The season of Advent has arrived, and the community is invited to participate in a variety of activities and services at the Campbell River United Church.
This Campbell River United Church hosted a Blue Christmas service on Wednesday. This joint Anglican and United Church service was prayerful and meditative and appealed to those who have experienced loss or are facing other challenges in their lives.
On Saturday, Dec, 13, between 1 and 4 p.m. the church will be hosting Advent Adventures, an enjoyable afternoon of activities suitable for the whole family. There will be a Christmas craft, carolling and a tree to decorate, as well as delicious treats and hot chocolate. Together we will explore the meaning of Christmas and why Advent is the “waiting time.”
Sunday morning worship on Dec. 21 will feature inspirational seasonal music presented by the church choir. The choir is directed by John Montgomery with Nicole Taylor accompanying on piano. The service begins at 10 a.m.
On the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 24, there will be two Christmas Eve services. The family-oriented 7 p.m. candle lighting service is a joyous and carol-filled celebration of the arrival of the Christ Child. Those desiring a quieter, more contemplative experience are invited to attend the 10 p.m. service. Holy Communion will be shared at this time.
Campbell River United Church is “an inclusive community centred in Christ” – everyone is welcome to any and all of these activities. The church is at the corner of Pinecrest and South Birch. If you would like further information, please call the church office at 250-286-0431.