Advent at City Church
Join us from December 3rd – December 24th as we prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
“And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together” Isaiah 40:5
- December 03 | 10:30am – Special guest visual artist, Chavonte Wright
- December 10 | 10:30am
- December 17 | 10:30am – Special children’s performance
- December 24 | 10:30am – Join us for a morning Christmas Eve service!
- December 25 | No Service
- December 31 | No in-person service, Sign up here to receive recorded service
We tend to think of Advent beginning in a manger in Bethlehem. But the book of John reveals that Advent began much earlier – not in the obscurity of a manger, but in the mystery of cosmic origins. Advent also anticipates Jesus’ second coming. While the first Advent occurred largely in secret, it will not be so with the second one: Jesus will return in majestic glory and everyone will be able to see him. Join us as we walk through John’s eye-witness testimony of Jesus so people through the ages might experientially know him and in so doing, discover the fullness of joy.
This guided liturgy is for anyone looking to set their eyes on Jesus this advent season. It is especially designed with families and little ones in mind! Over the four weeks of Advent, these short entries will guide you through four of the most famous prophecies of the coming Messiah. In each passage are moments of impatience and fear as well as hope and longing. There is no better way to describe Advent than the simultaneous sorrow and hope that surrounds us every Christmas season—a season full of anticipation but often struggles to live up to our expectations.
Pick up a physical copy at service on Sunday or download below.
Special Advent Events
City Kids Zoo Lights
Families are invited to join City Kids for Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo! Bring your strollers, wagons, and holiday cheer as we stroll through the amazing light displays together! RSVP by December 7th to receive discounted tickets.
City Youth Party
Join us for our City Youth Christmas Hangout at Palace Social in Bellaire for bowling and food! There is a full arcade as well! We need a headcount for bowling and food, please RSVP and let us know you are coming.
Join us for a pastoral roundtable featuring the City Church staff to discuss the mixed emotions of this time of year, historically associated with loneliness and loss while also filled with hope and joy. RSVP and let us know you are coming.
City Youth connect
All 6th-12th graders! Join us during the 10:30 a.m. worship service for a Special Christmas Connect with breakfast, games, live acoustic worship, and a biblical message crafted just for youth. Be sure to wear your best Christmas sweater! Details.
Christmas eve Morning service
Join us and invite others for a special Christmas Eve Morning Service filled with lessons and carols. Bring your whole family to celebrate the Christmas season. Stay after the service for Christmas treats! No service on December 25th. Details.
Special Advent Mission Opportunities
THE LANDING CHRISTMAS SURVIVOR
Help support trafficking survivors this Advent season. Use The Landing’s Amazon Wishlist to purchase exact items and ship to the drop-in center (9894 Bissonnet Street #605 Houston, TX 77036). If you’d like to drop off items at The Landing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate the drop off. There is not a delivery deadline, this is an ongoing need.
by December 7
Agape Development STORE
The Agape Christmas store provides an opportunity for neighbors to purchase gifts for their children at a reduced price. This empowers people in the community to choose the gifts for their family, and for each child to wake up to a gift on Christmas day. YOU can be a part of their empowerment journey! Please consider providing gifts for parents to shop for at the Christmas store. Simply purchase items your family members would enjoy, or shop from the Amazon gift list. All gifts need to be delivered by Wednesday, December 7th. If dropping gifts off: 6504 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77021; Agape Development is open Monday- Friday 9am-5pm.
Listen to CIVIC CLUB Christmas music at home or work!
Listen to the LUX Christmas EP by CIVIC CLUB on Spotify or Apple Music.