What is Advent?

Beginning four weeks prior to Christmas, Advent is the season of preparation.
According to tradition, it is a time of slowing down and turning inward for reflection and growth.

Also according to tradition, The Plymouth Church hosts a number of events that bring our church family and the community together to prepare for the miracle of Emmanuel: God with us.

advent spiral
November 27, 5:00 p.m.

An Advent Spiral is a spiritual experience of quiet reverence. Following the candle-lit, spiral path of evergreen boughs creates a mood of wonder and anticipation.

christmas caroling
december 11, 5:00 p.m.

Don your festive apparel and assemble at the church. We break into vocal teams. We caravan to the homes of church family, sing songs, and offer a blessing upon their homes.

 

epiphany lantern walk
january 6, 5:00 p.m.

A candlelight walk to bring the Light of Christ into the Sanctuary, followed by a simple, all-ages worship service.

Advent and Christmas Eve Worship

The Longest Night
december 21, 7:00 p.m.

The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year. Four days before Christmas, Creation itself begs us to pause. In this unique worship experience, when shadows are deepest,  we offer up our hopes, our fears, and the sorrow we carry alone.

 

Christmas Eve
december 24, 5:00 p.m.

The Family Nativity
A worship service for all ages, this open telling of Jesus’ birth invites children to find a costume and place themselves in the story. 

 

Christmas Eve
december 24, 10:00 p.m.

Lessons and Carols
A traditional service of scripture and song, this worship service blends organ, choir, and favorite carols. Together, we welcome the birth of Jesus into our hearts again.