Do Not Be Afraid: Advent Worship Series

Our December worship and sermon series is “A Voice in the Darkness: Do Not Be Afraid.” The angels that appear in the story of Jesus’ birth would have been very comfortable in our world of tweets and hashtags. Their messages were short and to the point. And every message began with the same words: Do not be afraid, even in the darkness. All through Advent, our sermons will mine the angels’ messages to Zechariah, Joseph, Mary, the shepherds, and the magi for what they say to us. You are invited to worship with us this season and consider where you can confront the darkness in your own life with #morehope, #morepeace, #morejoy, #morelove, and #morelife.

December 3: Make Ready a People: #morehope – Luke 1

December 10: He Will Save His People: #morepeace – Matthew 1:18-25

December 17: Nothing Is Impossible: #morejoy – Luke 1:26-56

December 24*: This Will Be a Sign: #morelove – Luke 2:1-20

December 31*: Get Up and Go: #morelife – Matthew 2:1-23

*Note: There will be one morning service on December 24 at 10:00am. On December 31, morning services will be at 8:30am and 10:00am and a Watch Night Service at 5:00pm.


  1. Was told about the program that you are having and it is such a delight. So happy I was given the Live stream. Thank you, Dee ROBINSON (Vance-LEE)

  2. Pastor Jon,
    I just listened to your 5:00 service… delightful ~ I needed to have been there. Nonetheless,
    I am always interested in different view points of a story. This evening’s was curious…
    trusting ~ believing ~ and yet with our own humanness ~ almost a need to “support God”
    maybe that wasn’t what you were saying but that arrived I my head as I though about it.
    love your energy ~
    Peach with God’s love ~