Advent & Christmas at Southminster

No one has had a greater impact on history than Jesus Christ, and for good reason. Everything changed when God sent his son to be born into humanity. Got entered into our humanity in one of the most unexpected and humble ways possible. The story of Christmas is our story, and it's your story. 

Advent is a season of waiting and preparation that begins 4 Sundays before Christmas, and finishes on Christmas Eve. Each year during Advent we celebrate the birth of Jesus and eagerly look forward to his second coming. 

Join us in these special events that help us prepare our hearts, our family, and our community for the coming of Jesus.

  • Sunday Worship Service Online | December 26th | 10:30 AM

    This year, the day after Christmas is a Sunday.  After the Advent season and since so many will be spending time with family, we're going to take the opportunity to do something special on that date - Church in your PJs

    This is designed to be a service of online worship, singing and celebrating, and no preaching too. It will follow the traditional Lessons and Carols structure but it takes on a more relaxed feel. Between the readings, we're going to sing some of our most loved Christmas hymns (don't worry, I'll mute you if you want).  

    So join us in your PJs on the 26th on Zoom (and not in the Sanctuary). You can find the link below.

    Click here to join worship on Zoom

    Meeting ID: 874 7032 9067

    Passcode: worship

  • Advent Daily Devotionals

    During the season of Advent people in our church family write daily devotionals that we send out each evening. Each devotional contains a scripture passage, a devotional, and a prayer. 

    If you would like to receive a daily devotional to help you center on the true importance of this time, then simply click here and submit your email. You will be added to the list and automatically begin receiving the emails. 

  • Monday Night Bible Study - Eyewitness Christmas Series - 7 PM

    Join us for a 3 week Advent series! We will be studying the Christmas Series from the Eyewitness Bible Series. This series is a collection of ten new episodes designed to be watched on the three Sundays prior to Christmas week, plus the seven days of Christmas week, ending on Christmas day. These videos will be the feature of our daily devotionals the 7 days leading up to and through Christmas. 

    Each session will feature 1 eyewitness. These are fictional accounts meant to spur on conversation but they are heavily rooted in the narrative of the Bible. 

    December 6th | Isaiah | Isaiah Study Guide

    December 13th | Magi | Magi Study Guide

    December 20th | Elizabeth | Elizabeth Study Guide

    Click here to join the call

    Password: advent

    Meeting ID: 818 1653 4226

  • Lighting of the Advent Wreath - During Sunday worship @ 10:30 AM

    Each Sunday during Advent a family will light one of the candles of the Advent wreath. This is one way our church journeys through the season of Advent. 

    November 28th | Hope Candle

    December 5th | Peace Candle

    December 12th | Joy Candle

    December 19th | Love Candle

    December 24th (Christmas Eve) | Christ Candle

  • Breakfast with the Wise Men - Saturday, December 11th @ 9:00 AM

    The Wise Men requested that we serve breakfast tacos, donuts, and juice as they make their way through our area on their journey. 

    Join us for a great morning of meeting some Wise Men, eating some breakfast, and making some crafts that help us tell the story of Christmas. Join us in the Fellowship Hall (second floor of the school building) at 9:00 AM!

    RSVP on Facebook

  • Divine Diners - Saturday, December 18th @ 4:00 PM

    Divine Diners is a dinner open to all adults. This month Myron and Dorothy Goforth are hosting at their home in Richmond. Bring your favorite appetizer or dessert to share. 

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  • Live Nativity Service | Christmas Eve | 5:30 PM

    Join us at 5:30 on Christmas Eve for our annual Live Nativity Service! Children will play the parts of the characters, along with some live animals, while Pastor Andrew narrates the Christmas story.

    We will hear the greatest story ever told, sing our favorite Christmas songs, and proclaim that God is with us.

    If you're coming to this service and are able to we encourage you to bring a gift benefiting Fort Bend Women's Shelter wrapped in white tissue paper. Gifts can include diapers, wipes, etc.

    RSVP on Facebook here.

  • Candlelight & Communion Service | Christmas Eve | 7:00 PM

    Join us at 7:00 on Christmas Eve for our Candlelight & Communion Service!

    We'll hear the story of the wise men who brought gifts to worship the newborn king as we reflect on God sending us the greatest gift of Jesus Christ that is truly good news for all humanity.

    We will be taking Communion together, and toward the end of the service, we will darken the sanctuary and sing by candlelight to remember that light has come into the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

    If you're coming to this service and are able to we encourage you to bring a gift benefiting Fort Bend Women's Shelter wrapped in white tissue paper. Gifts can include diapers, wipes, etc.

    RSVP on Facebook here.