Advent & Christmas

Advent & Christmas at Christ Our Shepherd

Christ Our Shepherd prepares for Christmas in a variety of ways.  Below on this page, you will find descriptions and videos of some of the special services that we hold during the Advent and Christmas season.  

In addition, Christ Our Shepherd delivers messages of Advent to our email list to help members get into the spirit of the season.  Links to the most recent series can be found here.

Family Advent Night

The 2022 Family Advent Night will be on November 30th, 5:30-7:30pm.  Join us for a series of fun activities for families of all ages that explore the Advent season and the Christmas story.

 

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Annual Holiday Decorations Workshop

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Join the experts from The Art of Landscaping for our Annual Holiday Decorations Workshop.  The cost is $55 and includes one grape vine wreath, greenery, other decorations, and lunch.  Be sure to sign up in advance.  This event always fills up fast!  

 

Children's Christmas Program

The 2022 Children's Service will be December 4th at 11:00am.  Each year,  the children lead worship music with vocals, chimes, bells, and instrumental pieces. Enjoy the 2021 program, "Glory to God in the Lowest" in the video below.

 

Hops & Hymns: Christmas Edition

Join us at Line Creek Brewing Company in Peachtree City on December 4th, 2022 at 5:30pm for a pint and some Christmas carols!

 

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Blue Christmas

This special annual service acknowledges that sometimes the Christmas season is hard for those that have experienced the loss of a loved one. In 2022, join us at 7:00pm on Monday, December 5th for this service.  In the meantime, enjoy the video of the 2021 service below.

 

Moravian Love Feast

The Love Feast is an ancient observance, dating from the early days of the Christian Church. You may find it mentioned in Acts, Chapter 2. It is a simple meal of the faithful in a service of worship.  Christ Our Shepherd's Love Feast includes Christmas music in several styles. Sanctuary Choir will be accompanied by the Brass and Flute Choirs, handbells, Da Chiesa strings, percussion and timpani, musicians from the church’s contemporary worship service, and the Love Feast Consort. These groups play a musical offering/prelude 30 minutes before each Love Feast, beginning with carols by the combined “church band” outside the sanctuary. The congregation joins in singing beloved carols. All are welcome. 

The Moravian Love Feast will return to Christ Our Shepherd in 2022!  There will be two opportunities to experience this unique service:  Saturday, December 10th at 6:oopm, and Sunday, December 11th at 11:00am.  (Typically in early December, the 2021 Moravian Love Feast was postponed twice and then canceled.)  Enjoy this video created as an online version for 2020.

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa will be December 17, 2022 starting at 9:00am.  This year, we are aiming for a sit-down breakfast with Santa inside.  Information for making reservations typically comes out in late November or early December in the weekly email.

 

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Christmas Eve Worship Service

In person Christmas Eve Services are planned for 4:30pm, 6:30pm, and 8:30pm in the Sanctuary on December 24th, 2022.  Enjoy this recording of the 6:30pm service to relive the Christmas spirit at any time of the year.