We often spend the holiday season preparing for the promised gift of Christmas morning. But what happens during Advent? The journey to Bethlehem offers us a chance to remember the gifts we've been given by God – gifts of Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. Join us as we explore how these gifts are changing lives through a few of the ministries at Milford First!

Worship Opportunities

Worship with us in person or online throughout the Advent season! Our contemporary service starts at 9 a.m. and our traditional service begins at 10:30 on Sunday mornings. 

Sunday, November 28: The First Week of Advent: The Gift of Hope

Sunday, December 5: The Second Week of Advent: The Gift of Love

Sunday, December 12: The Third Week of Advent: The Gift of Joy

Sunday, December 19: The Fourth Week of Advent: The Gift of Peace


Friday, December 24: Christmas Eve 

7 p.m. Worship Service in the Sanctuary

 

Sunday, December 26: The Day After Christmas

10:30 a.m. All-Church Worship Service
 

Sunday, January 2: The Day After New Year's Day

10:30 a.m. All-Church Worship Service

Ways to Give and Serve

The holiday season is an opportunity to be a blessing to others. Below are just a few ways that you can extend love to those in our community this holiday season. 

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"The people walking in darkness have seen a great light.
    On those living in a pitch-dark land, light has dawned."

Sponsor a Luminary Kit

Light up a life as you light up the church this Christmas! A $10 gift will purchase 10 candles and other supplies for luminaries that will surround the church on Christmas Eve. Additional funds from each sale will be used to help our youth group purchase Christmas gifts for Milford children in need.

Honor a Loved One

When you purchase a luminary, you can also choose to dedicate your gift in honor or memory of a loved one. Names of those honored will be listed in our Christmas Eve worship bulletin and on our Advent webpage.

Contact Corina Atherton, director children and family ministries, to purchase a luminary and honor a loved one.
 

*Dedication of luminaries replaces poinsettia dedications from previous years

 

Christmas Coat Drive
We're excited to partner with Christian Family Credit Union and Milford Miami Ministry by collecting coats for local families in need this holiday season! Now through Dec. 5, you can drop off new, unworn coats of all sizes at the church. Coat racks are located in the Narthex and Welcome Center.
Milford Miami Ministry Giving Tree
Stop by the Welcome Center to choose a name from the tree to sponsor a child this Christmas. Each name on the tree includes three gift tags with gift ideas and sizes. Please wrap each of the three gifts separately and tape a name tag on each. Place all three gifts in the bag provided and tape the white family tag to the front. Gifts are due no later than Sunday, Dec 5 and can be placed in bags under the tree.

Advent Devotional Guide

Click on the boxes below to access resources that will help direct your spiritual life this season.
Weekly resources will go live each Sunday morning throughout Advent.

Resources for Families

Use the kid-friendly resources below to celebrate Advent, the anticipation and
arrival of Jesus Christ into the world and into our lives, with your family at home this year.

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"Don’t be afraid! Look! I bring good news to you — wonderful, joyous news for
all people."

Advent Coloring Pages

Download the following coloring pages for a fun way to teach kids about the Advent story and engage each week's theme
throughout the season.  

 

Advent Calendars and Activities

The following links offer daily scripture readings and activities that the whole family can do together until Christmas Day.