"Drive Through" Living Nativity
December 13, 14, 15
(Check here each performance night for any news regarding inclement weather)
The Living Nativity has become a family tradition for many in this area for more than twenty years! In fact, the 2013 version will be our 25th anniversary! Come and experience the events that surround the birth of our Savior. From the comfort of your car, you will drive through twelve scenes that tell the story of God's plan in sending Jesus. We hope to see you at least once!
The Living Nativity is our gift to the community; it is absolutely FREE to you! (No donations accepted.)
|Friday, December 13||7:00-9:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, December 14
|Sunday, December 15||6:00-9:00 p.m.|
Want to Partipate?
Many in our community have asked if they can paricipate in The Living Nativity. The answer is yes! Each year, church and community members give their time and effort to make The Living Nativity a reality for those who drive through. If you and your family would like to participate in The Living Nativity, we welcome you! Please call our church office at 404-634-6231 for more information and to sign up for one, two or all three nights—or use the link below to sign up online, and we will contact you with more details. We have two shifts that alternate each night, usually 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off. In short, participants will arrive for a meal and a part at least an hour before opening; park on the North Druid Hills Road side of our building. No other entrances will be open.
CLICK HERE to sign up online to participate in The Living Nativity!
Advent Services (Sundays, 10:55 a.m.)
Christmas Eve Service
Each Sunday during Advent (the four Sundays preceding Christmas), we light a candle to highlight a theme of the Christmas season. Advent is a word that means "coming," and on each of the four Sundays of Advent, we are seeking to prepare our hearts to experience anew the wonder and awe of the what God has done has done for us in sending a Savior. Here are our Advent themes for this year:
December 1, the First Sunday of Advent: The Prophets' Candle
December 8, the Second Sunday of Advent: The Parents' Candle
December 15, the Third Sunday of Advent: The Angels' Candle
December 22, the Fourth Sunday of Advent: The Shepherds' Candle
Tuesday, December 24, Christmas Eve: The Christ Candle (see below)
During our services on the four Sundays of Advent, our pastor will be delivering a series of messages that will help us understand more fully not only the story of Christmas but the meaning of Christmas. As we are embarking on a study of the book of Luke, each message will be based on that gospel during this Advent season. The messages are as follows:
Week One: The Second Place Child of Christmas
Week Two: Mary's Song: "Let It Be"
Week Three: This Will Be a Sign
Week Four: How the Shepherds Lead Us to Jesus
If you miss any of these services, you can listen to the messages online. From the MAIN MENU, click the item SERMONS.
Christmas Eve Service
On Tuesday, December 24, we will have our traditional Candle Light and Communion Christmas Eve Service at 6:30 p.m. For those who want to enjoy additional music of the season, we will have pre-service music beginning at 6:00 p.m. that leads up to the beginning of the service. The service itself will last about an hour and will be feature music, candle lighting, communion, and a short meditation presented in a creative way that will enhance your celebration of the birth of Jesus.
Everyone Needs a Church...
To answer the questions of life . . .
Questions like, “Who am I?” “What’s my purpose?” “What is God really like?” and “Why do bad things happen?” Jesus Christ and His church are uniquely qualified to answer life’s most basic questions.
To share life’s happiness...
The precious moments of life are meant to be shared: the beginning of new life together in marriage, the birth of a new child, the baptism of new believers... these milestones, plus the joy of simple pleasures, are enhanced by the community of a loving congregation.
To help face tragedies...
Everyone faces trouble in life: sorrows, disappointments, sickness, death. Needed support and comfort flows freely from those who share a common faith. How much we need one another in times like these!
To teach about God and the purposes He has for us...
Survey after survey reveals an overwhelming belief in God. But what is He like? How do we know Him? God has answered those questions through the Bible, the special book that is the guide for the church.
To share God’s message and help those in need...
We can do more together than we can do alone. God has always called together a community of believers to help one another and to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. His message can bring healing to a hurting world. Yes, everyone needs a church, and at Clairmont Hills, we would love to be yours!