Advent & Christmas

Come worship with us as we sing the songs of the season, light the Advent candles, and prepare for all the ways Christ comes to us.

Angel Breakfast Children’s Event – Saturday, December 2nd, 9:30-11:30am: Read Christmas stories together and decorate Chrismon ornaments as we ready ourselves and the church for Advent.

Hanging of the Greens – Sunday, December 3rd, 7pm: Hanging of the Greens is a favorite tradition at Covenant. We bring in the holiday greens and other decorations in preparation for Christmas and explain their meanings with readings and music.

True Vineyards Africa Market – Sunday, December 3rd 9:30am-noon: Fair trade and handmade gifts from African artisans, all dedicated to empowering women and alleviating poverty.

“Rhapsody in Bluegrass” Christmas Cantata – Sunday December 17th,  9 and 11:15 am.  Fresh from their New York City performance in Carnegie Hall, this cantata is presented by the Sanctuary Choir and will be directed by Kathy Smallwood.

Longest Night Worship – Thursday, December 21, 7pm:   On the longest nights of the year, as we extend a special invitation to those experiencing a “blue Christmas.”  Whether you have experienced a loss or tragedy, or if, for whatever reason you don’t feel particularly merry, this quiet service is for you.  We will listen to Scriptures that give us hope, enjoy music that feeds our spirits, and remember that Christ meets us right where we are and is present with us even in pain.

Christmas Eve – Sunday, December 24th

Morning service at 11:15am: The manger story with carols and costumes for children. Come dressed as your favorite manger character or borrow a costume when you arrive.

Evening service at 7:00pm: Worship with candles and communion

Sunday, December 31st:  New Year’s Eve worship will take place at 10 am in the sanctuary.  If you arrive early or stay late, the fellowship hall and sanctuary will be open from 9-11:15.

Give a Gift of Caring at Christmas time. Check out the wish list page for information on gifts to charities that you can give to honor a friend or loved on.