Advent at Christ Church Greenwich

Sundays in Advent

4-5pm | Celebrating Abundance

All are welcome to attend this facilitated discussion. Your Advent will be richly blessed. Learn more >

Worship with Us

Sundays | 8, 9, 11AM & 5PM*
Tuesdays | 10am & 4:30pm

*Note: No 5pm service on December 8.

GIVING TREES

DECEMBER 1-16 | LOWER HALLWAY

Our Christmas Giving Trees will have details of children of families served by Family ReEntry. Learn more >

 

Sunday, December 1 | Advent 1

10:10am | Advent Wreath Making

Come make an Advent wreath to take home so that you can wait in hopeful expectation together as a family this Advent season.  Learn more >

10:10am | Sunday Forum
Unplugging the Christmas Machine

We’ll talk about how we can implement The Way of Love spiritual teachings in our daily lives to reduce the stress and tension of the holidays.

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11am | Advent Procession with Carols

A service of seasonal readings and music sung by the Choir of Men & Boys. Learn more >

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Thursday, December 5 

2-4pm | A Christmas Tea

Enjoy homemade treats and sing carols in the festively decorated Tomes-Higgins House. Family and friends welcome! RSVP to 203.869.6600, x44.

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Friday, December 6 

6:30-9pm | Parish CHristmas Party

Bring your favorite hors d’oeuvres or dessert, and come enjoy the eggnog, caroling, and merriment!

Sunday, December 8 | Advent 2

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10:10am | Family Nativity Scenes

Join us for a time of creativity and imagination! Bring your own nativity box (a shoe box is fine) and let’s get crafty! Learn more >

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10:10am | Living Non-Anxiously in an Anxious World

What calms a person down? What wisdom reduces anxiety within us? Join us for a special conversation with the Rev. Dr. Steve Treat, former Director and CEO of Council for Relationships. Learn more >

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4-5:30PM | Anxiety, Loneliness & Social Media

For parents of teens: How can our faith help guide our kids through the prevalence of anxiety, loneliness, and social media?  Learn more >

December 15 | Advent 3

10:10AM | SUNDAY FORUM: The Magi & the Manger

Professor Felicity Harley-McGowan, an art historian specializing in the origins of Christian art in Roman antiquity, will walk us through the depictions of the birth of Jesus in early Christian art. Learn more >

11AM | A Ceremony of Carols

Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols sung by the St. Cecilia Choir of Girls in the setting of the Eucharist. Learn more >

5pm | La Nativité Du Seigneur

A liturgical performance of Olivier Messiaen’s organ suite of nine Meditations on the Birth of Our Lord. Learn more >

December 22 | Advent 4

9am | Christmas Pageant & Eucharist

The story of Christ’s birth told through familiar hymns and dialogue, performed by the children of our parish. The service will be followed by a reception.

5pM | Carols by Candlelight

A long-treasured tradition, this service of Nine Lessons and Carols is sung by the combined Choirs of Christ Church Greenwich. Bell Choir Prelude begins at 4:30 pm. Learn more >

Christmas Eve Worship

3PM | A Eucharist featuring a brief children’s homily. A great option for those with young children and for those who wish to be home before dark.

5PM | A popular service for those wishing to attend church before dinner, this Eucharist features choral offerings by the Christ Church Singers. Organ prelude begins at 4:40pm. Please note, this service is the most crowded and usually fills up by 4:45.

8PM | At this Eucharistic, our St. Cecilia Choir of Girls, along with gentlemen from the Choir of Men & Boys, will give the US premier performance (second performance world-wide, by 8hrs) of Philip Moore’s The Angel Gabriel – a piece commissioned by King’s College, Cambridge for their Christmas Eve Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols. Choral prelude begins at 7:30pm.

11PM | Our most traditional offering, with choral music sung by the Choir of Men & Boys and readings from the King James Bible. Choral prelude begins at 10:30 pm.

December 25 | Christmas DAY

11AM | A beautiful morning Eucharist featuring familiar Christmas hymns and a brief homily.

Sunday, December 29 | Christmas 1

8AM | A quiet service of Holy Communion and sermon in the Chapel.  This is a great service for early birds.

9AM | A service of Holy Communion and sermon in the Church with seasonal hymns.

11AM | A service of Holy Communion and sermon in the Church with hymns and seasonal music sung by guest soloists.

5PM | A beautiful service of sung prayer enriched by a brief meditation and Communion.