Legacy Church

Advent is the season we remember Jesus’ first coming and look forward to his return. But so often the meaning for the season is lost in the noise and chaos of Christmas.

In the 10th year of our Half-a-Christmas Challenge, let us remember why we give our Christmas Eve offering away and explore four thoughts that can still change the world.

Wednesday November 28 – 6 pm: Christmas Worship Night

Join us at 5 pm for dinner and 6 pm for worship as we begin the season with some of our favorite music and Scriptures! Legacy Kids will meet as normal; students and adult classes will join together in the Sanctuary.

Sunday, December 2 – 9 or 10:30 am: Idolatry Near the Manger

The fastest growing religion in the world is not Islam or Christianity; the symbol of this rising faith is not the star and crescent or the cross but the dollar sign of radical consumerism. Some try to love both God and money but Jesus’ arrival means we must choose who and what we truly love.

Sunday, December 9 – 9 or 10:30 am: Worship Fully

Our hearts are formed by what we worship. Excitement, anticipation, hope – each of these emotions swells around the object of our dearest affection. We spend our time and our energy on what matters most to us. Do we really spend our time and energy worshipping Jesus each Advent?

Sunday, December 16 – 9 or 10:30 am: Give More

The best gift celebrates a relationship. The reason a father keeps a simple frame with a picture of his girls glued in the middle isn’t because it’s an expensive work of art. It’s because his daughters gave it to him and created it with their own energy. This simple truth is why giving is still a great way to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.

Wednesday, December 19 – 6:30 pm: Jingle Jam

Join us for dinner at 5 pm and 6:30 pm for a Christmas party big enough for the whole family! Legacy Kids will get it started singing a few songs.

Sunday, December 23 – 10:30 am worship only: Spend Less

Christmas is a season of excess. It is difficult to walk, against the crowd that seems to want nothing more than to “eat, drink, and be merry.” Spending less requires us to plan, research, and cultivate relationships – pursuits that are more taxing than surfing Amazon, flipping through the latest catalog or bingeing at the mall.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Celebration

Legacy North, @ 4600 Durango Dr, Bismarck
Sunday, December, 23, 7:30 pm
Monday, December 24, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30 pm

Legacy South @ DanceWorX, 1300 Tacoma Ave, Bismarck
Monday, December 24, 5:00 pm

One of the things that should distinguish a Christ-follower is a love that reaches out to the hungry and thirsty and sick and imprisoned. Such giving is an act of true worship. There is a close connection between how we treat each other and how we treat God. Jesus says whatever we do for one of the least of his brothers and sisters, we do for him.

Sunday, December 30: 9 or 10:30 am: What If?

What if Advent is bigger than we dare imagine? God moved into the neighborhood at Christmas and now we have hope. Yet it is not just something to be celebrated once a year but all year-round. How can we go into the world to tell the story of God’s love and to live it?