Advent &


Engaging with the longing and fulfillment reflected in the Jesus Story.  

Worship Gatherings

We would love for you to join us for our Worship Gatherings during this Advent season. Scarlet City offers gatherings that prioritize spiritual formation through contemplative prayer, celebratory music, and a Christ-centered message. Worship Gatherings will be at 10:00 AM on Sunday mornings. During Advent, we will be closing out our "Embodied Love" sermon series in the Gospel of John.

November 3 – Hope
December 10 – Peace
December 17 – Joy

December 24 – (no morning Worship Gathering)
Christmas Eve Service at 4:00 PM – Love and Light

Scarlet City Advent & Christmas Devotional 2023

This Advent & Christmas Devotional offers an invitation to journey deeper into the tension between longing and fulfillment, to walk with Immanuel and encounter Him in new ways. During Advent, it explores themes of hope, peace, joy, and love with personal devotionals on particular passages. During Christmas, the devotions reflect on the implications of Immanuel's coming and His Kingdom. Each reflection is written by individual who are part of the Scarlet City Church community.

Advent & Christmas Devotional 2023

"Dark and Light" by Bryn Reagan

The inspiration behind these two pieces is light coming out of darkness.

The first piece is made of mesh fabric scraps and three layers of grays and blacks swirling together with some light peaking through. This shows that even in darkness, there is light.

The viewer is then guided to the second piece, representing coming out of darkness into light. Even in the hard parts of life, we can still have hope.

Advent Wreath

The Advent wreath is a tradition that uses candles to highlight the five themes of Advent (Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love). Four candles are placed in a circle with a new candle being lit each week. The first candle is placed in the center, lit on Christmas Day, and represents the illumination of the incarnation of Jesus. The Scarlet City Advent & Christmas Devotional provides a guide to be used with the lighting of the candles each Sunday. You may use your own candles and wreath, or you can purchase them from the button below.

Advent Candles

Advent & Christmas Playlist

Music is a special way to celebrate the incarnational love of God expressed in a manger. You're welcome to use the Scarlet City Advent and Christmas Playlist to continue worshipping throughout your week.

Spotify Playlist

Scarlet City Kids

The Lifeway Kids Family Advent Guide provides a weekly devotion, including kid-oriented activities and discussion questions. Each week will explore one of the Advent themes as you open the Bible as a family and read a part of the Christmas story. Email Megan if you'd like to receive the guide!

Email Megan