For this year’s Advent Conspiracy project, we are asking our church family to re-direct some of the money you would spend at Christmas to support children living in poverty in our city. Let’s help the kids in our neighbourhoods thrive this school year!
Prime Timers Christmas Banquet
Monday, December 9 at 6 PM | $17.50 each
We will enjoy the musical talents of Julie Acree and Naomi Huber and singing Christmas carols, alongside a delicious turkey dinner catered by Trabers. Tickets are $17.50 each and will be available before and after morning services November 24 and December 1, or by contacting Bonnie Bateman (403.634.8299)
Youth Ministries Christmas Party
December 10 – High School Ministries
December 11 – Middle School Ministries
7-9 pm At the Movie Mill | $20
The Youth Christmas Party will be happening at the Movie Mill this year. Cost will be $20 with half of admission going towards buying gifts for The Harbor House, a local women’s and family shelter. Included in the evening is popcorn, a drink, door prizes, mini games, and of course a Christmas movie that students can help choose on social media! Your student will not want to miss out on this amazing evening together!
Christmas In Lethbridge
Christmas—just another story or one that actually matters?
Join us for a free community Christmas experience for the whole family. Enjoy Christmas goodies, fun for the kids, drama and carols, and a brief message of Christmas cheer to infuse your season with joy.
Nursery will be provided Friday at 6 pm and Tuesday at 2 & 4 pm for children aged 0-2.
NOTE: Sunday, December 22 will be regular Sunday Worship, at 9 & 11 AM and 6 PM.
Ticket sales will close 1 hour before each show.
What can we expect?
We warmly welcome you to an evening of drama, carols, and a brief message of Hope in the Worship Centre. Following the hour long program, there will be refreshments, Christmas activities and kids-friendly fun, and opportunities to simply connect and hang out with new and old friends.
What if I don't have a ticket?
You may certainly come to the church for your preferred event but seating is not guaranteed. A small percentage of the Worship Centre has been reserved for this purpose, in addition to any ‘unsold’ tickets that are still available.
I need help ordering my tickets
Are all Christmas in Lethbridge events the same?
• Yes! All six events will have the same content and the same connecting opportunities.
• Nursery will only be provided Friday at 6 pm and on Christmas Eve Day at 2 and 4 pm.
How do I invite my friends?
How can i get involved?
Advent Conspiracy 2019
This Christmas marks the twelfth year we have been a part of the Advent Conspiracy! By joining this movement, we aim to SPEND LESS by resisting the cultural pressure to celebrate Christmas through over-spending and over-consumption. Instead, we GIVE MORE! That is, we give relational, thoughtful, and meaningful gifts. We then take the money we saved and LOVE ALL by giving to those in true need. In all of this, we strive to WORSHIP FULLY by keeping our focus on Jesus and participating with Him in what He came to do, bringing hope to a desperate world.
This year, we have chosen to give to the needs of children living in poverty in our city.
To become a conspirator, simply decide how you want to adjust or reduce your Christmas spending and then use the difference to made a donation to the Advent Conspiracy 2019.
Did you know?
- 1 in 5 children in Lethbridge under age 15 live in poverty;
- There are more children living in poverty than adults;
- Of the seven urban centres in Alberta, we have the highest child poverty rate;
- More than 1/3 of children living in poverty are in a household with a family member who has full-time year round employment
2019 Advent Conspiracy Project Details
The first $50,000 raised will be used to install a fully-functioning kitchen at the Lethbridge Food Bank to provide a safe food prep area for the Mindful Munchies program. Mindful Munchies, a partnership between the Lethbridge Food Bank and MyCityCare, prepares and delivers approximately 1600 lunches every week to students in need in 21 local schools and agencies.
Everything over $50,000 will be donated to the Lethbridge School Division Poverty Intervention Fund. This fund exists to improve educational opportunities and achievement for children and youth living in poverty. It is used to provide breakfast, snack, and lunch programs, weekend meal support on an emergency basis, hygiene items, winter and work program clothing, and also supports related school based projects.
By carefully considering our Christmas spending and intentionally re-directing a portion of those resources to these causes, we can bring hope and encouragement to hundreds of children living in poverty, many of them in our very own neighbourhoods.
Advent Conspiracy donations may be made to the church in Sunday services, at the E-tithe booth in the lobby, or online. Simply designated your gift “Advent Conspiracy”.
We look forward to seeing you next sunday!
Sunday Morning Services
Contemporary Service, 9:00AM & 11:00AM :: Worship Centre
Traditions Service, 9:15AM :: Gym
Church @ 6, 6:00PM :: Gym
+(403) 329 3125
4717 24 Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7C1