Advent

We invite all to join us for this season of hope and light as we celebrate the coming of the Christ child.

Advent Sermon Series

Starting Sunday December 3 in worship, we will begin a series entitled “Roots: Advent and the Family Story of Jesus.”  The series will focus on Jesus genealogical ancestry and his faith heritage.  We will journey through the stories of both saints and sinners who are woven into the family line of Jesus. Invite a friend to come learn about the amazing, and perhaps surprising lineage of the Son of God.

Missions Advent Offering

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At Buncombe Street, Missions is the heart of all our ministries. We support local and international mission partners who are seeking to grow God’s kingdom.  This season, we ask that you prayerfully consider donating to our Missions Advent Offering to support Missions & Outreach at Buncombe Street. Jesus calls us to be witnesses to the ‘”Ends of the Earth” (Acts 1:8), and with your support, we can continue to serve our community and work together to transform the world! Donations can be made by check with Missions Advent Offering in the memo line or through Realm. If using Realm, please use the drop down menu to select “Lenten/Advent Fund”. 
And all peoples on earth will be blessed through YOU.
Genesis 12:3

Poinsettias

If you would like to purchase a poinsettia in honor or in memory of someone, please complete the order form by December 17 and place it in the offering plate or mail it to BSMC (200 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601). A check for $20 per poinsettia must accompany your order or $20 cash. Make your check payable to BSMC and write “Poinsettia” on the check memo line.  Money collected will go toward the Buncombe Street Flower Ministry.

These will be available for pick up after our 9:00 PM Christmas Eve service.

Family Advent Night

Join us for a night of family fun as we kick off the Advent season! Drop in anytime between 4:00 – 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 3 in Sisk Hall. We will have stations with various activities for kids of all ages, including building gingerbread nativity scenes, making Christmas ornaments, and creating Advent wreaths. We will also have a station for holiday snack-making and kids will have a chance to write Christmas cards to our homebound members. There will be an opportunity for families to pick up and sponsor an Angel from “Mr. Bobby’s Angel Tree”, which has been put together by our own Bobby Thompson.

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to this exciting Christmas celebration!

Women’s Christmas Luncheon

Women are invited to join us for our annual B-Street Women’s Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday, December 12. Our guest speaker, Angie Gage, will focus on reclaiming Advent, a season designed to lift our hearts to the light and life of Christ. Register by November 30 to get your free copy of the Advent devotional by Dan Wilt and follow along with our Advent sermon series, Roots. We can’t wait to take this time to pause, lean in, and “Behold, The Bright Morning Star” during such a busy season!

Lessons & Carols

Celebrate Christmas with our annual Lessons and Carols worship service. This is a special worship service that tells the story of the fall of humanity, the promised return of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus, through various scripture readings and songs.  This year, we will have some church leaders reading the scriptures, alongside the singing by our Chancel choir and congregation.

 *As a reminder, there are no worship services in Sisk Hall on December 17. Please note that both our 8:45 AM & 11:00 AM Lessons & Carols services will be in the Traditional Sanctuary.

Christmas Nativity Program

Join us on December 17 at 10:15 AM in Sisk Hall as our 4th and 5th graders present their special Christmas Nativity Program. Journey along with our B-Street Kids as they lead us through the Nativity story with familiar Christmas songs in celebration of Jesus’ birth. An important part of this program is the collection of donations to support a cause close to our kids’ hearts. This year, we are supporting “Mr. Bobby’s Angel Tree”, which has been put together by our own Bobby Thompson. If you sponsored an Angel, please bring your items and we will have a moment during the program to collect them. Children’s Sunday School classes will attend this program together, as a class, on December 17.

              *As a reminder, there are no worship services in Sisk Hall on December 17. Please join us before in the Sanctuary at 8:45 AM or after the program at 11:00 AM for our Lessons & Carols service.

The Bridge at B-Street Christmas Party

Young adults (college and early 20s) are invited to come to celebrate the Christmas Season with The Bridge at B-Street at the home of Jim and Allison Warren (19 Parkins Glen Ct) on Tuesday, December 19 from 6:30-8:00 PM. Join us for dinner from Henry’s BBQ, a game with lots of prizes, and a hot chocolate bar! You do not have to be signed up for The Bridge at B-Street to attend. Please bring a friend!

Christmas Eve

Join us on Christmas Eve! We will have an 11:00 AM service, 5:00 PM service, and 9:00 PM service, ALL in our Sanctuary. All services will be candlelight. As you make plans with your family, please know that children are welcome in worship. The nursery is open for children ages 0-3 for the 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM services. Nursery is not available during the 9:00 PM service. All except the 9:00 PM will be livestreamed.

 

Watch our Christmas Eve services! 

11:00 AM | Christmas Eve

5:00 PM | Christmas Eve

 

Holiday Schedule – No services on December 31

During the week of December 25 – 29, our church building will be completely closed. In case of an emergency, please call the church office number (864-232-7341) and leave a message and one of our pastors on call will contact you. Our Child Development Center is also closed during this week. Please make sure that your year-end financial gifts are postmarked by December 31 to ensure they apply to your 2023 contributions. We no longer have our PO Box, and all mail should be sent to our street address (200 Buncombe Street, 29601).

In addition, on Sunday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) we will not have in person worship at the church. Instead, each of you will be receiving a special message from Pastor Justin in your inbox. This will be a special year-end message in which Justin will be sharing some of the things we have accomplished in 2023, but most importantly, where we are headed in 2024.

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