This Advent we are inviting people to walk through God’s starry night by means of a wonderfully creative video, advertising our services on Christmas Eve. You can view this beautiful video on the church’s website by clicking this link. Here is the video’s text:
“At First United Methodist Church in downtown Austin, here is what we believe: Advent is a time of waiting. It is the night sky right before the dawn. Advent is a time for going down deep, deep into the valley of the shadow of death, and to light candles in the dark.
Advent is the time to get ready for the birth of Jesus. It is a time to proclaim, with all the prophets, that Jesus is coming again to turn despair into hope, violence into peace, sorrow into joy, and hatred into love. This shiny new world is what we glimpse on Christmas Eve.
Join us at First Methodist Church as we wait and watch and walk together through God’s starry night and into the dawn.”
The plan is to put the video on the church’s Facebook pages and to place it as an ad on YouTube, targeting Downtown and other Austin Zip Codes.
Once you see this video, please share it on your own facebook pages and email it to all your friends and contacts in Austin, inviting them to experience Advent here on Sunday mornings and especially our Christmas Eve services at 12:15, 4:00, 8:00, and 11:00 p.m.
Wishing you a starry night Advent,