Celebrate the Christmas season with Northside throughout the month of December. Download an Advent Guide to prepare your heart, serve your neighbors and celebrate during a special Christmas service.

Children’s Christmas Program

Sunday, Dec. 8

Join N’Side Kids for their production of “Straight Outta Bethlehem.” You won’t want to miss this retelling of the Christmas story as the “sleepy” little village of Bethlehem experiences something huge and miraculous – the birth of the Messiah!

Reserved seating is now available.

Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays

Sundays, Dec. 8 and 15 from 2-4 p.m.

Unsure of how to navigate the holiday season after the loss of a loved one? Join us for GriefShare’s Surviving the Holidays seminar, which will help you find hope as you learn tools for navigating the emotions and traditions of the season. Cost is $10, and you can sign up online.

Scholarships are available.

Ladies Christmas Tea

Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

A thrill of hope – kick off the Christmas season with the ladies of Northside during their annual Christmas Tea on Thursday, Dec. 12. Your ticket will include dinner, dessert and an evening of worship. Limited seating is available, so sign up online today!

Christmas Eve Services

Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 2:30, 4:00, 5:30 and 6:45

Celebrate Christmas Eve with Northside during one of our four Christmas Eve services: 2:30, 4, 5:30 and 6:45. Children’s programming for infants through age 3 will be offered during our 4 and 5:30 services.

Volunteers are needed at all 4 services. Sign up to serve today!

Christmas Meals

Wednesday, Dec. 25

Deliver Christmas cheer and a warm meal to widows, shut-ins and those in need on Christmas morning by taking part in this 30 year old tradition at Northside. Our goal is to serve 300-400 meals this Christmas, and you can help by packing and/or delivering meals. Sign up online.

One Less Gift

During the Christmas season, we often get more than we need. One Less Gift is a recognition of that – a commitment to give or get one less gift this Christmas season and to instead donate that money toward benevolence ministries at Northside. One Less Gift donations are used to support local benevolence. You can give a designated gift online or by writing One Less Gift in the memo line of your check.

Donations for Boys & Girls Club

Support the families of the Boys and Girls Club by donating hats, gloves and healthy, non-perishable snacks. Every day the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield provide a safe after-school program for more than 1,000 kids in our community, and when they arrive at the Clubs after school, they are hungry! Healthy snacks will help these kids make it dinner after their long day of school. Snack options include granola bars, nuts and dried fruit, jerky, popcorn, whole wheat crackers, etc.

Donations can be dropped off in the lobby through Dec. 15.

Advent Guide 2019