Calendar for Advent and Christmas at the Advocate

advent-photoIn these weeks of anticipation, contemplation, and celebration, please join us in the Advocate Chapel. 

December 4, 11, and 18: Our regular Sunday schedule, with Holy Eucharist at 9 and 11, and Godly Play and A Teachable Moment at 10(ish), all followed by lunch.

Sunday, December 11: Bishop’s Visitation at both liturgies and A Teachable Moment, with the Rt. Rev. Peter James Lee, Assisting Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.

Wednesday, December 15: After the 5:30 PM Eucharist and the 6:15 Contemplative Prayer, all are welcome to join in an Open Meeting to determine the Advocate Tithe for 2016. See more here. 7 PM.

Sunday, December 18: Liturgical furniture play. After lunch, all are welcome to move chairs around the chapel and consider different set-up possibilities for the Season of Epiphany.
Also, our friends of the NC Jazz Ensemble (they play at our Autumn Unplugged) hold their annual holiday concert at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham this afternoon at 4 PM. Tickets are $15 and are available from Lamar Bland at church Sunday morning, or at the door)
Monday, December 19: Annual Advocate Christmas Party with the Residents of the Community House.  1315 MLK Blvd. (adjacent to the United Church of Chapel Hill). 6-7 PM. As you are able, please bring sweet or savory snacks to share. The Monday night jammers will return to provide songs of the season. For more information, contact Sallie Moore <>.
Wednesday, December 21. Longest Night liturgy. Acknowledging the sorrow and the pain that the season holds for many. See more here 7 PM.
Saturday, December 24. Christmas Eve. Holy Eucharist with candles and carols. 5 PM. Kids of all ages are encouraged to bring critters from home to visit the baby Jesus in the creche.
Sunday, December 25. Christmas Day. Simple Eucharist with carols. 10 AM.
Sunday, January 1. The First Sunday After Christmas. Holy Eucharist with carols. 10 AM.
Friday, January 6. The Feast of the Epiphany! With Informal Eucharist, Kings Cake, and Burning of the Greens (weather conditions permitting). 7 PM.
All are welcome to all.