What is Advent? Originated from the Latin word meaning “coming” or “arrival,” Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas (which this year is Nov. 27th). It’s the season when we look back to Christ’s first coming, as a baby born in Bethlehem, and look forward to his second coming when he will return to renew and redeem every part of fallen creation. We have the tendency to forget and so Advent reminds us that Jesus Christ has come AND will come again. The Advent season is a time to reflect upon the promises of God and to anticipate the fulfillment of those promises.
Join us on Sunday evening, December 4, at 6pm in the sanctuary for our annual Prayer & Worship Gathering for a family-friendly time of prayer and worship, tree-trimming, and fellowship after the service.
This event is designed for us as a church body to connect with families who have children at home. The joy of Christmas can become overshadowed by the long holiday “to-do” lists and the stress of entertaining kids at home during their school break. That’s where we come in! We’re inviting families to bring their kids here on Saturday December 17 from 9am-noon for our Christmas Drop & Shop event. Let us show your kids the love of Christ with Christmas crafts and activities while you shop! Then come back for a time of fellowship as a whole church family for lunch. We’ll even have a top-secret wrapping room if you want our team to wrap gifts with you or for you while you have lunch. Let us know if you’re coming with an RSVP by December 11 (on the Christmas Drop & Shop insert) so that we have plenty of food and supplies to share. If  you have questions, email Info@OroNaz.org or call the church office at 530.533.7464.
GIVE
  • Donate wrapping supplies 11/28-12/15 (bring supplies back to church office or Sunday morning
  • Donate food items 11/28-12/15 (bring supplies back to church office or Sunday morning
  • Donate money toward our goal of $3,500 to bless some pre-selected families during the Drop & Shop where they will be partnered with a "Host Shopper" from our church family who will go shopping with them that day and use the donated funds to purchase gifts for their children. Give in person, online or through the Church Center app.
SERVE
  • Pack food boxes the day before on 12/16
  • Work in the kitchen
  • Help with childcare
  • Work at the wrapping station
  • Clean up after the event on 12/17
ATTEND
  • Drop your kids off at the Drop & Shop event between 9am-noon and stick around for lunch when you pick up your kids.
  • Come wrap your gifts at the wrapping station at church from 11am-noon.
  • If you don't have kids who will attend the event, join us for the whole-church lunch at noon.
CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY
Join us at 5pm on Christmas Eve (Saturday 12/24) for a special candlelight service and Christmas morning (Sunday 12/25) at 10am for a special Christmas morning worship gathering. We look forward to celebrating and worshiping together Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!