Advent and Christmas at the Church on the Hill

candles-advent-100x199Christmas is nearly here.  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 - Again this year, our Advent Devotional Blog is available, with postings for the season of Advent, prepared by members of our church family. View the blog here.

 



weary-world-book-200x276A Weary World - We have concluded our Advent study. Based on Kathy Escobar's book, A Weary World, we gathered for study and prayer to reflect on four Advent themes: honoring reality, practicing honesty, embracing paradox, and borrowing hope.

 

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Worship

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

  • November 28 - First Sunday of Advent - Luke 21:25-36 - When Heaven is Shaken”
  • December 5 - Second Sunday of Advent - Luke 3:1-6 - A Word in the Wilderness
  • December 5 - Alternate Christmas Market & an Advent Party, with food, activities, reflections and a lot of music.
  • December 12 - Third Sunday of Advent - Luke 3:7-18 - That Water Burns!
  • December 19 - Fourth Sunday of Advent - Luke 1:39-45 - Insignificance, Redeemed
  • blue-christmas-21December 21 - We offer a Blue Christmas service at 7:00 p.m. for all who are weary, sad, or grieving. The service will take place in the church sanctuary and will be live-streamed on YouTube -more-
  • December 24- Christmas Eve -  
    •  christmas-creche4:00 pm - A service for families. We invite all the young-at-heart to the sanctuary for a spirited and joyful celebration of Jesus’ birth. This will be a simple service to get to the heart of Christmas. We will sing favorite carols, hear a creative message for all ages, and light candles for “Silent Night.”  live-stream-20
    •  christmas-cradle-silhouette8:00 pm - Lessons and carols. This will be the “Singing Service,” based on the famed Christmas Eve service at King’s College Chapel, University of Cambridge. Tune up your vocal cords and join us as we sing nine carols to celebrate the birth of our Lord.  live-stream-20
    •  jazz-noel11:00 pm - The Presbybop Christmas Eve Band will ignite the late night air with passion and joy. This informal communion service always has a touch of the unpredictable! And we have welcomed the dazed shepherds who wander in from the local fields, claiming they heard angels.  live-stream-20
  •  December 26 - A chance to sing more Christmas carols, and to worship the newborn Lord.


 

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