Advent and Christmas 2017

Advent and Christmas 2017 at Nassau Church

We invite you to join us as we celebrate the coming of our Lord.


Throughout Advent

Throughout Advent we remember loved ones as well as our mission call to love our neighbors.

Memorial Poinsettias

You are invited to give a poinsettia in memory or in honor of a loved one. A full listing of gifts is printed in the worship bulletin on Sunday, December 18, and after worship deacons deliver the plants to those in need.

Health for Haiti Tree

Help decorate our Christmas tree with personal care items for Friends for Health in Haiti. Each day 100 patient consultations take place with a staff of seven in rural northeast Haiti. The tree and a list of suggested donations are in the Assembly Room.

Alternative Gifts

Give the gift of mission. The Mission Committee offers Alternative Gifts as a way to share and support the work of our partners in mission. Honor a friend by making a donation on his or her behalf to the group of your choice. You will receive a greeting card that explains the work your gift supports. Stop by the Alternative Gifts table during Fellowship.


Families, for more information about special events for children, see A Child’s Advent at Nassau.


Sunday, Dec. 3 Advent I Worship — Communion
9:15 and 11:00am

Breaking Bread
8:00pm, Niles Chapel

Wednesday, Dec. 6 Wee Christmas
5:00-6:30pm, Assembly Room

Sunday, Dec. 10 Advent II Worship
9:15 and 11:00am

Service of Remembrance
2:00pm, Niles Chapel

Breaking Bread
8:00pm, Niles Chapel

Tuesday, Dec. 12 Nassau at Stonebridge Communion Worship
3:00pm, Stonebridge
(Note new date and time)

Undergraduate Christmas Party
6:00pm, Assembly Room

Wednesday, Dec. 13 Advent Craft Fair
4:00-6:00pm, Assembly Room

Thursday, Dec. 14 Nassau at Windrows Communion Worship
3:00pm, Windrows
(Note new date)

Sunday, Dec. 17 Advent III Worship
9:15 and 11:00am

Christmas Pageant
4:00pm

Christmas Tea
5:00pm, Assembly Room

Breaking Bread
8:00pm, Niles Chapel

Saturday, Dec. 23 Christmas Eve Music Rehearsals
Cantorei and Alumni Choir
6:00pm Refreshments
7:00pm Rehearsal
Bell Peal
6:30pm

Sunday, Dec. 24 Advent IV Worship — Joy Offering
10:00 am only (see note)

Christmas Eve Family Worship
3:00pm

Christmas Eve Communion Service
7:00pm

Christmas Eve Service of Lessons & Carols
10:00pm

Sunday, Dec. 31 Worship
10:00 am only (see note)

Sunday, Jan. 7 Baptism of the Lord Communion Worship
9:15 and 11:00am

Events are in the Sanctuary, unless otherwise noted.

Note for 10:00am services on December 24 and December 31:

  • No Adult Education or Church School
  • Nursery provided for children up to age two
  • Bible story and craft time in Room 07/08 for children age three to grade one
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