Advent 2016

advent-calendar

 

Birthday Party for Jesus

We are thrilled to partner with Brookstone Schools for the 4th year in a row at their location Uptown. We’ll be celebrating on Saturday, December 3rd from 10am-noon at Brookstone Fellowship Hall.

We need volunteers to serve in a variety of positions from 9:00am-12:30pm. If you’re available and interested, please sign up by clicking the heading link! Please email the Children’s Ministry Directors, Sage Andrews and Kat Powell at childrensministry@uptownchurch.org if you have any questions or concerns!

Women’s Christmas Party

More details to come!

Lessons and Carols

In 1918, Eric Milner-White, the Dean of Kings College in Cambridge, England designed a Christmas Eve service incorporating traditional Christmas carols and hymns, with a fixed liturgy of nine scripture lessons to be read aloud. His was an adaptation of an order he discovered by the Arch-bishop of Canterbury, 38 years prior.

Each year on the evening of the Third Sunday of Advent, our tradition is to employ this same liturgy and make it our own. It has become an immensely festive and worshipful occasion, as well as an exhibition of artistry, musicianship, and decoration.

There are two opportunities to attend L&C on December 11; services are at 4pm and 7pm. Childcare will only be offered at the 4pm service (and only by reservation), and our desire is to offer this earlier service for the convenience of families with children. Make your reservation online here.

Youth Christmas Party

Saturday, December 16th is the Annual Semi-Formal Youth Christmas Party, which will last from 7-9pm at Colin and Katie Clark’s house. Ladies get your dresses out and fellas get your coat and tie ready. Gift details will be coming soon.

Christmas Eve Service

Date: Saturday, December 24
Time: 4pm
Location: 926 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204
Childcare will be available by reservation only – make your reservation here.

Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25, Uptown Church will hold one Worship Service at 10:30am.  The nursery will be open for the 10:30 service on Christmas Day.  Reservations are NOT required for childcare for Sunday 12/25 service.

There will be no Youth or Adult Education classes on Christmas Day.