Psalm 126 opens with the line, “When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.” What does it look like to live as those who dream? In Advent, we step into the mystery and awe of God’s dreams and pray they shape our reality.

This theme is for the dreamers in all of us—those who dream of a deeper connection with God and those who dream of a better world. It’s for those who dream of comfort and for those who have given up on their dreams. It’s for those whose dreams have been crushed and for those who show us that dreams take time. Join us this Advent as we dream alongside prophets and angels, Mary and the Magi. Join us as we seek and sow God’s dreams for our world.

We look forward to celebrating Advent together in many of our traditional ways this year! Some events will take place with a few modifications, and viewing services online or participating from a distance will continue to be an option in addition to participating in-person. Join us in this season of preparation and opportunity to dream beginning Sunday, November 28.  If you would like a Those Who Dream Daily Devotional, you can pick on up in the Commons or email Laurie to request a digital copy.

In additional to worship, we offer a number of opportunities for you during Advent including the following:

  • There are three Advent Studies available this year. Check out the Advent Studies page for all the details and registration info.
  • While this season brings the anticipation of joy and hope for many, we know that others are experiencing grief. If you are facing the holidays without a loved one this year, you are invited to register for Surviving the Holidays on Saturday, December 4. On Tuesday, December 21, we will hold a Longest Night service in the Intersection. You are always welcome to reach out to the pastoral staff as well.
  • Sounds of the Seasons, an evening of Christmas music, will take place in the Great Room on December 5.
  • Jubilee Christmas will take place with modifications on December 11.
  • InTouch Blessing Boxes will be given to 75 households who have experienced a loss or difficult time this year.
  • Family Ministries Advent Kits are available to all families in the Commons to help families experience Advent more fully at home.

We will hold two in-person worship services on Christmas Eve. A family-friendly Praise Service at 6:00 p.m. will feature the praise band and a special message for the kids. Childcare will be available during this service. The 7:30 p.m. Traditional Service will feature the choir, hymns, and scripture. 

On the two Sundays following Christmas, there will be one service at 10:00 a.m., nursery care, and Kids' Connections for those in preschool through first grade.

We look forward to connecting with you this year during Advent and that this time might be an especially meaningful one for you!

SERVICE TIMES

Traditional Worship - Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Contemporary Worship - Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 

 

St. Andrew United Methodist Church
4703 N 50 W | West Lafayette, Indiana 47906
765-497-7755