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Advent & Christmas Events Schedule

Sunday, December 2, 2018 -- the First Sunday of Advent

9 am: Activities:
Children: Christmas Pageant rehearsal in preparation for Dec 9.
Adult Education (H.S. students welcome): Preparing for the Coming King: The Theology of Christmas is a two-Sunday class, taught by Pastor Higgins, that will meet on December 2 & December 9. We will begin the Advent season by looking at both the First & Second Comings of Jesus, and why the festival of the Incarnation is so important.class on “The Theology of Advent & Christmas,” taught by Pastor Higgins

10 am: The first of our ADVENT MUSIC SERIES, with worship music by the Trinity Jazz Collective & a homily by Pastor Higgins.

11:30 am: Following the service, we will have an Advent wreath-making party with coffee & refreshments, and turn in the Fish coin banks to benefit Hillside Food Outreach.

Sunday, December 9, 2018 -- the Second Sunday of Advent

9 am: Activities:
Children: Christmas Pageant rehearsal, and choir warmup for the service.
Adult Education (H.S. students welcome): Preparing for the Coming King: The Theology of Christmas class (2nd part), taught by Pastor Higgins, looking at both the First & Second Comings of Jesus, and why the festival of the Incarnation is so important.class on “The Theology of Advent & Christmas,” taught by Pastor Higgins.

10 am: The second of our ADVENT MUSIC SERIES; Lessons & Carols for Advent, with worship music by the Trinity Church Children’s Choir & a homily by Pastor Higgins.

11:30 am: Following the service, the children present the annual Christmas Pageant; coffee & refreshments

Sunday, December 16, 2018 -- the Third Sunday of Advent

(No 9 am classes this Sunday.)

10 am: The third of our ADVENT MUSIC SERIES, with the Trinity Chamber Orchestra leading worship music and performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #5; homily by Pastor Higgins.

11:30 am: Following the service, bring Christmas cookies to share & celebrate festive fellowship during coffee hour.

Sunday, December 23; the Fourth Sunday of Advent

(No 9 am classes this Sunday.)

10: am: An Abbreviated family service; 10-10:45 am at which we will sing carols and celebrate Holy Communion, with a brief meditation from Pastor Higgins (no sermon).

CHRISTMAS EVE, December 24 — Monday afternoon

At 4:00 pm, we gather for a family service featuring lessons & carols with Holy Communion, and a brief homily from Pastor Higgins. (There is no service on Christmas Day.)

 

Download the flyer for the above event dates.
This flyer and other upcoming event flyers are available at the Welcome Desk
in the lobby on Sunday. Events are also on the church website calendar.


Notes: The following regularly scheduled program will resume in January 2019.
9 a.m. classes for children and adults; class details will be announced soon.
10 a.m. - Activities during the regular worship service for children:
  • Children’s Church - For children 3 yrs through 3rd grade, at a midpoint in our service they are invited to participate in Children’s Church. All children’s activities are located in the Middle School wing. The children head to the middle school hallway as a group and are guided to the appropriate classrooms. A classroom map poster will be displayed in the hallway and on the welcome table for reference.
  • Fourtify class for 4th & 5th graders – The goal and mission of “Fourtify” is to help fortify what has already been learned in Children’s Church through serious discussion and interactive instruction. The aim is to equip students to have a positive experience with the regular Sunday Christian worship service of the church. Students will leave soon after announcements in the service, and return to the service for Communion.