Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, you know what time it is—Christmas time! It’s time to put the lights up, decorate the tree, and practice your survivor skills as you shop for those gifts. With all of the busyness that the holiday season brings—the fun festivities, the extra-long break from school, and the family get-togethers—we want to encourage you to remember and reflect upon the Christ of Christmas.  And we want to make sure that you are aware of what’s going on here at Activate:

December 19: Christmas Concert with Phil Wickham

  • 7pm in the Main Sanctuary

December 21: Activate Christmas Dinner: An Ugly Sweater Event

  • 7pm in the Loft
  • $10 (buy tickets at Activate)
  • Ugly Sweater Contest
  • Activities

*There will be no services on December 26 and 28.

Operation Christmas Child

Activate participated in a six-week giving campaign for Operation Christmas Child. By giving their time, energy, resources, and money, the students and leaders of Activate packaged 207 shoe boxes and collected $850! Thank you for your participation and your willingness to bless children around the world in the name of Jesus! To see pictures from our packaging party, go to our Facebook.

During this Christmas season, may you remember why Christ came. As He said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4:18-19). May God bless you this Christmas!

As always, we want to serve you and make ourselves available to you. For current updates and announcements, “like” us on Facebook. If you have any questions or needs, we would love to talk or meet with you. Please contact us at 951.687.6902 or email us at

In Christ,

The Activate High School Ministry Staff

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