Worship

Advent & Christmas

When God stands in our midst, laughter fills our mouths, our tongues sing words of joy, and we dream. “When the Lord returned to Zion,” says Psalm 126, “we were like those who dream.”

The prophets, the psalmists, John the Baptist, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, Simeon, Anna, the shepherds and the Magi—they were all dreamers. This season is for the dreamer in us.

Those Who Dream: The Advent Brochure

 

Online Worship

Sunday, Nov. 28 ⋅ First Sunday of Advent
Those Who Dream… Stand Watch
11 am EST, In-person & Livestream
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston

Sunday, Dec. 5 ⋅ Second Sunday of Advent
Those Who Dream… Give Light
11 am EST, In-person & Livestream
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston

Sunday, Dec. 12 ⋅ Third Sunday of Advent
Those Who Dream… Sow Joy
11 am EST, In-person & Livestream
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston

Wednesday, Dec. 15 ⋅ Blue Christmas
6:30 pm, In-person
A service of contemplation and reflection.
The Rev. Werner Ramirez, presiding.

Sunday, Dec. 19 ⋅ Fourth Sunday of Advent
Those Who Dream… Ponder the Impossible
11 am EST, In-person & Livestream
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston

FRIDAY DEC. 24 • CHRISTMAS EVE

Virtual Family Christmas Eve & Christmas Pageant
On demand only. Available at 9 am EST
Rev. Werner Ramirez and Jaime Staehle lead a video service with Carols, stories and a mini Christmas Pageant for preschool and elementary school children to worship together with their families.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Lessons & Carols
We are… Those Who Dream
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston

  • Early service: In-person & Livestream
    Music, 7 pm; Worship, 7:30 pm EST
  • Late service: In-person only
    Music, 10:30 pm; Worship, 11 pm

Sunday, Dec. 26 ⋅ First Sunday of Christmas
Those Who Dream… Get Lost
11 am EST, In-person & Livestream
The Rev. Dr. Jonah So

Sunday, Jan. 2 ⋅ Second Sunday of Christmas
Those Who Dream… Look for God
11 am EST, In-person & Livestream
The Rev. Sarah A. Speed

Advent Activities

Those Who Dream · The Advent Devotional Reader
Each day of Advent, prepare yourself with a daily reading from our devotional. You can download the full devotional or sign-up to receive each day’s devotional.

Family Ministries Advent Festival
Sunday, Nov. 28 ⋅ 9:30 am
LaDane Williamson Christian Education Center
Join us as we kickoff Advent! There will be fun crafts and activities for the whole family to do together. We will decorate the Christmas Tree and even sing some Christmas Carols! A $20 donation per family is requested. To let us know you’re coming, register here.

Carols by Candlelight
Friday, Dec. 3 & Saturday, Dec. 4 ⋅ 7 pm, Kirkland Chapel
The Chamber Choir of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church,
directed by Ryan Jackson, with Patrick Kreeger, organ,
and readings by Jeanne Lehman.
Step away from the bustle of Christmas preparations for an hour of beautiful choral music and congregational carols in the candlelit beauty of Kirkland Chapel. Broadway star Jeanne Lehman reads seasonal poetry as the Fifth Avenue Chamber Choir performs a blend of familiar Christmas music and new treasures that tell the wonder and majesty of Jesus’ birth.
Buy tickets for Friday, Dec. 3Buy Tickets for Saturday, Dec. 4