DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE
2017 CHRISTMAS SERIES
During the month of December, the sun rises later and sets earlier than any other month of the year. As we literally experience the darkest time of year, we can see an unnerving parallel to the dark state of the world we live in. During the Christmas season, the darkness is alleviated by the many lights and decorations that garnish our neighborhoods and city streets. These bright decorations serve as another parallel, reminding us that the central truth of Christmas is the coming of the light of the world. However, our culture has done all it can to keep the truth of Christmas hidden.
We want to invite you to see what we see when we consider Christmas. Join us as we dig into the truth of Christmas and reveal many of the truths about what the birth of Jesus meant for the world then, and still means for us today.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE TIMES
8am • 9:30am • 11am • 3pm
(Kid’s classes offered 9:30 & 11AM)
(Scroll down for a list of Christmas ministry events)
HOW TO GET INVOLVED THIS CHRISTMAS
Make a different this Christmas season by signing up to serve with Valley Lights or in Rockpoint Kids ministry.
We are collecting toys for the East Immanuel Toy Drive beginning on Sunday, November 26th up until Monday, December 11th. The toys should be for girls and boys (ages 2 – 12) and should be unwrapped. Gift cards of $10 – $20 to Walmart or Target can also be donated. (Note: Please avoid any warfare or inappropriately themed toys.)
Drop off toys at Rockpoint Sundays (8am – 12pm) or Monday – Thursday (9am – 5pm).
Invite someone to join you for one of our four Christmas Eve services. There is no better time to invite your friends, family, neighbors, or colleagues to come to church.
Christmas Ministry Events
SATURDAY, DEC 2 | 9 – 10:30AM
Start off the Christmas season with us at Keepsake Christmas. Families will gather together for a delicious breakfast, and then participate in this engaging, one hour program. You’ll hear a dramatic retelling of the Christmas story by costumed Bible characters while your children get to create their very own Keepsake nativity scenes they’ll cherish for years to come. Cost: $10/family (2 adults + children); additional adults $5. LOCATION: Lower Level
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CHOIR
SUNDAY, Dec 10 | 9:30 & 11AM
DRESS REHEARSAL: SATURDAY, Dec 9 | 9 – 10AM
Calling ALL children ages 2 – 5th grade! Come and be a part of our annual Christmas choir when we sing during the 9:30 and 11am worship services on Sunday, Dec 10. Practices will be held during our Sunday class times at 9:30 and 11am. Mark the dress rehearsal on your calendars for Saturday, Dec 9th, 9 – 10am. LOCATION: Worship Center
JINGLE BASH (GR 6 – 12)
WEDNESDAY, DEC 13 | 7 – 9PM
We’re throwing a huge Christmas party with food, giveaways, games and activities. This is an exciting, special night, and we encourage our students to bring their friends. LOCATION: Lower Level, Warehouse
ADVENT STUDY & FELLOWSHIP
TUESDAYS, NOV 28 – DEC 12 | 9:30AM – 11AM
Join other women as we look at the Christmas Story in the Gospel of Luke, and choose between F.O.C.U.S. Bible study, Bible journaling/craft and prayer. (Facilitated by Elaine Hearne) LOCATION: Lower Level COST: Free (Childcare available with pre-registration)
WOMEN’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BRUNCH
SATURDAY, DEC 16 | 9:30AM – NOON
Come join us as we celebrate Christmas! The annual Women’s Christmas Brunch is a holiday favorite each year. This year our theme is “Ignite.” Seats are limited! COST: $15 (Late registration is $20 after December 7 through December 14.) LOCATION: Rockpoint
55+ CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION BRUNCH
THURSDAY, DEC 7 | 9:30AM – 12:30PM
“Tidings of Comfort & Joy” features wonderful music by Solid Rock Quartet, a dramatic presentation by Pati Kachel, and a great brunch. Invite your friends and neighbors as we celebrate the message the angels proclaimed at the birth of our savior, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10, 11 KJV). COST: $10 (Tickets available until Dec 1)
Everyday: Nov 23 – Dec 31 | 5 – 10PM
Come out with your family and friends to see over 100,000 LED lights choreographed to music you can listen to from your car. Tune your radios to 97.9 FM and enjoy the show! Free wagon rides on select Friday & Saturday nights from 6 – 10pm: FRIDAYS: Dec 1, 8 & 15; SATURDAYS: Dec 2, 9 & 16.