Advent Season


In the season leading up to Christmas, we want to focus on PRESENCE more than Presents. We want to direct our hearts and attention to Christ’s coming, to extend God’s presence to others, and to enjoy and glorify Jesus as Emmanuel through the entire advent season.



There is a daily devotional called “Emmanuel, God With Us, An Advent Devotional” available for this season of advent. The devotional is available on YouVersion online or in the YouVersion app. To join, see who’s reading, and share comments with others at FBC, join using this invitation link. You will need to setup a YouVersion Account to use this reading plan, but it is really simple, and if you download the app you can pick up the reading plan on any of your devices.

For videos of our staff reading and sharing click here!



Our hearts were broken for those who lost so much in the Oregon wildfires of September.  One image that stirred our compassion was the complete loss of Detroit Community Church’s building.  This advent, we are collecting donations to their rebuilding fund.  We hope to encourage them as we come near their struggle to continue being a light in their canyon.  Although insurance settlements will help them rebuild what they had in the same spot, they are hoping to add a fellowship hall, which they haven’t had to serve for meals and serving their community.  You can pray and prepare a donation in one of these ways:

  1. Give online here. Under “Give” select “Advent Project.”
  2.  Give with a check or cash and designate it for “Advent Project-Detroit Community Church”



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