Advent Worship

Join us for worship each Sunday this Advent, in-person or online: December 3, 10, & 17 @ 10:30a. Christmas Eve Worship, Sunday, December 24 @ 10:30a and 7p (Candlelight service).

Advent @ Park Church

We invite our congregation to find the hope and joy of Advent this season:

  • Gather weekly for worship on Sundays. Join us from home via YouTube or in person at 10:30 AM. If you are joining us from home, light a candle, comment on the videos, and share them with your friends.
  • Celebrate Christmas in worship on Christmas Eve @ 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM. These will be distinctly different services. In this unusual year, the fourth Sunday of Advent falls on Christmas Eve. Expect to honor the fourth Sunday in Advent during the 10:30 service. The Christ candle will be lit during the 7:00 service to celebrate the birth of the Christ child. 
  • Set aside time each day for God, reflecting on the promises of the coming Christ-child. There are many devotions available! Look at the YouVersion app and Cokesbury which have many devotionals from which to choose. If you need help finding one, check out the church library or reach out to the pastor. 
  • Give generously! God is not only abundant to us but provides abundant opportunities for us to share what we have been freely given. Perhaps you’ll give your time by shoveling a neighbor’s driveway or sidewalk. Maybe you’ll be generous with talents, making sweet treats to share with staff at a local care center, or reading for Advent Worship. Perhaps you’ll be generous with your finances, whether through a Christmas offering to our church, donating warm winter gear for Garfield school, or "adopting" a family. Grab an ornament off the "Giving Tree" in the back of the sanctuary and purchase the item on it to help a family in need. You can make a commitment to write and say more thank yous and I love yous. There are many places in all our lives that need a touch of grace and forgiveness, and praise be to God, you are here to be generous with both.

Amidst all of the chaos that the holiday seasons can bring, this remains: the Church’s mission is proclaiming the coming Christ. We hope you will participate, and come to find hope and joy this Advent.

Advent Study

Come to The Gathering on Wednesday nights @ 5:30 PM for dinner and an Advent study. Rev. Mark will lead us through the study, All the Good: a Wesleyan Way of Christmas.

Advent @ Park Church

We are so excited to invite you -- yes YOU -- to Advent at Park Church! Here are the options for participation:

  • The Gathering, Wednesdays in Advent, starting November 29!
    • Dinner: 5:30-6:00p
    • Classes: 6:15-7:30p
      • Small groups are available for nursery, kids, and youth.
      • Adults & Confirmation Students will gather together in the Sanctuary for an Advent Study.
  • Mocha with the Father, Tuesday mornings at 7 AM, starting November 28!
    • Online via Zoom
    • Join Mocha here.
  • Learning & Laughing in Faith, Tuesday mornings @ 10 AM, starting November 14!
    • ​Park Church Room 1
    • Join Learning & Laughing here.
  • Park's Day Out -- Heartland Symphony Orchestra
    • Sunday, December 3, 2:30 PM
    • Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts
    • Free-will donations accepted, no tickets required
  • Advent Sing along & Luncheon
    • Sunday, December 10, 11:30 AM
    • Sing along to some favorite Christmas tunes in the Sanctuary right after worship. Then head down to the Fellowship Hall for lunch!
  • Children's Christmas Program -- The Wonder of Christmas
    • Sunday, December 17, 10:30 AM
    • The youth of Park Church will be practicing on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings to put on a fun program during worship! Whatever happens, we know it will be adorable!

Daily Devotions

Spend each day of Advent in reflection with a devotional from members of Park Church, Rev. Mark, and other resources. This devotional will be available in a paper copy at the church, or you can sign up for daily devotion emails.

Devotion email archive

Daily Activities for Families

Parent Cue has offered this Advent Calendar for families. You can print the full calendar by clicking below. We hope you find joy while participating in the daily prompts!

Advent Playlist

Rewatch a kids' Christmas program, enjoy a time of peace, prayer, and reflection with a "Quiet Christmas", or spend an hour "sitting in the sanctuary" while listening to Christmas hymns with "Christmas in the Sanctuary."

Music for the Christmas Season

Some of our favorite christian artists sing their renditions of Christmas songs!

For King & Country

You can also catch an hour-long concert from 2016 here.

Lauren Daigle

Phil Wickham

Rend Collective



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