Advent & Christmas

Advent Begins a New Church Year

Pick up your Advent Devotional and an Advent Calendar
in time to begin your 'at home' ritual of waiting.

December 3rd - First Sunday of Advent

10:00 AM - Intergenerational Worship of Liturgy & Song
4:00 PM - Advent Event: crafts, music, food, wreath lighting

December 10th - Second Sunday of Advent

10:00 AM - Worship & Learning Centers
11:30 AM - Alternative Christmas Fair
3:00 PM - Handbell Concert - Sanctuary

December 17th - Third Sunday of Advent

10:00 AM - Music Sunday - Vivaldi's Magnificat, Learning Centers
11:30 AM - Blue Service - Chapel

December 24th - Fourth Sunday of Advent

10:00 AM - Jazz Service & Learning Centers

Other Events:

December 2, 8:30 AM - Men's Breakfast & Wreath making
December 3-24 - Mitten Tree is up collecting warm wear for all ages
December 16 - Women's Breakfast & Cookie Swap
December 22, 4:00 PM - Youth Potluck

Christmas Eve - December 24th

Both services conclude with a candlelighting.

5:00 PM - Family Worship & Walk-on Pageant

Children 2 years through 7th grade are invited to help tell the Christmas Story. Narrators read the story from Luke while students enetr the chancel to create a first Christmas tableau. All costumes are provided. Arrive by 4:40 to get instruction and costumes. 

9:00 PM - Traditional Candlelight Service

This is our traditional service of carols and light with a sermon and special music from the Sanctuary Choir.

Our Christmas Offering is designated for Puerto Rico





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