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“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,” – 1 Tim. 1:1 (ESV)

What/Who is hope?

Our community is struggling. The residents of this big Central Valley are dealing with pain, death and loss on a level unlike any time in recent history. Every person has been impacted by COVID-19 in one way or another. Families are no longer speaking to each other. Close friends and relatives have passed away. Political factions are at war.

Hope has a name...and that name is JESUS.

GATHERING

Hope Has a Name Series

Every weekend in Dec

What if hope is not simply an idea, but a person? This December we are going to examine, process, and celebrate the reality that 2,000 years ago HOPE got a name. Take advantage of these moments to invite a family, friend, or neighbor every weekend in December as we experience this together. 

6pm Sat, 9&11am Sun

Modesto

10am Sun

Ceres

Candlelight Christmas Eve

Dec 24

It is when it is darkest that the potential for the light is the greatest! Join us for one of our memorable candlelight gatherings as we use candles to physically remember the Light that came 2,000 years ago.

2, 3:30, 5pm

Modesto

Weekend Gatherings

Dec 26

Our Hope Has a Name series culminates in our last weekend of December as we no longer anticipate the Hope coming to the world, but instead celebrate that Hope is here! 

9, 11am

Modesto

10am

Ceres

FAMILY

BVG Kids Family Christmas Festival

Dec 11 || FREE

Bring all the kids and family for an event with food, fellowship, games, and fun! We will be having a cakewalk, face painting, games, cupcake decorating, prizes, and much more!

10am-12pm || ARC

Modesto

BVG Kids Christmas Challenge

All month of Dec

We have put together amazing ways to love your [actual] neighbor! From cookies to birthday cards to ornaments, we simply want to give our BVG families ways to spend time with their neighbors. Many people are open to conversations during the Christmas season, so take advantage of these opportunities! 

BVG Kids Christmas Devotional Chain

All month of Dec

We have put together a Christmas Devotional Chain that helps families and children focus on the reason for the Christmas season. We hope this will be a helpful tool for families to follow the story of the birth of our Savior!