YOU’RE INVITED TO
at Summit Church
December 23rd and 24th
2917 Aspen Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
Every year the Missions Finance Team of the church selects several organizations to receive the Christmas Offering from you, the congregation. Any donation given between now and the end of the year (or even into early 2024) will go to the groups that were chosen. (You will need to designate “Christmas Offering” on the check or giving page on the app/ webpage for those who like to give online.) The 2023 Christmas Offering recipients are the Summit Early Learning Center, the Durango Habitat for Humanity, and the Nyogaya Foundation/Dominion School in Kenya. To learn more about our 2023 offering recipients please view the videos above. You can designate one of the organizations to receive your contribution or split it three ways. Again, 100% of your designated offering goes to these great non-profit organizations.
Christmas Eve Online
Can’t make it in person to Christmas Eve service this year? No problem! We’re so excited to be able to give your household a high-quality, fun, and experiential Christmas service! The service will become available starting December 22nd and will be available through the new year for you to watch whenever you want!
Make sure to have a candle to light during the “Silent Night” portion of the service, and turn your lights down in the room you’re watching in. Enjoy!
Christmas Eve Service is available on our youtube page, and right here on this page!
Christmas Morning Devotion
Pastor Jeff has put together a short Christmas Morning Devotion for you and your family! Make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter in order to be sent the devotion on Christmas morning!
Fun For the Whole Family!
Thursday, December 7, 7-9pm
December 7th is Rooted’s annual Christmas Worship Night! Come to Summit Church for a night of Christmas music and worship hosted by our college ministry. This event is open to the whole community! Come at 7pm to hangout and enjoy some food, music will start at 7:30pm! This event is open to everyone in our Durango community. Stop by, have some hot chocolate, and enjoy some live Christmas tunes.
Saturday, December 9, 3:15-5:30pm
Summit Kids is inviting you and your family to join us in the Fellowship Hall to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life!” Our Advent series this year is all about our favorite classic Christmas movies, and what better way to celebrate than have a church-wide movie night?! Join us before this weekend’s Saturday service with your own picnic blanket or chair, some snacks for your family, and enjoy a Christmas classic with your Summit friends! We can’t wait to see you there!
Wednesday, December 13, 5-7pm
Summit Kids is inviting you and your family to join us on an interactive family experience where you will play games, eat some delicious snacks, make crafts, and enjoy fellowship with others! We’ll have a series of stations set up in our Fellowship Hall, each leading your family through a different Christmas activity. This activity will be the most fun for your preschool and lower-elementary aged children. If you have any questions, please contact our Children’s Director, Ashleigh, at [email protected], or call the front office at 970-247-4213. We hope to see you there for a Merry Little Christmas!
Saturday, December 16, 3:45-5:30pm
Summit Kids is inviting you and your family to join us in the Fellowship Hall to watch “Elf!” Our Advent series this year is all about our favorite classic Christmas movies, and what better way to celebrate than have a church-wide movie night?! Join us before this weekend’s Saturday service with your own picnic blanket or chair, some snacks for your family, and enjoy a Christmas classic with your Summit friends! We can’t wait to see you there!
Sunday, December 17, 5:30pm @ St Marks’s Church
The choirs of Summit Church and St. Mark’s will present a Festival of Lessons and Carols which features traditional Christmas Carols sung by the combined choirs, congregation, and scripture readings that tell the story of Jesus Christ’s birth. A reception with homemade Christmas Cookies will follow the presentation in the Parish Hall. All are welcome. The choir and congregation will sing some of your favorite Carols including: O Come All ye Faithful, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Lo How a Rose e’er Blooming, Angels We have Heard on High, and many more. The organ prelude will begin at 5:15pm.
St. Mark’s is located at 910 E. 3rd Ave
For some of our family, friends, and neighbors, Christmas is not the most wonderful time of the year. Let us know if you need support.
Our Blue Christmas Service on Tuesday, December 19 at 6 p.m. in the Summit Church sanctuary is offered especially for those hurting during the holidays.
Some come because they are mourning the death of a loved one. Some are far from home. Some suffer from illness, addiction, or estrangement. Some are lonely, struggling financially, or in conflict with another. Some hurt because of the great pain, need, and violence in our nation and world. The reasons for coming are many.
We gather in the midst of suffering to remember God is good. God is strong. God is near.
advent Sermon Series
The Reel Christmas
Christmas…many of us love the sights, the sounds, the tastes, the smells, and of course…the movies! Elves in tights, flying reindeer, clinking chains, Santa Claus in a parade, and even that boy who was home alone, make us laugh and cry this season. You know, how the elf was home alone on a foggy Christmas Eve helping an angel get his wings–you’ve seen that one, right?! It’s time to hop in your one-horse open sleigh and join us this Advent as we discover the true meaning of Christmas, starring a baby born in Bethlehem that will fill our hearts with smiles.