Advent & Christmas

Advent Devotional
As we prepare our hearts for Christmas, we invite you to download our Advent Devotional for daily reflection through the season. Hard copies are also available in the church office.

Hanging of the Greens
Tuesday, November 27, 5:30pm pizza, 6pm decorating, Meetinghouse
Join us for this informal, season-setting fellowship occasion to “deck the hall” with greenery in anticipation of the Advent season.

Advent Lessons and Carols
Massed Choir from First Church and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30pm, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Set the tone for the season with this musical collaboration between First Church’s Music Director, Clif Cason, and Holy Trinity’s Music Director, Ruth Anderson.

Harmony Ringers Concert
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 3:30pm
An auditioned Handbell choir, Harmony Ringers with Christine Allison as Director, will help you get in the Christmas spirit with their quick moves, festive apparel and a variety of music that will soothe your frazzled soul and get your toes a-tappin’! Learn more about our Concert Series.

First Sunday of Advent — Advent Workshop
Sunday, December 2, worship at 9:30am, Learning Center, and 11am, Meetinghouse
Communion shared during both services. Advent Workshop for all ages and lunch following 11am worship service.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 8, 9-11am
Fun, safe, family-friendly pancake breakfast with a Santa photo-op and crafts for kids. Free and open to the public!

Second Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 9, worship at 9:30am, Learning Center, and 11am, Meetinghouse

Third Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 16, worship at 9:30am, Learning Center, and 11am, Meetinghouse

Service of Healing
Wednesday, December 19, 7:30pm, Chapel
A service of solace and remembrance. The festive season is not always a joyous time as we struggle to find a place for our anxiety, mourning, and sense of loss amidst all the holiday cheer. This service is a space of comfort and safety for all who feel alone or who are wrestling in mind, body, or spirit.

Fourth Sunday of Advent — Unrehearsed Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 23, worship at 9:30am, Learning Center, and 11am, Meetinghouse
Join us for our Unrehearsed Christmas Pageant during the 11am worship service. The pageant is a wonderful way for people of all ages to step inside the story while enjoying a festive atmosphere of carol-singing.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols
Monday, December 24, 8pm, Meetinghouse