You are invited to join us for a special Christmas advent series, The Gifts of Christmas, at 9:30 am Sunday mornings through the month of December starting on Dec. 1st.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or so the old song goes. Yet it doesn’t always feel that way—the hectic holiday schedule, family pressures, and emotional wounds might be just a few reasons. But First Baptist Church sees the Christmas season as one that offers a unique opportunity to experience God’s love and grace in the midst of real life. That is the reason for “The Gifts of Christmas” celebration—to experience what the true gifts of Christmas mean for our lives today.
“Christmas is a favorite time of year for many people, but our lives can be so filled with busyness that we can forget to slow down and actually enjoy it. Christmas is also an important time to reconnect with our faith. Your family needs to understand why we celebrate Christmas” said Pastor Mark Massaro.
In a season often marked by frenzied busyness, it is also an opportunity to set aside time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ. Our worship services will help us place our focus on a far greater story than our own—the story of God’s redeeming love for our world.
You can sing your favorite Christmas carols, hear beautiful special music, anticipate the weekly lighting of the Advent wreath, and take home a free Christmas devotional book for visitors. “The Gifts of Christmas” advent sermon series is the perfect opportunity for families throughout the community to come together to celebrate Christmas and find the true joy in the season. Your family will want to stay for delicious cookies, coffee, and cocoa after each service too!
Sunday, December 1 Hope
Sunday, December 8 Love
Sunday, December 15 Joy Including a Special Program & Christmas Brunch at 11 am
Sunday, December 22 Peace
Tuesday, December 24 Candle-lit Christmas Eve Service at 6:00 pm
Children are always welcome in our services, but there is a Nursery for infants through 5 years old provided for all services and Kid’s Church for Kindergarten through fourth grade. Sunday School (K-12 Grade) and Adult Bible classes meet at 11 am each Sunday after our cookie time.
First Baptist Church is located at 876 Central Ave in Dunkirk. For more information call the church office at 716-366-6634.