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Advent and Christmas

Advent:  Courageous Love for the Day You Begin

Our theme for Advent draws from our strategic plan (“Living out Jesus’ courageous love”) and the book selection for our One Church, One Book small groups this season. The Day You Begin, is a picture book for all ages by Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-Winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming.

One Church, One Book

Our book selection for One Church, One Book groups, The Day You Begin, is a children’s book by Jacqueline Woodson with a powerful message for all ages.  Groups are forming for adults, parents and caregivers, children and youth to reflect on and share stories of days we began.  Three in-person and one online group meet for one or two or three times.

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Advent Highlights

Nov. 27:  First Sunday in Advent

  • Advent Family Workshop
  • Star Tree and Alternative Christmas Giving begin
  • 10:30 Worship, Pastor Britt Cox preaching
  • Christmas Pageant rehearsal
  • One Church, One Book online group meets

Dec. 4:  Second Sunday in Advent

  • One Church, One Book groups (online and in person meet)
  • Star Tree and Alternative Christmas Giving continue
  • Christmas Pageant rehearsal
  • 10:30 Worship, Pastor Grace Imathiu preaching
  • Community Hour hosted by Mission & Outreach

Dec. 11:  Third Sunday in Advent

  • One Church, One Book groups meet (online and in person)
  • 10:30 Worship featuring the 101st Annual Christmas Pageant
  • Community Hour hosted by Children’s Ministry
  • Alternative Christmas Giving continues
  • Star Tree gifts due
  • Youth Christmas party at the Ingleside parsonage

Dec. 18:  Fourth Sunday in Advent

  • All-Church Breakfast (no classes today) – registration required
  • 10:30 Worship, Pastor Britt Cox preaching
  • Community Hour
  • Alternative Christmas Giving continues

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Christmas Worship

Dec. 24:   Christmas Eve Worship
  • 4:00 pm Family Service
  • 7:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Festive prelude begins at 6:30 pm
  • 11:00 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight with Communion Service.
Dec. 25: Christmas Day Worship
  • 10:30 Lessons and Carols Worship

Jan. 1:   Epiphany

  • 10:30 Worship, Pastor Britt Cox preaching

Jan. 8: Baptism of the Lord

  • 9:15 classes resume
  • 10:30 Worship Covenant Service with communion and renewal of baptismal vows
  • Pastor Grace Imathiu preaching



10:30 am Worship 

  • In the sanctuary; also livestreamed on YouTube
  • Worship this Sunday
  • Advance registration encouraged.  Registration link included in weekly E-News.
  • Current safety protocols
  • Accessible via the 516 Church St. entrance
  • Community Hour with coffee and snacks immediately after worship.
11:40 am Eucharist Service 
  • In Tittle Chapel
  • Offered the 2nd, 3rd, 4th  Sundays each month (also on January 1, 2023)


Ministry Program Areas

Adult Christian Education
  • Email Henry Carrigan about learning opportunities for adults.
Adult Faith Formation
  • Email Emily McClintock about small faith sharing groups and other opportunities.
Children’s Ministry
  • Register an infant or child (through grade 6) to participate in the 2022-23 year.
  • Email Kristi Hubbard for information on fellowship groups and gatherings.
Mission and Outreach
  • Email Alli Henry to express interest in opportunities to serve.
Music Ministry
Social Justice
  • Email Tom Butler to express interest in opportunities.
Young Adult Ministry
  •  Email Kelsey Morton for information
Youth Ministry
  • Register a youth (grades 7-12) to participate in the 2022-23 year

 Get Involved This Season

Interested in making connections but not sure where to start?  Contact us using the button below and provide your email or phone number; we’ll reach out to hear about your interests and identify opportunities that might be a good fit.  We look forward to chatting with you!

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