ADVENT and Christmas
The Season of Advent, is the beginning of the church year. The symbol of Advent is the advent wreath with its four candles to mark the four Sundays of Advent. We begin the season by first lighting one candle and then we move through the season of Advent by lighting more candles as a holy reminder to us that the Light of Christ is with us.
Advent is a time when we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. It is meant to be a time of reflection and a time set aside to renew our connection to Christ.
Voices of Hope
Sunday, Dec 2, 7:00 PM
In continuing our series of "Peace, Hope & Love" this year we present VOICES OF HOPE, a concert with a message of hope for the Advent/Christmas season. The concert will be held on Sunday, December 2nd at 7:00pm. This is our 5th annual Christmas program featuring talented local musicians under the direction of Jennifer Hunter. There are several new surprises this year that you won’t want to miss! We HOPE to see you there!
Gingerbread House Workshop
Sunday, Dec 9, 10:45 AM
The Church School will host a Gingerbread House Workshop on Sunday, December 9 after church or around 10:45 am. Lunch and all supplies will be provided. Church School teachers will be on hand to lead the workshop, but AN ADULT MUST ATTEND with children. This event is sponsored by the Church School, but is open to all church members and friends! Register here by November 25.
Sunday, December 9
Purchase a container for $5 and then “walk” up and down the aisles selecting the cookies you would like. Please sign up (or call the church) if you would like to bake. Cookies must be delivered by noon on the 8th.
Advent & Winter Solstice Compline & Reflection
Thursday, December 20
The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year. Take a break from the hectic pace of the holidays, reflect & replenish. We will celebrate the Winter Solstice with a special contemplative service of prayer, candlelight, and quiet music. All are welcome to attend.
Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist
Monday, December 24
Celebrate the Christmas Eucharist at a traditional Christmas Eve service.
Christmas Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist
Sunday, December 30
Hear the Christmas story through passages of scripture interspersed with carols and anthems of Christmas.