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Advent

Advent is here and Christmas is coming. See what's coming our way this season.

Sundays

"Christmas Spirit"

God sets ordinary people apart for special things. This Advent, see how the Spirit of God worked in the lives of the Christmas story, and experience how the Holy Spirit is working in yours.


November 28 - The Spirit and John the Baptist


December 05 - The Spirit and Mary

Blues Christmas & White Elephant - Bring a wrapped, white elephant gift and "bless" someone else during our all-church gift exchange.


December 12 - The Spirit, Elizabeth, and Zechariah

Merrie Olde England Christmas & Snowball Fight - The McHenry HS Madrigals lead classic English carols. Get ready for an all-out snowball fight during worship.


December 19 - The Spirit, Simeon, and Anna

Rock Pajama Party & Family Portraits - The Rock Children's Ministry sings with the band, in their pajamas, as part of their Christmas party. Wear your own pajamas, most festive Christmas clothing, or ugly Christmas sweater to church as well. Family portraits available.


December 26 - Livestream Only

Worship today from your home. Hear the stories and sing the songs again. We won't meet in person this Sunday, but our online service will premiere at 10am. Catch it on Facebook.


January 02 - The Spirit and Jesus

In-person worship resumes as does our 9am Discipleship Hour.


Wednesdays

Ancient Advent

December 1, 8 & 15 | Dinner 5-6pm. Service at 6pm

Prepare him room this season. Candlelight services of lessons, carols, and contemplation. Childcare provided during service for infant-5 year olds. Family Advent activities available during dinner.


The McHenry West Concert choir leads candlelight carols on December 8.


December 22 - O Come, Emmanuel | Service at 6pm

Since the 8th century, seven prayers using seven messianic titles have been prayed on the seven days before Christmas. These later became the carol “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” Set your heart right before Christmas for a moment of worship rooted in these ancient names and ancient song. Childcare provided for infant-5 year olds. No dinner this Wednesday. 


Christmas Eve

Friday, December 24 | 4pm & 10pm

Two services rooted in the Christmas story. The 4pm service features our full band and the 10pm is by candlelight in a contemplative setting. Stepping Stones for infant-5 year olds meets at 4pm. Livestream at 4pm only.