When all was not right in the world, Jesus was born. The Roman census, a threatened King Herod, and unfair taxation all made the time and tenor of life in which Jesus was born less than ideal. But God arrived anyway.
Once again, not everything is right with the world (when is it ever?) We gather in faith, hope and love this Advent to worship the God who arrives in the midst of our real lives.
Come and join us, Sundays at 10 AM, in our church sanctuary. (And on Christmas Eve for candlelight services at 5, 8, or 11 PM.)
Special Events for Advent & Christmas @Second
Sunday, November 25
Advent Wreath Making: 10 AM in Smith Hall
Make an advent wreath with fresh greens and advent candles for your family to light each Sunday in December
Gingerbread Church Making (new family event): 5 pm in Smith Hall
Sunday, December 2
“The Christmas Chronicles” Children’s Christmas Pageant during 10 AM worship service
Alternative Gift Market: 11 AM – 2 PM in Smith Hall
Find great gifts while supporting our mission partners at our annual Alternative Gift Market: Afghan Rugs & Jewelry | Infused Spreads Jams | Helene Lingel Jewelry | Sseko Designs Leather Goods | Schermer Pecans | Heifer & CARES greeting cards | Samaritan Women Biscotti | Jubilee Arts Shirts and Bags
Saturday, December 8
Decorating the Church for Christmas: 9 AM
Sunday, December 9
Adult Seminar: “Music of the Season” with Beau Lochte & the Bells@Second: 9 AM in the Chapel
Sunday school also meets at 9 AM on December 9th.
Wednesday, December 12
Service of Healing & Wholeness: 7 PM in the Chapel
A worship service by candlelight to feed our souls and slow our minds as we wait and prepare to receive the real gift of Christmas.
Sunday, December 16
Sunday School for Children & Youth at 9 AM
(No Adult Seminar on December 16th)
Junior & Senior Youth Christmas Parties: 4 PM & 6 PM respectively
All middle school and high school youth are invited to the annual youth Christmas parties. Contact Rev. Amy Carlson for locations and other information
Monday, December 24: Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services: 5 PM, 8 PM & 11 PM in the Sanctuary
Sunday, January 6
12th Day of Christmas Congregational Christmas Luncheon: 11 AM following 10 AM worship service