Welcome to our Advent Hub! As we get closer to the Advent season we will be adding more events and opportunities, but for right now check out some of our most loved events below!
Read a devotional every day with our 2023 Advent Devotional!
Poinsettia sales help us decorate the church for the seasons of Advent each year while honoring and remembering those most special to us. They are purchased from Meals On Wheels as part of their annual fundraiser. Poinsettias are $14.00 each and payment is requested with your order. Order forms can be found by clicking the button above or by filling out a form found at the reception desks. Deadline for orders is Dec. 3. Contact Carol Barnes with questions: email@example.com, 405-321-3484.
Because of what God is doing in our church through you, we are excited to once again designate this year’s Christmas Offering to the McFarlin Food Pantry. The opportunities for ministry are great and we believe God is at work in the lives of people in our community and will continue to multiply our ability to give as you generously share your special Christmas Offering. The McFarlin Food Pantry depends on a robust Christmas Offering each year. As we prepare to move into a new space, with added utilities and insurance, we know the need for support will be even greater; we also know the people of McFarlin will step up to the challenge.
Click the button above to give online by selecting “Christmas Offering” from the drop-down, OR bring your offering with you to one of our worship services.
Embark on a transformative journey this holiday season with The Advent Growth Group, guided by the leadership of Scott Meier and Eve Hawley. Join us on Sundays from Nov. 26 to Dec. 17, during the Sunday school hour, as we delve into the heart of Christmas with the compelling series titled “Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas.” Uncover the profound meaning behind the season, deepen your spiritual connection, and cultivate personal growth in the warm and welcoming environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to reflect, learn, and share in the joy of rediscovering the true essence of Christmas.
On Dec. 3rd, join us in all Sanctuary worship services as we present Handel’s Messiah, a masterpiece of classical music, featuring a harmonious collaboration with the talented musicians of the Norman Philharmonic.
In addition to the musical splendor, Pastor Rockford Johnson will share thought-provoking reflections that will add depth and meaning to the experience. As we gather to celebrate, we will be enveloped by the timeless beauty of Handel’s Messiah, renewing our faith and lifting our spirits during this special season.
Join us for a delightful celebration at our eagerly awaited annual Advent Festival, scheduled for December 3rd, from 3-6pm. Gather your family and head over to Fenn Hall and the Atrium, where we have prepared an unforgettable day brimming with a wide array of crafts, delectable food, and a plethora of fun activities suitable for all generations. We are truly excited and can’t wait to welcome you and your loved ones to this extraordinary event!
Get ready to jingle and mingle, as we usher in the most wonderful time of the year with the United Women of Faith Christmas program! Join us for the “Sounds of Christmas” on Dec. 5th, 6:30-9pm in Fenn Hall. It’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season with your UWF family!
Click the button above to RSVP!
Join us for a heartwarming and magical evening at our Church Movie Night on Dec. 8th! We’re thrilled to invite families to a special screening, “The Polar Express,” which beautifully weaves the spirit of Christmas with the theology of the Holy Trinity.
Bring your picnic-style dinner, cozy blankets, and your comfiest pajamas for a cozy night of togetherness. Get ready for hot chocolate and popcorn to snack on during the movie!
Our doors “open” at 5:30pm, with the movie starting at 5:45pm. Let’s come together and make cherished memories this holiday season. See you there!
As the candles twinkle and the voices soar, you’ll be swept away by the beauty of the season. Mark your calendar and join us for “Candlelight Carol,” where music, joy, and the Christmas spirit unite to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Prepare to be enchanted on Dec.10th at 6pm as we usher in the spirit of the season in the Sanctuary. Join us as our talented Children’s Choirs, Youth Choir, Chancel Choir, and the Carillon Handbell Ringers take the stage, along with special musical guests, to create a symphony of joy, hope, and harmony.
Join us for a joyous ‘Birthday Party for Jesus’ on December 17th during the Sunday School hour! Children aged 2 through 5th grade are invited to celebrate with delicious birthday treats, engaging games, delightful crafts, and heartwarming Christmas caroling. Let’s come together to make Jesus’ birthday a special and memorable celebration for all!
As the holiday season approaches, we acknowledge that not everyone feels the joy and merriment that often accompanies Advent. On Dec. 17 at 1:30pm in our Sanctuary, we invite you to our “Blue Christmas” service, a worship service of reflection for those who are struggling to find joy during this season.
The “Blue Christmas” service is a time of quiet reflection and shared understanding. Please come, as you are, and let us come together to find healing and hope in the the holiday season.
Join us for a magical evening of Modern Worship on Dec. 23 at 6pm in Fenn Hall as we kick off the holiday season in style! Our Modern Worship band will set the stage for an unforgettable experience, and Pastor Trey Witzel will deliver a message that will fill your heart with wonder and joy.
We’ll come together to sing “Silent Night” by candlelight, creating a serene and reflective atmosphere. Afterward, stay with us to enjoy hot chocolate and Christmas cookies, a perfect way to warm your spirits and celebrate the season in the company of friends and fellow worshippers.
Christmas Eve is a special day at McFarlin and we encourage you to invite your friends and family to one of our services.
Morning: 11am Sanctuary Service
Evening Christmas Eve Services: