The season of Advent, which comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit," begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. 

During Advent, we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ. We remember the longing of Jews for a Messiah and our own longing for, and need of, forgiveness, salvation and a new beginning. Even as we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble stable in Bethlehem, we also look forward anticipating the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by his first coming.

Christmas Eve | December 24

Join us for a candlelight service on Christmas Eve. There are three services to choose from: 4:00 p.m. Children’s Service, 7:00 p.m. Candlelight Service, and 11:00 p.m. Candlelight Service with Holy Communion.

Please be aware that the parking meters will be “live” on Christmas Eve as we gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Parking is also available in the College Avenue and Washington Street parking decks for $1.00/hour.