Christmas on Court Square

Christmas on Court Square

Sundays in Advent

Before we get to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we spend four weeks preparing. These four Sundays in Advent begin on December 3 with Music Sunday, when we sing the songs of the season. This year, as we prepare, we will be discovering what it means that Jesus is called Emmanuel, or “God with Us.” It’s really an incredible: God himself came to Earth to dwell among us and to save us!

Special Events for Christmas

Live Nativity - Saturday, December 2 @ 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Featuring live animals and live characters playing the roles of the main characters in the Christmas story. The event will be held during downtown Harrisonburg’s Winter Wonderfest, and will immediately precede the popular downtown Christmas parade. Stop by during Wonderfest or on your way to the parade!

Music Sunday - Sunday, December 3 @ 9 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

Join us for one of our two worship services at 9 or 11:15 a.m. when we will hear the Christmas story in music. Between the services (10:15 a.m.), stop by Showker Hall for Christmas cookies. Bring two dozen cookies to share. (You can drop them by Showker Hall before the 9 a.m. service.)

Cookie Baking & Decorating (College Students) - Sunday, December 3 @ 11 a.m.

College students are invited to the Stapel home for lunch, followed by cookie baking and decorating. RSVP to the Stapels. Complete info in The Friday Email. 

Craft Sunday for Families - Sunday, December 10 @ 10:15 a.m.

All children and parents, come together to fellowship and make crafts to give to family and friends. Meet at the Elizabeth Street side of Showker Hall. 

Gingerbread Party - Sunday, December 17 @ 10:15 a.m.

Children and families will create gingerbread creations together between the services. Meet in Showker Hall.

Christmas Caroling - Sunday, December 17 @ 3 p.m.

We will meet at Showker Hall and then visit some of our covenant partners who can no longer join us in person anymore. We’ll spread some Christmas cheer in song, then return to Showker for chili together.

Christmas Eve Morning Service

On Christmas Eve, we will have one morning worship service at 10 a.m. rather than our usual two services.

Christmas Eve Services: Sunday, December 24 @ 4 & 6 p.m.

Join us for one of our services as we prepare to celebrate Christmas. Each service will feature music, the Christmas story in scripture and a closing candlelight hymn.