Advent and Christmas Season, 2012

“Advent” means “coming” or “arrival.” During the season of Advent, we celebrate Christ’s coming into the world and watch with expectant hope for his coming again.

In its historical origins, the season of Advent was patterned after the season of Lent, a six-week period of penitence and preparation for Easter. Similarly, the four weeks of Advent present an opportunity for communal discernment and personal examination, as the church prepares to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord and looks with hope for Christ’s return.

Special Events

Advent Celebration
Sunday, November 25th, 10:00 am
“At Table” style worship; it’s church and brunch and fellowship together. Followed by Advent wreath-making, trimming trees and hanging of the greens. Contact Martha Spears to sign up at marthaspears@togetherweserve.org.

First Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 2, 10:00
Alternative Christmas Fair in Duncan Hall, 11:15

Service for Healing in Community
Thursday, December 5, 6:30pm, Sanctuary

Annual Christmas Luncheon
Saturday, December 8, 11:30am
Contact Martha Spears (marthaspears@togetherweserve.org) to RSVP

Second Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 9, 10am
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal, 11:15
contact Diana Bell (dianabell@togetherweserve.org) about the Pageant

Third Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 16, 10am
Special Music Presentation – Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez
Our Sanctuary Choir and guest orchestra will lead us in worship with a lively Andean folk mass inspired by the Argentinian composer’s longing for world peace.

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal, 11:15
contact Diana Bell (dianabell@togetherweserve.org) about the Pageant

Blue Christmas
Friday, December 21st, 7:30 pm
Montgomery Chapel at Bolinas Ave. & Richmond Rd.
A service of contemplation, comfort & hope for those who may be hurting this time of year.

Fourth Sunday in Advent
Sunday, December 23, 10am
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal, 11:15
contact Diana Bell (dianabell@togetherweserve.org) about the Pageant

Christmas Eve

Family Service and Pageant – 6:00 pm
Our early service features the children’s pageant; contact Diana Bell for more information or rehearsal details at dianabell@togetherweserve.org.

Christmas Eve Holiday Concert – 10:00 pm
Enjoy the sounds of the season!

Candlelight Service – 10:30 pm
Followed by caroling and hot cider outside.