First Church Somerville UCC
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Advent & Christmas 2017 at First Church Somerville

Posted by on 27 November 2017

Advent & Christmas 2017 at First Church Somerville
Are We There Yet?

Imago Divina: Join Assistant Support Minister Katie Omberg for four Thursdays of the gift of visual, communal, and spiritual reflection: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 1& 2/21 from 6:30 - 8 PM on the chancel in the sanctuary. Share some food and meditate on images of the Christmas story across cultures and the centuries. Questions? Email

Saturday, December 2, 5 PM: The Hanging of the Greens Ceremony. Come decorate the church for the Christmas and take some time to say goodbye to Rev. Jeff. Pizza will be served at 6 PM and an All-Ages Dance Party starts at 6:30 PM.

Every Sunday in December: Advent Worship with wreath candle lighting, 10 AM, with paid professional childcare and Sunday school at the same hour.

Sunday, December 3, 10 AM: Rev. Jeff's final Worship & Coffee Hour

Sunday, December 17, 10 AM: The Advent / Christmas Cantata Worship and Brunch. One of the high points of our year together, with bells, fabulous choral anthems, festive food and Christmas cookies, and singing carols together at the top of our lungs. Also, a festive welcome to our new Support Pastor Chris Lyman Waldron and a merry recognition of Katie Omberg taking on the role of our Assistant Support Minister.

Sunday, December 24, 10 AM: All-Ages morning church celebrating our fourth Advent service - a moment for families and visitor to take a deep breath together before the holiday hoopla.

Christmas Eve Services:

Sunday, December 24, 4 PM: Family Service with impromptu Pageant.

Sunday, December 24, 8 PM: Service of Quiet Joy. Real Live Baby Jesus, plenty of candles, beautiful music, and starlight will help us to fully arrive into the Christmas moment.

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