4 Simple Ways to Make Christmas Meaningful (Again)
During the Season of Advent, we often find ourselves struggling to find the connection between Christmas to-do lists and the story of Jesus’ birth. An overwhelming stress can overtake the worship and celebration of the King.
Join IPC and other Christians who are making Christmas what it should be- a joyous celebration of Jesus' birth that enriches our hearts and the world around us. This movement is called Advent Conspiracy. The four tenets of Advent Conspiracy are simple but life changing- worship fully, spend less, give more, and love all.
We worship fully because Christmas is about Jesus. If we forget this foundational truth, everything else falls apart. Join us for worship on Wednesdays at 12 pm and Sundays at 8:45 am, 11 am or 5 pm.
Christmas Eve services begin with the family-friendly Celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord at 12 pm. A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols is held at 4 pm and 6 pm with a candle light procession. Doors open at 3 pm for 4 pm service.
Nursery care available for all services except for Wednesday chapel. Services also live streamed.
Let our actions and our words come from a place of worship. We spend less because we know mindless consumption is not the way to celebrate our Savior. By spending a little less on ourselves we are able to joyfully give to others in need. We give more of ourselves because this is the way of Christ.
God gave us his Son and now it is our turn to reflect that same selflessness to the world. We share our time, talents, and presence with the people we love. We love all because we have been loved first.
Donate bingo prizes to First Light. Serve dinner at the shelter with family or friends one night. Take a friend on the Holiday House Tour. Bake cookies for the Holiday House Tour. Volunteer with Children's or Youth Ministries. Learn about and become involved in IPC Global Missions, the IPC Food Pantry, Children's Fresh Air Farm, STAIR, or a Shepherd Ministry Team.
We believe that the poor and hurting of our world can be reached by God through the way we choose to celebrate Christmas.
Consider making a gift in a loved one's name through the Giving Tree. Become a pantry partner and regularly donate to the IPC Food Pantry. Give or volunteer time to an IPC ministry, like the Children's Fresh Air Farm, STAIR, or LIFT OFF to Learning.
We've create a special plan to work on together as a church to help prepare our hearts for Christmas, Jesus’ birthday. Each week, we lay out simple steps to worship fully, spend less, love all, and give more.
This is a fun alternative to the traditional Advent Calendar! The activities will help you worship fully, spend less, give more, and love all. To play, choose any activity on the board and mark it off once completed. See how many you can complete before Christmas!
This is a daily scripture list for Advent. Look for special book marks with the list in the Parlor and Highland Hall.
Looking for ideas on how to “Give More” relationally this Christmas? Our guide has ideas that will allow you and your family to spend time together, purchase with a purpose, serve someone, celebrate memories, and share your talents.