Celebrate Advent with Old Town Community Church
A Note from Pastor Phil:
Dear OTCC Friends,
Advent Greetings! The season of Advent gives us the opportunity to prepare our hearts to welcome once again Jesus into the center of our lives. The word “Advent” is from the Latin word adventus which simply means “coming” or “arrival.” During Advent we not only look back in celebration of the first coming of Jesus, but we also look ahead in hope and preparation for his return.
Our Advent message series this year is titled Unto Us. At the heart of the Advent/Christmas season is the profound reality that God became flesh and walked among us. It is most fitting that that we find this theme, Unto Us, in both the Old (Isaiah 9:6) and New (Luke 2:11) Testaments. Throughout this season we will celebrate how Jesus brings us the priceless gifts of hope, peace, joy, and love. I hope you will join us each week in worship and for the other special events this season.
Celebrate Advent with us:
Family Worship Sunday
Sunday, November 27 | 11 a.m.
Children age 3+ are invited to attend the worship service together as we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent. The nursery will be open for children under 3.
Sunday, December 4 | Noon
Join us after worship for a cookie reception in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a dozen favorite Christmas treats to share.
Old Town Kids Christmas Celebration
Saturday, December 10 | 10 a.m. – Noon
Children and their families are invited to join us for a morning of celebration and serving as we have fun decorating Christmas cookies together and preparing gifts to bless families in our community.
Friday, December 16 | 10 a.m. – Noon
We’re bringing extra cheer to our monthly food distribution. Help us celebrate and serve our community. Learn more and sign up to help at oldtown.cc/volunteer.
Birthday Party for Jesus
Sunday, December 18 | 11 a.m.
Children in our preschool and elementary classes will join for a combined birthday party in the Fellowship Hall, including cake, music, and acting out the Nativity story.
December 24 | 5:30 p.m.
Candlelight service with a children’s nativity play open to all children; no preparation required.
December 25 | 10 a.m.
Casual service with food and games in the Sanctuary. Please note the 10 a.m. start time!