The Season of Advent

It's the most wonderful time of the year! We have many opportunities to celebrate the Season of Advent,
both in-person and online.

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday, December 3rd, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. in the Gordon Chapel

Thirty New England artists will vend their creative offerings in pottery, knits, photography, fine art, jewelry, blown glass, beeswax candles, turned wood, and more!

 


Advent Poetry Fest

Sunday, December 4th, 10 a.m. in Mary Norton Hall and on Zoom

Do you have a favorite poem or short prose selection that is meaningful to you or have you written a poem, prayer, or brief meditation that sheds light on the Christmas story? Then come and share your humorous, serious or thought provoking selection that reflects some aspect of the season. To join in, email Don Wells the title of your selection.

 


Children's Christmas Pageant

Sunday, December 11th at 9am in Gordon Chapel and via live stream

The kids of Old South have been hard at work rehearsing for the annual Christmas Pageant, and you don't want to miss it! Join us in the Gordon Chapel for this spectacular, funny, heartwarming event. 

Festival Worship

Sunday, December 11th at 11am in the Sanctuary and via live stream

Join us for a service filled with sumptuous Advent music and a sermon on the Magnificat.

 


Family Advent Service Project

Saturday, December 17th at 9am

Old South's Children & Family Ministries is collecting new and gently used children's clothing between now and December 17th for Cradles to Crayons. We will then gather on Saturday 12/17 from 9am - noon to sort and compile donations into packs for children in transitional situations like foster care, new immigrants, and domestic emergencies. We encourage you to focus on new or gently used children's clothing and winter coats -- as these are what are most needed at this time of year. While we do accept underwear, socks, and pajamas, these items must be NEW, in packaging/with tags. Donations can be brought to the Chapel donation box on Sundays, or left for Kate Nintcheu at reception during the week.

To RSVP for Dec 17th, please click here.

 


Services of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 18th at 9am First Worship and 11am Festival Worship

Join us the Sunday before Christmas for these festival worship services featuring your favorite carols.

Carols, Trivia & Potluck Luncheon

Sunday, December 18th at 12:30pm

This Advent we are transforming our annual luncheon to include a full Christmas Trivia game, complete with prizes! Gather over potluck appetizers and small plates (brought by YOU) as we compete over several rounds of Christmas Trivia. We'll break up the rounds with some Christmas favorites like Frosty and of course, the 12 Days of Christmas.

Plan on joining in the relaxed good times! Questions? Kate Nintcheu children@oldsouth.org

RSVP here.

Old South Ringers Concert: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Sunday, December 18th at 4pm

Come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the Old South Ringers at our annual Christmas Concert! Enjoy familiar Christmas carols and songs played on our historic handbells and chimes. There’s no better way to ensure your holiday season hits all the right notes! Free admission and family friendly. 

 


Blue Christmas Jazz Worship

Thursday, December 22nd at 6pm in the Chapel and via live stream

While we’re bombarded with words lauding the wonders of the season, many people find the holidays anything but joyful. Blue Christmas provides an opportunity to step away & let go into music and readings that acknowledge your feelings without trying to talk you out of them. Even if you love the holidays, you may find comfort in this special service.

 


Candlelight Christmas Eve Services

Saturday, December 24th at 5pm, 8pm and 11pm

We offer three unique candlelit services on Christmas Eve, the first two of which will also be viewable via live stream. We hope you can join us!

5 pm Candlelight Family Service

Children are invited to participate in an impromptu Christmas pageant, with simple costumes provided. We sing carols to tell the Christmas story together. Childcare provided.

8pm Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols

An elegant telling of the Christmas story in carols and readings with music for choir and organ, culminating in the singing of “Silent Night” in our candle-lit sanctuary. Childcare provided.

11pm Candlelight Communion

A warmly traditional service with festive carol singing, traditional lessons, and communion in our garland-bedecked chapel. We greet the birth of Christ by singing "Silent Night" outdoors by candlelight just after midnight.

 


Christmas Gift Drive for Children in Foster Care

Connect with a child in foster care to help make their holiday bright. Old South is partnering with the Department of Children and Families to provide gifts for 75 or more children in foster care. We need your help! All OSC members who choose to participate will be matched with a specific child and given a wish list with web links to the child's requested gifts. You will shop online and ship the items directly to our DCF partner. The estimated cost is $50+ per child. Just email David Story and the team at oscgiftdrive@gmail.com and let us know how many children you will sponsor and if you are able to do a more expensive gift like a bicycle. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Old South's Santas are the BEST!

 

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