Last year we had 800 people attend our Gatherings for Christmas! The surprising thing is that we didn't attempt anything unique or put any extra effort into promoting and advertising. We believe that this year, with offering an additional opportunity to attend and strongly encouraging everyone to intentionally seek out a friend to invite, we can easily tell 1,000 people about Jesus on Christmas!

FREE Tickets

If 400 people all show up at the same time for our Christmas Celebration, we simply cannot accommodate.  In an effort to avoid this issue, we are asking everyone to "let us know when you're coming" by reserving a ticket for the Gathering you'd like to attend.  The tickets are free, and you don't even have to bring a physical ticket with you when you come to the Gathering.  Nobody will be collecting tickets at the door, and we will do everything we can to provide a seat for every single person who shows up.

We are simply asking everyone to be intentional about which Gathering you'd like to attend and/or to which Gathering you'd like to bring a guest, and then actually request the appropriate number of tickets for those Gatherings.  Tracking the number of tickets reserved will allow us to be prepared for how many people are coming.  There are 200 tickets available for each of the 4 primary Gatherings.

You can get your tickets at the HUB on Sunday mornings, in the office during the week, or you can reserve them digitally by clicking on the link below.


Gathering Times

There will be FOUR identical Christmas Gatherings:

Saturday the 22nd at 5:00 pm (GREEN ticket)

Sunday the 23rd at 9:00 am (BLUE ticket)

Sunday the 23rd at 11:01 am (YELLOW ticket)

Monday the 24th at 3:00 pm (RED ticket)

There will also be a unique candlelight Gathering on Christmas Eve at 11:00 pm.  You do not need a ticket for this one, but with a slightly more traditional format, this Gathering has become more and more popular every year.  Last year the room was nearly full, and that was even during a snow storm!

Christmas Connection

The reason we celebrate this season is because of the amazing gift God gave to us in the form of sending baby Jesus to live among us so that He could ultimately sacrifice himself for us.  The theme of our Christmas Series this year is for everyone to respond to this gift.

We'd like for everyone to respond by choosing to be more involved.  First, would you consider serving?  Choose a ministry area to serve in, and commit to it for 2019.  At the very least, sign up to participate in the next SHAPE class (April 2019), which will help show you how God has designed you to serve.

Second, will you faithfully give?  The amount is insignificant.  What matters is that you do it regularly, trusting that God will provide for your needs.  Beyond that, we are asking everyone to consider a separate year end gift.  We plan to use this special offering in 3 ways.  A third will go towards helping us finish the year strong.  Another third will go towards benevolence so we can help our community.  And the final third is going to be given away to help others outside our community.  Please take a purple, avalanche offering card home with you this Sunday, and pray about what God might have you give in response to His gift.

Finally, will you invite someone to our Christmas Celebration?  There are many people around us who have never even considered going to church because nobody has ever personally invited them.  This is a time of year when those people are more receptive.  Grab a few invite cards this Sunday.  Be intentional about inviting 1-2 people.  Keep checking with them until you get an answer, and if they commit, get them tickets to the Gathering they want to attend.  Let's tell 1,000 people about Jesus this Christmas!