The Advent Season at Great Valley

On Sunday Mornings

The First Sunday in Advent

Sunday, December 2, 10am

Wonderful Counselor from Isaiah 8:19-9:7

The Second Sunday in Advent

Sunday, December 9, 10am

Mighty God from Isaiah 9:6

The Third Sunday in Advent

Sunday, December 16, 10am

Everlasting Father from Isaiah 9:6-7

Christmas Cantata

The Fourth Sunday in Advent

Sunday, December 23, 10am

Prince of Peace from Isaiah 9:6-7

Special Gatherings

Family Advent Party

Saturday, December 1, 4:30pm

Follow the star to Bethlehem! Bring your children and/or grandchildren for a fun time of games, dinner and Advent-oriented activities on Saturday, December 1 from 4:30 to 6:30pm. The main dish (mac & cheese and meatballs) and drinks will be provided. Please bring some cookies or finger-friendly fruit/veggies to share. Feel free to bring your friends and neighbors with you.

Sharing with Others

Giving Tree

December 9

Help a community family this Christmas. Choose one or more gift tags from the Giving Tree in Dickerson Hall.  Shop for the items.  Return the unwrapped gift by church time on December 10th. For questions or if you would like to donate money for the Deacons to shop for a gift in your name, call the church office or speak to a Deacon.

Christmas Cantata

Sunday, December 16, 10am

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, Emmanuel, Rose of Sharon, Root of Jesse...This year's Christmas Cantata focuses on the many names in scripture for the Son of God, Jesus. Join our choir and praise team as we reflect musically on the promise and fulfillment of God's love in the birth of Jesus and his life, death and resurrection.

Cookies & Carols

Sunday, December 23, 3pm

Join us for a Great Valley tradition where families gather for a simple afternoon of singing the familiar songs of the season and enjoying a time of holiday food and fellowship.  

Philadelphia Homeless Run

PHR is "running food, warmth, and God's love" to the homeless. Once a month we serve Philadelphia's homeless with sandwich prep on Thursday evening and delivery on Saturday morning.

 

This month's run will be Saturday, December 8 with sandwich making on December 6. We are planning to give out Christmas blankets in December, and we always welcome donations of gently used winter coats and blankets as we get into January and February.

You can also support this ministry by purchasing Christmas floral arrangements - 100% of proceeds go to support PHR!

Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, December 24, 7:30pm

Great Valley's take on the traditional Lessons & Carols service, ​this year Pastor Fink will lead us in considering Luke 2:8-20 as we ask: "Good News! So What?" Worship features readings from God's Word, a variety of solo and ensemble musical presentations, and plenty of carols, culminating with Silent Night sung by candlelight. Childcare will be available!

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