Advent and Christmas 2022

Advent 2022 begins on Sunday, November 27! Advent is a season within the liturgical church calendar that starts the fourth Sunday before Christmas.

It is a time of watching and waiting as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus. Advent can be a blur with our packed schedules and long to-do lists. Our Advent theme:
Do Not Be Afraid is an invitation for the Plymouth family to rekindle the real meaning of the season through devotion time, worship, and intergenerational workshops.

We hope that you will join us for some, or all, of this Advent season as we begin preparing room in our hearts for Immanuel-God with us!

Online Advent Worship @ Monday Nights
Nov 28, Dec 5, 12, 19 @ 6:00 PM

Advent Worship during Tuesday Night Teaching
Tuesdays (Nov 28 and Dec 5, 12, & 19)
on Zoom @ 6:00 PM

We’ll begin each week with words from the
Do Not Be Afraid devotional
and a simple song, then Pastor Karen Hagen will lead us in worship
from “The Thunder Perfect Mind” scriptures.

Zoom link: https://bit.ly/PlymouthOnlineAdventWorship2022

For audio only, from your phone dial 312-626-6799 and
enter the meeting ID (
874 9591 6684) and passcode (650359) when prompted.

Planetarium & las Posadas
Friday, December 2 @ 5:30 PM

Intergenerational Advent event for ALL AGES
Friday, December 2 @ 5:30 PM

Bring the family and come experience the fun of las Posadas as we sample delicious food while traveling from "inn" to "inn" like Mary and Joseph.

Then we'll walk to UWM's Manfred Olson Planetarium for a private showing of the Northern Lights program at 8:30 PM.

Seating is limited to 75 for the show, so sign up to reserve your spot https://bit.ly/LasPosadasPlanetarium2022.

Advent Workshops
December 4 & 1
1 @ 10:45 AM

Intergenerational Advent workshops for ALL AGES
in the gym after worship on Sundays
December 4 & December 1
1 @ 10:45 AM.

Participate in one or more of these activities: (different workshops offered each week)

  • make an evergreen swag

  • put together a jar of ingredients for a batch of cookies - for yourself or as a gift

  • create paper Advent chains for your house or tree

  • and more!

Plymouth Chorale Concert
December 17 @ 2:00 PM

Plymouth Chorale concert on Saturday, December 17 @ 2:00 PM.

Plymouth Chorale will perform Lloyd Pfautsch’s “A Day for Dancing”
in the sanctuary.


This “lesson of carols” is a contemporary setting of Medieval carols - sometimes festive, sometimes reflective, but always expressive. A woodwind trio and percussion provide the accompaniment, and soprano Kathy Pyeatt is the soloist. Plymouth’s Handbell Choir and organist Elna Hickson will also provide special music.

A
reception will follow the hour-long performance.

Christmas Pageant during Worship
Dece
mber 18 @ 9:30 AM

Christmas pageant during worship on Sunday, December 18 @ 9:30 AM.

Children and youth of our church community will share a joyful retelling of the Christmas story as the message for worship.

This pageant will include favorite Christmas carols.
Come and share in the joy of the season!

Christmas Caroling
December 21 @
time to be determined

Christmas caroling on Wednesday, December 21.

We will be caroling at the homes of Plymouth members and friends. We’ll meet at Plymouth and carpool, if desired.

Songbooks will be available for those who like to sing harmony, but EVERYONE is welcome to join in!

If you are interested in being either a caroler or a carolee, please contact Donna at
aubwon@gmail.com for more information.

Christmas Eve Lantern Walk
December 24 @ 4:30 PM

Christmas Eve Lantern Walk on Saturday, December 24 @ 4:30-5:15 PM.

Meet at the North Point Lighthouse in Lake Park
for a short walk, some singing, and the Christmas story.

Sign-up (not required, but helpful with planning for handouts)
at
https://bit.ly/LanternWalk2022.

Christmas Eve Worship
December 24 @
7:00 PM

Christmas Eve Worship Service on Saturday, December 24 @ 7:00 PM in the Plymouth sanctuary.

You are invited to join us in the sanctuary for our annual Christmas Eve service. This intergenerational service will have readings, carols, music, communion, and lots of Christmas Cheer!

We will close with a candlelit congregational singing of Silent Night!

Christmas Offering
December 18 & 24

The Christmas offering this year will support Cathedral Center, who provides a safe environment for women & families while working to end homelessness one life at a time.

Plymouth's Board of Outreach and Mission (BOOM) will match the congregation's contributions up to $1,000.

Donate now at: https://onrealm.org/PlymouthChurchUCC/give/ChristmasOffering

Christmas Day worship
December 25 @ 9:30 AM

Christmas worship on Sunday, December 25 @ 9:30 AM.

Join us as Donna Kummer leads worship for a
“lessons and carols” type worship service with a hymn sing.

Plus we’ll have special music by a soloist - Rick Clark!