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Welcome to First

First Loved. Love First.
 

Dr. Eric Hankins

Lead Pastor

Hope. This one word sums up the great longing in the heart of every person, the great longing for broken things to be repaired, for needs to be met, for wrongs to be put right. Hope was certainly reverberating in the hearts of the people of Judea the night a baby’s cry was heard from a Bethlehem manger. For almost five centuries they had been waiting and watching for God to do what He had promised, to send someone to lead them to freedom. Jesus was not the Savior they expected but He was the Savior they needed. He was the hope they didn’t even know they had. Their problem wasn’t political or economic or psychological. It wasn’t located in Rome or the Temple or their neighbor’s house or their spouse’s side of the bed. Their problem, THE problem, was right in the center of their very own hearts. If hope was to be experienced anywhere, it needed to be experienced in their hearts first. And so has it ever been. Jesus is still the hope of every person, the possibility that our shattered lives can be put back together better than ever. This profound Christmas hope is what we are celebrating this season at First Fairhope. Join us as, together, we lift our hopes to the only One who can fulfill them. Like children who can barely sleep for the expectations of Christmas morn, let’s open together the gift of Hope .Merry Christmas!   
Pastor Eric

Christmas Worship & Event Gatherings

December 2:
Fairhope Christmas Parade
(Look for our First Kids Float!)
December 4: 

9:00am Worship Gathering
10:30am Bible Study

December 10
9:00am-11:00am Breakfast with Santa

December 11
9:00am Worship Gathering
10:30am Bible Study
3:00pm A Celebration of Hope
6:00pm A Celebration of Hope

December 18
9:00am One Worship Gathering
10:30am Bible Study
11:30am Remembrance Service

December 21
5:00pm 7:00pm Snow Night

December 24
5:00pm Christmas Eve Worship

December 25
10:00am One Worship Gathering
(No Bible Study Classes)

Christmas Season Questions

5 + 6 =

The Christmas Playlist is Here!

Whether you are cleaning, baking, shopping, decorating, keeping the kids, it all goes easier with some Christmas tunes playing! Follow our Christmas playlist on our spotify channel.

A Thrill of Hope - Advent Devotionals

Crosswalk.com has a great advent devotionals written by such personalities as Greg Laurie, Skip Heitzig, Adrian Rogers, etc.
You may read it here: A Thrill of Hope Devotions
You can download this free devotional by visiting their site here: Crosswalk-Advent Devotional

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA | DEC 10

   
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA  | 9AM-11AM
Preschool and Graded kids will be able to get picture made with Santa, enjoy breakfast, decorate a sugar cookie and write a letter to Santa. They will also enjoy making a fun Christmas craft, and hear the Christmas story. 

A CELEBRATION OF HOPE | DEC 11 | 3PM & 6PM


Fairhope is known for the lights and sounds of Christmas as we celebrate together! At First Fairhope, December 11 at 3:00pm and 6:00pm, those sounds will be that of a full choir and orchestra, a Celtic band and the intimacy of silent night as we celebrate the Christ Child and the hope that is found in Jesus.  Featuring First Fairhope’s Worship Choir and Orchestra, Welsh Revival from University of Mobile, our First Kids Choir and so much more, this will be a night to remember and will set the tone for an incredible Christmas!  This will be the way you want to begin your Christmas from now on!
If you can’t be with us in person, you may watch the  live stream here:
A Celebration of Hope, 3:00pm
A Celebration of Hope, 6:00pm

SNOW NIGHT | DEC 21


5-7 PM | GRASS LOT ON CHURCH ST

Come have fun in the SNOW at the corner of Church & White street. Our First Kids will be showing “Frozen” on the big screen and kids will enjoy hot chocolate, a s’mores station, carnival rides, cookie decorating and of course a few “reindeer games”. Free event.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE


CHRISTMAS EVE AT FIRST DEC 24 | 5PM
One of our family’s favorite times together. Join us for this evening of Christmas Worship, the Christmas Story and ending in candlelight.

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP | DEC 25 | 10AM

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