The word angel comes from the Greek word aggelos (pronounced angelos), which means messenger. Some English translations of the Bible also translate malak, the Hebrew word for messenger, as angel when the malak is from God. Sharing a message from God is the primary role of angels in the scriptures.

In the Christmas story, for example, the angel Gabriel appears to Mary to tell her she will be the mother of Jesus. An unnamed angel comes to Joseph in dreams to guide him through Mary’s pregnancy and the early days of Jesus’ life. Another appears to Zechariah to tell him that Elizabeth will give birth to John the Baptist. Then, on the night of Jesus’ birth, an angel informs a group of shepherds that they can find the Christ child in a manger, followed by a large group of angels praising God.

Please join us as we acknowledge the Angels Among Us  and remember that God has come near.


Sunday, Nov. 25 – Hanging of the Greens – 4:00 pm

  • A special evening for decorating the inside and outside of the church – with Christmas Sweaters, Carols, and a Fellowship Dinner

Sunday, Dec. 2 – The First Sunday of Advent

  • Worship Services at 8:30, 9:45, & 11:00 am.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 – A Service of Light – 5:30 pm

  • A contemplative worship service for those who experience hardship or loss around the Advent & Christmas season.

Sunday, Dec. 9 – The Second Sunday of Advent

  • A Special presentation of “In the Presence of the Angels” by the Magnify Choir at 9:00am with a traditional worship service following at 11:00 am.
  • Our Annual Church Christmas Dinner at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall, followed by an A Capella concert, featuring CHoosE: Christian Hoos Exalt, at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary. (Due to snow, this event has been postponed)

Sunday, Dec. 16 – The Third Sunday of Advent

  • Worship Services at 8:30, 9:45, & 11:00 am.
  • A Christmas Luncheon with caroling will follow the 11:00 am service

Sunday, Dec. 23 – The Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • Worship Services at 8:30, 9:45, & 11:00 am.

Monday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve

  • Worship Services
    • 5pm – A Service for Children and Families
    • 7pm – Candlelight Service with Holy Communion
    • 11pm – Candlelight Service with Holy Communion

Sunday, Dec. 30 – Covenant Renewal Service

  • One Worship Service at 11:00 am