Welcome to the Season of Advent at Northminster Presbyterian Church!

The Season of Advent marks the beginning of a new year for the church. It is a season of expectation, anticipation, preparation, and active waiting for the arrival of the Christ. Advent begins on Sunday, November 27th, and concludes with our Christmas Eve celebrations on Saturday, December 24th when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child.

Throughout this season, Northminster Presbyterian Church will be active through a variety of worship services, programs, events, and opportunities to engage. This is a wonderful time of year to invite your family, friends, and neighbors to meet you at the church. Bookmark this page and use it as a resource to stay up-to-date on all things Advent.

We look forward to seeing you!

Advent Resources

Playlist for the Season

Advent Art Installation


Sunday, December 4th

The Advent Event | 11:00 am

Celebrate the season of Advent with holiday arts and activities for children and adults! Come enjoy hot cocoa and hot cider as you enjoy Advent activities together in the Gathering Place following worship!

All-Church Bake Sale | 11:00 am

Join us in the Gathering Place following worship on December 4th for our Annual Bake Sale. This event is a free-will offering and all proceeds will go towards the costs of the new playground. If you'd like to bake, please bring your gifts wrapped and ready for sale.

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Advent Art Project | 11:10 am

We are creating a collaborative art piece for Advent, and we need your help! Join us on December 4 at 11:10 a.m. to help create a piece that will include around forty painted canvases with the option to create your own or planned designs. All skill levels are welcome, and we’ll have poetry, art, and scripture to inspire you!

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Sound & Spirit: Advent Lessons and Carols | 5:00 pm

Northminster Chancel Choir and instrumentalists present the beloved Advent Lessons and Carols service. Advent is a season of both quiet reflection and joyful expectation. The Service of Advent Lessons and Carols is intended to be a time of spiritual preparation, as we watch and wait for the coming of the Kingdom of God. Through our experience of shared Word and music, the story of the coming of Christ gradually unfolds and deepens our understanding of God’s message of love and redemption.

Choral anthems sung by the Northminster Chancel Choir include: “The Lamb” – by John Tavener,  “His Light In Us” – by Kim Arnesen, and “There is no rose of such virtue” – by John Joubert. Hymns include: “Savior of the Nations, Come,”  “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” and “Comfort, Comfort, Now My People.”

As always, admission is free!

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Wednesday, December 7th

Wednesday Night Dinner & Programming

Come join us each Wednesday for a meal, fellowship with others, and learn/grow in your faith. Childcare is available from 6-9 pm.

  • Dinner*, 5:30 pm.
  • Adult Education**, 6 pm.
  • Children’s Choirs, 6 pm.
  • Chancel Choir, 6:59 pm.

*RSVP Required

**Join Rev. Carol McDonald and Rev. Brian Shivers for this ten-week exploration, taking the Bible seriously, but not literally. We'll meet at 6:00 pm in the Northminster Board Room. Books are available for purchase in the church office for $15. 

Dinner RSVP


Thursday, December 8th

Clothe-A-Child | 8:30 am

Join us on December 1st in the Gathering Space for coffee and doughnuts before we carpool to the Glendale Target to shop for children in need. Each child is in need of a shopper and no experience is needed. We’ll return to Northminster afterward and send the students back to school with their purchases. Feel free to wear your favorite (or worst) Christmas sweater!

A signup sheet is available in the Gathering Space, as well as below, beginning October 23rd and will be available until November 30th. Please RSVP and complete the IPS Volunteer Form prior to December 1st.

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Wednesday, December 14th

Wednesday Night Dinner & Programming

Come join us each Wednesday for a meal, fellowship with others, and learn/grow in your faith. Childcare is available from 6-9 pm.

  • Dinner*, 5:30 pm.
  • Adult Education**, 6 pm.
  • Children’s Choirs, 6 pm.
  • Chancel Choir, 6:59 pm.

*RSVP Required

**Join Rev. Carol McDonald and Rev. Brian Shivers for this ten-week exploration, taking the Bible seriously, but not literally. We'll meet at 6:00 pm in the Northminster Board Room. Books are available for purchase in the church office for $15.

Dinner RSVP


Sunday, December 18th

Longest Night Worship Service | 5:00 pm


Wednesday, December 21st

Wednesday Night Dinner & Programming

Come join us each Wednesday for a meal, fellowship with others, and learn/grow in your faith. Childcare is available from 6-9 pm.

  • Dinner*, 5:30 pm.
  • Adult Education**, 6 pm.
  • Children’s Choirs, 6 pm.
  • Chancel Choir, 6:59 pm.

*RSVP Required

**Join Rev. Carol McDonald and Rev. Brian Shivers for this ten-week exploration, taking the Bible seriously, but not literally. We'll meet at 6:00 pm in the Northminster Board Room. Books are available for purchase in the church office for $15.

Dinner RSVP


Saturday, December 24th

Christmas Eve Services | 4:00, 7:00, and 11:00 pm