Moving toward the 2nd Sunday of Advent, we will come together at Jammin’ Java at 10:15, Sunday, December 8th for one of our Service Worship Sundays. We will gather together, adults and kids, in this season of Advent, and put together some gifts to contribute to FACETS Holiday Gift Drive. Here are the details of the items they are requesting (scroll down the page to the Holiday Gifts heading). If you are able to purchase any of these items, please bring them to church this Sunday, December 8th, UNwrapped.
Looking ahead to next week, we will have a Common Table Extravaganza day – including a service worship activity on Saturday, December 14th from 10 – 2 pm, helping neighbors of the Bulanows with leaf removal. Stay tuned for more details! This project will be followed by our annual Christmas Party and Epic Chili Cook-Off on the evening of Saturday, December 14th at the Fairfax Railroad Museum. Bring your best chili, or side dish, or just bring an appetite– it’s a perfect opportunity to catch up with CTers near and far. We can usually get into the museum by 4 pm for set up, and things start to kick off between 4:30 and 5:00. We usually close up by about 8 pm.
Both the 22nd and 29th of December (the 4th and 5th Sundays of the month) are our typical weekends off from formally scheduled activities. Sometimes groups of us gather at other churches together for Christmas Eve or Christmas services, so we’ll keep you posted if there are other activities going on in the area that you’d like to participate in with us.
Take some time to wait….slow down….find quiet in your days….during this season of advent, where the pace of life attempts to push us along at a frenetic pace. Push back, breathe deeply, and don’t miss the beauty around you as we anticipate the celebration of the coming of Christ into our world, to bring hope, and redemption in the midst of all our pains and longings. Come, Lord Jesus.