Advent 2021

Advent 2021

Advent is November 28-December 19, 2021

This year for Advent, we are studying the topic of Redemption by looking at Charles Dicken’s famous work, “A Christmas Carol” both in worship and in small group study.

For our study resource, we have selected an entertainingly informative little book from United Methodist Pastor Matt Rawle’s Pop in Culture series, The Redemption of Scrooge.  Rev. Rawle is a much-published author and international speaker who loves to tell an old story in a new way. You can purchase The Redemption of Scrooge here.

The Redemption of Scrooge, based on Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, explores the world of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the Cratchits with an eye to Christian faith.  We will meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come, and learn about living with and for others.  Along the way, we will uncover startling spiritual truths in the most secular of places.

To get into the spirit together, we encourage you to watch some version of this work in the next few weeks.

Join us November 28th  at 7PM on ZOOM. A Christmas Carol (1951 version of A Christmas Carol; New York Times film critic A.O. Scott said it’s the best version!) showing for a group viewing, contact to get your link!)

Advent Small Groups:

Please contact or the group leader directly to RSVP.

Sundays (Starting Nov. 28th):

10:30AM Drop-in ZOOM with the group Taking the Sermon into the World (Leader is Laura Sanchez).

11:00AM Drop-in class in-person at Peet’s Coffee in Alamo. Grab your coffee, and relax. (Leader is Pastor Mantu Joshi). Invite your friends!


7P-8PM ZOOM session Drop ins welcome, but registration appreciated. (Leader is Bill Rust)

7PM-8PM Big Boys Small Group In-person in the Church Library (Leader is Bill Van Bezey)


10AM on ZOOM, ChristCare Visitors. One in-person meeting (Leader is Suzanne Stephens)