Advent and Christmas at the Church on the Hill

candles-advent-100x199Advent is nearly upon us.  At the First Presbyterian Church, we have a varied program of Advent and Christmas worship and outreach opportunities for members and our community.


Daily Advent Devotions - Our online Advent Devotional will go "live" online on Sunday, November 29, the First Sunday of Advent. Each day until December 25, church members and others will offer a brief reflection on the theme of HOPE. You can find the devotional by going to, where you can also sign up for the daily devotion by e-mail.


Please join* us for worship and our other Advent and Christmas activities:

  • November 29 - First Sunday of Advent - Isaiah 64:1-9 - What Happens When God Is Out of Sight
  • December 6 - Second Sunday of Advent - Isaiah 40:1-11 - Smoothing the Rough Places
  • December 13 - Third Sunday of Advent - Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 - Repairing the Ruins
  • December 20 - Fourth Sunday of Advent - Isaiah 11:1-9 - New Life in a Dead Stump
  • December 21 - Blue Christmas service - 7:00 pm -more information-
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve - Isaiah 9:2-7candle 13088c-180x318
    • 4:00 pm - A service for families, held outside (weather permitting) with singing
    • 8:00 pm - Modified lessons and carols, with soloists, small groups, and instruments. In person and streaming
    • 11:00 pm - Annual jazz service. In person and streaming.
  • December 27 - Isaiah 61:10-62:3 - All Decked Out. In person and streaming.

* All services are live streamed. In person attendance is limited to 50 individuals, and reservations are required. Call the office at 570-586-6306 to make yours. 



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