The Gift of Christmas

 

Christmas is a gift. We believe this is a special time of year to celebrate one of the greatest act of love that world has ever known. God sent his son Jesus because he loves us and desires to spend eternity with us. This Christmas, Banner Church is taking time to rejoice in the gift of Christmas, and share this amazing gift that is the love of Jesus.

 

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If you are looking for fun and meaningful moments this Christmas then we have a lot of opportunities for the whole family.

Sunday Services - 10:00am

  • Grab a cup of coffee (on us)

  • Check your kids into our safe and fun Cactus Kids Service

  • Take a deep breath as you find rest and restoration during worship and preaching

Wednesday Presence Nights - 7:00pm

  • Need some time mid-week to step back from the chaos of the Christmas season? This is a great opportunity to spend intentional time in the presence of a God who loves you.

  • Presence Night will not be held on Nov 21st, Dec 26th, and Jan 2nd

Christmas Eve Service - 5:00pm & 6:00pm

  • Candles, Carols, and Communion

  • Join us Christmas Eve for a service for the whole family. We will be singing classic carols of worship, lighting candles to celebrate the light of the world, and receiving communion together in remembrance.


Christmas Season Sundays

December 2 - Missions Sunday

  • At Banner, part of our mission is to Send.

  • This Sunday we will be starting the Christmas season by sending a member of Banner as a missionary to the Arab world for full time missions. We want to pray and bless her as she begins this amazing journey.

December 9th - Family Block Party - After service

  • We are throwing a party and everyone is invited!

  • There will be food, pictures with SANTA, games for kids and adults, bounce houses, and more.

  • Bring the whole family, and anyone you can think of.

  • Food is $5 and everything else is FREE.

 
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December 16th - Christmas Cookie Throwdown

  • Do you like cookies? Then this will be your Sunday! Town Coffee have a live cookie decorating race, a competitive cookie contest, and great drinks from the cafe.

  • Do you like to bake cookies? Then enter the cookie throwdown for a chance to win a great prize and bragging rights as “best cookie.” Contestants looking to enter, please sign up and pick up your info sheet at Town Coffee in the lobby. Contest will be judged after service.

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December 23rd - Ugly Sweater Day

  • At this point in the season there are usually two kinds of people: those who are totally relaxed without a care in the world, and those who are barely holding on to the hurricane of the holidays. We think this is a perfect time to have some light-hearted fun!

  • Wear your favorite ugly sweater or Christmas outfit and come celebrate the love of Jesus with us.

Candles, Carols, and Communion

5:00pm & 6:00pm

At Banner, our desire is for every person to know how much Jesus loves them. Maybe Christmas is exciting for you and it is filled with preparation and family, or maybe Christmas is difficult time for you because of hurt or loss. No matter how you feel this season, we know that God wants you to feel loved. That is why we take special time on Christmas Eve to stop, breathe, and remember the love he gave.

Christmas Eve service is a like a 45 minute long deep breath that refreshes the soul and encourages the heart. We will sing traditional carols, light candles to signify the “light of the world,” and receive of communion together in remembrance of the great love that was given for us.


Location:

3625 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251

 
 

This Christmas we are not only celebrating the gift of Christmas, we are reaching out to give the gift of Christmas. We believe everyone should experience the love of Jesus Christ this Christmas season. When an family or individual reaches out and shares the love of Jesus something powerful happens. We want every person to be able to experience the blessing of being the hands and feet of Jesus.

 
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Christmas in Garfield Toy Drive and Outreach - December 8th

We are partnering with UnitePHX to bless the Garfield Neighborhood in Phoenix this Christmas. Unite Phoenix is an incredible ministry that loves and supports inner-city Phoenix and surrounding areas. They care for refugees, schools, families in need, and anything else in the community. Christmas in Garfield will bring thousands of people together and give away over 1500 toys. Here are the two opportunities to get involved:

  1. Toy Drive - We are collecting new toys, unwrapped, costing around $10, for boys and girls. Deadline is December 2nd

  2. Christmas Event Volunteer - We are looking for volunteers for the December 8th event at Garfield Elementary. if you are interested in serving then sign up on Sundays at Banner.

Sign Up to Volunteer!

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Tonalea K-8 has a special place in our hearts as one of the schools in our community and where we met regularly before launching. We have partnered with Tonalea to help make Christmas special for families who are in need.

More info to come

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Looking for a simple way to bless someone this holiday season? In the lobby at Banner we will have a giving tree set up. Every card on this tree is a simple gift for a member of Heritage Lane. We love all the residents of Heritage Lane, and we want to let them know how special they are this Christmas.