ADVENT

NOVEMBER 28TH – DECEMBER 24TH

WHAT IS
ADVENT?

When many people think of Advent, they often think of plucking chocolates from behind the window of an Advent calendar.  But the word advent actually comes from the Latin adventus, which simply means “arrival.” Advent is the coming, the arrival, of the presence of God Himself through Jesus.

 

For hundreds of years, followers of Jesus have set aside the four weeks leading up to Christmas as a meaningful season of celebration and anticipation.

We encourage you to download this helpful daily devotional, written by our very own Chris Morris and his wife, Kenzie. 

This one-of-a-kind seasonal Devotional gives you a full grasp of the meaning and importance of the Advent celebration. Stemming from deep liturgical roots, Advent is designed to be a time of quiet reflection and profound anticipation.

This e-book walks you through the book of Genesis as the basis for Christian anticipation and follows the build-up to Christ himself. The middle sections of the book deal with selected scriptures on our need for a message like Advent and what to do with the season’s true meaning. The final section deals carefully with the Birth of Christ and the advent of hope for the Christian.

For anyone who wants to slow down this holiday season and soak in the true meaning of it all, get this e-book. The Christmas season is so frantic and hurried that it is easy to feel used up by the end of it all. Stay balanced in truth with this thoughtful, helpful guide.

LADIES’ CHRISTMAS PARTY | DEC. 6TH | 6:30 – 9:00 PM 

Ladies, join us for our Ladies’ Christmas Party at Real Life in the  Fellowship Hall.  Bring an appetizer and a $10.00 ornament to exchange. For more information, contact carolebales@myrealchurch.org.

CHRISTMAS BANQUET | Dec. 12TH @ THE COPPER FOX | 6 PM – 8 PM

It’s time for our annual Christmas Banquet on December 12th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The banquet will be held at Copper Fox Event Center in the Theatre. Please join us for a joyous time of food, games, music, and fellowship!

Dinner will be catered by Cracker Barrel.

Tickets may be purchased online via the Church Center app or in person before and after Sunday services between now and December 5th. Adults will be $12 and children will be $7.

Music will be provided by Winchester’s own, Lauren Mink. Lauren is a country artist who was featured on season 11 of American Idol.

**Tickets must be purchased before the event in order to give final numbers to catering. The last day to purchase tickets will be Sunday, December 5th, 2021!

CHRISTMAS SUNDAY WITH CHOIR | DEC. 19TH, 10:45 AM

Join us as we celebrate Jesus Christ, Immanuel, God with Us. Our Choir will be performing for the first time in Real Life history. Pastor Chris will bring a Christmas message of hope and encouragment. There will also be a special service for the children.

YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY | DEC. 15TH | 6 PM – 8 PM

Teens are invited to join us at the church for an amazing Christmas Party! Please bring a $5 white elephant gift and wear an ugly Christmas sweater. The winner of the ugly Christmas sweater contest will win a $20 gift card! Food will be provided!

YOUNG AT HEART CHRISTMAS PARTY | DEC. 17TH | 6 PM – 8 PM

Men and women, ages 55+, are invited to join us on Friday, December 15th for our Young at Heart Christmas Party. Contact info@myrealchurch.org for location information. Bring a $10-$15 white elephant gift.

CAROLS, CANDLES, AND COMMUNION | DEC. 24TH | 11:30PM

Join us on Christmas Eve at 11:30 PM, as we gather as a community to celebrate the Light of the World with familiar Christmas Carols, a Candlelight Service, and Communion.

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