Advent Worship at Northaven & Special Events
Christ, Be Our Light!
The theme of this Advent series comes from a hymn by Bernadette Farrell, “Christ Be Our Light.” We will incorporate a part of this hymn each Sunday as we journey through the season. Advent is a period of preparing for the coming of Christ, a time of anticipating the reign of God in our lives and in all the world. There is a sense of expectancy and joyful longing, of contemplation and preparation. The journey through Advent begins in the darkness of human suffering and longing for redemption and moves steadily toward the light of Christ. Each Sunday, we will explore the ways in which the coming of Christ fulfills the hopes and needs of God’s people.
December 2—Hope for Those Who Wait
December 9—Hope for Those Who are Weary
December 16—Hope for Those Who are Watching
December 23—Hope for Those Who are Wounded
Special Music, December 16—Magnificat, by John Rutter
Mark your calendars and invite your friends and family! The Adult Choir and chamber orchestra will present Magnificat, by John Rutter, during our morning worship service. The service will also include beautiful hymn arrangements for the whole congregation.
Christmas Eve Services
Christmas Eve Services will be held at 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The 5:00 p.m. service will feature an impromptu “Christmas Pageant,” music by the adult choir and handbell choir, and a candle lighting ceremony. The 11:00 p.m. service will feature communion, and a candle lighting ceremony.
Sunday, December 23, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
All are invited to share the Christmas spirit with our Northaven friends who are unable to come to church. We will gather at the church, visit several shut-ins and then return to the church. All ages and voices are welcome! Email Stephanie Rhoades to sign up or for more information.