Advent

Advent is the season before Christmas when we follow Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem, with hopeful expectation that Christ is coming.

 

What will you experience along the way? 

 

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Advent Resources 

Living Well Through Advent - Copies of this free booklet are available in the Rotunda, or can be viewed online here » 

#AdventWord - Each day, we will share a word, inspired by the Advent Sunday lectionary readings, on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We invite you to share a photo, written response, or anything else the word inspires in you.

A new Advent devotional published by Forward Movement, Promise & Praise, corresponds with the daily reflection words of AdventWord. 

 


First Sunday of Advent

NOVEMBER 28

Advent Festival (All Ages), 10 am in All Saints’ Hall & Blue Room
Create an Advent wreath for your home, and make ornaments to adorn your Jesse tree or Christmas tree. (Sunday School will not meet.)  Adults and teens: If you would like to help with crafts or in the greenery room, please sign up here to volunteer

Advent Lessons and Carols for Families, 11:15 am in All Saints’ Hall
In this special worship service, we will share three scripture lessons that tell the promise of the Messiah and relate to the crafts made during  the Advent Festival. After each reading, we will sing a carol to further enrich the story.

A Procession of Lessons and Carols, 5 pm in the Church and Online
The Christ Church Choir will present this beautiful worship experience filled with choral music, hymns, and scripture readings. Following the service, all are invited to enjoy mulled cider and holiday cookies in the Church Circle.


Yuletide Magic at the GoodNews Shop

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Please join us for a very special holiday shopping experience! In addition to our festive holiday gifts, special guest vendors will be on the Mezzanine selling food, artwork, accessories, and more.

  • Lisa Saunders, signing her new book, The P Is Silent.
  • Caroline Simas with Multiple Blessings
  • Kamie Rudisill with Dizzy Daisy Designs, and Junonia

Your purchases will help fund programs that support women and children in our community and globally.


Second Sunday of Advent

DECEMBER 5

Annual Meeting, 10 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 » 

Sunday School for children and youth will meet at 10 am in their regular locations.  


The Living Advent Wreath 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 4:30 - 7:30 pm in All Saints' Hall
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All women are invited for a beautiful evening of fellowship. Join us as we progress through stations representing the Advent candles, while we enjoy fellowship and messages from our female clergy and staff. Hot cocoa and packaged treats will be served outside following the event. Women will register individually or in groups (up to 8) to allow for social distancing.


Third Sunday of Advent

DECEMBER 12

Hush in the Rush (All Ages), 10 am, Various Locations
Take some time to slow down this Advent season. We will offer opportunities for contemplative practice, listening to stories about the coming of Jesus, and fellowship with one another. (Sunday School will not meet.) 


Fourth Sunday of Advent

DECEMBER 19

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


Christmas Worship

Friday, December 24, Christmas Eve 
3 pm*  Holy Eucharist in the Church* (click to view online**)
3 pm*  Holy Eucharist for Families and Young Children in All Saints’ Hall*
5 pm*  Holy Eucharist in the Church*
5 pm*  Contemporary Eucharist in All Saints’ Hall* (click to view online**)
8 pm  Holy Eucharist in the Church (Festive Prelude begins at 7:30 pm)
10:30 pm  Choral Eucharist in the Church (Festive Prelude begins at 10 pm) (click to view online**)

Saturday, December 25 - Christmas Day
11 am  Christmas Day Holy Eucharist in the Church

Sunday, December 26 - First Sunday after Christmas
8:45 am**, 11:15 am, and 5 pm  Christmas Lessons and Carols in the Church
No services in All Saints' Hall

Sunday, January 2 - Second Sunday after Christmas
8:45 am**, 11:15 am, and 5 pm  Holy Eucharist in the Church
No services in All Saints' Hall

 

* Nursery care is available on Christmas Eve at 3 pm and 5 pm by registration only at www.christchurchcharlotte.org/nursery.

**View live broadcasts on the Christ Church app, Facebook, or at www.christchurchcharlotte.org/live