Community invited to attend advent program at Gilead Friends Church

Staff report

The community is invited to attend Gilead Friends Church for a four-week series based on the Advent themes of Hope, Love, Joy and Peace called “The Gifts of Christmas,” beginning Nov. 27 at 10:30 a.m.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or so the old song goes. Yet it doesn’t always feel that way—the hectic holiday schedule, family pressures, and emotional wounds are just a few reasons. But Gilead Friends Church sees the Christmas season as one that offers a unique opportunity to experience God’s love and grace in the midst of real life. That is the reason for “The Gifts of Christmas” Advent Series celebration—to experience what the true gifts of Christmas mean for our lives today.

In a season often marked by frenzied busyness, Advent is an opportunity to set aside time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ. The relevant messages in this series are designed to help us place our focus on a far greater story than our own—the story of God’s redeeming love for our world.

With the lighting of the Advent wreath and a cup of coffee, this series is the perfect opportunity for families throughout the community to come together to celebrate this special season.

Gilead Friends Church is an Evangelical Friends Church located at 3613 Twp. Rd. 115 in Mount Gilead. For more information, visit or call 419-946-1100.

Staff report