Advent in Action 2023

This Advent season, as we celebrate the arrival of Jesus, we challenge you to mindfully carve out time to invest in relationships with others.

‘Tis the season to be going!

Find something on the list below to connect with the community around you!


Operation Christmas Child Warehouse Day

What: A day to check, pack, and ship OCC boxes. We have a lot of fun working together as a team at different stations, each fulfilling a different role. These boxes will then be sent off to a certain country to provide a Christmas present for those in need.

When: December 9th, 2022. 8:00am-4:00pm.

Where: Meet at Family in Christ. We will carpool and caravan down to the warehouse.

Who: Anybody 13 years or older. 


The Refuge Winter Clothing Collection

As part of Advent in Action, we will again be collecting cold weather clothing items for those experiencing homelessness who are associated with The Refuge.  
We need men’s and women’s sizes for the following:

Winter Coats
New Blankets

*We will NOT be collecting these at the church this year, but have scheduled TWO convenient times for you to drop these items off at The Refuge in December.

You may drop them off between 11am-1pm on Saturday, Dec 9th …


…between 11:30am-1pm (right after 2nd service) on Sunday, Dec. 10th.  

The Refuge is located just 5 minutes from church at 11600 Quay St in Broomfield.  

Please make winter safer for those experiencing homelessness this Holiday season!

Questions, please contact Terry Bessler 720-837-9556 or


Jesus on Colfax (JOC) S’mores Together

We will be eat’n s’mores with our East Colfax friends so that we can rise out of poverty of soul and circumstance together.

If you want to carpool, meet at  Family in Christ at 4:45 pm (or meet any time after 5:30pm at 10950 E Colfax Ave #5024, Aurora).


Christmas Caroling at Sunrise Senior Living

Music is a language that connects us all!  Come sing Christmas Carols together with those at Sunrise Senior Living on Wednesday, December 20th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  Be a part of blessing the residents with the fun of singing Christmas Carols together and the joy of music at Christmas!

Questions? Contact


Chadash’s Handel’s Messiah offers FIC both an event to enjoy and an opportunity to serve through Advent in Action. Here are the top 3 ways to get involved: 

1. Use this as a “neighboring” opportunity to invite friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to join you at either the show or the Gala, or both!
2. Love on the cast and crew by making or donating some food as they put the show together! (Link at bottom)
3. Help support the fund-raising Gala by donating some treats or Silent Auction items.  (Link at bottom)




Experience the beauty and power of Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement’s choreography and dancers set to the music of Handel’s masterpiece – one of the most revered pieces of music of all time! You do not want to miss Chadash’s soul-stirring take on this holiday classic.


  • Friday, December 22nd
        5:00 pm- Gala (see below)
        7:00 pm- Concert
  • Saturday, December 23rd
        7:00 pm- Concert 


Join us Friday, December 22nd for our opening night gala and fundraiser at 5 pm; family-friendly, silent auction, live music, appetizers, cocoa bar, and fun! Start a new holiday tradition this season by adding Chadash’s Handel’s Messiah to your plans!

Find info and a sign up at the link below about how you can help Chadash Dance prepare for the Gala and performances!

Choose your Own Christmas Adventure

-Go caroling with your neighbors
-Fire Pit Social with friends
-Game night with coworkers
-Shovel snow for a neighbor
-Gingerbread House competition
-Cookie baking and exchange
-Babysit for a family with young kids
-Secret Santa gift exchange
-Candy canes: Symbolism on tags that go on candy canes to pass out (coming soon to the lobby!)