Advent – Anticipating Christmas

The days are shorter, and the nights are longer, and 2020 for many of us, was a dark year. Many of us are in the darkness, in between where we’ve been and where we hope to be; this is also the meaning of advent. Advent is the space between the first coming of Christ and his second coming in glory. And while we walk in the dark winter, in between, we anticipate the way forward, finding hope, peace, joy, and love – the themes of our Advent series that starts Sunday (12/6).

Christmas Eve Services

We are planning on five in-person services on December 23 at 5 & 7 PM and December 24 at 3, 5 & 7 PM. We want to ensure that our services are not too full and provide appropriate physical distancing, so we ask everyone to RSVP. That way, you’ll be assured that the service you selected will have plenty of space for you and your family. If all our services reach our physical distancing capacities, we will add more services. We’ve reserved spaces for folks who show up and didn’t know they were supposed to RSVP. Thanks for helping all of us out. RSVP for Christmas Eve HERE. You can also RSVP for Kids Ministry, available for children birth to 5 years old.

Christmas is All About Giving

You can serve and meet our community’s needs (all year long) by participating in Loving My City. Here are a few opportunities:

The Department of Child Safety has asked us to help with furnishing two new family visitation rooms. You can help by purchasing items here: Loving My City – Department of Child Safety

Angel Tree, a program of Prison Fellowship, provides personalized Christmas gifts to children whose parents are incarcerated. For just $22, you can help a child know their mom or dad loves them by providing them a gift: Virtual Angel Tree – Pantano Christian Church

Enter Pantano’s Security Code: 8UB2X

Our Christmas Eve Offering will go to help build a church in Santa Rosa, Ecuador that will serve over 300 Compassion children. I’ll be sharing more details about this exciting project in my next blog.


We hope you take one or more opportunities to celebrate the Christmas season with Pantano!

Glen Elliott

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