Advent and Christmas Events

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Messiah Sing
Saturday, December 16, 4:00pm, Sanctuary. Come sing or simply enjoy the annual performance of G.F.Handel’s Messiah, led by professional soloists and accompanied by chamber orchestra. Contact Dr. Sandor Szabó for information, Free, reception follows.  

Christmas Handbell Concert
Sunday, December 17, 4:00pm, Sanctuary. Three handbell choirs, made of 34 ringers ranging from 12 years old to adults, perform a shimmering array of traditional and contemporary carols with bells, organ and congregational singing. A tradition since the early 1990s, this concert is not to be missed!

Annual December Luncheon
Tuesday, December 19, 12:30pm, Congregational Hall. All are invited to a delicious lunch sponsored by the Bronxville Seniors and the Congregational Life Council. Enjoy festive music and dabble in the bake sale and Christmas market. The cost is $17; call the Bronxville Seniors’ office at 914-793-2222 for more information.

Blue Christmas/Longest Night Service
Thursday, December 21, 7:00pm, Sanctuary. Cari Pattison leads this simple healing service of music, candle-lighting, poetry, scripture and prayer to honor the reality of loss and grief during this season of expected holiday cheer.

Christmas Eve:
Sun., December 24, Christmas Eve Services (NOTE: No Gathering):

10:30am, Regular Sunday worship, commemorating the fourth Sunday in Advent

4:00pm, Children & Family Service, a casual, 40-minute service expressly designed for families featuring hymn singing, a brief homily for children and adults, and a mini-musical performed by children

5:30pm, Village Christmas Pageant (on front lawn), the 103rd edition of this 30-minute town celebration, featuring Bronxville residents, clergy from every Village church, community carol singing and live animals

7:30pm, Candlelight Worship, an hour-long service featuring carol singing led by a soloist, a Christmas message and candle-lighting at the end with a traditional singing of “Silent Night.”

 11:00pm, Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, a full edition of the traditional King’s College Chapel (Cambridge University) service, featuring nine readings from the Old and New Testaments interspersed with anthems and hymns led by a full chamber orchestra. No homily. This service usually lasts just over an hour.

Christmas Day
Mon., December 25, 10:30am, Christmas Day Worship, with sermon and communion

New Years Eve
Sun., December 31, 10:30am, One regular Sunday service (NOTE: No Gathering)