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Join Us in Worship

First Sunday of Advent: Sacrament of Communion

November 27 at 8:30 AM in the Chapel and 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary & online
Begin the season with the lighting of the Advent candles and the celebration of Communion.

Second Sunday of Advent: A Service of Advent Lessons & Carols

December 4 at 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary & online (Prelude begins at 10:45 AM)
We anticipate the celebration of Christ’s coming into the world with a service of Advent Lessons & Carols, led by the Westminster Choir, Youth & Children’s Choirs, and Ringers.
The 8:30 AM service in the Chapel is the traditional service at that time.

Third Sunday of Advent: Children’s Christmas Pageant

December 11 at 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary & online
Members and friends of all ages are invited to see our children tell the Christmas story as part of our regular service. Elementary schoolers may sign up to participate in the pageant.
The 8:30 AM service in the Chapel is the traditional service at that time.

Fourth Sunday of Advent & Festival Sunday: “The Many Moods of Christmas”

December 18 at 8:30 AM in the Sanctuary and 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary & online
(Prelude with congregational singing begins 15 minutes prior to each service)
The Choir, Choristers, Ringers & Brass lead us in joyful celebration with Robert Shaw and Robert Russel Bennet’s suites of Christmas carols, "The Many Moods of Christmas," in a new orchestration by our own Dr. Ben Hutchens and Dr. Jerry Davidson of St. Andrew's Episcopal, Ft. Pierce, Florida.

Longest Night Service

Wednesday, December 21 at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary
For many, the Christmas season is a particularly difficult one. On this shortest of days, we will worship and reflect on what it means to dwell in the darkness of night. Together we will lift up our whole selves to the Lord, asking that God’s light would shine in our darkest places.

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Christmas Eve Services

Saturday, December 24
At each of our services, proclaim the joy of our Savior’s birth by hearing the story of Christmas and singing familiar Christmas hymns, including “Silent Night” and “Joy to the World.” Children are welcome at all our services; the 4:00 PM service is our “family-friendliest” service.

11:00 AM in the Sanctuary & online
Rev. Patrick Hunnicutt, preaching
A traditional service featuring congregational singing and preaching.

4:00 PM in the Sanctuary & online
Led by Rev. Jacob Bolton
A candlelight service with children and youth liturgists, interactive storytelling, and congregational singing.

8:00 PM in the Sanctuary & online
Rev. Larry Hayward, preaching
A candlelight service of Christmas Lessons & Carols with choir, string quartet and organ.

11:00 PM in the Chapel
Rev. Olivia Patterson, preaching
A simple, quiet, and intimate candlelight service.

Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25 at 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary & online
Rev. Jacob Bolton, preaching
On Christmas Morning, hear the story of Jesus’ birth, sing festive carols, and celebrate the light of Christ entering the world. No 8:30 AM service.

New Year's Day

Sunday, January 1 at 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary & online
Rev. Olivia Patterson, preaching
No 8:30 AM service.

Join Us in Formation & Fellowship

Advent Devotional

Sundays in Advent at wpcadvent.com or pick up a paper copy at the church
Use this weekly devotional to prepare for the celebration of Christ’s coming into the world. Written by the staff and members of Westminster, experience Advent through Scripture, art, and prayer.

First Sunday of Advent: Congregation-Wide Formation Hour

November 27 at 9:45 AM on the 2nd and 3rd floors
We begin our Advent season with a congregation-wide Formation hour! Come and participate in different activities to help us remember to pay attention to the joy, anticipation and wonder of the season: Advent wreath-making, Advent reflection room, make-your-own graham cracker manger, and more!

Boxwood Workshop

Tuesday, November 29 & Wednesday, November 30 | 9:30 AM or 7:30 PM in Fellowship Hall
Come to one session or all four to make boxwood wreaths, centerpieces, tabletop trees, candlestick arrangements, kissing balls, and more. Cost of making items from $15 to $37. Extra materials, bows made to order. Email Madeline Ramsey at [email protected] to reserve a place or with questions.

Second Sunday of Advent: The Story of Christmas in Song

December 4 at 9:45 AM in Haverkamp Room & online
Walk through the story of Christmas according to Luke, while singing along with the characters of Mary, the Shepherds, Simeon, and Anna. Led by Director of Adult Formation Rebekah Motley.

Youth Formation at 9:45 AM on the 4th Floor
No Children’s Formation (Christmas Pageant Rehearsal only)

Third Sunday of Advent: The History of Carols

December 11 at 9:45 AM in Haverkamp Room & online
Explore the history of some of the most beloved Christmas songs. Led by Director of Adult Formation Rebekah Motley.

Youth Formation at 9:45 AM on the 4th Floor
No Children’s Formation (Christmas Pageant Rehearsal only)

Sunday Morning Christian Formation will then break for the holidays and resume January 8.

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Join Us in Mission

Alternative Giving Bazaar

Sundays, December 4 & 11 in Fellowship Hall following the 11:00 AM service
Share gifts with loved ones that help those in need and donate to the agencies and projects supported by our local, national and international missions committees, including the United Orphanage and Academy in Kenya. Make donations or purchase fair trade coffees, teas, and chocolate, items from Africa to support the UOA, and goods from many organizations including Together We Bake, Just Neighbors, and Community Coalition for Haiti. If you cannot attend in person, you may also participate online.

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Christmas Flowers Mission Project

Make your dedication by Wednesday, December 14
Honor or memorialize loved ones with a dedication to the Christmas Flowers Mission Project. In addition to providing flowers in the Sanctuary, donations will support the United Orphanage & Academy in Moi's Bridge, Kenya. No minimum/maximum donation required. Please mark your gift for “Christmas Flowers.” 

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Christmas Joy Offering

This PC(USA) Offering is shared by the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions, which provides critical assistance to Presbyterian church workers and their families; and Presbyterian-affiliated racial ethnic schools and colleges, which enable students to develop their gifts and find their calling. Remember our support to these two vital services as we seek to honor every child of God this Christmas season. Donations can be given online or by check; please mark your payment for “Christmas Joy Offering.”