Advent & Christmas 2016

Family Advent Night • the sundays of advent & christmas • The Music of Christmas • Christmas on Clairemont • Christmas Eve • Family Christmas Brunch


Family Advent Night

Friday, December 2, 2016
6 pm

Start your holiday season off by joining our children for a wonderful evening of food and song.
• children's voices • good food • music • creativity • FBCD family & friends

Fanfare Music kids present the musical The Inn Crowd: A Christmas Musical for Children.
Who is in and who is out? The Bethlehem Inn is full for the evening and the weary travelers, Mary and Joseph, are left to spend the night in the stable behind the Inn. Excitement fills the inn and their guests as they celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Begins at 6:00 p.m.
Carreker Hall (first floor, Sanctuary building)
Cost: $6 Adults, $3 Child, Maximum $18 per family
Fee includes a family-style meal.


The Sundays of Advent & Christmas

Sundays: November 27 through December 25

Jesus & the Meaning of Advent

David Gushee, Interim Pastor, preaching

You are invited to worship with us on Sundays in the season of Advent & Christmas.
FreshStart in Carreker Hall with the FreshStart Band — 8:45 a.m.
Sanctuary Worship in the Sanctuary with choir, piano and organ — 11:15 a.m.
FreshStart and Sanctuary Worship combine on December 11 for worship through music — 10:30 a.m.

November 27    Jesus Means Hope — Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 1:26-38
December 4    Jesus Means Love — Isaiah 25:6-9, John 3:16-17
December 11    Jesus Means JoyThe Music of Christmas — Isaiah 40:1-5
(10:30 a.m. combined worship)
December 18    Jesus Means Peace — Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:8-14
December 24     Jesus Means God Became Human — Isaiah 7:14, John 1:1-5, 14 (Christmas Eve, Saturday night, 6:00 p.m.)
December 25     Jesus Means Celebration — Isaiah 11:2-9, Luke 2:25-32
(Christmas Day)


jesus means joy — The Music of Christmas

Sunday, December 11, 10:30 a.m.

In this combined worship hour, the Christmas story will be proclaimed and celebrated, led by the FreshStart Band, Sanctuary Choir and musicians. Come and worship through music! In the Sanctuary.


Christmas on Clairemont

Sunday, december 18, 7 p.m.

Christmas on Clairemont is a collaborative music event featuring notable conductors directing a full orchestra, organ, piano, soloists and a festival choir of more than 100 voices presenting the timeless music of Christmas. The evening’s host is FBCD organist Daniel Solberg.

Free of charge. In the Sanctuary.

Donations will benefit the Lake Victoria Water Project. You may make a donation now here. Please designate Christmas on Clairemont - Water Project. Donations made by check can be made out to First Baptist Church of Decatur and note in the memo line: Christmas on Clairemont - Water Project.


christmas eve
carols, candlelight & communion

Christmas eve, Saturday, December 24, 6:00 p.m.

The FBCD family and community will worship together on Christmas Eve in the Sanctuary at 6:00 p.m. Family friendly. All are welcome! You are warmly invited.


Family Christmas Brunch

Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 10:30 a.m.

Come in your “jammies” and bring your toys. Sing carols, hear a kid-friendly sermon by Pastor David, and fellowship around the tables. A Christmas morning brunch will be served.


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