Advent 2021

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Advent 2021 Brochure

Take Home Advent Wreaths
As we enter into this season of watching and waiting, we have prepared a take home Advent Wreath for every household at Royal Oak First to help ground ourselves in the season. You may pick one up after worship on November 21 or November 28 or by stopping by the church office during the week of November 22.

Children’s Storytime with Pastor Jeff—Facebook LIVE
Every Sunday in Advent starting November 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Join Pastor Jeff every Sunday evening in Advent (11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19) for a Facebook Live story that will get you in the spirit of the season.

Spread the Cheer!
Saturday, December 11, 2021
Bring four dozen of your favorite type of cookie or holiday treat. You will go home with a variety platter of cookies and also a couple treat bags to deliver to the home of our church members. No need to be a baker to spread holiday cheer. We need people to send cards, people to bake, kids to make cards, people to assemble bags and people to deliver.

Baby’s First Christmas
Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Worship
Families with infants experiencing their very first Christmas are invited to 9:00 a.m. worship for a special blessing and gift from the church. We are excited to celebrate this special moment with you and your newborn!

A Community-Wide Carol Sing
Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Join us on our front lawn for cookies, hot chocolate and a good ole Christmas Carol sing. Bring the whole family along for this special event – it will be sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Laughing All the Way: A Night of Christmas Cheer for Women—Via ZOOM
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Jennifer Tripoli and Bridget Nelson
Put on your Christmas pajamas, grab your favorite snack and beverage and join us online for an evening of storytelling and cheer. As we begin another Christmas season in these strange times, we could all use some fellowship with our church family and a good laugh. All women are welcome! Click HERE for the Zoom link.

Christmas Sweater Sunday
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Worship
Wear your favorite Christmas sweater – “ugly” or not! Come and spread the joy of the season with your best Christmas get-up!

Longest Night Service
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Whether mourning the loss of a loved one, dealing with an illness, navigating financial struggles or simply not feeling the spirit of Christmas; this service is a quiet, prayerful moment acknowledging the difficulties of the season.

Christmas Eve Worship Experiences

We are asking you to help us prepare for Christmas Eve by letting us know when you will be attending. Think of this as a tool for preparing for a safe and meaningful worship experience, not a reservation that will be checked at the door. Click HERE to sign up.

4:00 p.m. – Sanctuary/Livestream
Children’s Christmas Pageant – A Service for Children and Families. The children of Royal Oak First will present the story of the first Christmas.

7:00 p.m. – Sanctuary/Livestream
“Blue Jean Christmas” – a modern worship experience. Come as you are and worship with us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. We will also have a service of candlelight as part of our worship.

9:00 p.m. – Sanctuary/Livestream
Traditional Christmas Eve worship service with organ and piano accompaniment. We will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion and a service of candlelight.

11:00 p.m. – Outside
Join us outside on our front lawn for a simple, yet Holy worship experience in the dark of night as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Communion will be served and a service of candlelight will be included.

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