Advent & Christmas

Every year, we look forward to the quiet joys of Christmas. This year the journey to Bethlehem feels especially important. Our tattered souls yearn to reach that place where “all is calm and all is bright.”

Recognizing this, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church has prepared a feast of spiritual comfort food—traditional Advent worship services and virtual activities for you, your family and your friends.

We hope you will join us. There is solace to be found in this season. There is hope.
—Senior Pastor, Scott Black Johnston

Scroll down for the full schedule of all of our virtual events.

Jamie Butterworth, A New Dawn, 2016 • JamieButterworthArt.com

People, Look East: The Virtual Advent Brochure

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Online Worship

November 29 • First Sunday of Advent
“Love, the guest, is on the way.”
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston, preaching

December 6 • Second Sunday of Advent
“Love, the rose, is on the way.”
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston, preaching

December 13 • Third Sunday of Advent
“Love, the bird, is on the way.”
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston, preaching

December 20 • Fourth Sunday of Advent
“Love, the star, is on the way.”
The Rev. Kate Dunn, preaching

Thursday, December 24 • Family Christmas Eve Service
Carols, stories and a mini Christmas Pageant for preschool and elementary school children together with their families.

Thursday, December 24 • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service  
“Love, the Lord, is on the way.”
Light candles and settle in to hear the story of Christ’s birth and to sing the wonder of this night with the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir.
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston, preaching

December 27 • First Sunday after Christmas
“For My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation”
The Rev. Werner Ramirez, preaching

Virtual Advent Activities

Christmas Angel Tree
This season our congregation will be bringing Christmas joy to families with a local family shelter and our mission partner, Operation Exodus. Want to participate? Find out all the details here.

‘People, Look East’ Advent Reader
Journey through Advent with a daily readings from our uniquely Fifth Avenue devotional. This reader includes excerpts from Advent and Christmas sermons preached at the church throughout its history. Sign-up to receive each day’s devotional or download the entire reader here.

An Illustrated Advent for Families
Each week of Advent, prepare as a family with this illustrated Devotional. There is a scripture, reflection, discussion, family activity and prayer to do as a family each week. Sign-up for the Family Advent devotional.

Family Ministries Virtual Advent Festival
Sunday, Nov. 29 • 10:30 am
Kick off the season at our Virtual Advent Festival! Kids will be sent packages of fun crafts to do while we hear stories, do activities and maybe even sing some carols! We’d love to see everyone online. The cost for the craft package is just $10. Register here.

Carols by Candlelight
Friday, Dec. 4 • 7 pm
The Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Chamber Choir
with Patrick Kreeger, Organ, Directed by Ryan Jackson

The Chamber Choir of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church presents a virtual hour of choral music and Christmas carols filmed in the candlelit beauty of Kirkland Chapel. Broadway star Jeanne Lehman complements the evening with seasonal poetry. Join us as the arts illumine the wonder and majesty of Jesus’ birth.

20s+30s Christmas Party
Saturday, Dec. 12 • 8 pm
Let’s celebrate the season together! Although we won’t be able to meet in person, we have found ways to celebrate in style virtually. Join us for our very first virtual Christmas party. Confirm you will be joining the fun and email [email protected].

Youth Christmas Party
Sunday, Dec. 13 • 10 am
Join us on zoom for our annual Christmas party with a special Christmas Pajama Contest. Confirm you’ll be joining in the fun and email [email protected] to sign up.