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Advent & Christmas at Calvary

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Advent & Christmas at Calvary

Advent Wreath Making Festival
Sunday, December 1 at 11:15 a.m.

Calvary’s annual Advent Wreath Festival will be held Sunday, Dec. 1 during the formation hour in the Great Hall. Make your very own Advent wreath with all Advent wreath materials that you can think of including fresh greens from the grounds of St. Columba. Wreaths and wreath materials are free of charge.

 

A Service of Advent Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 1 at 4 p.m.

Join us for a traditional candlelight service of scripture, poetry, and song to prepare your heart for the birth of Christ. Music will include works by Paul Manz, Cecilia McDowall, Shirley McRae, Elizabeth Poston, and the favorite carol “People, look East.” A reception of cookies and hot chocolate will follow the service. Nursery care will be offered for children under five.

 

Advent in Word and Image | Wednesdays | Dec. 4-18 | 6:15-7:15 pm
The Rev. Amber Carswell, The Rev. Scott Walters, and Melissa Wilkinson

Advent, the season of solemn preparation for Christmas, parallels our ancient descent into the darkest night of the year. Material over-indulgence takes on an ascetic streak, familial strife peaks alongside hymns of the brotherhood of man, a faint star flickers through our light-polluted skies — explore the themes of this season through poetry, prose, and visual art.

 


Christmas Eve at 3:30 p.m.
with Children’s Christmas Pageant

This lively liturgy is specially designed for families with children and features music led by the St. Cecilia and Boys and Girls choirs and brass. Nursery care will be offered for children under five.

 

Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m. 

This Festival Eucharist is family-friendly and features music led by the Calvary Choir and brass. Nursery care will be offered for children under five.

 

Christmas Eve at 10:30 p.m.

This service begins with the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah at 10:30 p.m. A Festival Eucharist will follow at 11 p.m. and will reflect the glory and beauty of Anglican worship with candlelight and incense.

 

Christmas Day at 10 a.m. 

Celebrate the birth of Christ with carols and quiet reflection on our greatest gift of all.