"For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say 'No' to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope - the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you."

-Titus 2:11-15 NIV -

Just as the gospel is wrapped up in the gift of Jesus Christ at Christmas, so it is wrapped up in the practice of Advent. There is no need to wait until Christmas Day to unwrap the gift of celebrating Advent. As you celebrate this season on your own, with friends or with your family, we hope that you will celebrate the arrival of Jesus Christ with us as a church. Join us each Sunday leading up to Christmas, on Christmas Eve, and even the Sunday after as we examine Grace: The Story of Christmas. We look forward to sharing this season with you every year, and we hope that this year will be an exceptionally Merry Christmas for you.

Christmas Eve Services

We will have three identical family services, at 3pm, 4:30pm, and 6pm.

Children are certainly welcome in all services. We will have a cry room available for children under 2 during each service.

what to expect

How long is the service?

Our Christmas Eve services are 45-50 minutes long and include worship time and a message. They really are great for kids, too.

What should I wear?

You won't feel out of place in jeans or in your Christmas finest!

What about my kids?

Miss Julie, the preschool ministry director, will have activities for children to pick up as they enter the auditorium

. We love families and kids, so don't stress about worshiping together.

Families are always welcome to take fussy kids to the foyer and watch on the screens.

There will be a cry room available for kids under 2 at each service.

Advent Devotional

This season is often called "Advent," recognizing that God's physical advent, or arrival, here with us on earth as Jesus Christ, is the focus of the celebration of Christmas. The Church has celebrated Advent for over a thousand years, yet families and individuals continue to discover its appeal each year. While the practice is not directed by Scripture, it is an opportunity for us to set our hearts on the reason for Jesus' appearance on earth.

The staff at LCC has put together this Advent resource to guide your study and reflection this year. Pick up a book at LCC or purchase one here (at our cost).

advent digital resources

Priority: The Story of Joseph

Witness: The Story of the Shepherds

Did you take participate in the generosity challenges?

If so, we'd love to see some photos! Email them to hannah@lebanonchristian.org and let us know who you are and what you did to serve.