Join in a season of reflection and waiting as we prepare to celebrate the miracle of Jesus’ coming in human form. Mark your calendars for Advent worship services and times of celebration at Fourth.

Advent by Candlelight Service

Sunday, Dec. 1, 6:00 p.m. / Sanctuary
Rev. Ron Meyer
“You Shall Call His Name Jesus” / Matthew 1:18-25
Fourth Orchestra and soloists
Childcare, infants-PreK

Family Advent Celebration

Friday, Dec. 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m. / Upper Room
For families with children of all ages. Advent wreath decorating, seasonal crafts, a devotional, and Christmas carols. Register and pay at 4thpres.org/events by Dec. 4.

Christmas Carols and Children’s Choirs

Sunday, Dec. 8, 6:00 p.m. / Sanctuary
Rev. Thomas Myrick
“A Magnificent Song” / Luke 1:45-55
Celebration and Covenant Choirs, Bells of the Trinity Handbell choir, and Fourth Strings
Childcare, infants-PreK

Advent Evensong

Sunday, Dec. 15, 6:00 p.m. / Sanctuary
Dr. Todd Smedley
“Angelic Songs” / Luke 2:8-20
A candlelight service of Scripture, song and prayer. Join us as we prepare our hearts to celebrate the Savior’s birth. With Sanctuary Choir and instrumental ensemble.
Childcare, infants-PreK

Longest Night Service

Thursday, Dec. 19, 7:00 p.m. / Sanctuary
Rev. Ron Meyer
“I Shall Again Praise Him” / Psalm 42
The Christmas season can be filled with both joys and sorrows. This contemplative worship service reminds us that the Christ whose birth we celebrate offers hope in our emptiness, peace in our uncertainty, and love in our loneliness.

Advent Communion Worship

Sunday, Dec. 22 – 6:00 p.m. / Sanctuary
Dr. Robert Norris
“One Lord Jesus Christ” / Colossians 1:15-20
Share in the Sacrament of Holy Communion during this season of waiting.
Childcare, infants-PreK

Christmas Eve—

Family Service

5:00 p.m. / Upper Room
Rev. Thomas Myrick
“The King Has Come!” / Matthew 2:1-12
A time and setting ideal for families and the youngest worshipers among us.

Communion Service

7:00 p.m. / Sanctuary
Dr. Todd Smedley
“A Son is Given” / Isaiah 9:1-7

Candlelight Service

11:00 p.m. / Sanctuary
Dr. Todd Smedley
“A Son is Given” / Isaiah 9:1-7
With music led by the Sanctuary Choir

“…. though he was in the form of God, [He] did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men” —Philippians 2:6-7