ADVENT 2022

The word "advent" means arrival.


In the traditional Church calendar, "Advent" is a time for celebrating the coming of Jesus: both remembering his birth and anticipating his future arrival, the restoration of all things.


From the beginning, this has been a story of unexpected contrast. Supreme Peace born under the rule of Roman brutality. Ultimate Love wrapped up in the crude, human cage of an infant’s ribs. Joy enough to carry all of life, small enough to be carried in the crook of an arm. Hope born into a struggling, battling world—into a barn. For all of us.


Advent is an invitation into a great adventure. It’s a journey toward the beginning of the end. God’s plan for salvation birthed in front of us.  Yet, as with all great journeys, it involves a good bit of preparation. And despite our most diligent efforts, will always be laced with mystery. Because how can you truly prepare to go somewhere you’ve never been? How can you wrap your head around what you don’t understand? Perhaps the only solution then is to give our minds a rest, and embrace the mystery before us. Because Advent is a season that is lived in your heart. It’s a time of preparation where we let our desires to comprehend mingle with the mystery of God becoming a human. And together, with our brothers and sisters around the world, we stop and reflect. Pausing to let go of ourselves, we enter into the mystery and our need for God’s presence, which is always, mysteriously, available to us. 


Every year we create a number of free resources & activities to help us more fully engage this advent season.  We hope they help draw you into a deeper experience of the grace & peace that comes from knowing the incarnation - Jesus Christ - God with us.

  • 2022 Advent resources & HAPPENINGS...

    We have created a number of free downloadable advent resources.  Simply click the options below to download any/all of them.  Feel free to share them with others as well!

    .01 - Read.Confess.Stop.Learn

    .02 - Daily Scripture Readings

    .03 - Advent Guide For Prayer & Reflection

    .04 - Advent @ Home Candle Liturgy & Wreath

    .05 - Advent for Individuals & Families

  • ADVENT WORSHIP & PRAYER - SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY

    SUNDAYS IN PERSON & ONLINE AT 10AM

    Join us every Sunday morning in person or online at 10am for our Advent Worship Services.  Each week we will have an awesome time of worship, live prayer, an advent candle reading, great resources for kids & youth, & engaging teaching.   We would love for you to join us.   


    To join us live online CLICK HERE.


    WEDNESDAY MIDWEEK WORSHIP & PRAYER IN PERSON & ONLINE AT 7PM

    Starting Wednesday November 30th, join us every Wednesday night in person or online at 7pm for our 1 hour midweek worship & prayer time. Each week will include a time to connect with others, a time of worship focused on the advent theme of the week [hope, peace, joy & love] & time to pray together.   


    To join us live online CLICK HERE.

  • ADVENT SERMON SERIES...

    This year our Advent sermon series is entitled "REJOICE EMMANUEL HAS COME."  Advent is a season of anticipation that focuses on Jesus’ arrival.  The title of this series is inspired by the lyrics from the song "O Come O Come Emmanuel" & it's just one example of the many holiday songs/lyrics we will explore in order to engage the meaning of this season.    We hope you'll invite your friends & family to join us as we launch this new series starting Sunday November 27 at 10am in person & online.    


    To join us live online CLICK HERE.

  • CHRISTMAS EVE...

    This year we will be having 3 Christmas Eve Services at 4pm, 7pm, & 11pm.  All of which will be in person & online.  The services will all be identical & will include lessons & carols led by our worship band & a variety of OneLife friends & family all designed to capture the full story of Christmas.  All three services will also include the always memorable glow stick experience at the end!  


    Start inviting your friends, family, neighbors, etc. to join us for it!  


    To join us live online CLICK HERE.

  • CHRISTMAS DAY...

    After hearing from so many of you about our Christmas Day Service we have decided that we will have a very simple Christmas Day Service here at OneLife at 10am for those who want to attend.  It will be a intimage time of worship, prayer, & time to engage the Christmas story.  NOTE:  This service will not be streamed online. 

  • CHRISTMAS PARTY

    Mark you calendar for Friday December 16th from 6-9PM to join us for our annual Christmas Party!  It's always a great time full of good food, festive music, & time together in community.   We are looking for people to bring lasagna to share & we will provide salad, bread, & beverages.  If you can help with bringing a lasagna to share let us know by CLICKING HERE so we can plan accordingly.  


    We can't wait to celebrate with you!

  • THE MIX YOUTH COOPERATIVE

    The Mix Youth Cooperative will continue to offer it's in person services on Sundays at 10am & on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm.  


    MIX WHITE ELEPHANT MOVIE NIGHT

    Attention Jr & Sr high students!  Mark your calendar for Friday December 21st from 7-9pm at OneLife.  The Mix will be hosting the Annual White Elephant Gift Exchange along with a fun Christmas Movie Night!  


    For more information about The Mix Youth Cooperative CLICK HERE.