Christmas @ Cornerstone

Ancient Advent

Advent celebrations can be traced back as far as the 4th century. Adventus is latin for the Greek word parousia, a term more often associated today with Christ’s return than his incarnation. Historically, advent celebrations had both of these in view.

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Christmas Events

Deck the Halls – Nov 24

Come Friday, November 24 at 10am and help prepare the campus for the Christmas season. Junior high kids and above are welcome to help. If you need childcare, please call the office at 281-579-1080. If you would like to bring a snack that would be great, if not, feel free to enjoy food brought by others. Contact Lauren Torregano, 832-741-5785, with questions.

Ladies’ Christmas Craft – Nov 30

Even if you are not regularly attending the Thursday morning Ladies’ Bible Study, please join us on November 30 for a time of fellowship and a Christmas craft at 9:15 a.m.  Childcare is available.

Ladies Cookie Swap – Dec 1

Ladies, bring a friend, your favorite Christmas cookies to share and let’s meet up at the Saugier home. Or just come and sample. (If you bring cookies to exchange, you can take home as many as you bring). While we enjoy the sweets, Rhonda Sanger will share a brief holiday devotional. Contact Evelyn for more information and to RSVP. Open to all Cornerstone attenders.

Kidz Club Christmas Party – Dec 5

Join us at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 5 at the Gallery of Katy apartment complex. Even if you are not a regular volunteer with this ministry you are invited to help out at this fun event.

Christmas Ceili – Dec 8

Friday, December 8, at 7:00 p.m.  Bring your voice, your instruments, a dessert, and a friend or two for an evening of storytelling and playing/singing carols together around the patio fireplace. Childcare will be provided. (This event coincides with the Parents’ Night Out.)

Parent’s Night Out – Dec 8

Friday, December 8 at 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Please register with Carol Kutzer by Thursday, December 7 at (281) 579-1080 | The cost is $10 for the first child; $5 each additional child. Please send a dinner with your child(ren). Feel free to drop them off in their PJs.  You kids will enjoy an evening of fun, crafts and movie time.

Christmas at the Lott’s – Dec 16

All Cornerstone attenders are invited on Saturday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate Christmas together at the home of the Lotts.  Bring your favorite appetizer, BYOB and dress festively!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Sunday, December 24 at 6:00 p.m. Come celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus in this joint worship service with Cosecha de Vida. Enjoy an evening of music and sharing the Christmas story from scripture. Childcare for infants only.

Christmas Support for Pregnancy Help Center

This year Cornerstone will be supporting Pregnancy Help Center by offering a PHC Christmas Tree, just as we have the past two years.  For three weeks, beginning Sunday, November 26, we will have the tree in the Sanctuary Foyer filled with “ornaments”.  Each paper ornament will have an item printed on it that you may purchase to help the women and their families – anything from items for the babies and toddlers, to maternity clothes, to Gift Cards.  We will have a Christmas box near the tree where you can leave your donated items.  Our last day to receive donations will be Sunday, December 10.

The mission at the PHC is to minister to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of women and their extended families as they deal with the circumstances surrounding a present, potential or former pregnancy, by sharing the truth and love of Jesus Christ.  They provide pregnancy tests, peer mentoring for men and women, educational classes and the Earn While You Learn (EWYL) program.  PHC encourages and teaches healthy parenting.  They also provide abortion recovery classes for those that are in need of healing.

UH Bridges Christmas Party [Help Needed]

This Saturday, December 2nd, Bridges Int’l is excited to host a Christmas Party for their international student friends! Their hope is that as they celebrate Christmas with their students and share the gospel through the Christmas story that many will learn the truth of Jesus and believe in Him. They need help with food for the Christmas party. Will you consider helping?

Here are the things needed:

Main Dishes:  Rice with veggies, Spaghetti with sauce (no meat), Macaroni & Cheese, Vegetable Lasagna, Red Beans with Rice (no pork), and Chicken (baked/fried)

Side Dishes:  Sweet or Mashed Potatoes, Beans or Peas, Asian Noodles Summer Squash Corn or any other vegetable

Salads:  Potato Salad, Carrots, Apple, Raisin, Raw Veggies, Spinach Salad

Desserts:  Cookies, Pies, Cakes, Fresh Fruit

If you do not want to prepare food, money is acceptable and needed to purchase extra food such as ethnic food or pizzas.

They need the food by 4:00 p.m. (this Saturday, Dec. 2nd) at the BSM (4801 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004)

Also, you are welcome to attend the Christmas party (5-9pm) and help with set up before or clean up after the party.

Please e-mail Lily Wu at or call her at 318-525-6708 (cell#) with any questions.

Thank you so much for considering their need!

Bridges’ biggest need is prayer. Please pray for the following:

  • that God will help the UH Bridges staff with all the details and planning for the Christmas party
  • for God to soften the hearts of the international students to be open to Jesus
  • for many students to accept Christ through hearing the gospel and the true meaning of Christmas