Devotional Blog - Advent 2016

PVUMC’s 2016 Advent Blog

Advent Daily Devotional

Beginning December 1, we will offer daily devotions during Advent. To receive daily posts, enter your name and email address in the form at the right. To read the devotionals on the blog, click on the post headline in the section below to read the devotional for the day (you may also want to bookmark this page for easy reference). We invite you to share these devotionals with your friends via tweets, email and on your Facebook page. Use the buttons on the left side of the page to easily share. We also invite you to leave comments, especially if there’s a question at the end of the blog post. We hope this will be a way to share our personal Advent experiences and invite others to do the same.

Advent Study

PVUMC’s church-wide Advent study for 2016 is Sent: Delivering the Gift of Hope at Christmas, by Jorge Acevedo with Jacob Armstrong, Rachel Billups, Justin LaRose and Lancecia Rouse. The small paperback book is available for purchase at the church for $10. Stop by the church office during office hours, 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday to purchase a copy. Books may also be available through class leaders. See the list below for the list of classes who plan to follow the study this Advent.

You may also purchase the book online by using “GIVE NOW” at our website. Choose “Other” from the drop-down menu, and type “Advent book” in the Comments section. Show your email receipt to the front office as proof of purchase.


The book has five chapters, and each includes a story by the individual authors. There’s also a DVD component, which will be used as part of the group studies.

Our clergy will preach on the chapters throughout the season of Advent, November 27-December 24, 2016, as part of the worship series: Sent: The Gift of Hope and Christmas.

You are invited to join an Advent study group. Classes are listed on the website calendar and many are listed below, with meeting times and dates.


Weekly Advent Study Classes

SPIRIT Sunday School
Leaders: Tawn Watkins and
Diana Bode

Sundays, beginning 11/20
9:30 am, Fireside Room, F8

Wesley Sunday School
Leader: Kent Heltne

Sundays, beginning 11/20
11 am, Church Library, G2

New Testament Bible Study
Leader: Dave Lex

Sundays, beginning 11/20
11 am, H4

Mustard Seed Bible Study
Leaders: Sara Bollman and
Chris Midyett

Mondays, beginning 11/14
9 am, Fireside Room, F8

Caring Bible Study
Leader: Pam Poley

Tuesdays, beginning 11/15
10:30 am, Parlor, A2

Pastor’s Bible Study
Leader: Pastor Dave Summers

Wednesdays, beginning 11/9
10:30 am, Fireside Room, F8

Leader: Rayme Ellett

Wednesdays, beginning 11/2
4:30 pm, Church Library, G2

Growing Together in Our Walk
Leader: Kim Summers

Wednesdays, beginning 11/9
6 pm, Fireside Room, F8

Advent Study
Leader: Rev. Eve Williams

Wednesdays, beginning 11/30
6 pm, H5

Men’s Breakfast Bible Study
Leader: Jon Hearn

Thursdays, beginning 11/17
7 am, F5/6

Advent Study
Leaders: JP and Jenn Coughlin

Thursdays, beginning 12/1
6 pm, The Paradise Perk

Brown Baggers Bible Study
Leader: Dave Hepburn

Fridays, beginning 11/18
12 pm, Church Library, G2

December 15, 2016: Advent Story – Christmas Joy

December 15, 2016: Advent Story – Christmas Joy

Bridget remembers caroling as a child in her midwestern neighborhood. Even the snow and wind couldn’t deter her, her sisters and their friends from bringing Christmas joy to their neighbors. Audrey’s Angels, one of the missions PVUMC supports, continues to bring cheer to older adults at Christmas and throughout the year.

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