Advent & Christmas

Advent Devotional
As we prepare our hearts for Christmas, we invite you to learn more about our recommended Advent devotional book for daily reflection through the season. Hard copies are available in the church office.

Hanging of the Greens
Tuesday, November 27, 5pm pizza, 5:30pm decorating, Meetinghouse. Join us for this informal, season-setting fellowship occasion to “deck the hall” with greenery in anticipation of the Advent season. Please contact the church office to RSVP.

First Sunday of Advent — Advent Workshop
Sunday, December 2, worship at 9:30am in the Upper Room, and 11am in the Meetinghouse. Communion shared during both services. Advent Workshop for families with children and lunch following 11am worship service. Please contact the church office to RSVP.

Second Sunday of Advent
On December 9, Kathy Johnson will offer her musical leadership along with Pastor Nanette in the 9:30am worship service in the Upper Room. At the 11am service, we’ll be blessed with the sounds of the Handbell Choir directed by Christine Allison in addition to our Chancel Choir.

Third Sunday of Advent — Wassail Sunday
On the Third Sunday of Advent, December 16, we will worship together at 9:30 and 11am and after each service have the opportunity to enjoy a cup of non-alcoholic wassail.

Service of Hope & Healing
The festive season is not always a joyous time for those of us who are grieving or who are struggling to make sense of our world and life experiences. On Wednesday, December 19, at 7:30pm in the Chapel, you are invited to enter into a comforting and honest space that makes room for those who need a time apart, those who may be wrestling amidst all the holiday cheer.

Fourth Sunday of Advent — Unrehearsed Christmas Pageant
On Sunday, December 23, the 9:30am service in the Upper Room will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent with Dave and friends offering music and an uplifting message from Pastor Nanette. During the 11am service in the Meetinghouse, attendees of all ages are invited to pick up a costume as they enter and participate in our annual Unrehearsed Christmas Pageant. A telling of the birth story that brings the hope and joy of Christmas to life in our midst!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols
Come and celebrate on Monday, December 24, at 8pm in the Meetinghouse as we join together in song and scripture reading and end the service lighting candles and singing Silent Night.

Christmas Eve Service of Carols, Candles, and Communion
This magical service on Monday, December 24, at 11:30pm in the hushed Meetinghouse is a moving way to usher in Christmas Day to the sounds of O Holy Night.

Christmas Day
Church closed.