Advent Season at Covenant

Advent Devotional Series

Advent is a season of waiting, but is idle waiting what God wants of us? In preparation for the coming Messiah, we wonder together—what things can’t wait? What demands our immediate attention? What requires our work and preparation?

This Advent, we invite you to join us in imagining, prioritizing and preparing. As we wait, what can’t? Each day in the devotional offers something new, including: poetic prayers, original visuals inspired by scripture, written reflections, prompts for visual meditation and more. Click here to subscribe to the daily e-mail.

Sing with Covenant Choir
Rehearsals are Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Join the choir on a short-term basis! Rehearsals for the Dec. 15 Lessons & Carols service are Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Peek Music Room in Sanctuary building. Stick around until 8:30 p.m. to sing for all Advent services. Contact Director Heather Potter.

Room in the Inn
Tuesdays beginning Dec. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cook, serve and/or share a meal with our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Come share in setting the tone for this season of hospitality and hope. Click here to sign up online.

  • On a special occasion in our weekly Room in the Inn ministry, we’ll share Christmas morning breakfast with neighbors who are without homes, just as Jesus was upon his arrival in the world. You can drop off items in the kitchen in advance. Click here to see a list of needs.

Christmas Crafts + Santa visits Covenant
Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

This beloved Covenant tradition brings Christmas cheer for kids of all ages. Our beloved Santa Will has retired after many years of faithful service. We are pleased to welcome Santa Joe, an experienced Santa who is proud to carry on Will's standard of excellence. Click here to sign up for a photo time slot with Santa.

Service of healing and wholeness
Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in Chapel

In the midst of holiday celebrations, many of us find ourselves struggling with the hard realities of life -- grief and loss, illness and unfulfilled dreams. Join us for a candlelight service with scripture, prayers, music and reflection intended to bring comfort and re-center our focus on God’s presence in the midst of our challenges.

Christmas Caroling with Covenant friends
Wednesday, Dec. 11 beginning at 5 p.m.

Join us to sing carols to our Covenant neighbors. All ages are invited for favorites including: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, The First Nowell and Silent Night.

  • 5 p.m. - Soup and sandwiches in the Fellowship Hall
  • 5:45 p.m. – Practice singing our carols
  • 6 p.m. – Depart on foot to visit homes of our neighbors (They're expecting us). We'll carry song booklets. Bring a flashlight!
  • 7 p.m. – Return to church for cookies and hot chocolate

Lessons & Carols Service
Sunday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. in Sanctuary

The singing and ringing choirs of Covenant, accompanied by organ, piano and brass, will lead songs celebrating Christ’s birth.

A special offering will support Crisis Assistance Ministry, whose mission is to provide assistance and advocacy for people in financial crisis, helping them move toward self-sufficiency. Please make checks payable to Covenant Presbyterian Church and designate for Crisis Assistance Ministry. 

  • Following the service, all are invited for cider and cookies in the Welcome Center.

Young Adults Christmas Party
Sunday, Dec. 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Gather in joy as we celebrate the arrival of the Christmas season. The party will start around 6:30 p.m., allowing you enough time to attend Covenant's Lessons and Carols service at 5 if you choose to do so. There will be plenty of food, drink, and holiday cheer. No need to bring anything but yourself!

Want to help make a difference? We invite you to bring an article of winter clothing (such as socks, hats, jackets, gloves). We will donate to our friends at Urban Ministry Center. See invitation and RSVP here.

College Council Christmas Party
Thursday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. at Bader house

College students are invited to a Christmas party hosted by Isabel Bader at the Bader house (523 Manning Drive). Contact Isabel for details.

Christmas Eve Worship Schedule

A special offering at all worship services will be collected.

  • 11 a.m. Children's Worship (with Nativity animals on the Circle)
  • 3 p.m. Contemporary Worship - Music of Appalachia
  • 5 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Worship

This year’s Christmas Eve offering will provide field trips for students at our CMS partner school, Highland. It will also ensure vital financial assistance for families in our new Child Development Center as we build a community that is socioeconomically and culturally reflective of our city.

Christmas Eve Video 2019 from Covenant Presbyterian on Vimeo.