Christmas Dates to Remember

Christmas Eve is on Sunday this year, and we will have two services.

9:30 a.m. is the fourth Sunday of Advent. We will share worship as a typical Sunday style. We will tell the fourth Grandmother story, Bathsheba.

4:00 p.m. is the Christmas Eve Service. We will sing Christmas songs, light the Christmas candles, share Communion, and finish he night with the singing of “Silent Night” as the light of Christ fills the sanctuary.

Blue Christmas Wednesday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.Our Blue Christmas service is a little earlier than usual this year. Instead of waiting until the Winter Solstice, we decided to do it during the first week of Advent. As we light the candle of Peace, we recognize that this season seems particularly un-peaceful. There has been a lot of loss in our community, so we will gather together. We will name the hurt that feels sharpened during this holiday season as this year individuals will be invited to name their grief. We will share songs of lamentation, we will share a ritual for healing, and we will come to the Table of Grace.
Christmas Sweater Sunday, December 17This is a new tradition – maybe it will be come an annual celebration. The third Sunday of Advent has always been known as “Joy Sunday.” This is why the third candle is pink. This year we are going to lean into the joy with our apparel and song. During the service there will be many special musical gifts – solos, duets, and groups – will sing their favorite Christmas song. Some will be sacred, some will be secular. All of our guests are invited to wear their best, brightest Christmas sweaters.
Afterwards Argrow’s House will open a pop-up store (you may remember Argrow’s House had a similar event near Mother’s Day). Argrow’s House is a local ministry that helps women recover from domestic violence and produces soaps, lotions, and other wonderful gifts for everyone on your list!
Christmas Eve is on a Sunday! 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.Christmas Eve is a Sunday this year, which means we will have two services on December 24. The first will be at 9:30 a.m. This will be our Fourth Sunday of Advent. It will look and feel like the other Sundays in December.
Our Christmas Eve service will be at 4:00 p.m. This will be a more traditional Christmas Eve celebration with Carols, Candles, and Communion.