This Christmas season, we'll be observing the four weeks of Advent. Each Sunday, we'll gather online to read scripture, hear the Gospel, light the Advent candles, worship, take communion, and pray. We'll also have opportunities to worship and serve — online and in person. We hope this season draws you closer to the heart of God. Below you'll find a schedule of our Advent weeks. Make sure to mark your calendar and join us!
Opportunities to Worship:
Candlelight Gathering, 12/20
Our Candlelight Gathering has been moved online. Click here to find out more about our decision to cancel the in-person gathering and move it online.
We encourage you to gather safely in small groups — 8 or less if in Davidson County. Find a candle at home, or come by the Ethos Office on Sunday, December 20th and grab a candle off our front steps. Join us online at 4:30pm for our Online Candlelight Gathering!
The video for the Online Candlelight Gathering will be posted right here on this page in the afternoon on Sunday, December 20th.
Sundays in December
Join us for worship, teaching and communion with your At Home Gathering, your family & friends, or on your own on the Livestream at 10am. Click here to view our Online Worship page.
Dates: November 29th, December 6th, December 13th, December 20th
Ethos Kids: Advent
Choose Your Own ADVENTure: A Guide to Celebrating Advent as a Family
We invite you, our Ethos Kids families, to celebrate Advent with us by following along in Choose Your Own ADVENTure: A Guide to Celebrating Advent as a Family. Within this folder is everything you need to celebrate Advent in a variety of ways! Merry Christmas from the Ethos Kids team!
We will continue to gather on Sunday nights in person, as well as offering online attendance via Zoom for those unable to attend in person. For those planning on attending in person, seating is limited to the first 50 people to sign up. To reserve a spot, click the link below.
*There will not be Prayer Gathering on December 20, 27 or January 3.
Final Sunday & First Sunday
As a church family we have always used the last Sunday of the year and the first Sunday of the new year to reflect on what God has done throughout the year and to anticipate what God will do in the upcoming year. Instead of gathering in our venues, we encourage everyone to gather with their friends, family or with your At Home gathering group. In a year that has afforded us the opportunity to gather this way each week, we want to continue our yearly tradition of reflecting back on what God has done and looking forward to what God will do.
When: December 27 & January 3
These worship gatherings will be pre-recorded and will be available at 10am each Sunday.
Opportunity to Serve:
Y.E.S Christmas Store
Each year, Youth Encouragement Services (YES) hosts a Christmas store where parents from the Napier neighborhood can attend and select Christmas gifts for their kids. The Christmas Store will provide over 700 children with new clothes and toys this Christmas.
SHOPPING FOR THE CHRISTMAS STORE
We're happy to partner with YES this year in collecting donations for this event. If you'd like to help out, select items from the list and bring them by our office on the dates and times below.
Drop Off Times: Sunday, December 6th, 2–4pm and Monday, December 7th, 12–2pm
Where: the Ethos Office, 2301 8th Ave S. Nashville, TN 37204
SERVING AT THE CHRISTMAS STORE
Volunteer spots are extremely limited this. year. Please do not bring any additional family or friends during your volunteer time.
Christmas Store set up begins on Tuesday. December 8th and runs through Friday, December 10th. Volunteer spots for set up are limited to 5 people every 2 hours.
Masks are required at all times inside the YES facilities, including YES staff. Social distancing will be implemented. Volunteer spots have a max capacity. There is a limited number of volunteers and shoppers allowed in the buidling at one time. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival. If you are feeling ill, please do not visit us this year!
YES Families will be shopping from Saturday, December 12th. to Tuesday, December 15th. Volunteers spots for shopping are limited to 10 people every 4 hours.