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, “Wonder,” 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.

 

Advent Evensong

On the first Sunday of Advent, November 29, at 4:00 pm, we will begin this special season with a Choral Evensong service, open to the community.  Join us for special music, scripture, and prayer as we enter into this holy time of year.  Read more

 

Advent Vespers

On Wednesday evenings, December 2, 9, and 16, from 7:00-7:30 pm, we will join in a simple, meditative evening worship service.  Join us for scripture, song, poetry, candlelight, and communion as we wait in darkness for the light of hope to dawn.  All are welcome.

 

Messiah Sing

On Sunday, December 13, at 4:00 pm, join us for a participatory presentation of Handel’s Messiah with vocal soloists and organ accompaniment.  Scores are available for your use; admission is free.  Read more

 

Christmas Pageant

On Sunday, December 20, 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.

 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

On Wednesday, 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.