Advent & Christmas

The season of anticipation and waiting is nearing!  As a congregation, we will be gathering  to prepare and celebrate this season of wonder and hope.  Join us!

Advent Activities

Mini-Christmas Bazaars – 10:00-12:00 every Saturday of November up to 14 December
 ‘Hanging the Greens’  – Sat 30 Nov 10-12:30 – borrowing an American tradition, there will be crafts, games and activities for all ages,  a visit fromFather Christmas, Christmas music and mince pies as we usher in the Advent & Christmas seasons.  Come join us decorate our church and make decorations to take home.   It’s an opportunity for all ages to enter into the spirit of the season.

  • Christmas Craft & Chat on Tuesday 17 December – 10:30-12:00.  Create a decoration or card to celebrate Christmas

Advent Sundays: 
1 December – 1st Sunday of Advent (Hope) – Helen Ingles is coming to share about the work of Alabare which is our chosen charity for Christmas donations.  Donations may be brought each Sunday and placed ‘under the tree.’
8 December – 2nd Sunday of Advent (Peace)
15 December – 3rd Sunday of Advent (Joy) — Junior Church Festival
22 December – 4th Sunday of Advent (Love) — Lessons & Carol Service featuring our choir (They are preparing several anthems.)

Everyone is invited to Andover United Church of Christ for Carols by Candlelight on 22 December at 18:00.

Christmas services:

24 December – 21:30  Communion Christmas Eve  (Midnight in Bethlehem)
25 December – 10:00 Christmas Day Family Service