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 24

Christ the King Sunday
7:30 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
8:45 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Church*
8:45 AM  Contemporary Eucharist in All Saints’ Hall*
8:45 AM  Children's Chapel
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, with activities for all ages:

  • Advent Practices in All Saints' Hall (for adults)
  • Outreach Projects in M207
  • Jesse Tree Ornament Making: Blue Room
  • Advent Wreath Making: Green Room
  • Mindfulness Meditation in M213 (for ages 10 and up)


Sunday, December 1

First Sunday of Advent
7:30 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Chapel 
8:45 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Church* 
8:45 AM  Contemporary Eucharist in All Saints’ Hall* 
8:45 AM  Children's Chapel
10:00 AM  Faith Forum with Rob Mendez in All Saints’ Hall* 
11:15 AM  Discovery Eucharist in All Saints' Hall*
11:15 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Church*
5:00 PM  Advent Lessons and Carols in the Church

Advent Lessons and Carols, 5:00 PM in the Church
The Christ Church Choir, St. Nicolas Choir, and Christ Church Choristers will sing the annual service of Advent Lessons and Carols. Join us for an atmospheric evening of favorite hymns, carols, and anthems of the season interspersed with Old and New Testament readings.

Also This Week

Women's Advent Luncheon - Tuesday, December 3
Feast and Flora Pop-Up Shop - Saturday, December 7


Sunday, December 8

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*

8:45 AM Children's Chapel
10:00 AM  Annual Meeting in All Saints' Hall*
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

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.  


Sunday, December 15

Third Sunday of Advent
7:30 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
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  Discovery Eucharist and Christmas Pageant 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


Wednesday, December 18

A Night in Bethlehem, 5:30 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 22

Fourth Sunday of Advent
7:30 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Chapel
8:45 AM  Holy Eucharist in the Church*
8:45 AM  Contemporary Eucharist in All Saints' Hall*
8:45 AM  Children's Chapel
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

We invite you to worship and pray, watchful and waiting for the quiet coming of Christ. In that spirit, Sunday School classes will not meet.


Christmas Worship

Tuesday, December 24, Christmas Eve 
3:00 PM  Holy Eucharist in the Church* (click 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  Contemporary Eucharist in All Saints’ Hall* (click to view online)
8:00 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 10:00 PM) (click to view online)

Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day
11:00 AM  Christmas Day Holy Eucharist in the Church

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