Advent at The Avenue Friends and Family Guidebook

Participate in Advent at home with your friends and family by following along each week using our Advent guidebook. Visit our Ennis or Waxahachie location to pick up a copy or interact with it online. You can also download a digital version to print at home.

What is Advent?

What is Advent? Simply translated, it means “arrival.” For Christians around the world, it’s a time to celebrate the coming of Jesus the Messiah. This year at The Avenue, we’ll spend each week learning about hope, joy, peace, and love from the characters who played important roles in the birth of our Savior.

We’re also ramping up for Christmas by creating an atmosphere of anticipation for all of the senses! Lights, decorations, music, food trucks! Join us as we celebrate Advent at The Avenue!

This Year's Schedule

December 5th - Hope
December 5th - Hope

Hope is a vision for better days that transforms us right now. Who doesn’t need that? Join us as Pastor David shares how to find hope in situations that seem hopeless by walking us through the biblical story of Zechariah and Elizabeth, the parents of John the Baptist—the forerunner of Jesus

Food trucks
Waxahachie – Prickly Boba
Ennis – Pizza Rosa

Serve Opportunity
Pick up a tag from the Christmas Wonder Tree and follow the instructions to bring hope to a child in need this Christmas.

December 12th - Joy
December 12th - Joy

Did you know that there is a difference between happiness and joy? Happiness is a fleeting emotion that changes with our circumstances, but joy is a virtue that can be anchored within us. Join us as Pastor David tells the story of Joseph and how he found joy even in a tough situation.

Food trucks
Waxahachie – Midlo Coffee Co.
Ennis – BBQ Big & Rich

Serve Opportunity
Invite someone for a cup of coffee on December 18th (on us!). Follow us on Instagram for details closer to the date. @theavenuechurch

December 19th - Peace
December 19th - Peace

True peace is not making our problems go away. It comes when we invite God into our chaos and accept his strength to face the challenges. Pastor David will walk through Mary’s story and share how true peace entered her life and how we can have the same.

Food trucks
Waxahachie – BBQ Big & Rich
Ennis – Betty’s Tacos

Serve Opportunity
Invite someone to join you for one of our Christmas at The Avenue services!

December 23rd & 24th - Love

When royalty are born, the first to find out and visit are usually the rich and famous. When Jesus was born, lowly shepherds were the first to find out and visit. Why? What does this say about God’s love for us?

Join us for Christmas at The Avenue! We’ll celebrate the last week of Advent and take holiday cheer to the next level. You won’t want to miss it!