Christmas Eve | Carols by Candlelight

While we won’t be gathering indoors for worship this year, we still celebrate the birth of our Savior. Join us at 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00pm on Christmas Eve as we gather outside around the cherry tree for carols and a Christmas blessing from Pastor Laurie. We will provide candles to hold while we sing. Masks are required.


Here are some Full Christmas Eve LiveStream services with local Presbyterian churches:
 
University Presbyterian Church – 4:45pm and 6:45pm
 
Bellevue Presbyterian Church – 3pm, 7pm, 9pm and 11pm

FAMILY Service: Sammamish Presbyterian Church

Advent | A Living Hope

Advent is a season of waiting and watching in hope for Jesus’ return to complete his restoration mission. The BIG Story this Advent keeps company with prophetic hope, from Isaiah through Jonah.

Daily Advent Bible Readings

The Bible reading guide highlights the main assigned Scripture passages for each day’s reading.

Advent Daily Devotionals

Each day, read the assigned Scripture and short article, then prayerfully reflect on the prompt at the end.
If you’d like, take notes in the space provided.
Complete Devotional | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3Week 4

Sermon Bible Studies

You can use these studies on your own to dig deeper into the daily Advent readings and Scripture passages. If you use these Bible studies in a small-group setting, encourage group members to read the daily devotions and Bible passages throughout the week, taking notes about ways God has spoken to them through his Word.
Complete Study | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

Advent Family Ideas

Select some of these ideas to enrich your family's journey through Advent.

Virtual Events

Sacred Sounds of Christmas Virtual Concert

This year, SPU’s annual Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert — fully reimagined — is coming to your living room. For information and registration visit https://spu.edu/about-spu/events/sacred-sounds

NW Boys Choir/VocalPoint! Seattle: A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Tuesday, December 22nd @ 7:30 pm

Save the date for our virtual concert presentation of Lessons & Carols this year!
The 80-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and young men and women of Vocalpoint! Seattle are hard at work recording while in quarantine to share our beloved holiday tradition with you to enjoy safely at home.

The virtual concert will premiere on YouTube, December 22 at 7:30pm and continue to be available to the public through the holiday season.

For more info: https://www.nwchoirs.org/events/virtual-lessons-carols/

Orchestra Seattle Seattle Chamber Singers | Handel's Messiah

While we wish we could bring you Handel’s Messiah live and in person, a tradition that has become so important to so many of you, we are nevertheless proud to present this beloved holiday masterpiece by harnessing one of OSSCS’s great assets: our archive of recorded concerts.

This particular performance from 2007 (when OSSCS produced a series of television broadcasts in collaboration with SCCTV) features soprano Catherine Haight, mezzo-soprano Melissa Plagemann, tenor Stephen Wall and baritone Brian Box. It is conducted by the maestro himself, the late, great George Shangrow, who also offers insights into this music that he knew so well.

We’ll present this concert on our YouTube channel on Saturday, December 12 at 2:30 pm PST. If you can’t make it at that time, rest assured that the performance will remain online — free of charge — for the remainder of December.

Taproot Theatre Company Presents: Christmas At Home

A Virtual Christmas Tradition for You and Your Family

Haul out the holly, your Taproot Christmas tradition continues this year! Gather your loved ones, get comfy on the couch, and join some of your favorite Taproot artists as they share songs, stories and Christmas traditions that make the holiday season special. Created by director Karen Lund and recorded in living rooms across the country, the Taproot Theatre family has come together to bring you your Christmas tradition – at home. Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

Kids and Families Resources

The Three Wise Men https://www.watchthethreewisemen.com/
This Christmas, begin a new family watching tradition.
Enter the world of a nativity set and experience the first Christmas through the eyes of the three wise men. Told in rhyme by the legendary Andy Griffith, and featuring traditional carols by Hawaii’s beloved The Brothers Cazimero and the original song Just A Breath Away (Noel) by Jonas Myrin, a Grammy award-winning writer and artist. Created by the renowned animated storytellers Carrie and Yarrow Cheney (THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, THE GRINCH, DESPICABLE ME, LORAX), produced by Reel-FX Animation (RUMBLE, SCOOP, UGLY DOLLS, BOOK OF LIFE), and distributed by Aspiration Entertainment. 
Advent Readings for Kids and Families
Adapted from: https://www.andrewkgabriel.com/2017/11/27/advent-candle-readings-families-children/