A Season of Expectation

All Are Welcome!

Advent and Christmas at Plymouth Church

Sundays in Advent

First Sunday

December 3
9 & 11 a.m.

Second Sunday

December 10
9 & 11 a.m.

Third Sunday

December 17
9 & 11 a.m.

Fourth Sunday

December 24
11 a.m. only

Please see below for our Christmas Eve services later on the 24th!


Tuesdays, December 5, 12, and 19

9:30 a.m.

Please join clergy and members of the church staff for a time of meditation and prayer. We will begin with a brief centering reflection followed by 20 minutes of silent meditation. We will center ourselves in God’s presence and prepare ourselves for our called work. This opportunity is open to all.


Wednesdays, December 6, 13, and 20

6:15 p.m.

You are invited to a short yet significant mid-week Advent worship experience called “Evensong.” On Wednesdays in December come to the chapel at 6:15 p.m. for an opportunity to center yourself in the meaning of this holy season through music, quiet, reflections, and candlelight. Knowing how easy it is to become distracted by the responsibilities of Christmas, Advent Evensong allows for some precious moments to reconnect with the Divine and consider the spiritual significance of the waiting and expectation, the touchstones of Advent.

Making Spirits Bright Community Christmas Festival

Saturday, December 9

3–5 p.m.

Simpson Housing Services

Homeless Memorial March & Service

Thursday, December 14

5 p.m.

The Longest Night

A Solstice Service of Remembrance

Thursday, December 21

7 p.m.

As the Advent season unfolds, we are especially mindful that, for many people, there can be intense feelings of loss and sadness. This is especially true for those of us who have experienced the death of a loved one. Whether this loss is new or not, grief tends to rise to the heart’s surface during significant times of year like the holidays. You are in our thoughts and prayers in these days, and we sincerely wish you a deep sense of God’s presence.

We extend to you a special invitation to The Longest Night: A Solstice Service of Remembrance. This service will be in person in Plymouth’s Chapel. We will light candles and remember with love and longing those we are missing this season. The service falls during the darkest days of the Winter Solstice, and this service of worship will honor the darkness of our world and in our spirits, while also welcoming the light of hope and peace through the lengthening of days.

Christmas Eve
December 24

5 and 9 p.m.

The prelude for the 9 p.m. service will begin at 8:45.

In-Person or online at Plymouth.org/worship

Our glorious tradition of Christmas Eve at Plymouth Church returns this year as we offer two services: 5 p.m. with our children and youth as worship leaders; 9 p.m. with our esteemed Plymouth Choir and Soloists.

Carols & Meditations Service

December 31

Online and In-person

11 a.m.

With music of Camille Saint-Saëns and Malcolm Williamson sung by the Choir and meditations on Christmas carols and hymns.