time for the church to be awakened to the second coming of Christ by reflecting on the first coming of Christ. This year, we explore the themes of Advent through meaningful worship and a sermon series that will use some Holiday movie favorites to help us navigate these themes. Prayerfully, Awaken will serve as a prompt for the people of God to see that God has come to the world, he will come again and in the meantime, we live, we move and we have our being in him.
Sermons in this series
On the second Sunday of Advent, we probe our struggle with belief. We will be prodded to examine our struggle of belief, and the incredible blessing of belief. Using the movie, “The Polar Express”, we will be challenged to be awakened to a deeper faith in the promises of God by believing that his appearance to the world
Today is the first day of Advent. Today we began the lighting of the first Advent Candle as we journey towards the Christmas season. In the first sermon of Awaken, we focus on the fourth reading of the Lectionary texts. In 1 Corinthians, Paul highlights in his greetings that God has gifted and equipped the people of God for a special purpose. Using the film “It’s A Wonderful Life” as a backdrop, we will encourage everyone to accept their place in God’s story and within the story of the people with whom they have had interaction.