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. 

 


Children's Christmas Pageant

Sunday, December 10th at 9am First Worship 

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. This year we will reprise the pageant written by Old South students and then-director Amy Budka in 2017.

 

Art Exhibit: "How Does a Weary World Rejoice"

Self-guided tour of the art exhibit in Mary Norton Hall, December 10th and 17th, 9am-12:30pm

With the Advent Season upon us, you may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or weary. This time of year is full, and for all of us, frequent news of wars makes all our hearts especially heavy. Take a quiet moment to peruse this beautiful exhibit of visual representations of Advent, a reminder that even in a weary world, joy is for you too.

 


Services of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 17th at 9am First Worship and 11am Festival Worship

Join us the Sunday before Christmas for these festival worship services featuring your favorite carols. Sing your heart out with us during these fun and lively services!

 

Art Exhibit: "How Does a Weary World Rejoice"

Self-guided tour of the art exhibit in Mary Norton Hall, December 10th and 17th, 9am-12:30pm

With the Advent Season upon us, you may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or weary. This time of year is full, and for all of us, frequent news of wars makes all our hearts especially heavy. Take a quiet moment to peruse this beautiful exhibit of visual representations of Advent, a reminder that even in a weary world, joy is for you too.

 


Blue Christmas Jazz Worship

Thursday, December 21st 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.

 


Christmas Eve Morning

Sunday, December 24th at 10am

We will gather in the Chapel for a simple morning 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.

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 upon request - email children@oldsouth.org

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.

 

 

 


Past Events

Christmas Craft Fair

 

Saturday, December 2nd from 9:30am-4:30pm in Gordon Chapel

More than 25 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 3rd at 10am in Mary Norton Hall

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. Come and listen even if you don't share a poem.

 

Old South Ringers Concert: Hear the Bells

Sunday, December 3rd at 4:30pm in the Sanctuary and via live stream

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. 

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