Adv ent and Christmas Season
November 29 - Advent I. We light the Advent Candle. Pastor Noel talks about the dilemma: we want to feel God is near, but sometimes God feels far away. "God is Faithful," based on Isaiah 64:1-9.
Dec. 6 - Advent II. Holy Communion. "God Will Gently Tend His Sheep."
Dec. 13 - Advent III. Rev. Asayo Okumura Thomas, our Assistant Pastor for
Spiritual Development, leads worship as we light the third Advent candle.
Dec. 20 - Advent IV. Online Christmas Pageant! It will tell the whole story of Jesus' birth, and give a lift to your hearts. Expect to see some zany home-made costumes!
Tuesday, Dec. 22 - 7pm. Blue Christmas Service. What if the holiday brings more sadness than joy to your heart? Rev. Okumura Thomas leads a prayerful and meditative service.
Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24 - Our traditional service of lessons and carols is early, at 5pm. Pastor Noel also gives a short story appropriate for children of all ages.
Dec. 27 - What is Kwanza and How Do We Celebrate It? Stay online after service ends for our Virtual Christmas Party. Purely fun!
Thursday, Dec. 31 - Watch Night Service of prayer, meditation, and a few stories, to close the Old Year and help start the New Year. 8 - 9pm.
and finally, the Christmas season ends on Sunday, January 3. New Year's Holy Communion. "The Word Became Flesh." John 1:10-14.