Substance over fluff. Joy over diversion. Carols over muzak. Breath over worry. Patience over pressure. Laughter over cynicism. Love over hate. Life over death.

For the seasons of Advent and Christmas, not only will we sing the well-known carols, hear the timeless scripture lessons, listen to timeless music, light the Advent candles, but we will also hear from the extended holy family. That is, not only will we hear from Mary, Joseph, but also hear Scripture about John the Baptist, the Shepherds, and more.

November 27, 2016 – The First Sunday in Advent

December 4, 2016 – The Second Sunday in Advent
December 4, 2016 – Blessing of the Foundation of the New Sanctuary, 9:40am. Join us for this wonderful celebration!

December 10, 2016 – Women’s Christmas Cookie Exchange at 2pm at Pat Kramer’s home: 1770 Capistrano Avenue, Laguna Beach; 949-499-3933. Please bring 3 dozen cookies of one kind of cookie to exchange and go home with 2 dozen of a variety of Christmas cookies.  One dozen of the cookies each person brings, will be delivered to the Military Wives. Sign up at the Christmas cookie table after Sunday services.


December 11, 2016 – The Third Sunday in Advent

December 11, 2016 – CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM at 10:30am Gloria Dei Youth & Confirmands will perform.  
December 16, 2016, 8:00pm – Jr. High/High School event: JUMP FOR JOY: Christmas party and we are jumping for JOY to celebrate the reason for the season – Jesus’ birthday!  Join us at Big Air Trampoline Park, 23251 Avenida de la Carlota, in Laguna Hills. $20 per jumper.


December 18, 2016 – The Fourth Sunday in Advent

December 18, 2016 – CHRISTMAS CAROLING,  4pm is our annual Christmas Caroling excursion to various Assisted Living communities in the area.  Following caroling we will gather to dine together at Fratello’s San Clemente.  Maps and locations will be available prior to the event.

December 24, 2016 – Christmas Eve (Worship: 4pm, 6pm, 11pm)

December 25, 2016 – Christmas Day (One worship service – 10:00am)

January 1, 2017 – New Year’s Day/1st Sunday after Christmas