Christmas at Shores 2018

Christmas at Atlantic Shores Baptist Church is a special time of worship as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in so many ways. Check out all that's happening this year during the month of December. Mark your calendar and invite a friend or family to join us.

What is God Really Like?

Pastor Ron continues his series What Is God Really Like? through Christmas Eve, now focusing on the attiributes of God found in the Christmas story, including the wisdom, grace, love, eternalness, and nearness of God. While surveying the Holy Scriptures, Dr. Ron Jones shares a biblical composite sketch of what God is like and the difference His nature makes in our everyday life. Go here for past messages in the series.

Dec 7 • Women's Christmas Banquet

"Simply Christmas" is special night of fellowship in the Life Center for women with beautiful decor, refreshing fellowship, music and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Our speaker, Donna Paulk, is the Women's MInistry Strategist for Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia. Cost is $18.  

Dec 9 • Red Cross Blood Drive

Help save lives by donating blood this Christmas. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in our parking lot, Sunday, December 9, from 10am to 2pm. Visit and use the code ASBC to register for your visit.

Dec 15 • Senior Saints Christmas Luncheon

Are you a senior saint (age 50 and up)? Join us for the annual Senior Saints Christmas Luncheon in the Life Center on Saturday, December 15 at 11:30am. Join us for great food, fellowship, and entertainment. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased in the lobby on Sunday mornings. 

Dec 16 • Prince of Heaven

Make plans now to join us on December 16 during our regular Sunday morning worship gatherings (9:15am and 11am) for Prince of Heaven, a Christmas concert performance by the Shores worship team and choir. Don't miss this special time of worship and songs of the Christmas season. Invite a friend or family.

 Dec 23 & 24 • Christmas Eve Worship Gatherings

Family Worship | December 23 | 5pm: Families with young children and grandchildren will enjoy this Jingle Jam experience with music led by Phil James and the Shores Kids worship team, and the Christmas story as told by Dr. Ron Jones. It will end with the largest snowball fight in Virginia Beach! Childcare is available for birth through 2 years old.

Join us for regular worship gatherings on Sunday, December 23 at 8am, 9:15am, and 11am. We will be having a Large Group experience in Shores Kids. We will be having “Pancakes & Pajama’s” for our Grade School kids in the Kids Thang Theatre during both 9:15 and 11:00 as well as for our 3’s & 4’s in the Cove during both hours. The kids will be encouraged to wear their Christmas pj’s as we have pancakes and watch “The Star” in the Theatre and “Veggie Tales Christmas” in the Cove.

Candlelight and Communion Worship | December 24 | 5pm: Enjoy a mix of modern and classic Christmas music led by Phil James and the Shores worship team, followed by a Christmas message by Dr. Ron Jones and a moving communion experience. No childcare provided for this service so everyone can enjoy.

Dec 25 • Christmas Day Virtual Worship Gathering

Come back to for a special Christmas Day broadcast led by Pastors Ron Jones and Phil James. Gather around the Christmas tree in your own home, and at your own convenience, enjoy this online worship experience for the entire family.

Dec 25 • Kempsville Rescue Squad Christmas Outreach

Volunteer on Christmas Day to bless the on-duty staff at the Kempsville Rescue Squad. Make a side item or Christmas goodies and then bring the food to the church on Christmas Day at 11am. We will deliever them to the squad. Click here to volunteer.

Christmas Coat Drive

People in Need Ministry (PiN) is asking for winter coat donations for the homeless this Christmas. Bring your new or like-new winter coat to the worship lobby during the month of December to help keep someone warm. 

Love God, Love Kids

When Atlantic Shores Christian School moves into their new building at the end of this calendar year, we anticipate we will need to repair, refurbish, and replenish.  Love God, Love Kids is a short-term campaign to rasie the money necessary to seamlessly transition our kid’s ministry and student ministry building spaces once the school has moved.  Our goal is $100,000 by December 31, 2018.  Won’t you prayerfully consider the investment you can make over and above your regular giving?  Make your gift online here.