Advent

Advent is the season before Christmas when we prepare our lives, minds, and hearts for the coming of Jesus.  

This year's Advent season at Christ Church will include opportunities to worship, learn, and enjoy time together with a fresh twist on some of our beloved traditions.

There's something for everyone no matter your age or life stage, so check out the list of worship services, events and activities below. Join us!


Sunday, November 25

Preparing for Advent
7:30 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Church
8:45 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Church
8:45 AM  Contemporary Eucharist in All Saints’ Hall
10:00 AM  Advent Festival for All Ages
11:15 AM  Morning Prayer in the Church
11:15 AM  Discovery Eucharist in All Saints’ Hall
5:00 PM  Holy Eucharist in the Church

Advent Festival for All Ages, 10:00 AM
Join us for a special hour sure to engage hearts and minds for the coming season. There will be activities for all ages, with stations set up for making advent wreaths and Jesse Tree ornaments. We will have Advent candles and wreath supplies for sale if you need to restock! 


Sunday, December 2

First Sunday of Advent
7:30 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Church 
8:45 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Church 
8:45 AM  Contemporary Eucharist in All Saints’ Hall 
10:00 AM  Annual Meeting in All Saints’ Hall 
5:00 PM  Advent Lessons and Carols in the Church

Annual Meeting, 10:00 AM in All Saints’ Hall
Our annual meeting is an important event in the life of our community, where we elect new leadership and learn more about important Church matters. All adults and confirmed youth are encouraged to participate. View the Vestry nominees here »  Children and Youth report to their regular Sunday School classrooms.  

Advent Lessons and Carols, 5:00 PM in the Church
The Christ Church Choir offers a traditional version of Advent Lessons and Carols based on the great "O" antiphons. This year's music encompasses a multitude of styles, from the heartwarming "There is a flower" by John Rutter to the meditative Byzantine "O do not move" by John Tavener.

The Good Book (December 2 - 24)
Prepare for Christmas by reading the Gospel of John. Enter into the story itself, its patterns, and surprises for your life. See details below or at www.christchurchcharlotte.org/goodbook


Sunday, December 9

Second Sunday of Advent
7:30 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Church
8:45 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Church
8:45 AM  Contemporary Eucharist in All Saints’ Hall
10:00 AM  Hush in the Rush
11:15 AM  Morning Prayer in the Church
11:15 AM  Discovery Eucharist in All Saints’ Hall
5:00 PM  Holy Eucharist in the Church

Hush in the Rush, 10:00 AM 
Need to slow down and take a deep breath? Join us for an opportunity to experience a holy ‘hush’ in the rush and busyness of the holiday season. We will offer several ways to be still, meditate, pray, and enter into a quiet holiness. 


Sunday, December 16

Third Sunday of Advent
7:30 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Church
8:45 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Church
8:45 AM  Contemporary Eucharist in All Saints’ Hall
11:15 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Church
11:15 AM  Christmas Pageant and Worship in All Saints’ Hall
5:00 PM  Holy Eucharist in the Church

Christmas Pageant, 11:15 AM in All Saints’ Hall
All children registered for the pageant will share the story of Jesus’ birth during a family-friendly worship service. Find details for pageant participants here

Virtual Pilgrimage to Bethlehem, 10:00 AM in the Blue Room
Have you ever wondered what Bethlehem looks like? Using pictures from the most recent Christ Church Holy Land pilgrimage, The Reverend Matt Holcombe will help you imagine a new narrative of Jesus' birth.


Wednesday, December 19

A Night in Bethlehem, 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Christ Church Lawn

Enjoy a drop-in experience of what it might have been like in Bethlehem on the night of Jesus' birth, complete with live animals. All ages are welcome.


Sunday, December 23

Fourth Sunday of Advent
7:30 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Church
8:45 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Church
11:15 AM  Morning Prayer in the Church
5:00 PM  Holy Eucharist in the Church


Christmas Worship

Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve 
3:00 PM  Holy Eucharist in the Church* (click link to view online)
3:00 PM  Holy Eucharist for Families and Young Children in All Saints’ Hall*
5:00 PM  Holy Eucharist in the Church*
5:00 PM  Holy Eucharist with Contemporary Band in All Saints’ Hall* (click link to view online)
8:00 PM  Holy Eucharist in the Church
10:30 PM  Choral Eucharist in the Church (Prelude begins at 10:00 PM) (click link to view online)

Tuesday, December 25 - Christmas Day
11:00 AM  Christmas Day Festive Eucharist in the Church

* Nursery care provided for children up to four years old.