BEHOLD the majesty of heaven’s dearest gift and the wonder of His arrival—our King Jesus, God with Us.

It’s been said that we become what we behold—that we morph into the thing that stops us in our tracks and captures our attention. In a season full of joy, and many distractions, our hope is that we would be enraptured by the glory of Jesus.

Christmas Eve Service Times

Downtown

1715 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78703
Service times: 4pm • 6pm

Childcare will be provided at the 4pm service for children ages 3 years and younger.

North

1150 McNeil Rd, Round Rock, TX 78681
Service time: 5pm (outdoor service)

Childcare will not be provided.

Northwest

9001 N FM 620, Austin, TX 78726
Service times: 4pm • 5:30pm

Childcare will be provided for kids ages 6 months to 2 years.

South

10100 S Mary Moore Searight Dr, Austin, TX 78748
Service time: 5:30pm

Childcare will not be provided.

St. John

500 E St Johns Ave, Austin, TX 78752
Service times: 1:30pm • 3:30pm • 5pm

Childcare will not be provided.

West

916 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746
Service times: 1pm • 3pm • 5pm

Childcare will not be provided.

Christmas Service Opportunities

As we enter into the Christmas season, we all have the opportunity to demonstrate the hope given to us by the gospel and share the love of God who doesn’t simply provide, but is extravagant in His love for us. As we rejoice in the generosity our Heavenly Father has shown us, we have the ability to be a reflection of that immense kindness through our benevolence.

You can bless men and women, parents and children, students and teachers through acts of selfless generosity. You have the ability to make a difference in disproportionately impacted communities throughout Austin by demonstrating Christ’s love and sacrifice for us through your actions. Would you come alongside us as we seek to care and support our neighbors this Christmas?

Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center

This Christmas season, join us to partner with Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center to care for our neighbors experiencing homelessness! Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center is Austin’s only fully-integrated homeless day resource center that provides humanitarian aid alongside housing navigation, mental healthcare, and more. Each year, they host Happy Homeless Christmas and are asking us to help provide gifts so that everyone in attendance can receive a Christmas gift!

You can purchase items from Sunrise’s Amazon wish list to support the homeless community at Happy Homeless Christmas. All gifts will be sent directly to Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center. The deadline to purchase items is December 12!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dani Illing.

Purchase a Gift

KIPP Book Drive

This Christmas season, our Downtown Congregation has the opportunity to provide books for KIPP Austin students! KIPP is a network of open-enrollment charter schools dedicated to preparing educationally disinvested students for success in college and life. In Austin, KIPP has eleven schools that educate over 5,400 students of whom 71% are from economically disadvantaged families, over 97% identify as students of color, and 10% receive special education services.

By providing access to high-quality, self-selected books in students’ first language, we can help KIPP students develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading! You can purchase books from KIPP’s teacher Amazon wish list and they will be sent directly to the teachers! The deadline to purchase items is December 12!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dani Illing.

Purchase a Book


DePelchin Children’s Center

This Christmas season, join us to partner with DePelchin Children’s Center to gather family fun baskets for foster children and families! By partnering with couples and individuals through its programs, DePelchin helps to support and sustain foster children and the families who care for them throughout the state of Texas. The family fun baskets can vary in theme (ex: Cookie Making, S’mores, Movie Night, Family Game Night, Ornament Decorating and Hot Chocolate, etc.) but should be around $75-100 each! Basket items can also include gift cards and a prayer or blessing for each family.

After you sign up, you’ll receive an email with the name, size, and children’s ages of the family you’ll be caring for!

Plan to drop off purchased family fun baskets at DePelchin Monday through Friday between 8:30am-3pm on December 6 through December 15.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dani Illing.

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DePelchin Children’s Center

This Christmas season, join us to partner with with DePelchin Children’s Center to gather family fun baskets for foster children and families! By partnering with couples and individuals through its programs, DePelchin helps to support and sustain foster children and the families who care for them throughout the state of Texas. The family fun baskets can vary in theme (ex: Cookie Making, S’mores, Movie Night, Family Game Night, Ornament Decorating and Hot Chocolate, etc.) but should be around $75-100 each! Basket items can also include gift cards and a prayer or blessing for each family.

After you sign up, you’ll receive an email with the name, size, and children’s ages of the family you’ll be caring for!

Plan to drop off purchased family fun baskets at DePelchin Monday through Friday between 8:30am-3pm on December 6 through December 15.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dani Illing.

Sign Up Now

Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center

This Christmas season, join us to partner with Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center to care for our neighbors experiencing homelessness! Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center is Austin’s only fully-integrated homeless day resource center that provides humanitarian aid alongside housing navigation, mental healthcare, and more. Each year, they host Happy Homeless Christmas and are asking us to help provide gifts so that everyone in attendance can receive a Christmas gift!

You can purchase items from Sunrise’s Amazon wish list to support the homeless community at Happy Homeless Christmas. All gifts will be sent directly to Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center. The deadline to purchase items is December 12!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dani Illing.

Purchase a Gift



KIPP Clothing Drive

This Christmas season, our South Congregation has the opportunity to provide gift cards for KIPP Texas students for them to use to purchase uniforms and other essential clothing! KIPP is a network of open-enrollment charter schools dedicated to preparing educationally disinvested students for success in college and life. In Austin, KIPP has eleven schools that educate over 5,400 students of whom 71% are from economically disadvantaged families, over 97% identify as students of color, and 10% receive special education services.

As a church, we want to help remove obstacles for these students to have access to uniforms and other essential clothing like coats, socks, and shoes by providing gift cards to Target, Walmart or Amazon!

Please join us in serving these students by dropping off $50-100 gift cards in the donation bin on Sunday, November 21, November 28, December 5, or December 12 during the service. You can also click the link to pay for a gift card online!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dani Illing.

Purchase a Gift Card




KIPP Teacher Appreciation

This Christmas season, our St. John Congregation has the opportunity to provide gifts for KIPP Texas teachers! KIPP is a network of open-enrollment charter schools dedicated to preparing educationally disinvested students for success in college and life. In Austin, KIPP has eleven schools that educate over 5,400 students of whom 71% are from economically disadvantaged families, over 97% identify as students of color, and 10% receive special education services.

The last three school years have been challenging for everyone—particularly for our teachers, school leaders, and staff. That’s why we’d like to ensure each KIPP Austin campus receives an extra dose of gratitude for their ongoing commitment to their students!

We’ll be collecting $50 Amazon gift cards to distribute to KIPP Austin teachers and staff. You can drop off gift cards on Sunday, November 21, November 28, December 5, and December 12 at the St. John campus during services. You can also click the link to pay for a gift card online! Please note, this is not a tax-deductible contribution.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dani Illing.

Purchase a Gift Card




Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center

This Christmas season, join us to partner with Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center to care for our neighbors experiencing homelessness! Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center is Austin’s only fully-integrated homeless day resource center that provides humanitarian aid alongside housing navigation, mental healthcare, and more. Each year, they host Happy Homeless Christmas and are asking us to help provide gifts so that everyone in attendance can receive a Christmas gift!

You can purchase items from Sunrise’s Amazon wish list to support the homeless community at Happy Homeless Christmas. All gifts will be sent directly to Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center. The deadline to purchase items is December 12!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dani Illing.

Purchase a Gift



TruCare

This Christmas season, our West Congregation has the opportunity to provide HEB gift cards to bless the clients and families in the TruCare Network! Dedicated to reaching women in underserved communities, TruCare offers low-to-no-cost STD testing, pregnancy tests, sonograms, and more as a first-step to create relationships with women and show them the love of Jesus.

Join us as we support TruCare by providing food donations (ex: cans of sweet potatoes, bags of dressing, cans of green beans, etc.) or HEB gift cards to give directly to the families!

You can drop off food items and/or gift cards on Sunday, November 21, November 28, December 5, or December 12 during services at West Campus. You can also click the link to pay for a gift card online!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dani Illing.

Purchase a Gift