It’s Advent here at WSUC and we are so excited to get ready for Christmas so we can celebrate and embrace it’s everything-changing truth: God is with us! There is so much going on here to help us do just that so take a second and find something for you and get connected! Join us at 930am and 1130am on Sundays.
Book Club: honest advent
Has Christmas gotten a bit stale? Join us as we read Honest Advent: Awakening to the Wonder of God-With-Us, Then, Here, and Now. Full of 25 daily reflections and art, Scott will help you rediscover just what Christmas is all about and why it matters. Read on your own or join us: Dec 6 – chapters 1-8; Dec 13 – chapters 9-16; and Dec 20 – chapters 17-afterword.
Messy Church Nov 26th @ 4pm
Join us for an all-ages worship event this Sunday November 26th at 4pm – 530pm as we prepare our hearts for Advent. There will be lots of music, a fun lesson, various festive activities, and some blasts from the past with Stellar VBS (Vacation Bible School) reminders. To end our time together, we’ll share in a potluck dinner!
Christmas is all about sharing the light, warmth, and love of God and through our mitten tree, we’re aiming to do just that! Throughout Advent bring mittens, scarfs, hats, gloves or other outdoor clothing and decorate the Mitten Tree with them. We’ll pass them along to our friends at the Community Food Program and make sure they keep our friends there warm and loved.
Night of Lament Dec 17th @ 7pm
For many of us the holidays are full of pain, grief, anxiety, and stress. Whether it’s because of family dynamics, the loss of loved ones, finances, depression, or loneliness, there is a lot to lament. On Dec 17 we’re making room for people to honor the things they are carrying. Join us as we make space to be honest, real, and raw with people who get it.
Do you need a place to go for a meal this Christmas? Do you have an extra seat at your table? Let us get you connected so nobody is alone. Get in touch and let us know if you need a space or have one, and we’ll introduce you to a new friend.
This Advent we’re raising attention for two of our global justice initiatives: Hope for Malawi and the Wellington Orphanage. Join us on Dec 10 and 17th as we learn more about these and hear how we can get involved to be a source of God’s light to them this Christmas. Visit our justice page for more information.
Here’s how to make Christmas so much better this year: practice Advent. Grab this daily devotional from Kate Bowler and use it’s reflections, questions, and poetry to draw you into the very meaning and power of Christmas. Download your copy today!
Christmas Hub & Lunch Dec 22nd
Our Friday Hub is from 10am-3pm with a traditional Christmas meal served from 1130-2pm.
Thank you for helping us to support our local community this holiday season by purchasing $10 Tim Horton’s gift cards and regular size chocolate bars.
It’s the season to be with friends and community! Join us at one of our pub nights this season gather with old and new friends to and celebrate the holidays together. Please RSVP if possible: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love to sing? We are looking for singers for our Advent choir to perform parts in a Lauren Daigle song with the band on December 17th 930am. We welcome all skill levels. Contact Peggy for more information and there will be a sign up sheet in the gathering area on Sunday November 26th.
Join us on Sundays as we explore how we can experience hope, peace, joy, and love, and explore what each of the nativity characters teach us about how to arrive at Christmas.
Youth Christmas Service Dec 10 @ 7pm
Join friends from The Hub and neighbouring youth groups in this Christmas worship that is geared to ages 15-35 but is open to ALL ages to join us! There will be snacks before and after and you may even take home a special Christmas gift from The Hub to you! See you in the Gym at 7pm but feel free to come for 6:30 for pre-service fellowship!
Support our Work
As the year ends, we’re asking everyone who is able to consider supporting the church.
However that looks for you – whether its a one time donation, increasing your monthly giving, or getting involved – we are grateful and appreciate all you are, do, and offer.
Children’s Advent Program
Join our Treasured Kingdom Kids (TK Kids) for our Advent series. Each week we’ll experience a new “escape room” adventure as we explore the Christmas Story, learn more about the nativity characters, share in activities to help others, and more!
Calling All Angels
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is JUST around the corner…will you be joining us for our Family Service on Dec. 24 at 430pm? Would any of your kids or teens like to participate in the service? Connect with Kim or Adam to get signed up to have a speaking or non-speaking role, to help with costumes, or to offer help in any other way!
To celebrate our diverse and inclusive community, we are introducing a new tradition: our diversity tree! Bring an ornament that symbolizes you and your story and bring it into the sanctuary and hang it on the tree. We’re looking forward to a tree that represents our growing and inclusive community.
an Advent playlist
There is some really great Advent music out there and we put together a playlist of some great songs to accompany you through to Christmas.