We would love to have you join us for The Heart of Christmas – a special Christmas advent series, and with us explore what Christmas is really all about.
Our advent worship services are at 9:30 am Sunday mornings starting on December 3 for the four weeks leading up to Christmas. We will also celebrate a candlelight service on Christmas Eve at 6 pm.
What is Christmas really all about?
Each year, the culture focuses on gifts under the tree, meals around the table, family spending time together and hopes of winter weather. These all certainly play a part in the most wonderful time of year, but there is something else that is at the heart of the Christmas season. The Bible tells us that the real reason to celebrate is the saving grace offered to us through the birth, life and death of God’s son, Jesus. The Heart of Christmas is an advent series centered on the story of Christ’s birth. From the prophetic promise of His coming to His miraculous arrival, the advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love will help you prepare for Christmas by getting to the heart of this favorite holiday.
For some of you who have lost family members or may be spending the holiday alone, this is not the most wonderful time of the year. Instead of focusing on the past traditions you are missing, we hope you will come see the real reason for the season: Jesus. Only the Son of God can bring you hope, peace, joy, and love… if you let Him in.
HOPE is at the Heart Of Christmas – December 3
Find PEACE in the Heart of Christmas – December 10
The Heart of Christmas Brings JOY – December 17
The Heart of Christmas is LOVE – December 24
Music has always been a huge part of Christmas. It seems like the radio stations and stores just can’t wait to get you in the Christmas spirit. At First Baptist, you can sing your favorite Christmas carols, hear beautiful special music from our church family, and anticipate the weekly lighting of the Advent wreath as we countdown to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Your family will want to stay for delicious cookies, coffee, and cocoa after each service too!
Receive your free copy of The Heart of Christmas gift book.
Our gift to you is a Christmas devotional book for individuals or families. Each week focuses on a key theme with a weekend reading, verse for reflection, suggested movie to watch and/or song to sing. Plus, there are questions provided to consider or discuss. Each day includes a daily verse, devotional reading and prayer designed to put your heart in line with God’s heart for the season.
The four weeks leading up to Christmas have been celebrated throughout the church age as the “Advent” or coming. Each Sunday we will light one of the four candles on the Advent wreath and share God’s message of hope, peace, joy and love through His Word, the Bible. The Old Testament tells of the coming Messiah – the one who would save the world. The New Testament shares the Good News – the Gospel of the arrival of Jesus Christ the Son of God, born in Bethlehem so many years ago.
Sunday, December 24 Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 6:00 pm
On Christmas Eve we celebrate that Jesus came as the Messiah, the One who would save the people from their sins. Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies spoken of Him through the ages, and in Jesus, we see a beautiful picture of the fullness of God.
Children are always welcome in our services, but there is a nursery for infants through four years old provided for all services and Kid’s Church for kindergarten through fourth grade. Interactive and age-appropriate Sunday School classes (K-12 Grade) and adult Bible classes meet at 11 am each Sunday after our coffee & cookie time.
Family Advent Activity Guide
You can download and print this to enjoy celebrating the coming of Jesus with your family at home every day..
Christmas Events Calendar
– visit our Events page to see what’s coming up next
First Baptist Church is located at 876 Central Ave in Dunkirk. For more information call the church office at 716-366-6634.