Advent and Christmastide (12 Days!) 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 and House

Candlelight Evening Prayer
Sundays at 5 PM
In addition to our regular Sunday morning Schedule, in Advent we will offer a candlelight evening prayer with poetry, incense and chants. Join us in the chapel for this restful, prayerful time.

Sundays, December 16 and 23 
Our regular Sunday schedule, with Holy Eucharist at 9 and 11
At 10:10AM we will have intergenerational puppet theater with Debbie Wuliger!
All followed by lunch.
Monday, December 16. 
The annual dinner with cookies and carols a
t the Community House
(a residential facility for men experiencing homelessness).  The Advocate will provide the bbq and hush puppies. As you are able, please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
6 PM – 7 PM.
One Bread in Advent — For the Season of Advent, we will all share one bread in our communion. Rather than having a gluten free option for those who require it, we will all receive gluten free bread. Kerry Bullock-Ozkan bakes this bread. The ingredients are: coconut flour, tapioca starch, chia seed, olive oil, salt and water.
It won’t taste as sweet (please advise the children to be prepared), but it will hold a different kind of sweetness for us all.
As always, Christ is fully present in the bread and in the wine. Those who do not wish to receive the one, can receive the other. Those who do not wish to receive either, but would like a blessing (in which Christ is also present!), may fold their arms and receive a blessing.
Tuesday, December 24. Christmas Eve. Holy Eucharist with candles and carols. 4 PM. and 8 PM. Note: Children of all ages are invited to bring critters, plush, plastic or polished, to visit the baby Jesus in the creche).
Wednesday, December 25. Christmas Day. Simple Eucharist with carols. 5 PM.
Sunday, December 29. The First Sunday After Christmas. Holy Eucharist with lessons and carols. 10 AM.
Sunday, January 5. The Second Sunday After Christmas.  Holy Eucharist at 9 AM and 11 AM. Followed by lunch (provided)
Sunday, January 5. 12th Night, Epiphany Eve: The Burning of the Greens!As you are able, bring your greens from home — Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands — and we will burn them in the fire circle, while singing songs and staring in awe at the light coming into the darkness. Then we will return to the Chapel for Kings Cake and song!
6 PM. (Following 5PM Evening Prayers)
All are welcome to all.