Christmas and Advent
Be our guest this Christmas season! In the hustle and bustle of the season don’t forget to slow down and celebrate the reason for the season—Jesus Christ.
Sunday mornings in December, our Advent sermon series is the “Gift Wrapped in Flesh.” The incarnation of the Son of God is the greatest gift the world has ever received. This Advent we will unwrap the gift of the incarnation each week through a study of Hebrews 2:5-18 and have our hearts drawn to worship the Christ of Christmas.
Below are some of the special events happening in December, along with our Christmas service project and a free family photo opportunity.
Christmas Day Service
Pastor Nate Keeler shares “The Gift of Sympathy” from Hebrews 2:17-18 during our online Christmas Day service. The incarnation means that Jesus gets us. We can go to him with all our temptations because he knows what it is like to be human. Jesus gets us!
Watch this 90-second video “Why We Need a Savior.” Learn more about what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ, why we need a Savior and how to enter into that relationship.
Download the children’s bulletin.
December special events
Christmas Day Online Service
WHEN: Sunday, December 25, starting at 10:00am
Join us online from home surrounded by your friends and family as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. View our Christmas Day service right here on our website or on Facebook. We’ll have music and Pastor Nate will conclude our Advent series with “The Gift of Sympathy.” The incarnation means that Jesus gets us. We can go to Him with all our temptations because he knows what it is like to be human.
Christmas Eve Services
WHEN: Saturday, December 24
3pm Service features traditional music.
4:30pm Service features contemporary music.
This service will be livestreamed on our website and on Facebook.
6pm Service features contemporary music.
All of our Christmas Eve Services feature carols by candlelight and communion.
Jenny & Tyler’s Christmas Tour
WHEN: Thursday, December 22, 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Jenny & Tyler, a married folk/pop duo hailing from Nashville but originating at the University of Delaware, present their CHRISTMAS STORIES tour. Featuring songs from their Christmas records Love Came Down: A Christmas EP and Christmas Stories, Jenny & Tyler also look forward to taking requests, sharing behind-the-song stories and engaging in dialogue in this unique Christmas concert experience. Tickets are $10-$15.
Get their new free and live album: jennyandtyler.com/insta
Kids’ Christmas Choir Musical
WHEN: Sunday, December 11, 5:00pm
Kids’ Christmas Choir will perform the musical, A Rockin’ Royal Christmas. Enjoy this action-packed drama, complete with investigations, mystery, travel and, oh yes – royalty. When King Herod sends Sherlock Watson to find out why the kings from the East did not return to him, we discover, along with Sherlock, that Jesus is the “King of kings.” If we believe in Him, we answer to a higher calling than to any king on earth.
Our Kids’ Choir (grades 1-8) has been practicing for this musical since September! Bring the whole family to this family-friendly, free concert.
Christmas Family Photos
Our Christmas gift to you is a free family photo! On Sunday mornings, November 27 through December 18, we will have a photographer in the Lobby to take your family photo in our holiday photo area. Family photos will be taken after each of the services.
We will use this photo to update your MyBrandywine profile AND we will email the photo to you for your own personal use (Christmas cards, gifts, social media, etc.). No strings attached!
The photos will be emailed to you the week after it is taken. Please be patient and allow us time to process the photos. We will get your photo to you as quickly as possible.
Angel Tree Service Project
UPDATE: All of the 100 Angels from Delaware have been adopted! There are children from other states still waiting to be sponosored. Visit the Angel Tree website to sponsor a child.
Brandywine is again partnering with Prison Fellowship to serve the children who have a loved one who is incarcerated and show them the love of Christ this Christmas season. Our goal is to sponsor 100 children from Delaware. Child sponsorship closes on Sunday, December 11.
Angel Tree is online this year. This virtual-direct method allows you to sponsor a child for $25. They will receive a Christmas package containing:
- $23 Walmart gift card
- A message from the child’s parent
- Gospel presentation
- An opportunity to request a free Adventure Bible
- $2 of your sponsorship covers the cost of shipping/delivery
If you have questions about the online process, please contact the Angel Tree team via email. They are ready to support you in making this virtual ministry opportunity a smooth and successful experience for everyone.