Advent Season & Christmas
The Advent Season is a very special time here at Bethesda. The month of December is packed with wonderful opportunities for you and your family to worship and embrace the holiday season.
In addition to our special events held within each of our ministries, here are a few other things we hold each year:
Danish Christmas Service
We hold a “Lillejuleaften” Danish Christmas Service in mid-December. Join us for treats, worship, and more for the whole family. This year’s Danish Christmas Service is Friday, December 22nd, 7:00pm.
On December 24th, we will have an Advent Service at 10:00am. Later in the evening, we hold three different services. Choose the best service to fit your family’s holiday schedule: 4:30pm, 6:30pm, and 10:30pm.
Join us on Christmas morning at 10:00am for our only Christmas Day service.
Service of Lessons & Carols
This is a beautiful service of singing traditional Christmas carols! It is held on New Year’s Eve (December 31st) morning, at 10:00am. A wonderful ending to the year.
Holden Evening Prayer Services
During the Advent season, we will hold Wednesday Evening Holden Prayer Services at 7:00pm. This is less than an hour of song to celebrate the Advent season. It is beautiful, peaceful, and a wonderful way to center during the busy weeks of December.
Women’s Advent Brunch
This annual event is full of fellowship and fun for all Bethesda women and guests. It’s usually held during the first weekend of December. Tickets are $10 and include the meal. In the past, we have welcomed a choir from Shasta Middle School, enjoyed holiday stories from speakers, and participated in a sing-a-long of Christmas carols! It’s a wonderful and festive event that ladies of all ages adore.
Each holiday season, we select 20 families to support with our Christmas Giving Tree. Each family will get a tree, a food box, a Winco gift card, and presents for each child. Church members are asked to take one or more tags from the Giving Tree, located in the lobby, and donate to this important ministry. You can donate food, money, or presents. Be sure to remove the bottom half of any gift tags and put them in the giving tree box. Thank you for your blessings. These are families in great need who otherwise would not have a very Merry Christmas.
You can sponsor a family, we will do the shopping for you! The approximate cost for each family that has 2 children is $300. If you can sponsor a family, we will leave them off the tree and purchase all the gifts for you. If you decide to do this, please write a card to the family and include your name if you wish.
Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 3:00pm
(During the summer, 10:00am - 2:00pm)
4445 Royal Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402