Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Events at Congregational UCC

Each year, December brings festivity and celebration as we move through Advent and the joy of Christmas. Mark your calendars so that you won’t miss these special events:

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1: First Sunday in Advent— Lighting of the First Advent Candle. Guest preacher: The Rev. Patte Henderson.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8: Second Sunday in Advent—Choir Special Music Sunday. Our choir will present Gloria, by Antonio Vivaldi. Advent Potluck Lunch in Rockwood Hall after worship.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER15: Third Sunday in Advent—Children’s Pageant during worship. Mission Board’s alternative giving opportunities in Rockwood Hall after worship. Caroling with the Choir in the afternoon:

2:30 PM Briarwood Health Center, 605 Greenwood Drive, Iowa City

3:30 PM Chatham Oaks, 4515 Melrose Ave, Iowa City

4:30 PM Oaknoll Retirement Center, Healthcare Center, 1 Oaknoll Dr, Iowa City

5:45 PM Dinner: Old Chicago, 75 2nd St, Coralville

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22: Fourth Sunday in Advent—Worship at 10:15 a.m.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service at 5:30. Bring your family, your relatives, your friends, or come by yourself. A warm and joy-filled celebration of God’s love shared with us in Jesus. Gala reception follows in Rockwood Hall after worship.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29: Worship at 10:15 a.m.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5: Epiphany Sunday—Epiphany Cake and crowning of the king/queen in Rockwood Hall after worship.