Advent Special Events

December 2017

Lessons and Carols: SUN, DEC 3, 8:40 & 11:05 AM The adult and children’s choirs invite you to this beautiful service of music 

Advent Table with Resources for Home: Stop by the Advent table in the Fowler Hall lobby on Dec 3 from 9:30 to 11:05 am to pick up Advent prayer booklets for use with children and to browse our supply of Advent candles, wreaths, calendars, prayer cubes, and books available for purchase!

Linking Home & Church, A class for Parents on Advent and Advent Rituals: Sun, DEC 3, 10 am Gray Hall, Room 214, led by Ginger Williams Cook. Parents of children ages 10 and younger are invited to gather for conversation about the meaning of Advent and the ways we might celebrate it in our homes with our children and for ourselves.  Mystery, wonder, waiting, light in the darkness and anticipation of a new birth- how do we reconcile these in the business of our lives in 2017?  Each family will go home with an Advent prayer booklet and lots of ideas! Available for purchase at this class: Advent wreaths ($15), Advent candles ($8), Advent Calendars ($5), adult Advent devotionals and other resources for celebrating Advent with your family.

Labyrinth Eucharist: Sun, DEC 3, 5 pm Candles and Chants in our Labyrinth Garden, music led by Ann Phelps 

Gingerbread House Decorating Party: Wed, DEC 6, 5 pm Fowler Hall; $15 per house; sign-up via church office 

Pictures with Santa: Wed, DEC 6, 5:00 – 6:30 pm The Guild Parlor; $20 suggested donation 

First Thursday BookTalk: Thurs, Dec 7, 11:45 am Sarah Frances Hardy discusses her books Puzzled by Pink, Paint Me! & Dress   Me!; Bring Grandparents, Parents and Children for lunch. $10. 

Advent Wine & Cheese Party: Thurs, Dec 7, 6 – 9 pm Home of Mary Scott & Tommy Shepherd, 4 Pierce Cove Jackson, MS 39211 

Blessing of the Babies: Sun, Dec 10, 8:40 & 11:05 am Bring your nativity’s Baby Jesus for a special blessing 

Stewpot Christmas Party: Sun, Dec 10, 5 – 7 pm Fowler Hall; Dinner, Music, Fellowship, Children’s Activities… and Santa! 

Advent Luncheon: Thurs, Dec 14, 12 noon Fowler Hall; food, fun & fellowship $10 

Children’s Christmas Pageant: Sun, Dec 17, 5 pm St. James’ Church; featuring the Children of St. James’ 

Holiday Service of Healing: Wed, Dec 20, 5:30 pm St. James’ Church; In remembrance of those we love but see no longer; Holy Communion with laying on of hands & anointing