Advent and Christmas at the Advocate

Calendar for Advent and Christmas 
at the Advocate 
In these weeks of anticipation, contemplation, and celebration,
please join us in the Advocate Chapel, House and L
 
Saturday, December 8.
Piedmont Patch winter planting. Come join native landscaper Ben Skelton as we prepare and plant a bird-and pollinator-friendly garden using native plants.

Learn how to plant for optimal health and vitality. Dress for garden work and bring gloves and your favorite tools. All ages are welcome.
1PM – 3 PM

December 8 and 9. Because of the weather forecast, our liturgies for Advent Two will be as follows: For those who are averse to driving in snow, the 11 AM Sunday will take place at 5 PM on Saturday.
A simple supper will follow.
The 9 AM on Sunday has been cancelled.

There will be no Christian ed following. After that, we will all return to the warmth of our homes.

Sundays, December 16 and 23
Our regular Sunday schedule, with Holy Eucharist at 9 and 11,
at 10:10AM we will have intergenerational banner coloring to create paper banners to hang in the Church for Christmas.
All followed by lunch.
Wednesdays. A simple Eucharist at 5:30 and Contemplative Prayer at 6:15PM.
Monday, December 17. The Annual cookies and carols at the Community House (a residential facility for men experiencing homelessness). Last year we added dinner. Bring offerings of gloves, scarves, or socks (new please!).
6 PM – 7 PM.
Wednesdays. A simple Eucharist at 5:30 and Contemplative Prayer at 6:15PM.
In addition,
Wednesday, December 12:
Readers Roundtable meets to discuss A Girl Named Zippy. In the Advocate House at 7 PM.

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Wednesday, December 19. “House Dinner” goes Christmas caroling. All are welcome to gather in the Advocate House at 6:30 for refreshments and rehearsal, then head out to the nearby neighborhood for about an hour of caroling, then return to the House for a hearty soup supper. 6:30 – 8:30 PM.
December 6, 12, 13, 20, 22. Pee Wee Homes Build.  1 – 4:30PM. Let’s get these houses built!    Sign up here!

Monday, December 24
. Christmas Eve. Holy Eucharist with candles and carols. 4 PM. and 8 PM.
Tuesday, December 25. Christmas Day. Simple Eucharist with carols. 5 PM.
Sunday, December 30. The First Sunday After Christmas. Holy Eucharist with lessons and carols. 10 AM.
Saturday, January 5. The Burning of the Greens! As you are able, bring your greens from home — Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands — and we will burn then in the fire circle, while singing songs and staring in awe at the light coming into the darkness. And there will be cake!
5 – 6 PM.
 

Sunday, January 6. The Feast of the Epiphany!

 Regular schedule in the morning. There will be King’s cake!
All are welcome to all.