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Advent 2023

December often involves jam packed schedules filled with holiday parties, shopping for presents, and traveling to be with those we love. But this final month of the year invites us to celebrate so much more than meets the eye. It offers us a chance to rejoice in the birth of Jesus, the Promised Messiah, the Savior of the world. The well known lyrics of Joy to the World echo this opportunity: “Joy to the world, the Lord is come. Let earth receive her King. Let every heart prepare Him room, and heaven and nature sing.” This Advent season, we will journey through the accounts of the birth of Christ to help us receive our King and rejoice, which means “to return to the source of our joy.”

Children & Family

3 PM | Grand Hall


5 PM | Grand Hall


11 AM, 7 & 9 PM | Sanctuary

You can also join us online for all Christmas Eve services.

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Advent Missions Market

Sun | Dec 3, 10, & 17 | 8 AM–1 PM | Palm Court

This year, FPC will host the 22nd annual Advent Missions Market on Sundays during Advent. The Advent Missions Market offers unique crafts from artisans around the world that make wonderful Christmas gifts. In addition, the sale of the items provides support for our global ministry partners while raising awareness of the ministries’ vital work. If you would like to volunteer with pricing, set up, or sales, please contact Mary-Floye Federer.

Advent Celebration

Sun | Dec 3 | 11:45 AM–1 PM | Fellowship Hall

Stay for lunch and activities for the whole church family following worship on December 3. There will be crafts and games for kids, Christmas cookies to decorate, photo booths for friends and family, and Advent Missions Market shopping for all!

Messiah Sing-Along

Sun | Dec 3 | 7:30 PM | Sanctuary

Join us for the longest-running Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along in the city. Hundreds of singers from all around Houston make up the choir, joining orchestra and soloists in this Christmas tradition. Get there early to get a good seat! Music scores will be provided. Free admission.

Christmas Music Sunday

Sun | Dec 10 | 8:15 & 11 AM | Sanctuary

Mark your calendar for Christmas Music Sunday, an annual worship tradition in our Sanctuary services. To celebrate the season, FPC Houston Chancel Choir, soloists, and orchestra present, Glad Hearts Rejoice, featuring Mark Hayes’ colorful setting of Mary’s song of praise, Magnificat, and Gustav Holst’s Christmas Day, a delightful set of carols. This is a great day to bring a guest with you!

MORE Advent Events

Children & Youth

Dodgeball with Dudes
Fri | Dec 1 | 6-7:30 PM | Fellowship Hall
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Middle School Christmas Party
Sun | Dec 17 | 4–5:30 PM | Youth House 
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Young Adult Christmas Party
Sat | Dec 2 | 4:30–7:30 PM | Off-Campus
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Combined Christmas Sunday School
Sun | Dec 17 | 9:30–10:30 AM | Fellowship Hall
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