Advent & Christmastide Events and Services

dscn6968_2During this season of Advent and Christmastide, it is important to make space in our schedules for worship and activities that seek to draw us closer to the One who has chosen to draw near to us.

First time visitors might find directions and parking information useful, as well as information on our theology and practice of worship.  Childcare (Infant – K) is provided during our Sunday morning worship services and regular Wednesday programs, though children of all ages are welcome to be present in worship.  If you wish to take advantage of childcare, please speak to an usher or greeter in the Narthex, the lobby area located just inside the outside doors to our Sanctuary. Childcare information is also specified under each event.

A printable list is available here.

Advent Devotions

Behold! Cultivating Attentiveness in the Season of Advent
by Pamela C. Hawkins, published by the Upper Room
A limited number of books will be available on November 27 in the Upper Commons, Lower Commons, Narthex, and Sunday School classrooms for families and individuals to take home to prepare their hearts for the season of Advent.

Enter Advent this year with an attitude of curious expectancy and trustful anticipation. Linger for a while and pay close attention to the meaning of the season as you focus on a single word each week, pray the beautiful prayers and hymn texts, and try various forms of prayer.

First Sunday of Advent

Sunday, November 27, 2016
9:45 a.m., Sunday School
11:00 a.m., Worship in the Sanctuary
Sermon by Daniel Glaze
Childcare provided

ADVENTure Lunch for Children & Families

Sunday, November 27, 2016
12:15 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Sign up by November 22

Christmas Stores Donations

Deadline: Sunday, November 27, 2016

Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 4, 2016
9:45 a.m., Sunday School
11:00 a.m., Worship in the Sanctuary
Sermon by Daniel Glaze
Childcare provided

Wednesday Night Dinner & Programs
Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
5:30 p.m., Dinner in the Fellowship Hall
6:30 p.m., Program in the Sanctuary Chancel
Dinner reservations required
Childcare provided

CBF Global Missions Christmas Offering

December 4, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Offering envelopes are in pew racks, or you may contribution online [select “Global Missions”].

Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 11, 2016
9:45 a.m., Sunday School
11:00 a.m., Worship in the Sanctuary
Sermon by Daniel Glaze
Childcare provided

Advent/Christmas Choral Concert

Sunday, December 11, 2016
7:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Chancel Choir with Orchestra Handel’s Messiah Part 1
Please note our new ticketing process through Eventbrite; Reserve your free tickets now
Childcare not provided

Wednesday Night Dinner & Programs
Starlight Service of Remembrance & Holy Communion

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
5:30 p.m., Dinner in the Fellowship Hall
6:30 p.m., Service in the Chapel
Dinner reservations required
Childcare provided
Hannah Hammel, flautist

Youth Mystery Christmas Party

Saturday, December 17, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Offsite

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 18, 2016
9:45 a.m., Sunday School
11:00 a.m., Worship in the Sanctuary
Sermon by Daniel Glaze
Childcare provided
Hannah Hammel, flautist

Christmas Eve Family Service

Saturday, December 24, 2016
4:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Please note the earlier start time.
Missions Offering: Non-perishable food items wrapped in white paper
Childcare not provided; children participate in the service

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service & Holy Communion

Saturday, December 24, 2016
11:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Meditation by Daniel Glaze
Childcare not provided

Christmas Day Worship

Sunday, December 25, 2016
11:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Sermon by Daniel Glaze
No Sunday School
Childcare not provided

Labyrinth Walk & Personal Meditation

Saturday, December 31, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall

New Year’s Day Worship

Sunday, January 1, 2017
11:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Sermon by Daniel Glaze
No Sunday School
Childcare provided

Wednesday Night Dinner & Programs
Epiphany Service

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
5:30 p.m., Dinner in the Fellowship Hall
6:30 p.m., Service in the Chapel
Dinner reservations required ~ Spring 2017; Standing Reservations available soon
Childcare provided

Church Office Closed

December 26 & December 27
January 2 & January 3