Advent at Emmaus 2018

Advent is the beginning of the Church year and a four-week time of reflection, waiting and preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. Join us for worship, celebration and community service events throughout this most humbling
and festive season.

Sunday, December 2

 The Season of Advent Begins

4:00pm Worship & Pot Luck

Join us for our first worship service in our new home!
Meeting at: Desert Streams Church, 10330 N Cotton Ln Waddell, AZ
(west side of Cotton Ln. just south of Peoria Ave.)

The service will be followed by a pot luck New Year's Dinner celebration and begin the season with a "Reverse Advent Calendar" project of personal devotion that doubles as a collection of new and gently used items to benefit area non-profit organizations.

Tuesdays, December 4, 11, 18

 A Christmas Carol

6:00pm-8pm 

Hosted at: Emmaus Chapel, 13327 N. 152nd Ave., Surprise, AZ

Pastor Emilie shares her own family tradition: a live reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, complete with all the voices! Come & join us for a dramatic reading of this timeless classic and enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, and even a home-made Christmas pudding as we gather around the fireplace.

Sunday December 16

 A Festival of Lessons & Carols

4:00pm Worship and Community Caroling

Meeting at: Desert Streams Church, 10330 N Cotton Ln Waddell, AZ
(west side of Cotton Ln. just south of Peoria Ave.)

First celebrated in 1918 at Kings College Chapel, Cambridge, U.K., the Festival of Lessons & Carols was designed as an “imaginative approach” to worship. Join us for worship in the spirit of this 98-year old tradition. Then meet at Emmaus Chapel at 6:00pm for all-ages neighborhood Christmas Caroling around Marley Park and hot cocoa!
A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Sunday December 23

 Advent Agape Meal

4:00pm Shared Supper and Eucharist

Meeting at: Desert Streams Church, 10330 N Cotton Ln Waddell, AZ
(west side of Cotton Ln. just south of Peoria Ave.)

In the spirit of an ancient custom, we'll gather around a communal table, and share a lovingly prepared meal, of holiday-themed foods, celebrating the Eucharist during the meal. Main dish provided. Side dishes and deserts appreciated.

Monday, December 24

 Candlelight Christmas Eve

11:00pm

Meeting at: Desert Streams Church, 10330 N Cotton Ln Waddell, AZ
(west side of Cotton Ln. just south of Peoria Ave.)

Dozens of luminaries shine in the darkness, lighting the path to a traditional, liturgical worship service ending in a candlelight singing of Silent Night.