Holidays at SMSJ
The first season of the church year, advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and continues through the day before Christmas. The name advent is derived from a Latin word for “coming.” At SMSJ, we celebrate the four weeks of advent with the following themes:
Advent 1: Hope
November 28, 2021
Advent 2: Peace
December 5, 2021
Advent 3: Joy
December 12, 2021
Advent 4: Love
December 19, 2021
In addition to our Advent Sunday Services, we are participating in a daily advent word activity through Forward Movement. Each day of advent is assigned a word for reflection which can be found at AdventWord.org, posted in the sanctuary, or received via direct email from Forward Movement. Participants are encouraged to post photos, written responses, crafts, drawings, poems, and Holy Spirit-filled posts to their social media with the tag #AdventWord. Gathering a worldwide community, #AdventWord provides a daily meditation, visual image, and invites your personal reflections via social media to share your own Advent journey.
Celebrate Christmas with us at a holiday service, either in person or by livestream
Blue Christmas Service, 12/8, 12:00pm
Christmas Eve Service, 12/24, 7:00pm
Christmas Day Service, 12/25, 10:00am
Honor a loved one by making a flower offering for the holiday season. Flower offerings go to purchasing poinsettias for the sanctuary. Flower offering envelopes are available in the sanctuary.