As we begin the Christmas season, we hope you will join us to worship and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!
Advent Wreath: One of the most beautiful and meaningful traditions of the Christmas season is the lighting of the Advent candles. Each Sunday for the four Sundays before Christmas, a candle is lit. Each candle is representative a one of the promises that Scripture gives us about life as a Child of the King.
The first three candles are purple, representative of royalty welcoming the Advent of the King.
The First candle is the candle of Expectation or Hope. It draws our attention the anticipation of the coming of a Messiah.
The Second candle represents Peace.
The Third Candle is the candle of Joy.
The Fourth candle is the candle of Love.
The center candle, which is called the Christ candle, is lit on Christmas Eve.
Advent Bible School: There will be four nights of Advent Bible School during the 2021 Christmas season. Children ages pre-k through 5thgrade are invited to participate. Youth who wish to
volunteer may attend and will be assigned to help with crafts and other activities. Parents who would like to take part may sit with younger children to assist them or observe while they complete their Christmas craft projects and enjoy other Advent activities. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to explore the true meaning of Christmas!
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering: Christmas is rapidly approaching and at this time of year we are called to pray for our missionaries who are spreading the Good News all over the world and support them with the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. For more information on Lottie Moon see the WMU Page.
The Week of Prayer for International Missionaries is November 28-December 5. This year our goal for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is $2,700.00.
Advent Devotionals: Each year church members and friends contribute devotionals related to scriptures for each day from the First Advent through Christmas. Booklets can be found in the Narthex and electronically below. Thank you to all who wrote a devotional this year!
Hanging of the Greens
Our beautiful sanctuary is filled with the traditional decorations including wreaths, garland, poinsettias, and the Christmas tree with Chrismons.
More information on the history and meaning of the Chrismons can be found: Chrismon History
This beautiful beaded crown (on display in the narthex) was hand-made by Josephine Kimsey and Alice Deal to adorn the top the Chrismon Tree to remind us that Jesus Christ is King. The current crown was donated in later years by Alice Deal, since the tree in the sanctuary is much larger than the original.
Christmas, Doves can be placed in memory of or in honor of a loved one. Minimum of five dollars but more is gladly accepted. The doves are placed on the Chrismon Tree and the names are included in the Christmas Bulletin. The DUE DATE is December 15th.
The form to place a dove can be found here: Doves 2021
Join us Sunday, December 12th at 11am, the Gloucester Point Baptist Church Adult Choir will be presenting a Christmas program! Invite your family and friends to this year’s musical! Hope to see you there!
Christmas Eve Services
Join us December 24th at 5:00PM, for a beautiful Christmas Eve Service. There will be music, scripture, and the Lord’s Supper. Invite your family and friends to this special service! Hope to see you there!
GPBC invites you to join us for 9:45AM Sunday School and 11:00AM worship each Sunday.
Opportunities for Involvement, Service, and Worship
November 28 First Sunday of Advent
11:00 AM – Worship
December 1 6:30-7:30 PM Children’s Advent Bible School (Preschool-5th)
December 5 Second Sunday of Advent
11:00 AM – Worship
December 8 6:30-7:30 PM Children’s Advent Bible School (Preschool-5th)
December 12 Third Sunday of Advent
11:00 AM – Worship & Christmas Program- Adult Choir
12:00 PM – Christmas Dinner
December 15 6:30-7:30 PM Children’s Advent Bible School (Preschool-5th)
December 19 Fourth Sunday of Advent
11:00 AM – Worship & Children’s Choir
December 22 6:30-7:30 PM Children’s Advent Bible School (Preschool-5th)
December 24 Christmas Eve
5:00 PM Christmas Eve Service
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 Worship
11:00 AM – Worship
January 1 New Year’s Day