Advent & Christmastide

... Look now, for glad and golden hours come swiftly on the wing: 
O , rest beside the weary road, and hear the angels sing.

Sunday, December 4
5:30 p.m.

Crafts, Advent Wreaths, supper, and even a visit with an exceptional guest – all open and free to the community. Bring your family and friends and join us for this very special evening as we prepare for the arrival of the Christ-child in our midst!

Purchase a Poinsettia for Christmas Worship

Our Deacons are once again selling poinsettia plants to decorate our Sanctuary for the final Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve. Red, White, and Marbled plants are available for $10 each and may be dedicated to either “in honor” or “in memory” of your beloved family or friends. Our plants are coming from our local Warner’s Florist and all proceeds from the sale will go to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to help those who have been affected by natural disasters this year. If you would like to order a poinsettia directly from our website, email our Church Administrator your color choices and dedications by clicking here and then click the button below to pay. Thank you for supporting our neighbors!

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The Sundays of Advent

It came upon a midnight clear, that glorious song of old, from angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold...

Advent I: Hope

Get Ready
Matthew 24:36-44
Isaiah 2:1-5

Artwork: "War No More"
by Lisle Gwynn Garrity

Advent II: Peace

Come Near
Matthew 3:1-12
Isaiah 11:1-10

Artwork: "Ancestral"
by Hannah Garrity

Advent III: Joy

That Voice
Luke 1:47-55
Matthew 11:2-6

Artwork: "Dance of the Soul"
by Hannah Garrity

Advent IV: Love

Every Heart Prepare Some Room
Children's Nativity Play

Artwork: "How God Shows Up"
by Lisle Gwynn Garrity

Christmas Concert Series

O, tidings of comfort and joy...

Annual Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 10
7:00 p.m.
Altoona Brass Collective

Fantazia &
the Chamber Strings

Monday, December 19
7:00 p.m.
Hollidaysburg Area High School

Christmas Coffee Walk

Join us for a wee break between all the holly jolly buzz of the holiday season for some fellowship, fun, and coffee! The 1st & 2nd Tuesdays @ 10:30 a.m.

December 6th:
Green Bean at the Palazzo in Altoona

December 13th:
Mayfield’s in Hollidaysburg

Blue Christmas Worship

Wednesday, December 14
7:00 p.m.

This a special worship service for everyone who needs a break from the mad rush of the holiday season. This service of healing and wholeness also gives space for those who may find that this season is not necessarily “the most wonderful time of the year” and who look for the peace the child of Bethlehem offers even in the most challenging of times.

Sunday, December 18
10:00 a.m.

Our Children's Nativity Play

Based upon the gospels of Luke and Matthew, along with Psalm 98, this year's play will include many beloved Christmas carols and should be a fun and festive time for the entire family!

Christmas Caroling

Sunday, December 18
1:00 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of spreading Christmas Cheer to those who might not otherwise get a full cup of it. Funny sweaters and entertaining headware encouraged. Bring your most joyful singing voice!

Christmas Eve Worship

Lessons & Carols by Candlelight

7:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m.

Countdown to Christmas

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Christmas Morning Worship

Sunday, December 25
10:00 a.m.

Gather around the Christmas trees and poinsettias for a time of caroling and the telling of a classic Christmas tale by a very special guest as we celebrate the arrival of the Christ-Child!

Christmas Joy Offering

On Christmas Eve Night, at both worship services, we will take part in this special offering of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The Christmas Joy Offering has been a cherished Presbyterian tradition since the 1930s. The Offering distributes gifts equally to the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions and to Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color. The Assistance Program provides critical financial support to church workers and their families. Presbyterian-related schools and colleges provide education and leadership development while nurturing racial and ethnic heritage. This has been a Presbyterian commitment for nearly 140 years.

More about the Joy Gift Offering