Advent & Christmas at King of Glory

Advent Activities – In Your Home & In Fellowship

Tree of Love | Reverse Advent Calendar

Tree of love starts Nov. 27th, and we’re doing it a little different this year.

Each week gather the items below and bring them to KOG on Sundays. (No later than Christmas day.) Let’s fill some empty pantries this Christmas!

All food donations will be given to the following food pantries:

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, PAZ de Cristo & Veteran’s Resource Center, Mesa

Week of Nov 27 | Non-perishable breakfast foods: cereal, peanut butter, oatmeal, pancake mix, jelly

Week of Dec 7   | Canned fruit & vegetables

Week of Dec 11 | Non-perishable protein: tuna, chicken, peanut butter, beans, soups, chili

Week of Dec 18 | Non-perishable free choice: pasta, pasta sauce, stuffing mix, instant potatoes, rice, crackers, desserts

Advent & Christmas in Your Home |

Resources for Advent & Christmas

This book moves in chronological order and offers you ways to reflect on God each day as we count down to Christmas, celebrate Christmas and then count up to the feast of Epiphany ending with a house blessing.

Every day in Advent we have provided you with a word of the day and a short reflection of that word. We invite you to ponder this word all day and look for examples of it in your life, which we invite you to share with those around you. We will post a companion picture on our social media pages each day. We invite you to share with us any pictures that inspire you each day as well. You can follow us on Facebook & Instagram at @kingofgloryaz.

During the 12 days of Christmas, we invite you to watch a Christmas or Epiphany themed movie. Some are classics and some might be new to you! We hope they share messages that share God’s love in different and meaningful ways. And, we won’t judge you if you take a peek and watch the movies early!

On Epiphany, we invite you to bless your house for the new year.

We’ve also included dates for all the special events we have happening at KOG this Advent and Christmas. We pray you all will be blessed as we get Creative this Christmas!

Creative Christmas | Wednesday Evening Food & Fellowship

Creative Christmas 2022 | Join us for our 4-week Advent dinner and activity program that is great for ALL ages. Every Wednesday evening during Advent (Nov 30 – Dec 21), we’ll gather for fellowship and fun at KOG. Join us for dinner, activity or both! All proceeds of the program benefit KOG Youth Ministries.

Registration required. (RSVP for dinner and/or register for an activity.)

  • Week 1 – Paint Night | Nov 30

    • 6:00pm | Free-will offering dinner (Spaghetti)
    • 6:30pm | Paint Night (choose from 4 different options, including 2 children paintings)
    • Register Here by Nov 27
  • Week 2 – Crafts & Décor | Dec 7

    • 6:00pm | Free-will offering dinner (Breakfast for Dinner)
    • 6:30pm | Crafts & Décor (choose from a variety of designs and project items)
    • Register Here by Dec 4
  • Week 3 – Spreading Cheer | Dec 14
    • 6:00pm | Free-will offering dinner (Pizza & Salad)
    • 6:30pm | Blessing Bags (encourage someone in need in your community)
    • Register Here by Dec 11
  • Week 4 – Sweets & Treats | Dec 21
    • 6:00pm | Free-will offering dinner (Nacho Bar)
    • 6:30pm | Sweets & Treats (Decorate Christmas cookies & bring some of your own to exchange with friends)
    • Register Here by Dec 18

Family Night Out | December 9

Family Night Out | Join the Children, Family & Youth Ministries for a fun night out at the Riparian Preserve in Gilbert. The Riparian Preserve comes alive with a holiday glow! Stroll around the walkways at the Riparian at Water Ranch with thousands of holiday lights and displays at every turn. This is a rare opportunity for those who appreciate nature to experience the thrill of night time at the preserve! Local food and drinks vendors will be on-site serving delicious holiday treats!

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ASAP (Limited Space)

  • Cost: $4 per person
  • Adult supervision required. All are welcome.

Instructions |

  • 6:30pm with Miss Rana (Children’s Ministry)
    • Use ticket button below to purchase tickets for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 at 6:30pm show
    • Meet Miss Rana at 6:20pm at the entrance of the event
    • Follow instructions on your tickets for directions and parking
  • 8:00pm with Pastor Kaylee (Youth Ministry)
    • Use ticket button below to purchase tickets for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 at 8pm show
    • Meet Pastor Kaylee at 7:50pm at the entrance of the event
    • Follow instructions on your tickets for directions and parking

Advent & Christmas Worship

Blue Christmas Service

December 4 | 3pm | Online

This is a service of remembrance and hope. It is a time when we can, in company with each other, acknowledge the sadness we feel at Christmas time. This is the time of the shortest day and longest night of the year, when memories of past experiences and the pain of present reality can become overwhelming. Recognizing that this is not a season of joy for everyone, in this service we will be invited to reflect on the pain, the loneliness, and the sorrow we may feel and offer it all to our great sign of hope, the Holy Child of Bethlehem. We pray that all of us will find hope and comfort in knowing that we are not alone.

We encourage you to share it with anyone you think would benefit from watching it.

Mid-Week Advent Service & Soup

November 30-December 21 | 11am-Noon

“Make Sure There’s Room”

December 24 | Christmas Eve

2:00pm | 4:00pm | 6:00pm | 10:00pm | Online

December 25 | Christmas Day | 10:00am

Schedule of Events:

November 27 | 1st Sunday in Advent

November 30 |6-7:30p | Creative Christmas: Spaghetti Dinner & Paint Night

December 4 | 2nd Sunday in Advent

December 4 | Blue Christmas | 3pm

December 7 | 6-7:30p | Creative Christmas: Breakfast for Dinner & Crafts and Decor

December 11 |3rd Sunday in Advent| Children & Youth Christmas Program at 10:30

December 14 | 6-7:30p | Creative Christmas: Pizza & Spreading Cheer

December 18 | 4th Sunday in Advent| Advent Choral Festival

December 21 | 6-7:30p | Creative Christmas: Nacho Bar & Cookie Exchange