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 Forward in Faith 

Has Christmas gotten more chaotic and complicated?

What if Christmas could be simple again? In a world filled with holiday hustle and bustle, you’re invited to rediscover the true essence of the season. If Christmas changed the world, shouldn’t it change us? 

This Christmas season we invite you to the simplicity of the manger. Join us as we seek the blessing of a Simple Christmas. Be a part of our four-week Advent series beginning on November 26 and come and join us for one of our Christmas Eve services on Sunday, December 24! View all of the opportunities below and click through for more details. 

Nov 26 - Dec 17

This Christmas season we invite you to the simplicity of the manger. Come and join us on the Hill for our Advent sermon series as we seek the blessing of a Simple Christmas in a world filled with holiday hustle and bustle. 

Available at COTH starting Sunday, Nov 12!

We want to help you celebrate the Advent season as a family! Pick up your Advent Bags on Sunday mornings starting November 12 or contact us at to arrange another time to pick one up. 

Dec 6 

All women are invited to join us for our annual Women on the Hill Jingle Bell Banquet!

Dec 9 

We invite you to participate and/or serve at Cookies & Cocoa with Santa, which is sure to be a wonderful family event!

Give today to benefit ministries that serve Sugar Hill and the surrounding communities!

Dec 24 at 10am, 3pm and 5pm

We invite you to step out of the chaos of the Christmas season into the simplicity of the manger. Join Church on the Hill for one of three Christmas Eve services on December 24th at 10am, 3pm, or 5pm

The holiday season is here. School breaks exacerbate food insecurity, and kids are cut off from free or reduced cost school breakfast and lunches. Join The Block Community Outreach in making and delivering holiday food boxes to our neighbors. To sign up to volunteer and make a difference in our community, e-mail


Advent FAQ

You may have heard the term Advent, but what is the significance this time of year? Explore our Advent FAQ to find answers!  

Advent is a season observed in many Christian traditions leading up to Christmas. It marks the anticipation of the birth of Jesus Christ and prepares believers for the celebration of His coming.

Advent typically begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day and ends on Christmas Eve, totaling four weeks. This year Advent is December 3 - December 24.

This year, COTH will be celebrating the season of Advent by starting one week earlier than normal, which means our Advent series will start on Sunday, November 26, and end on December 17. This will allow Sunday, December 24 to be focused entirely on Christmas Eve.


Advent helps Christians reflect on the significance of Jesus' birth, focusing on themes of hope, peace, joy, and love, while also preparing hearts for the celebration of His arrival. It also emphasizes the broader themes of waiting, anticipation, and readiness for Christ's eventual return.

The Advent wreath is a circular arrangement of evergreen branches with four candles (three blue and one pink) and a central white candle. Each candle represents a different theme, and they are lit sequentially each week during Advent. Here is a list of what the candles represent. 

First Week (Hope): The first blue candle represents hope and symbolizes the anticipation of Christ's coming. 

Second Week (Peace): The second blue candle signifies peace, reminding believers of the peace Christ brings. 

Third Week (Joy): The pink candle represents joy and highlights the happiness of Jesus' imminent arrival. 

Fourth Week (Love): The final blue candle symbolizes love and serves as a reminder of God's love for humanity in sending His Son

Yes, many churches follow an Advent lectionary that includes Old and New Testament readings focused on the themes of hope, peace, joy, and love. These readings help guide the congregation's reflection during the season.

Observing Advent at home can involve lighting an Advent wreath, reading daily devotionals, or using Advent calendars. These practices can help individuals and families engage with the season's spiritual significance.

Advent is a season of anticipation and preparation, while Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus. Advent precedes Christmas and focuses on spiritual reflection and anticipation, whereas Christmas is a celebration of the actual event.

Engage in prayer, meditation, and Scripture reading that centers on the themes of hope, peace, joy, and love. Attend church services, participate in community activities, and strive for a spirit of generosity and kindness.

The commercialization and emphasis on materialism during the holiday season can overshadow the spiritual significance of Advent. However, intentional efforts to engage with Advent's themes can help restore its importance.