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This year, we have lived in a deep darkness. We need Advent. We are waiting, together, with hope. We wait for the promise:

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light."

We warmly invite you to journey with Christ Church this Advent. Visit here daily and click a new tile for an image, scripture, and sometimes a video to reflect upon. The calendar launches on Advent Day 1: November 29. Below our 2020 Advent Calendar you will find a listing of vibrant experiences designed to bring hope, love, joy, and peace – wherever you may be.

Advent Worship
Online | Sundays | Nov. 29 - Dec. 20 | 10 AM  
Gather as we wait with hope for the birth of our savior! Worship will be streamed live each Sunday in Advent at 10:00 AM on YouTube. Watch and chat live at 10 AM or stream it anytime later that is convenient for you.

Curbside Communion
On Campus | Sundays | Nov. 29 - Dec. 20 | 11:15-11:45 AM  
All those who are able are invited to drive-up for Holy Communion each Sunday between 11:15 AM and 11:45 AM. Gluten-free wafers will be available. Please contact clergy if you would like a Lay Eucharistic Visitor to bring communion to you.

Advent Wreath-Making
In-person | Nov. 28 | 4:00 PM  
This event is for families with children. Each family will be at their own socially-distanced table with supplies provided to make a wreath.  Registration is required.

Digital Advent Calendar
Online | launches Nov. 29   
A tiny seed is planted in the earth, which is barren and dry. It all leads to Jesus. Click a new tile every day in Advent to embark on a Jesse Tree journey to Advent. Each day features a reflection-image, scripture, and sometimes a song or video. Click here to participate.

The Giving Tree
Online | starts Nov. 29  
Our annual tradition continues, with a beautiful new twist! Support our mission partners at the Hope & Resurrection Secondary School in South Sudan. Make a gift, reach a child, and watch the tree become illuminated in worship each week. For every gift made, we will add a votive candle to our Giving Tree.

Shop & Support our Haitian Friends
Online |
Purchase unique gifts this holiday season and make a real difference in the lives of others! The Tap Tap Collective was founded by CCE'er Penny Sellers. This new online shop is committed to connecting artisans with patrons who will love and appreciate meaningful crafts handmade in Haiti. Proceeds go directly to support families in Haiti with healthcare and nutrition services. Click here for more.

Daily Advent Word for Youth & Families
Online | starts Sunday, Nov. 29  
Youth and their parents are invited to help create a Global Advent Calendar with the always-amazing daily Advent Word challenge. Sign up here.

Online | Sunday, Dec. 13 | 9:15 AM for Children & Families | 1 PM for Adults & Teens
Two opportunities for folks of all ages to gather in Zoom to share your favorite Nativity set. What fun! Stay tuned for more details and watch a teaser here.

Children's Choir: Christmas Edition
Online | Wednesday, Dec. 16 | 6:30-7:15 PM
All children and their friends are invited for a time of singing, games, and holiday fun. Contact Laura McNally for the Zoom lnk.

"The Light of the World: A Drive-through Christmas Experience"
In-person | At Short Pump Middle School | Sunday, Dec. 20 and Thursday, Dec. 24 | 1-4 PM  
A brand-new Christmas experience for a brand-new year! Drive through several "stations of the cradle," each depicting a moment of the Christmas story with special music, decorated scenes, and costumed characters. The event is free and open to the public. Participants will enjoy the tableaux from the safety of their own cars. Click here for more.

Christmas Eve Worship
Thursday, Dec. 24 | 5:30 PM 
Gather outdoors for Candlelight & Communion on Christmas Eve! More details to come.

A Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, Dec. 27 | 10 AM 
Join others from across the Diocese of Virginia to celebrate Christmas through scripture and song.

More Advent Resources

>The Way of Love Calendar <

> Forward Day by Day Reflections <

> Advent in the Womb <

> Online Quiet Day with VTS <

> One Candle Project for Families <

> More Resources for Families <

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