Advent Devotional

We are good at telling the Christmas story. We struggle with understanding who this God is who chose to come and be with us as a baby born in time and place and at the same time the one who was there at the beginning of creation and will be there at the end. Who is this Savior child who loves us as friend, as priest, as prophet and also as king? We need to know more about Jesus so that all the decorations, parties, and presents have a deeper meaning. And when the expected stressors of delayed shipping, busy schedules, or spending the holiday without the people you love happen we can turn to Jesus who always finds us, sets us back on the right path, and prepares us to receive the greatest gift.

Pick up a devotional at the church, download below or in the weekly Soundings or read daily on Facebook.  Listen to our soundtrack below via Spotify.

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Preparing for Christmas

Join us as we prepare for Christmas through one or all of these events.  Contact the church office for details about joining us as we prepare for Jesus birth through connecting, serving and growing!

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    Help those in need this Advent by collecting one item of food each day to give to the Guadalupe food bank. Bring your box of food to church on Christmas Eve or to the drive thru on January 2.

  • The Giving Manger

    Jesus’ Christmas gift isn’t wrapped in fancy paper or tied with a perfect bow but comes in the form of a child laying in a manger who chooses to be with us. This manger invites us to also give these gifts during the Advent Season. 

    Contact the church office to receive a manger

  • Blanket and Sock Gift Drive

    Give the gift of warmth to our unsheltered neighbors in Tempe this winter. All donations will go to I-HELP, the shelter program in Tempe. Any new or gently used blankets are welcome. Please give new socks of all sizes. Bring your gifts before Christmas Eve. Suggested blankets from Amazon.

  • November 27  |  9:30 a.m.


    Help decorate the church for Advent through an interactive lessons and carols worship service.

  • November 30  |  7 p.m.


    The Christmas season is hard when our hearts are hurting. You are not alone. This is a gentle, contemplative service for all of us carrying pain, grief, or overwhelming feelings of loss this season. We have all gone through a lot this year. Join us to name all that we are carrying and receive comfort and joy from our Savior.

  • December 3  |  10 a.m. - 12 noon

    Mission del Sol Courtyard

    Join us as we prepare for Advent outdoors with fun crafts, games, a visit with Santa, and brunch at the Noel Cafe. Free event.

  • December 7, 14, & 21  |  7 p.m.


    Gather for a thirty minute service of song, prayer and scripture as we prepare ourselves for Christmas. Join in person or online.

  • December 18  |  5 - 7 p.m.

    Meet in front of Mission Hall

    Join us to sing carols in our neighborhood followed by cookies and hot chocolate.

    Sign up to go caroling