Advent and Christmas 2018
Expecting, Waiting, Listening
This season we will have opportunities to give, serve, celebrate, and be still together. Programs take place at Grace unless otherwise noted.
Study & Reflection
Tuesday soup suppers, 6:15-8:15 pm
Each Tuesday during Advent we'll share a simple family supper followed by children's programming with Wren and a series of Adult programs along our Advent theme. We'll end with Evensong.* RSVP to [email protected].
December 4 | Expecting: Compassion in Ourselves & Others, with Susan Sweetwater. Get program details here.
December 11 | Listening: Zechariah's Song, with Kathie McCarthy. Get program details here.
December 18 | Waiting: Birds in Winter, with ornithologist Ted Anderson
Wednesday Healing Eucharist and Midweek Bible Study, 10:30 am to noon
During Advent, our Bible study will follow the theme of "Songs of Listening, Waiting & Expectation," focusing on the three Canticles in St. Luke's Gospel.
December 5 | Song of Zechariah
December 12 | The Magnificat, with Maggie Finley
December 19 | Song of Simeon
Giving & Serving
December 15 | Landscaping work party, 9 am to noon
Our monthly Third Saturday work party. Contact Martin Garthwaite for details.
December 18 | Streets of Seattle, 5 pm
Help provide a warm, healthy dinner to members of Seattle's homeless community. Sign up to volunteer here.
December 28 | Super Suppers, 3 pm at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
Learn more on our Super Suppers blog page.
Clothing and Warm Things drives for Streets of Seattle and Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center. Collection boxes are in the narthex.
Giving Tree for farm-working families in Mount Vernon, in partnership with La Iglesia de la Resurrección.
Youth & Children
December 7 | Parents' Night Out and Youth Overnight
Kids will join in an evening of crafts, games, and dinner from 6-8:30 pm. Youth grades 6-12 should plan to arrive at 5:45 pm and will enjoy games, snacks, midnight prayers, and a french toast breakfast, followed by an 8:30 am Saturday pickup. RSVP with Kim.
December 13 | Youth Advent Party
Details to come.
December 23 | Christmas Pageant
Our Pageant will take place during the 9:30 liturgy. If your child is interested in participating, contact Kim Cockroft, Minister for Faith Formation. Kim can provide more information and the rehearsal schedule.
December 2 | Open House and Advent Wreath Making Party, 1:30-3:30 pm
At the home of Wren, Isaac, and Eli, with a house blessing by The Rev. Karen Haig. Drop in any time between 1:30 and 3:30 pm Details and RSVP: [email protected].
December 14 | Men's Group Christmas Party, 6:30-8:30 pm
At the home of Proctor Schenk. RSVP and get complete event details here.
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Liturgies
December 24 | 5:30 pm*
Carols, festive children's liturgy, and Eucharist.
December 24 | 9:30 pm
Contemplative liturgy with Eucharist and candlelight.
December 25 | 9:30 am
Quiet, meditative Eucharistic celebration.
*Nursery care will be available during the Tuesday evening programs and during the early liturgy on December 24.