ADVENT 2021

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.

  • 2021 Advent resources & HAPPENINGS...

    We have created a number of free downloadable advent resources.  Simply click the options below to download any/all of them.

    .01 - Read.Confess.Stop.Learn

    .02 - Scripture.Journal.Prayer

    .03 - Daily Scripture Readings

    .04 - Advent Guide to Prayer & Action

    .05 - Advent @ Home Candle Liturgy & Wreath

    .06 - Advent for Individuals & Families

  • ADVENT WORSHIP & PRAYER...

    SUNDAYS IN PERSON & ONLINE...

    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 also have Covid-19 Protocols in place to ensure everyone's safety.  We would love for you to join us.  

    To join us in person please RSVP YOUR SEATS HERE.  To join us live online CLICK HERE.


    MIDWEEK WORSHIP & PRAYER IN PERSON & ONLINE...

    Starting December 1st, 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.  We have Covid-19 Protocols in place to ensure everyone's safety as well.  This will be a great time to focus on the real meaning of this season during the week.  Note - This year we will also be providing childcare & KidsLife Kits at our 4 Midweek Advent Worship & Prayer times.  Parents can come enjoy the service & kids will be cared for by our caring staff leading them through the weeks Advent materials.  

    To join us in person please RSVP YOUR SEATS HERE.  To join us live online CLICK HERE.

  • UNEXPECTED ADVENT SERMON SERIES...

    This year our Advent sermon series is entitled Advent Unexpected.  Advent is a season of anticipation that focuses on Jesus’ arrival, but so much surrounding Jesus’ birth was surprising. Jesus came at an unexpected time, through unexpected people, in an unexpected place, bringing unexpected love.  Starting Sunday November 28 at 10am in person or online we will dive into this awesome series.  To join us in person please RSVP YOUR SEATS HERE.  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 in person please RSVP YOUR SEATS HERE.  To join us live online CLICK HERE.

  • 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.  To join us in person please RSVP YOUR SEATS HERE.  To join us live online CLICK HERE.


    MIX WHITE ELEPHANT EXCHANGE & COOKIE DECORATING NIGHT...

    Attention Jr & Sr high students!  Mark your calendar for Friday December 17th from 7-9pm at OneLife.  The Mix will be hosting the Annual White Elephant Gift Exchange along with a fun cooking decorating party!  


    For more information about The Mix Youth Cooperative CLICK HERE.

  • KIDSLIFE...

    ADVENT FAMILY PACKETS...

    Be on the lookout for a fun package in the mail soon! Included in each packet are fun activities, devotionals, and a unique family Advent Calendar.  Your kids will love it!


    SUNDAYS...

    The 1st & 3rd Sunday of December will have in-person KidsLife services at OneLife during our 10am services.  On the 2nd & 4th Sunday's, as with every Sunday service we always provide KidsLife Kits for those children that chose to stay with their family during the service.  These kits have age specific bulletins, activities, & teachings along with prayers/pens for children to use during the service.  We also provide fantastic online resources for our KidsLife students that you can enjoy each Sunday by clicking HERE.  To join us in person please RSVP YOUR SEATS HERE.  To join us live online CLICK HERE.


    MIDWEEK...

    Each week during Advent we will provide Midweek Resources that always include fantastic age specific activities for our children.  This year we will also be providing childcare & special Advent KidsLife Kits at our 4 Midweek Advent Worship & Prayer times from 7-8pm.  Parents can come enjoy the service & kids will be cared for by our caring staff leading them through the weeks Advent materials [including crafts, stories, & activities].   To join us in person please RSVP YOUR SEATS HERE.  To join us live online CLICK HERE.


    VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS COOKIE COOKING SHOW...

    Hosted by none other than our very own Noelle Phillips! Tune in December 14th at 6:30 to watch Noelle demonstrate how to make festive Christmas Krispie Bites! You can follow along and make them at home or just watch. We will also have fun Christmas trivia, games and prizes.  Mark your calendars and we hope to see you there! (a zoom link will be sent out closer to the event).  Stay tuned for the zoom link.  To download the flyer with all the details CLICK HERE.

  • CHRISTMAS CONCERT...

    OneLife is happy to be hosting a wonderful night of music led by various local quartets singing the songs of the season.  It's sure to be fun for the whole family & who knows, you may even get to see Santa!