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Advent & Christmas at PACC

  • Hanging of the Greens and Advent Cheer
    Saturday, December 2, from 9-11am, Fellowship Room
    Join us for a festive morning of cookies, coffee, and home Advent wreath-making to kick off the season! All ages welcome. 
  • Christmas Concert & Carol Sing
    Sunday, December 3, at 3pm
    This favorite PACC tradition features the chancel choir, the youth choir, Artist in Residence Joanna Porackova, and our own Jeffrey Brody. Free will donation; festive refreshments to follow!
  • Christmas Pageant
    Sunday, December 10, during 10am worship
    Our children and youth tell the Christmas story. Last-minute lambs, angels, stars, and shepherds welcome!
  • Pastor Leah’s Installation
    Sunday, December 10, at 3pm
    We officially recognize and celebrate Leah’s ministry among us with a worship service and reception.
  • Service of Lament & Hope
    Sunday, December 17, at 3pm
    Formerly “Quiet Christmas,” this worship service is for anyone feeling the weight of the holiday season. Come with your grief, your loneliness, your stress, your anxiety about the state of the world – and find rest.
  • Christmas Eve
    Sunday, December 24, at 10am
    Because Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, we have infused Sunday morning worship with elements of both the 4th Sunday in Advent and our usual family-oriented Christmas Eve service. Birthday cake for Jesus in the Narthex follows!
  • Christmas Eve
    Sunday, December 24, at 10pm
    Traditional evening candlelight service with communion.
  • New Year’s Eve
    Sunday, December 31, at 10am
    Worship at our regular time featuring lessons and carols

Christmas Concert

Please join us on Sunday, December 3rd at 3 PM, for our 27th Annual Christmas Concert: The Greatest Gift is Love.  PACC will celebrate the love and peace associated with this wonderful season.   Following the concert, Christmas goodies will be available at an artists’ reception in the Parish Hall.   In addition to performances by the PACC Festival and Youth Choirs, vocal solos and instrumental selections will add rich variety.  This year, renowned mezzo soprano and Resident Artist Joanna Porackova will share her radiant warm voice on a subject dear to her heart.  As always, there will be an opportunity for the audience to sing traditional carols.   Donations are requested in lieu of tickets. For more information, visit the  concert series web page.

Meet Pastor Leah

It is our joy to introduce The Reverend Leah Lyman Waldron as our next settled pastor beginning August 21. Leah says her priorities in ministry will be pastoral care that helps people feel God’s loving presence, preaching that makes scripture come alive and illustrates how we might live out God’s call in our daily lives, and equipping the faith community she serves to discern how the Spirit is calling us to make God’s love tangible in this world. Read more about Leah, and join us every Sunday morning at 10am for worship together.

December News

Coming Events

In addition to the Christmas events listed above, please join us in the following:

Ave Maria

Listen to a recent performance of Ave Maria by Jeffrey Brody, our music director and organist, performed by the PACC Festival Choir at the recent Christmas Concert on December 4.