It is Never too Soon to Think about Advent and Christmas!

Our Advent Festival will be Sunday, November 22 (the first Sunday of Advent is November 29) and will look a little different from others. This year, we invite everyone to drive thru between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to get a Gingerbread Nativity Kit! You will take your kit home, make your Nativity, and send us a picture of the final creation. If you want to switch up your gingerbread creation, consider making one of the four Gospel homes. What would the home of Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John look like?

Making one of the four Gospel homes is a great way to connect the Advent Festival activity with the Advent Book Study! We will join together in reading Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes by Cynthia Campbell and engaging in conversation and study via zoom (dates/times TBA). How might a house look for Christmas based on what each Gospel says about it? In Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes, beautiful illustrations from architect Kevin Burns reimagine each of the four Gospels as a “house,” which the church visits at Christmas. In each section, Cynthia M. Campbell reflects on the distinctive perspective of the birth of Jesus or the incarnation offered by each Gospel. Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes creatively reimagines the season and inspires new and exciting reflection for Advent.

Participate in one or both of these opportunities. Books for the Advent Book Study cost $5. Gingerbread Nativity Kits cost $5. Please contact Charlotte Nance-Allbright at or 336-228-1703 x 223 to reserve your gingerbread nativity kit &/or book. If you are unable to cover the cost, provisions have been made so you can join the fun.