Advent and Christmas

Advent Opportunities

This year, we are celebrating this season of hopeful waiting and expectant watching in the following ways.

Reading.  We have copies available of the UCC Stillspeaking Writers’ Group Advent devotional, “Come, Lord Jesus,” which offers a thought-provoking reflection for each day of Advent.

Worshiping.  We are preparing our hearts for the birth of the Christ-child every Sunday at 10:00 am by gathering to worship, pray, and sing about the hope-filled future God has in store.  We also have several special seasonal services; please see below for more information.

Serving.  We are participating again this year in TEEG‘s annual collection of Christmas gifts for children in need.  We will also receive our annual offering for the Deacons Fund, which is distributed throughout the year to support people in need, both in our church and in the wider community.

 

Christmas Pageant

On Sunday, December 16, during our 10:00 am worship service, our Church School children will present their annual Christmas Pageant.  Join us to hear a joyful retelling of the Christmas story.

 

REVELations!

On the third Sunday of Advent, December 16, at 4:00 pm, we will celebrate this special season with a cultural, historical, and slightly pagan look at Christmas traditions from around the world and right next door.  There will be singing!

 

Longest Night Service

On Friday, December 21, at 7:30 pm, join us for a quiet, contemplative space to rest, to breathe, and to acknowledge all the complicated emotions of the season.  We will pray together for all the broken places in the world and in our hearts, and seek the Spirit’s presence, healing, and hope.  All are welcome.

 

 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

On Monday, December 24, at 7:30 pm, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus at our Christmas Eve service.  Join us for music from organ, piano, choir, and handbells; scripture readings to tell the Christmas story; and, of course, candlelight (and glow sticks for the littlest ones!).  All are welcome.