advent season

2023 Advent Season & Christmas

Let Bethesda be your second home during the holiday season.
You are welcome to every single thing we do here! Come to one event or many! You will be welcome with open arms.

Advent Begins December 3!

The wonderful time of advent is beginning December 3! Beginning December 6, we will hold mid-week services and are planning special activities on those evenings. Please stay tuned for more information to come. Also, we will hold a regular service AND a candlelight service at 4:30pm on Christmas Eve (which is also the 4th Sunday of Advent this year). We will also have a service on Christmas Day as well as our service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 31. We will need volunteers throughout the season to help with services and activities. Contact Pastor Tom if you are interested in helping! We want this to be a wonderful time for inviting friends, family, strangers to be a part of Advent. The Advent Season encourages us to contemplate how we can ready our hearts and households for the arrival of Christ in our contemporary world. During this period, we will come together to reflect on the genuine significance of Jesus’ birth through prayer, thoughtful moments, uplifting music, and acts of kindness.

Holden Evening Prayer

Mid-week Services at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary.

This is a half-hour service of song to celebrate the Advent season. It is beautiful, peaceful, and a wonderful way to center during the busy weeks of December. Holden evening prayers will take place on December 6th, 13th, and 20th.

Christmas & Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, we have two different candlelight worship times, 9:30am and 4:30pm. On Christmas morning we have one special service at 9:30am.

Giving Tree

Our 2023 Giving Tree Project is Complete! Thanks to the generosity of our members and friends, we helped over 23 families with over 70 children, plus outfits for 20 additional HeadStart families!

Each year, we sponsor 20+ neighborhood families through our Giving Tree. They are selected by local Bethel school counselors. Every family receives presents & clothing for each child, gift cards, and other goodies.

Here’s How to Help All Year!

  • Donate Money! Your donation is used to shop for you. Some people don’t like to shop so let us do it for you!
  • Donate Items. Bags of candy, games, books, gift cards, blankets. We use these to fill in gaps or bring an extra smile. Please bring only new things. Bring to the church marked “Giving Tree.”
  • Volunteer to Shop! As soon as we have families in 2024, we will assign them to our shoppers! You can use your own resources or those donated by other members and friends.

Donate These Things Any Time (New Items Only Please):

  • Bags of candy
  • Family Board and Card games
  • Gift cards to Winco, Putters, Movies, Defy or Get Air, Bowling, Camp Putt, or anything fun for families.
  • Blankets
  • Squishmallows or Stuffies
  • Coats or Hoodies of all sizes
  • Socks, Underwear of all sizes (no tight-y white-ys)
  • Winter hats and gloves of all sizes
  • Legos

Contact Us

Office Hours
Monday- Thursday 9am-1pm


4445 Royal Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

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