First Week of Advent


Details of the season here!







  • Masks are optional.
  • Staff positions available:FT Interim Director of Youth Ministry, FT Director of Housekeeping, PT Digital Media Coordinator. Although positions are not open to members, members are encouraged to refer qualified candidates. COVID vaccine required. Information here.
  • Our recycling center, with bins for glass and a trailer for clean No. 6 foam, is on the upper parking deck off Fisher Avenue.

THIS WEEK, November 28-December 4


  • Lectio Divina: Led by Rev. David Partington on Zoom at 11 am. Contact David for link.


  • Writing Your Advent Story: Advent is a time to reflect on God’s story and our story.  Newton Cowan & Doug McLeroy will lead this series on Tuesdays in Advent, 11 am-noon in the Virginia Gilmer Room. Bring a journal or notebook to write in as we consider how God comes to us.​
  • Peacehaven small group for young adults of all abilities, 6:30-7:30 pm on Zoom. Contact Rachel Fitch for link and more info.
  • GIFT in the Evening: 7 pm via Zoom, currently studying Anxious: Fighting Anxiety with the Word of God. Contact Aimee Scotton.


  • Men’s Lectionary Bible Study, 7:30 am on Zoom. Info: Jack Harrington.
  • Wonderful Wednesday Women: Small group meets 8:45 am in Main 125. Current study is This Here Flesh. Contact Betsy Harrington.
  • Community Service Group: 10-11:45 am, Garden Room. Handcraft blankets, hats, gloves and more for local nonprofits. Contact B.J. Williams, 336-288-8601, or Hannah Britt, 336-288-9289.
  • Food Drive-By, 10 am to 2 pm. Please drop off canned & other shelf food in the circle in front of Redhead Hall. Greeters needed! Sign up for a 2-hour shift under the tent
  • Veterans Fellowship Luncheon at noon in Redhead Hall.


  • Service of Remembrance for those experiencing loss or grief during the season. Noon – 1 pm, sanctuary.
  • A Little Advent Worship: Join our Hot Dish & Hope guests for dinner beginning 4:45 pm in the Life Center, followed by a simple service at 6 pm. No RSVPs, donations accepted. Or just come for the service! Thursdays in December.


  • Thank God on Friday: A one-minute video devotional with Jill Duffield.
  • GRACE Bible study: 9:30 am, Garden Room. Studying Atlas of the Heart. Contact: Lisa Witherspoon.


  • Funeral Service for Bennie Hendrix Ralls, 3 pm in Memorial Chapel.


  • Worship: Second Sunday of Advent and Communion Sunday. Jill Duffield will preach. Advent series continues with “Be Sure to See the Possibility.” Scriptures: Malachi 3:1-4 and Luke 3:1-18.The 11 am service will be livestreamed here
  • Adult Faith Formation, 10 am
    • Advent II: Removing led by Chip Bristol in Faith Builders, Myers Loyalty Room.
    • Economic Justice in the Old Testament led by Vance Barron in Agape, Garden Room.
    • Advent Devotional – Commitment Class, Memorial 100. Contact Mary Eagle.​
    • Guest speaker from Hope Academy, YMBC in Redhead Hall.
    • Letter to the Ephesians – Seekers Class, M125 with conference call option. Contact Gerard Davidson



  • Thank God on Friday: A one-minute devotional to transition to the weekend, led by Rev. Jill Duffield. On our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
  • Videos and more on our YouTube channel. 

Current coronavirus guidelines from our task force.



  • Nursery, first floor of the Life Center.
  • Parents and children are invited to gather in the back of the Life Cente at 10 am, to make an Advent wreath and help decorate the gingerbread church!
  • Kids Disciple Club: Grades 3-5 look for joy in scripture, decorate cards for pastors’ hospital visits, play Christmas games & more! Life Center, 3-4:30 pm. 

More to know




  • Youth prepare Hot Dish gift items in Memorial 303 at 10 am.
  • High School Service Project: Sort Christmas gifts for Faith Action (lunch provided!). 12:15-2 pm at the church.
  • Youth dinner & small groups, 6-7:30 pm. Wear ugly Christmas sweaters and have holiday fun!

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