Chrismon on the FCCD Christmas Tree, 2014

Christmas 2015: Worship Services, Lectionary & Ministries

The first Sunday of Advent is November 29th. Here’s everything you need to know about celebrating the season with Gentle Spirit Christian Church.

Worship Services

  • Christmas Eve 6pm Service: We will join First Christian Church of Decatur in their main sanctuary to celebrate the eve of Christ’s birth. All are welcome.
  • Christmas Eve 11pm Service: We will lead the second Christmas Eve service at First Christian Church of Decatur in their main sanctuary to celebrate the eve of Christ’s birth. All are welcome.

Teddy Bear Ministry
Every year we collect teddy bears and stuffed animals during the Advent season and distribute them to patients in local hospitals and hospitals to spread Christmas cheer and let them know they’re not alone. Click here for details on how to participate.

The Live Tithe
If you’re cleaning out your attic, closets or storage after Christmas, you can put unused items that are in good condition to work supporting the ministry of Gentle Spirit Christian Church via our Live Tithe, which allows you to convert gently used (or never-used) items into support for GSCC’s ministry and claim a tax deduction. Click here for details.

Office Hours
The Gentle Spirit Christian Church office at First Christian Church of Decatur will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. For an appointment with Pastor Paul, just contact the church office.

Advent 2015 Lectionary

Advent: Year CFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2015: HopeJeremiah 33:14-16Psalm 25:1-101 Thessalonians 3:9-13Luke 21:25-36
Second Sunday of Advent, December 6, 2015: FaithBaruch 5:1-9 or Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79Philippians 1:3-11Luke 3:1-6
Third Sunday of Advent, December 13, 2015: JoyZephaniah 3:14-20Isaiah 12:2-6Philippians 4:4-7Luke 3:7-18
Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20, 2015: PeaceMicah 5:2-5aLuke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 80:1-7 Hebrews 10:5-10Luke 1:39-45, Luke 1:46-55

Tree & Wreath Sale – SOLD OUT!
Every year starting the day after Thanksgiving, there are quality trees and homemade wreaths for sale on the First Christian Church of Decatur lawn until sold out. Proceeds benefit church and community missions in the City of Decatur, including the Toy Park and shared ministries with Gentle Spirit Christian Church. This year’s sale ended on Saturday, December 5th.