The Advent Season at Great Valley
On Sunday Mornings
The First Sunday in Advent
Sunday, November 28
The Faithful Witness from Revelation 1:4-6
The Second Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 5
The Firstborn of the Dead from Revelation 1:4-6
The Third Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 12
The Ruler of Kings on Earth from Revelation 1:4-6
The Fourth Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 19, 10am
The One Who Loves Us and
Has Freed Us From Our Sin from Revelation 1:4-6
Sunday, December 12 at 10:15am
It feels as though we've all become more acquainted with waiting. When will life return to normal? Since Eden, God's people have always been acquainted with waiting: Old Testament believers waited eagerly for the coming of the Savior. And we, likewise, wait eagerly for His return, when He will will return to set His creation right. This year's cantata, Waiting for Christ, highlights the tension of giving thanks for the birth of Jesus while we, too, wait for His second coming and the completion of God's redemptive plan.
Family Advent Party
Saturday, December 7, 4:30pm
O Come, Let Us Adore Him! All children are invited to bring along their parents, grandparents, and neighbors on December 7 from 4:30 to 6:30pm as we celebrate together with food, activities, carols and more. A main dish of chicken nuggets will be provided; please bring a side dish of fruit, veggies, salad or dessert to share with the group.
Sharing with Others
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.
Cookies & Carols
Sunday, December 22, 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.
Christmas Eve Service
Tuesday, December 24, 7:30pm
Great Valley's take on the traditional Lessons & Carols service, this year Pastor Fink will lead us in welcoming our Servant King as we consider Mark 10:45. 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!
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 21 with sandwich making on December 19. We are planning to give out coats and gloves as the winter, and welcome donations to distribute as the cold sets in.
You can also support this ministry by purchasing Christmas floral arrangements - 100% of proceeds go to support PHR!