Calendar for Advent and Christmas at the Advocate

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

Sundays, December 3, 10, and 17: 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.

Wednesdays with Holy Eucharist at 5:30 PM and Contemplative Prayer, 6:15 – 7 PM.

In addition:

Sunday, December 3: The Teachable Moment will focus on the Advocate’s Piedmont Patch Project and what it means for us as a community.

Wednesday, December 6:  All are welcome to join in an Open Meeting to determine the Advocate Tithe for 2017. See more here. 7 PM.

Sunday, December 10: The Teachable Moment will focus on the gospels that didn’t make it into the Bible. AKA The Nag Hammadi Gospels. What do we make of them??
Wednesday, December 13: The Readers Roundtable will talk about A Land More Kind Than Home, by Wiley Cash.  See more here. 7 PM.
Sunday, December 17: The Teachable Moment will focus on The Gospel of Mary. What??


Sunday, December 17: Third Sunday Shape Note Sing with NC Shape Note. All are welcome to come and join in. This month will feature a lot of great early American Christmas songs. The folks from NC Shape Note are really good singers and happy to share and teach. 2 – 4 PM in the Chapel.
Tuesday, December 19: Community House Christmas Carol Party!
All are welcome to share a Christmas meal and caroling cheer with our neighbors at the Community House, starting at 6 PM. (note that this will be different from our parties of previous years, perhaps better suited to the Community House environment, with more emphasis on fellowship, eating and singing together. As you are able, bring some Christmas cookies to share.
Provide a Holiday Dinner via The Interfaith Council? If you would like to provide a holiday dinner for a family in our community, see details here and donate online here!.
Friday, December 22: A Getting Ready for Christmas Party. 
Bring your unfinished craft projects, your anticipatory cheer or gloom, your self.
We’ll watch A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life.
If someone wants to tend a fire, we’ll have a fire. If someone brings snacks (very likely), we’ll have snacks!
And we’ll have a fairy hair specialist there to add sparkle to the tresses of the first 12 people who contact Debbie Wuliger <> to sign up.
[Note: The requested donation for the fairy hair specialist is $25, to help cover the cost, though anyone can sign up. If you can make a donation, write your check to The Episcopal Church of the Advocate, with Fairy Hair in the memo line.]
In the Advocate House. 7 – 9:30 PM.
Sunday, December 24, Advent IV: one morning liturgy at 10 AM.
Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve: 
Holy Eucharist with candles and carols. 4 PM and 9 PM.
Kids of all ages are encouraged to bring critters from home to visit the baby Jesus in the creche.
Monday, December 25.Christmas Day. Simple Eucharist with carols. 5 PM.
Sunday, December 31. The First Sunday After Christmas. One morning liturgy: Holy Eucharist with Lessons and Carols. 10 AM.
Friday, January 6.The Feast of the Epiphany! Burning of the Greens (weather conditions permitting), songs, prayers and kings cake!. Starts 6 PM at the fire pit.
All are welcome to all.