This Advent season, we will come together to remember what’s important. In the face of uncertainty and conflict, let us reclaim the Christ Child who unites us, heals our hearts, and calls us to bring light into the darkness. Now more than ever, we invite you to reflect upon the significance of the Christ-child for our lives and the world today!
 
Beginning the week of November 29th, in partnership with St John Lutheran Church, we will engage a four-week, Advent church-wide study to explore why God would come to us in the person of Jesus, what the Incarnation is, and how we are meant to respond to Jesus’ coming to us today. Using the book Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas, by Adam Hamilton, we will examine various names of Christ used by the gospel writers, and explore the historical and personal significance of his birth.
 
There are several ways that you can participate. Begin by joining us for worship, where weekly sermons will explore these themes. You are also invited to join one of our Advent study groups that will meet via Zoom on a weekly basis over the four-week period.
 
Ways to join with us in worship
Saturday afternoons outdoors at 4pm on the front lawn (weather permitting)
or Sunday morning at 10am online at LHUMClive.org
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How long is the church wide study and what are the dates and times?

It is a four-week study starting the week of Nov. 29. Groups will meet weekly and you can choose the group which best meets your schedule.

What is the format for the study?

Meetings will be held via Zoom and will last approximately 1 ½ hours. Weekly videos and guiding questions will be provided to lead the discussion. The book is not required but if you would like to read along, it is available.

 How will I get the Zoom link?

Zoom links will be emailed to registered participants.

Are we required to do homework? If so, how much?

No, unless you choose to read the assigned chapter in the book. Each chapter is around 30 pages.

Am I going to have to talk or can I just sit and listen during meetings?

Participation and sharing is encouraged but not required.

How much do I have to know about the Bible?

No prior familiarity with the Bible is necessary.

What is the cost of the book? Where can I buy it?

Amazon currently sells the book for $16.50. The Kindle edition is $9.99.

The book is available on-line at most major Christian  bookseller sites.

Will my group only be people from my congregation?

No, we are partnering with St. John Lutheran Church for this study. Leaders and participants may consist of people from both LHUMC and SJLC.