Advent Series

 “Joy to the World” turns 300 years old this year.

The words of the hymn are by Isaac Watts, based on Psalm 98, 96:11–12 and Genesis 3:17–18.  And now 300 years later is a most recognizable and often sung Advent carol.

In honor of this milestone we are celebrating with a special Advent journey “Heaven and Nature Sing”.

Looking at several different ways that we can experience and bring joy to everyone around us, even and especially when our circumstances and current events are not so happy. When we use the word joy in modern language, we usually think of simple happiness or bliss. But true joy goes so much deeper than that. Inspired by The Book of Joy with the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, this series expands our experience of joy and calls us to a new understanding of what it means to be peace, hope, love, and joy in a troubled world.

Please Join Us

  • December 1 – “Prepare Him Room: Hopeful Joy”
  • December 8 – “Repeat the Sounding Joy: Loving Joy”
  • December 15 – “Make the Blessings Known: Unabashed Joy”
  • December 22 – “Make the Nations Prove: Peaceful Joy”
  • December 24 – “The Lord is Come: Incarnate Joy”

Sundays 9:45 am, and Christmas Eve 6:00pm

Credit: Marcia McFee