Christmas Season 2020
Celebrate with Us

 

Our Christmas season will look a little different this year. However, our joy remains in celebrating as a community the “good news” of the birth of Jesus Christ.

LIVE STREAM CHRISTMAS SERVICES

 CHRISTMAS SUNDAY

Sun, Dec 20th 10am Live Stream 

Join us virtually for a family-friendly service with Christmas carols, children sharing, and a message of hope and peace. Come and celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus – the Prince of Peace. All are welcome! pbc.org/livestream

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 CHRISTMAS EVE

Thurs, Dec 24th 2pm Live Stream 

Join us virtually this Christmas as we celebrate together the birth of our Savior. We’ll gather to reflect on the light of Christ through a family-friendly worship service with a brief message, Christmas reading, and candlelit singing. The service will air at 2 pm and be available for on-demand streaming throughout the evening. pbc.org/livestream

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SPECIAL EVENTS

 PALO ALTO CHRISTMAS

Dec 12th – Dec 25th Daily 5pm – 10pm 

You’re invited to experience the traditional Advent themes of hope, joy, peace and love at Palo Alto Christmas, which is free and open to all. Five participating churches welcome you to view their campus displays during the 12 days of Christmas, from December 12 through December 25.

Visitors will participate in a scavenger hunt from the comfort of their cars, or at a safe social distance, as they search to spot items among the decor between the hours of 5:00pm and 10:00pm. After visiting all five churches, register your findings online for a chance to win giveaways including gift cards, a Kindle and an iPad! Giveaways will be awarded each day.

Visit paloaltochristmas.com for more info.

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 VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS ART SHOW

Dec 5th – Jan 31st 

What is the Lord bringing to your heart as you celebrate or anticipate Christ during Advent and Christmas this year? In this art show we will contemplate the unique blessings we have this Christmas. All of the pieces were created by members of the PBC community. View Gallery at pbc.org/christmas-gallery

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 THE BAY AREA CHRISTMAS

Friday, Dec 11th 

During this challenging time, over 100 worship leaders from across the San Francisco Bay Area have united to sing a Christmas blessing over our city and our world. On December 11, we will release a collaborative arrangement of “Silent Night / O Come Let Us Adore Him.” Available  on YouTube, Facebook or Instagram

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GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

 JOY TO THE WORLD

Nov 15th – Dec 31st 

It’s time for our annual Joy to the World giving campaign! Joy to the World is our window during the end of the year where we come alongside our missionary and ministry partners and financially give gifts and sponsor the various works they are doing.

For more information on how to participate in Joy to the World go to pbc.org/joy.

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HELP ONE CHILD GIVING TREE

Gift Drop Off Sat, Dec 12th 5 – 8 pm 

Palo Alto First Christian Church

Help make the holidays brighter for foster and at-risk children in our area through the Help One Child Giving Tree. Each holiday season, Help One Child requests Christmas wish lists from at-risk children throughout its region. Simply choose a wish list depicting a child’s first name, age, gender, and wished-for gift (typically $40-$50). You will receive a confirmation email with your ornament number and details. Drop off your gift at First Christian Church in Palo Alto on Dec 12, from 5-8 pm.

Questions about Christmas at PBC? Let us know!

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

Luke 2:10-11

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