On the first Sunday of Advent, along with the adorned Christmas Tree, we also have the Jesse/Jessie Tree in the sanctuary. Throughout the Advent season, we collect mittens, hats, scarves, and small cuddly toys on the tree, which are then distributed to the Sand Gate Shelter for Abused Women, a charitable organization.
White Gift Sunday:
This is usually the second Sunday in December and is very special to us because the Sunday School children will sometimes entertain us with a pageant. The service is followed by a potluck lunch (yes, we eat very well!) and a visit from Santa.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service:
Our Minister and the Choir provide a very special service starting at 7:00 pm on Christmas Eve. The glow of the candles, the telling of the Christmas story, the singing of familiar carols, and the beautiful music provided by the Choir make this a very spiritual and truly special experience!
On the Sunday before Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus with the lighting of the Christ Candle, your favourite carols, and familiar scriptures. This is truly the highlight of the Christian year.