Advent at IBC

Even So Come

In the midst of their desperation, Isaiah the poet of hope, spoke of God coming again as King bringing with him justice and peace. During this season, as we find ourselves between the advents praying “even so come,” we will lean into what Isaiah has to say about God and remind ourselves of this truth, and the one who has come and is coming again.

Children at IBC

Christmas Eve KidZone

KidZone is available for children 3 years old and under. Registration is required.

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Advent Events & Activities

  • Advent Kickoff

    December 39 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

    We will begin our Advent series—an invitation to embrace the good news! And we’ll enjoy festivities in Town Square after services.

  • Christmas Eve Services

    December 2410:45 a.m., 3:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.

    IBC will celebrate the birth of Christ with three identical candlelight services. 

    KidZone is available for children 3 years old and under. Registration required.

    Register Your Kids
  • New Year’s Eve Services

    9 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

    Join us for our Sunday services on New Years Eve at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. 

    Regular Children’s Ministry for those 3 years and under.

  • Building Hours

    8 a.m.–10 p.m.

    Our building will be open 8 a.m.–10 p.m. throughout the season where you can enjoy the Children’s Play Area, Cuppa Expresso Bar (separate hours from IBC) and free WIFI. 

    Please note: Early closing on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. 

    Please note: Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 

Even So Come

During this season, as we find ourselves between the advents praying “even so come,” we will lean into what Isaiah has to say about God and remind ourselves of this truth, and the One who has come and is coming again.

A Plea for Action

December 3 • Isaiah 64

Isaiah 64 is a prayer deeply rooted in an awareness of God’s missing presence, the sting of one’s own sin, and the need for God’s restorative justice and comforting mercy. Like Israel, we find ourselves asking “God where are you?” The good news of Isaiah 64 is the strong and fatherly bond between God and his people.

A Voice of Comfort

December 10 • Isaiah 40

Israel found itself in a state of grief and shock after Jerusalem’s fall to Babylon, wondering if God was still their God and if they were still his people. Isaiah 40 contains words of comfort according to the poet of hope. The glory of God would return in the person and work of Jesus. He comes to his people with good news, a mighty arm, and a tender heart. 

A Declaration of Good News

December 17 • Isaiah 61

Isaiah 61 speaks of a time when God would restore the fortunes of his people. It is an announcement of transformation and freedom, both physically and spiritually. The captives find freedom, wholeness is given to the brokenhearted, beauty for ashes, and ruins are restored. Isaiah 61 foretells what Jesus fulfills.

A Promise of Presence

December 24 • Isaiah 9

Isaiah proclaims words of life and light in a land of death and darkness. Isaiah gives us a picture of who this royal child is and how he will rule. He will be a source of shalom, he will provide for his people and will rule with justice. “For to us a child is born…and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Might God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace…establishing justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.”