Welcoming the Advent Season

Welcoming the Advent Season

Advent is here, and we begin the Christian year anew with a season of waiting. As the days grow darker, we draw closer to the arrival of the Light that turns the world upside down—or right-side up! The journey toward and beyond the manger is one of reversing expectations, encountering what we thought we already knew in brand new ways, and receiving good news in unexpected places. So, with one foot in the prophets and another in the Gospels, we journey together as our spirit waits to welcome the Christ child and carry hope, peace, joy, and love as we live as disciples who anticipate the now-and-not-yet kin-dom of God. (source: UMC Discipleship)

Join us every Sunday in Advent at 10:00am for worship. Each week we will be featuring special musicians, and we will be singing more hymns to celebrate the season.

Advent Schedule of Worship & Events:

Saturday, December 2: Advent Rituals for Everyone Workshop | 10:00am – 11:15am

Sunday, December 3: First Sunday in Advent | Worship 10:00am

Saturday, December 9: Seymour Brass Sextet Christmas concert | 7:00pm

Sunday, December 10: Second Sunday in Advent | Worship 10:00am

Sunday, December 17: Third Sunday in Advent | Worship 10:00am

Sunday, December 24: Fourth Sunday in Advent – Christmas Eve

  • Worship 10:00am will be a relaxed hymn-sing, where all are invited to select their favorite Christmas & Advent hymns to sing with the congregation. Pajamas encouraged!
  • Worship 7:00pm will be a Lessons & Carols service. Join us as we revisit the Christmas story and follow the star to the manger. We sing songs of joy and celebration; we will make the journey to Bethlehem and meet Mary and Joseph; we join with the shepherds, wise men and all of creation singing the words of “Silent Night,” being reminded that the Light of the World has been born!