Because of expected ice storm on Sunday January 9, only 8:30 worship will take place onsite.

Advent is the time we look forward to the celebration of Christ’s birth. 

This year, Advent begins on Sunday, December 3. The season of ADVENT is a time of waiting and anticipation. Our hearts are filled with expectant joy as we celebrate the coming of Messiah. The Advent wreath helps us countdown the Sundays until Christmas with the lighting of a purple or rose colored candle each Sunday.  The lighting of the CHRIST CANDLE on Christmas Eve culminates our time of waiting. Our hearts are ready to burst with celebration as we proclaim that the Word is made flesh, Jesus is here!  On Christmas day the celebration begins and we move into the historical twelve days of Christmas or CHRISTMASTIDE. The waiting is over. The preparations are done. It is time to start the party. 

Behold: A Savior is Born

This Advent season at Redland, we have prepared an outreach postcard inviting friends and neighbors to our Christmas music concert on December 17 and Christmas Eve Worship Services. On December 10, we will gather in the ROC Foyer after the 11am service for some pizza lunch before forming into groups to canvas the surrounding RBC neighborhood with these invite postcards and candy canes. We have mapped out 7 neighborhood sections that would need at least 4 volunteers each - or more! Come on out and join us!  

 Also see more Advent resources below!

Advent Devotionals

RightNow Media has a new Advent series called “The UNExpected” featuring Dr. Jason L. Turner. Our own Kevin Freeman had a role in this series, creating the discussion guides. Check it out!  Don’t have a RightNow Media account? Get one for free HERE!

RBC Christmas Offering for International Missions

Let us prayerfully prepare our hearts for giving to our annual Christmas Offering for International Missions (Lottie Moon Christmas Offering), which supports foreign missions efforts. Donations accepted through the end of January, please be sure to write “RBC Christmas Offering for International Missions” in the memo line.

Our offering goal this year is $22,500 with the following distribution:
   50% to International Mission Board (Lottie Moon Christmas Offering),
   25% to Cathie Burke Africa Mission,
   25% to RBC International Mission Trips.
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Week of Prayer Brochure and videos are available for download below.

Christmas Card Post Office

Every Advent season, Redland makes a Christmas Card Post Office available in the church Foyer so you may drop off your Christmas cards to your Redland friends. Donate the money you save in postage to the RBC Christmas Offering for International Missions and Lottie Moon Offering! The RBC Christmas Card Post Office is available the first Sunday of Advent thru Epiphany, January 6.

Christmas Eve – Sunday, December 24

8:30am — Worship Service + Online Live-Stream
9:40am — Grace Groups Discipleship Hour for all ages
11:00am — Worship Service + Online Rebroadcast of early service

6:00pm — Candlelight and Communion Family-friendly Service + Online Live-Stream

Christmas Day - Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26

The Church Office is Closed - Merry Christmas!

Christmastide - Sunday, December 31

9:40am —Special New Year's Eve Theme 5th Sunday Brunch Fellowship
11:00am — Worship Service (No Online Live-Stream)