Sunday Services Traditional - 8:30 am
Contemporary - 10:30 am
December 8th we will have a single service at 10am...Please join us and the Oak Ridge High School Choir for Christmas music.
Sunday Morning Bible Studies
Book of Romans
Wednesday Lunch Bunch
Will resume in 2014
Book of Ruth Noon in the Fellowship Hall Lettuce and salad dressing will be provided. Please bring one additional item. (such as one cut up tomato, cucumber, etc).
Why do we have that blue rectangle titled "Advent" on our website? Like many congregations, we follow the "Seasons of the Church Year." Just as we recognize the seasons of our planet Earth, we also recognize spiritual seasons to help nurture and guide our God-relationship.
Advent, from the Latin adventus ("coming"), marks the beginning of the Church year (the Christian calendar), comprising the four weeks before Christmas. In recent years, Advent has been viewed as forming the first part of the three-part season of Christmas: (1) Advent; (2) Christmas; (3) Epiphany.
The season of Advent appears to have originated in Gaul (modern day France), in the second half of the Fourth Century A.D. At this time it was a three week fast before Christmas. We do not find the first mention of Advent in Rome, however, until the late Sixth Century.