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Turning toward…

Advent and Christmas Events, 2023

Gathering together, we turn toward all that brings us life –

toward Hope, toward Peace, toward Joy, toward Love, toward Christ – toward CHRISTMAS!

Charlie Brown Christmas Movie Night 

Friday, December 1

6:30 p.m. on the Patio

Charlie Brown Christmas movie night is here! Join us on the patio to enjoy Christmas favorites, roast hot dogs, & make s’mores. We’ll also wbe handing out blessing bags to share with those experiencing homelessness.

Hanging of the Greens

Sunday, December 3

11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

We’ll be decking the halls and our sanctuary (and the pews and the balcony) after worship. Let us work together to turn our space toward Christmas!

Our Children Share in Worship

Sunday, December 10

10:00 am in the Sanctuary (Zoom livestream)


Our children will be offering a musical expression of the season and participating in leading the worship service. Seeing and feeling this time through their eyes will turn us toward the wonder and anticipation of Christmas.

Christmas Tea

Sunday, December 10

11:00 a.m. in Ray Hall and/or on the Patio

Our annual Christmas celebration follows the Children’s program. We’ll enjoy food, fun, and fellowship together.  Join us for a cup of Christmas cheer!

Christmas Market

Sunday, December 10

11:00 a.m. in Ray Hall

During the Christmas Tea, the Stewardship Board will be sponsoring a Christmas Market! Several artists and craftspersons from our congregation will offer their art for sale, with proceeds going to the church.

Wee Read

Sunday, December 17

11:15 a.m. on the Patio

For our December Wee Read, we turn toward inclusion for International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Hadrian Ryan will read 2 books: The Girl Who Thought in Pictures and We Move Together. Kids of all ages are invited!

Blue Christmas Service

Friday, December 22

7:30 p.m. on Zoom

Many are feeling the weight of so many changes and losses in recent years. So, we will gather to make space for the sorrow we feel this season, as well as the joy. May God lead us through and help us dream of new life and possibilities.

Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, December 24

7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary (Zoom livestream)

With carols, candles, and communion, we’ll welcome Christmas! Bring your loved ones to join us as we turn toward Christ in our midst. 

New Year’s Eve Service

Sunday, December 31

10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary (Zoom livestream)

Erin McConahey will be preaching for us this morning, as we turn toward a new year!

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