At Home Advent Wreath

The lighting of the Advent wreath during worship will be a big part of the season and you're invited to join in from home by lighting your own candles. You can either simply light candles you already have at home or follow these instructions to make your own wreath.


Daily Advent Devotions

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Advent Film Festival

Each week of Advent a new film to enjoy.  New movies are posted each week of Monday

The theme for Advent and Christmas this year focuses on the power of music in our lives and in the history of humanity.  The films in this series were chosen because they tell powerful stories of people who were uplifted by music in very difficult times.  

Some are historic, some are  some are current.  All are relevant to the times in which we live.

 

Please note that these films are not suited for young children because

they depict some very disturbing times in history or difficult lives. 

  • Week 1 - Defiant Requiem

    A memorial concert reawakens the story of an artistic uprising in the Nazi concentration camp, Terezin, where a chorus of 150 inmates confronts the Nazis face-to-face - and sings to them what they dare not say.


    Click the image the play the trailer

    Watch the movie on Amazon Prime here

  • Week 2 - Girls on the Wall

    A group of incarcerated teenage girls get a last shot at redemption when they get the chance to create a prison musical, based on their lives and crimes.  An Emmy-winning true story.  


    Click on the image to watch the YouTube trailer.


    Please be advised that this film has very strong language (not so much in the trailer). We encourage you to embrace the language as an act of deeper love and listening for greater understanding. Don’t dismiss too soon.


    Rent for $1.99 on Amazon Prime Video

Advent Family Film Festival

  • Week 1 HOPE: A Charlie Brown Christmas

    This movie begins streaming on Dec 4th on Apple TV+


    It also will be airing on PBS & PBS Kids on Dec 13th @ 6:30pm CST

  • Week 2 LOVE: The Grinch

    Ezekiel 36:26 – I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you. I will remove your stony heart  from your body and replace it with a living one. 


    Let’s watch a movie that captures the essence of this lovely Bible verse.


    Available on Netflix until Dec 5th

    Click here to watch

The Music of Advent

We hope you'll join us for these special musical events where we will celebrate the sounds of the season.

  • Drive Thru Caroling

    On Sunday, December 13th from 6-7pm we’re having our first ever Drive Thru Caroling! You’re invited to come drive through Hillsboro’s parking lot while carolers sing familiar tunes. That’s also the Sunday we’re inviting you to wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater during our online worship. Stephen Nix, our Director of Music would love for you to join in the socially distanced singing! Just arrive 15 minutes early...no preparation needed!


  • Simply Christmas Concert

    Sunday, December 20th at 6pm we’re live streaming our Christmas concert called Simply Christmas. Not only will it be a beautiful night of music set to the backdrop of a wintery wonderland, we’re also providing dinner from the incomparable Sargent’s Fine Catering. Those meals will be picked up from Hillsboro that afternoon and we need you to reserve your meal. We can't wait to celebrate the season with you with a night of wonderful music and delicious food!


    CLICK HERE to make your reservation.