Advent

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

Something Greater

Advent at FOF

The old ways are good. God revealed himself in them. Old ways are special, but Jesus is bringing something greater than all of those. See how Jesus takes what was good and surpasses it through the gospel of John.


Sundays

November 27

The Christmas season begins at FOF. Our Christmas Tree Counting Challenge begins. Can you find how many trees are in the building? Submit your guess.


December 4

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


December 11

Rock Kids Sing & Christmas Wear - The Rock Children's Ministry sings with the band. Wear your most festive Christmas clothing or ugly Christmas sweater.


December 18

Merrie Olde England Christmas, Snowball Fight, Rock Pajama Party & Family Photos - The McHenry High School Madrigals lead classic carols. Get ready for an all-out snowball fight during worship. Rock kids have a Christmas party at 9. Stop by the photo booth for a Christmas pic.


Wednesdays

November 30, December 7 & 14 | 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 7.


December 21 - 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

Saturday, December 24 | 10am & 10pm

Two services rooted in the Christmas story. No 9am Discipleship Hour.


10am | High energy, full band. Rock Kids for infant-5 year olds.

10pm | Candlelight service in a contemplative setting. Doors open at 9pm. Come early for Christmas cookies and hot chocolate.


Christmas day and New Year's day

No services on Christmas Day.

January 1 is a livestream service only. Catch us online!