Finding hope in the light

A three-part Advent Worship Series
with music, prayer, inspirational speaking, and hospitality.

Just as God broke the barrier
between heaven and earth
to send his son into the world,
how can we break the barriers
that exist in our lives?

fridays December
01, 08, & 15

7:00 PM

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Please bring new articles of cold-weather clothing (hats, gloves, sweaters, etc.) to donate to the Franciscan Ministries Christmas Appeal as an offering.

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We need some help.

We have unique hospitality experiences planned each night, but we need your help to make them successful.

Grilled Cheese

December 01

Grilled Cheese! Help us make some unique artisan grilled cheese sandwiches, or bring tomato soup or bisque for dipping.

Volunteer to help assemble!


December 08

Once again, we know that there are a lot of great recipes out there. Do you have a signature sauce in your family? Please share it with us on this night! We’ll provide the pasta, you make your favorite sauce. We also will need some help in the kitchen cooking pasta!

Must be in a small heated container.

Christmas Cookie

December 15

Christmas Cookie Decorating. What a fun way to end our Advent Series. In order to do this, we need some plain (undecorated) sugar cookies. Let us know if you would be willing to bake some.

Suggested quantity: 2 dozen

If you are willing to help with any of these (grilled cheese assembly/tomato soup, pasta sauce, or cookies), please sign up using this form.

Advent Series Hospitality Form

Advent Series Hospitality Form

Help make our Advent Series a success by signing up to make a salsa (or buy your favorite), soup, or undecorated sugar cookies.

Suggested Quantities:

  • Tomato Soup: 1 gallon
  • Pasta Sauce: 1/2 gallon
    Must be in a small heated container
  • 2 dozen. Christmas shapes encouraged!
ex: marinara, alfredo, pesto, meat sauce, etc.

About the Series


Begin the season with uplifting music from today’s Christian artists led by our praise band and an inspiring talk by Pastor John will reflect on what it means to break down the barriers in our lives and church.

Pastor John Kral

Pastor John Kral

Teaching Pastor, Shepherd's Gate Church


A reflective evening of music led by our teen ministry and a message about the meaning of the Immaculate Conception and how it relates to our lives.

Fr. Richard Fragomeni

Professor of Liturgy and Preaching
Chair, Department of Word and Worship
Catholic Theological Union

Fr. Richard Fragomeni


Epic soundscapes, complex textures, Biblically-sound and poetic lyrics, thought provoking narrative and more, all combine to inspire this Christmas service led by our choir and orchestra as we celebrate the advent of the newborn King, our Lord and Savior, Jesus.