Before the Word Became Flesh
Nothing says Christmas more than the words found in the Gospel of John chapter one and verse fourteen, "And the Word became flesh and dwelled among us." But long before Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the prophets of old spoke of His coming. This Christmas, Dr. Ron Jones goes way back in time and into the Old Testament Messianic prophecies to anticipate the Christmas story Before the Word Became Flesh.
Dec 1 • Women's Christmas Banquet
"A Christmas Celebration" A special night of fellowship with a heavy hors d’oeuvres, a special guest speaker, beautiful decor, refreshing fellowship, music and more.
Dec 8 • Jingle Jam
ShoresFX presents Jingle Jam aboard the USS Promise! Jingle Jam is a unique, high-energy, interactive worship experience for the entire family. Parents, bring your kids age 2 through 5th grade to the Kid's Thang Theater for a Christmas experience like no other. Join us afterwards in the courtyard for S'mores. The fun begins at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Dec 17 • S'mores Pit
The Shores S''mores Pit is back! Before or after the worship service, make your way to the courtyard to roast a mallow and place it between two graham crackers with some delicious Hershey's chocolate. Yum! Enjoy the gooey delight and the fellowship.
Dec 24 • Christmas Eve Worship Gatherings
Christmas Eve happens on Sunday this year, and we're offering an exciting line up of worship gatherings.
Classic Carols at 10am: Enjoy this worship gathering for the entire family with your favorite classic Christmas carols led by Phil James and the Shores worship team, followed by a Christmas message by Dr. Ron Jones. Childcare is available for birth through 4 years old.
Family Worship at 3:30pm: Families with young children and grandchildren will enjoy this gathering 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.
Candlelight and Communion Worship at 5:30pm: 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 AtlanticShores.org 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 24-26 • Military Christmas Outreach
Volunteer on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and/or the day after Christmas to deliver meals, snacks, and goodies to the on-duty military staff at the Navy Consolidated Brig in Chesapeake. Bring your food items to the church to then be delivered to the Brig. Click here to volunteer.
Life Group Christmas Parties
Our life groups are gathering in homes across the Hampton Roads area to celebrate the birth of Jesus and enjoy some seasonal festivities. Christmas is a great time to get connected in a life group. Go here to find a life group near you today!
The Shoe That Grows
Without shoes, children are especially vulnerable to soil-transmitted diseases and parasites that can cause illness and even death. Children who get sick miss school, can’t help their families, and suffer needlessly. Since children’s feet grow so quickly, they often outgrow donated shoes within a year, leaving them once again exposed to illness and disease. The Shoe That Grows shoes expand 5 sizes and help kids in 3rd world countries be safe and healthy with shoes that fit for years to come. This Christmas we want to help make a difference in our village in Guatemala. For $20 you can purchase a pair of shoes and help with shipping. These shoes will be delivered this summer with our missions team. Go here or to the church lobby to make a donation.
Thank You, Jesus! Offering
Say Thank You, Jesus! by making a generous year-end gift to the church. You can do this online, through the mail, in the offering plate, or in the offering boxes in the lobby. Gifts must arrive or be postmarked by December 31 for a 2017 tax credit.