Dec 24, 2018
Enjoying Christmas Gatherings…From Scratch
Matthew 2:1-12
 
The first Christmas drew an interesting guest list. Jesus promised that his sacrifice would draw all sorts of people to himself. Our orientation to Christianity should open us up to all people instead of closing us off to a certain, like-minded few.
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  • Dec 24, 2018Enjoying Christmas Gatherings…From Scratch
    Dec 24, 2018
    Enjoying Christmas Gatherings…From Scratch
    Matthew 2:1-12
     
    The first Christmas drew an interesting guest list. Jesus promised that his sacrifice would draw all sorts of people to himself. Our orientation to Christianity should open us up to all people instead of closing us off to a certain, like-minded few.
  • Dec 24, 2018More on that Monday | Vitals
    Dec 24, 2018
    More on that Monday | Vitals
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called More on that Monday where we talk a little more about an upcoming event. This week we’re talking with Pastor Joe about a rhythm of self-examination we call Vitals.
  • Dec 20, 2018Theology Thursday | Incarnation
    Dec 20, 2018
    Theology Thursday | Incarnation
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called Theology Thursday where we discuss a truth that we hold to in a format we call Elevator Theology. This week we’re talking with Greg Chewning about the incarnation of Christ.
  • Dec 16, 2018Giving Gifts from Scratch
    Dec 16, 2018
    Giving Gifts from Scratch
    Matthew 2:1-12
    Gift giving has changed from buying things to "Giving things that truly have great meaning and show great love for the individual." - Cara David
    The Magi gave a gift because they saw who Jesus was. May our gift giving result in our loved ones "being seen" No matter what is given, may it create sacred moments of friendship and love.
  • Dec 12, 2018Who Are You Wednesday | Linda Aycock
    Dec 12, 2018
    Who Are You Wednesday | Linda Aycock
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called Who Are You Wednesday where we get to know an Advent staff member. This week’s guest is our Cordova Preschool and PDO Director, Linda Aycock.
  • Dec 9, 2018Singing Christmas Songs…From Scratch
    Dec 9, 2018
    Singing Christmas Songs…From Scratch
    Luke 1:46-56; 1:67-80
     
    Christmas' gift brings joy; we respond with singing faithful songs filled with hope and love.
  • Dec 4, 2018Testimony Tuesday | Sydney Grayson
    Dec 4, 2018
    Testimony Tuesday | Sydney Grayson
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called Testimony Tuesday where we get to hear how God has worked and is working in the life of an Advent member. This week we’re talking with Sydney Grayson.
  • Dec 2, 2018Being Christmas People…From Scratch
    Dec 2, 2018
    Being Christmas People…From Scratch
    Ezra 3:10-13
     
    The new temple brought an array of responses: crying (it didn't resemble the past) and cheers (it was a sign of potential for the future). Advent is at a similar crossroads. Advent celebrates a birthday by honoring the past without being held captive by nostalgia, we have a chance to imagine a bright future.
     
    Jesus' first appearing brought great hope and profound upheaval. A community shaped by Christmas brings both peace and disruption.
  • Nov 26, 2018More on that Monday | December at Advent
    Nov 26, 2018
    More on that Monday | December at Advent
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called More on that Monday where we talk a little more about an upcoming event. This week we’re talking with David Shotsberger and Kim Munafo about the 40th Anniversary of Advent, Jingle Jam, advent worship, and Christmas Eve.
  • Nov 25, 2018Considering Joseph
    Nov 25, 2018
    Considering Joseph
    Series: Sermons
    Matt 1:19-24
     
    To be a considerate person is to be able to handle nuance and to be willing to give up your space.
     
    Joseph had a dilema, uphold the law or to show love to Mary. He came up with a compromise but ultimately stepped aside from his traditional role to make room for God's plan.