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Advent at UBC

“Just Can’t Wait?”
University Baptist Church Advent Schedule 2011

 

During Advent we watch and wait for the in-breaking presence of God.  Waiting on God is active soul work and not just passive resignation.  Prepare yourself spiritually for the celebration of Christmas by joining us for all these Advent and Christmas events:

 Sunday, November 27, 2011, 11:00 a.m.  – 1st Sunday of Advent Worship – Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; *Mark 13:24-37; “Waiting  Expectantly”  Larry Bethune, preaching.  Advent booklets with daily devotions will be distributed or choose to receive them daily by email!

Thursday, December 1, 7:00 p.m. – UBC Live: “Embracing the Negative Space:  Noticing What Isn’t” – live webcast on the spiritual possibilities of Advent, led by Beka Falk.

Saturday, December 3, 2011, Breakfast – Stan Slade, Global Missions Consultant, American Baptist International Ministries, speaking, followed by the “Greening of the Church”- help us decorate for the season.

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 11:00 a.m. – 2nd Sunday of Advent Worship – Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; *Mark 1:1-8 “Waiting Actively” guest preacher: Stan Slade

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m. – UBC Live: “Embracing the Negative Space: Being Present to What Is” – live webcast on the spiritual possibilities of Advent, led by Beka Falk.

Sunday, December 11, 2011 – 3rd Sunday of Advent Worship – Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; *John 1:6-8, 19-28 “Waiting Gladly” Larry Bethune, preaching (communion)

Thursday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. – UBC Live: “Embracing the Negative Space: Holding Tension between Reality and Fantasy” – live webcast on the spiritual possibilities of Advent, led by Beka Falk.

Sunday, December 18, 2011 – 4th Sunday of Advent Worship – 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:46b-55; Romans 16:25-27; *Luke 1:26-38 (“Waiting Obediently” Performance of Vivaldi’s “Gloria” by the UBC Chancel Choir

Thursday, December 22, 7:00 p.m. – UBC Live: “Embracing the Negative Space: Celebrating God’s Provision” – live webcast on the spiritual possibilities of Advent, led by Beka Falk.

Saturday, December 24, 2011 – Christmas Eve Worship – Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; *Luke 2:1-20 – “Wait No More!” Larry Bethune, preaching, (communion and candle lighting)

Sunday, December 25, 2011 – Christmas Day Worship –  Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; *Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12); *John 1:1-14  “Word Up!”

Sunday, January 1, 2011 – First Sunday after Christmas Worship –  Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4:4-7; *Luke 2:22-40  “Open Eyes, Open Spirit”  Beka Falk, preaching

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